Programs Announcements

Review and apply for the exchange programs below.

Embassy of the United States of America, Cameroon

Exchange Program Opportunity for Secondary School Professionals

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is pleased to announce the competition to select highly qualified Cameroonian candidates for summer 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators.  These institutes are for secondary school teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, secondary school administrators, or other related professionals  in the field of secondary education. Three Institutes for Secondary Educators will be offered, two with a focus on classroom teachers and the third with a focus on administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, text book writers, and Ministry of Education Officials.  Please note that the Institutes for teachers focus on content and materials about the US rather than teaching methods and pedagogy. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the link exchanges.state.gov/susi to obtain general information about the Institutes.

SUSI Institutes are five weeks intensive post-graduate level academic programs scheduled June 2019, with integrated study tours. The program is designed to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of these Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the U.S. in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad. The program will provide funding for round trip airfare to the United States, a living allowance, and health insurance.

Applicants should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly- motivated and experienced secondary educators with strong English level abilities, and little or no prior experience in the United States.

Candidates are requested to provide in English a curriculum vitae with contact information as well as a one page (250 words) personal statement describing their interest, what they expect to gain from the program, what qualities they bring to the program, and how they plan to use the knowledge acquired.  Please send applications electronically to ExchangesYaounde@state.gov by midnight, December 16, 2018.

Yaounde, November 19, 2018

Embassy of the United States of America, Cameroon

 Exchange Program Opportunity for Cameroonian Scholars

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition to select highly qualified candidates for the summer 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars.  Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks beginning in or after June 2019.  Each Institute includes a four week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour. SUSI Institutes are six weeks intensive post-graduate level academic programs whose purpose is to provide foreign university lecturers and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of these Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the U.S. in academic institutions abroad. The program will provide funding for round trip airfare to the United States, a living allowance, and health insurance.

Applicants should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50 with strong English level abilities, substantial knowledge of the thematic area of the Institute or a related field, and little or no prior experience in the United States.  SUSI Institutes will be held in the following themes: American Culture and Values, American Politics and Political Thought, Contemporary American Literature, Journalism and Media, Religious Freedom and Pluralism, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit http://exchanges.state.gov/susi to obtain general information about the Institutes.

Candidates are requested to provide in English a curriculum vitae with contact information (email addresses and phone numbers), as well as a one page (500 words) personal statement describing their interest,  what they expect to obtain from the program and how they plan to use the knowledge acquired.  Please send applications electronically to ExchangesYaounde@state.gov, no later than midnightDecember 16, 2018.  Late applications will not be considered.

Yaounde, November 19, 2018

Exchange Program Opportunity for Cameroonian Scholars

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is seeking highly qualified candidates for the 2020-2021 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP).  Two categories of grants are offered as part of the ARSP:  research grants, and program and curriculum development grants.

Research Grants: Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution, beginning no earlier than August 2020 and no later than March 2021.  Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields.  Preference will be given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.

Program and Curriculum Development Grants: Awards of 3 to 5 months are offered for African university faculty or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2020 and no later than March 2021.  Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the scholar will use the knowledge gained to develop new courses, curricula, or other academic programs at the home institution.   A doctorate degree is not required, but applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s or equivalent graduate degree.

The ARSP is open to scholars in all disciplines and without regard to gender or age; however, proposals for clinical medical research involving patient contact cannot be approved under the Fulbright Program. Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in English to carry out their research projects and collaborate effectively with colleagues.  Applicants must be Cameroonian citizens or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid Cameroonian passport.

The preliminary application is available on U.S. Embassy website at https://cm.usembassy.gov/ Completed applications must be sent electronically to ExchangesYaounde@state.gov no later than midnight Cameroon time on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Exchange Program Opportunity for Graduate Level Study in the U.S.

 

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is pleased to announce the competition to select highly qualified Cameroonian candidates for the 2020/2021 Fulbright Foreign Student Program. The preliminary Fulbright Student application is available on U.S. Embassy website at https://cm.usembassy.gov/

Potential applicants must be Cameroonian citizens. They must have at least the equivalent of four (4) years of university study and the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. They should have a sufficient level of English proficiency to enable them to engage in full-time graduate level study in the U.S.  The embassy may consider Master’s level degree-seeking candidates for participation in long-term English (LTE) language training for a period of up to eight months.  Fulbright Foreign students will be funded for up to two years of degree study and are expected to return to Cameroon at the end of their study in the U.S.

Completed applications must be sent electronically to ExchangesYaounde@state.gov no later than midnight Cameroon time on Thursday February 28, 2019.  Candidates MUST attach a copy of four year Bachelor’s Degree diploma, certificate, license or equivalent.  DO NOT ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS AND LETTERS OF REFERENCE.

Study Opportunity for Mid-Career Cameroonian Professionals

The United States Embassy in Cameroon is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year non degree Fellowship program is offered to mid-career professionals with a commitment to public service.  The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. Applicants must be Cameroonians or permanent residents with a valid Cameroonian passport.

The eligible fields are available in:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree, five years professional experience, demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service, and proficiency in English. The Embassy will consider highly qualified candidates with moderate English Language skills.   Such candidates would be required to take four to nine months of intensive English training prior to the start of the fellowship if selected.

The Humphrey Program is on Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. Interested applicants can interact with current Fellows and alumni, and learn more about the program through our semi-weekly posts on Facebook. Access our YouTube page to see videos of Fellows and alumni discussing their Humphrey Programs. Candidates can join LinkedIn to participate in field-specific discussions with Fellows and alumni.

The preliminary application is available on the U.S. Embassy website at https://cm.usembassy.gov/. Completed applications must be sent electronically to ExchangesYaounde@state.gov no later than midnight Cameroon time on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Candidates MUST attach a copy of the Bachelor’s Degree diploma certificate, licence or equivalent.  DO NOT ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS AND LETTERS OF REFERENCE