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January 27, 2022

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Fulbright African Research Scholar Program Grant Opportunity, Closes 5/16/2022

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is seeking qualified candidates for the 2023 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP), also known as The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (FVSP).

Eligibilities: Fulbright African Research Scholar Program applicants must:

  • hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree
  • be a Cameroonian citizen
  • be proficient in English

Applicants should be university faculty, government officials, private sector professionals, work at a think tank, or occupy similar occupations. Applicants will be expected to have a significant record of scholarly or professional accomplishment. Applicants must reside in Cameroon throughout the nomination and selection process, and they must return to Cameroon upon completion of their U.S. stay.

Applicants are ineligible to apply if:

  1. They are currently teaching, studying, or conducting research in the United States, or who have received a Fulbright grant within the past five years.
  2. They have been to the United States as a J-1 Exchange Visitor in the category of Professor or Research Scholar within the past two years.

Grant Length: Applicant may choose a grant for a semester (5 months) or full academic year (9 months)

  • A-semester grant (5 months) must begin in September 2023 or January 2024
  • One academic year grant (9 months) must begin in September 2023

The following materials comprise a complete application:

  • Application
  • Project proposal
  • Bibliography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (three are required)
  • Letter of invitation (preferred, but not required)

PLAGIARISM POLICY:

When submitting applications, candidates will be required to read, accept, and adhere to the following information pertaining to plagiarism:

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program seeks applicants whose writing achieves highest academic standards of original research, writing, and citation.  The program application includes the opportunity to describe your academic work and research.  Application materials will be processed using software to help identify any instance of plagiarism.  Plagiarism in any part of your application will result in your disqualification from participation in the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.  ECA and IIE will follow the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of plagiarism:  Plagiarism is the wrongful appropriation or purloining and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas, of another.  It is expected that your project proposal will be your own work and writing, clearly citing secondary sources when describing the academic work and writing of others (including one’s own previously published work).  Any sources used in the construction of your responses must be clearly cited in your project statement and bibliography.

Grant Categories:

  • Research Grants

Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for African 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 2023 and no later than March 2024.  Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields at the time of application.  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 2023 and no later than March 2024.  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.  These grants are designed for university faculty or administrators with less experience and who may not have had recent access to research or instructional developments in their disciplines.  A doctorate degree is not required, but applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s or equivalent graduate degree at the time of application.

Fields of study: Applicants of various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, science, and technology are welcome to apply.

Affiliation in the United States: Any appropriate and accredited institution in the United States

Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022. 11:59 PM (Cameroon time zone)

Candidates must apply online at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2023/
No paper or email applications will be accepted.

Point of contact: Cultural Affairs Assistant
Phone: (237) 22222-1500 x 4565
Email: ExchangesYaounde@state.gov

Fulbright Foreign Student Program Notice of Study Opportunity, Closes 5/16/2022

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is pleased to announce the open competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program (FFSP) for academic year 2023-2024.

Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program aims to achieve mutual understanding through academic and cultural exchange.  The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program which recruits and nominates young Cameroonian professionals for graduate level studies at U.S. universities.  Each year approximately 3-5 Cameroonians are granted fully funded scholarships.

Awards are contingent upon approval by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, availability of funds, and successful academic placement.

WHAT does the FFSP Scholarship provide?

  • The FFSP is for candidates interested in graduate study in the United States. Priority is given to candidates pursuing a master’s degree over Ph.D. degree.  Grantees receive funding for a maximum of two years of degree study.
  • Successful candidates will receive a full scholarship which covers fees related to tuition, round-trip airfare to the United States, a monthly stipend, and health insurance to pursue a graduate degree program that begins in the academic year 2023-2024.
  • Students accepted to degree programs less than two years are only eligible to receive funding through the designated period of degree completion – as stipulated by the host institution. Candidates in non-degree research (i.e., visiting student researchers) will participate in an academic year (9-10 months) non-degree research program.

WHO can apply?

The competition is open to people who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Cameroonian citizen, or a permanent resident holding a valid Cameroonian passport.
  2. Have at least the equivalent of four (4) years of university study and the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Applicants that have three (3) years of tertiary study should have the equivalent of thirteen (13) years of primary and secondary school and their undergraduate degree should allow them to be eligible to pursue higher education in Cameroon.  Please note that final equivalency decisions will be determined by each U.S. university and not all institutions will accept a three (3) year undergraduate degree.
  3. Have a level of English proficiency that is sufficient to engage in full-time graduate level study in the United States. However, there is an option to do long-term English (LTE) language study for candidates with moderate English language skills for a period of up to eight months. Participation in LTE will be determined based on English language ability and test scores.
  4. Special accommodations are available for students with disabilities. The Department of State has provided previous grantees with a screen reader and note taking software, laptops, cell phones, canes, and/or wheelchairs to assist them while on their grant in the United States.

