The Fulbright Specialist Program provides a unique opportunity for institutions to host a leading U.S. academic or professional. Specialists and host institutions work together to implement a two- to six-week project. Host institutions design project goals and activities that will exchange knowledge and promote long-lasting collaboration between individuals and institutions in the United States and in Cameroon.
Specialists are frequently academics; however, professionals such as attorneys, journalists, scientists, economists, security experts, and experts in other eligible fields (such as business, communications, public health, and public administration) often take part in the program as well. Specialists exchange knowledge, build capacity, and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the United States and overseas.
Host institutions may design projects in over 20 disciplines. Specific project activities can include, but are not limited to:
- Delivering seminars, training, or workshops
- Consulting on faculty or workforce development
- Developing academic or training curricula/materials
- Providing lectures at the graduate or undergraduate level
- Engaging in strategic or institutional planning
- Conducting needs assessments or evaluations
ELIGIBLE HOST INSTITUTIONS AND FIELDS:
Eligible host institutions include, but are not limited to:
- Reputable academic institutions (universities, colleges, research institutions, vocational/technical educational institutions)
- Government institutions (ministries)
- Cultural institutions (museums, libraries, conservatories, theaters)
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs, think tanks)
- Public health-related institutions (public health organizations, teaching hospitals)
Host institutions may design projects in one of the following priority disciplines: Climate Change; Cyber Security and IT; Disaster Response; DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access); Entrepreneurship; Media Literacy/Countering Disinformation; Public Administration; Public/Global Health; and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
INELIGIBLE INSTITUTIONS, FIELDS, AND ACTIVITIES:
- U.S. or U.S.-based institutions are not eligible for the FSP.
- For-profit companies and organizations such as businesses and corporations are not eligible for the FSP.
- Projects with activities focused on teaching English as a foreign language such as designing curricula, or conducting needs assessments, teacher training, or high-level educational consultations in that field, are not eligible for the FSP.
- Clinical medical research or projects involving patient contact are not eligible for the FSP.
The U.S. Department of State funds the Specialists’
- Roundtrip international travel costs, including an economy-class flight and a transit allowance from the United States to the host institution
- An honorarium
Host institutions must provide cost share:
- Meals and incidental expenses per diem
- Local transportation expenses (to and from lodging to the location of the project, as well as additional local transportation for the Specialist’s personal maintenance/errands during the project -including evenings and weekends- and to attend local cultural activities)
Interested institutions are invited to submit a proposal through the online application platform https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/ following the procedure described in the Host Institution Application Instructions form no later than March 1, 2024.
For further information, contact the Embassy of the United States, Yaounde, Cameroon at Yaoundepdculturaldl@state.gov.