Ineligibility factors:

The following persons are ineligible to apply for the FFSP:

  1. Candidates who already received a Fulbright Foreign Student Program grant.
  2. Candidates who already received a Humphrey Scholarship.
  3. Candidates who are currently living or studying in the United States.
  4. Candidates who have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S. college or university within the last three years.
  5. Candidates who have received any scholarship for graduate study outside of Cameroon within the past five years or are scheduled to receive any scholarship for graduate study outside of Cameroon.
  6. Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Cameroon employed by the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment.

WHICH fields of study are supported?

The program supports study in all disciplines, with one exception—proposals for medical study involving patient contact cannot be approved under the Fulbright Program.

HOW to apply?
Deadline for application submission: 11:59 PM (Cameroon time), Monday, May 16, 2022.

  1. Read the applications guidelines carefully.
  2. Apply online at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2023/
  3. Candidates MUST attach a copy of bachelor’s degree diploma, certificate, license or equivalent.
  4. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program has a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. Application materials will be processed using software to help identify any instance of plagiarism.  If plagiarism appears in any part of the application, it may result in the nominee’s disqualification from participation in the program.  The Fulbright program will follow the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of plagiarism: Plagiarism is the wrongful appropriation or purloining and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas of another.

Selection Criteria:

This competition is based on academic and professional merits, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Preference is given to those without extensive or recent experience in the United States.  A successful applicant is someone who can:

  • Demonstrate a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning to Cameroon.
  • Demonstrate a clear and detailed description of the study objectives and show a clear connection between their study objectives and future goals through a compelling set of essays.
  • Have a depth and breadth of work experience in their intended field of study, and a full understanding of the field.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential based on participation in academic, extra-curricular, community and professional development activities, and personal attributes.
  • Show dedication to Cameroon and potential to make a positive impact upon return.
  • Contribute to promoting mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Cameroon through educational and cultural exchange activities.
  • Be willing to be a cultural ambassador of Cameroon.
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence and strong English proficiency.

Additional selection criteria for applicants in the Long-Term English (LTE) training component

  • Applicants accepted for long term English training must be candidates for a master’s degree in their current field. Individuals seeking D., MBA, Law, or non-degree programs are not eligible for the long-term English component.
  • Applicants in this category must be available to begin their LTE training either in January or March 2023.

Timeline

February 2022 | Grant announced and application materials available
May 16, 2022 | Deadline for submission of application
June 2022 | Application review and semi-final selection, interviews, and final selection
July 2022 | Finalists complete the online application and prepare for testing
August – September 2022 | Finalists take GRE/GMAT/TOEFL iBT/IELTS
November – March 2023 | Submission of applications to U.S. universities

December – January and March | Long term English language participants travel to the United States
April – May 2023 | University placements confirmed
May/June 2023 | Pre-departure orientation
June – July 2023 | Medical check-up and visa application
July – August 2023 | Departure to the United States

Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022. 11:59 PM (Cameroon time zone)
Candidates must apply online at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2023/
No paper or email applications will be accepted.

Point of contact: Cultural Affairs Assistant
Phone: (237) 22222-1500 x 4565
Email: ExchangesYaounde@state.gov

For further information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF-446KB)

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Notice of Study Opportunity, Closes 5/30/2022

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Notice of Study Opportunity, Closes 5/30/2022

The Embassy of the United States of America in Cameroon announces an open competition to recruit qualified candidates for the 2023-2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (HHH).  Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Program Information

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries around the world to the United States at a mid-point in their careers for a year of practical, professional development experiences and non-degree academic study.  Fellows are placed at designated host universities to take advantage of academic, professional, and leadership enhancement activities offered by the campus setting.  Candidates should understand that the program is non-degree in nature and cannot transfer from the Humphrey Program to degree status in any program.  Applicants should be aware that they will not be able to become degree candidates after they arrive in the U.S. For more information about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, please visit www.humphreyfellowship.org.

Field of Study Categories

Candidates may choose any of the eligible fields in the four study categories below.

  • Human and Institutional Capacity (Economic Development; Finance & Banking; Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Technology Policy and Management; Human Resource Management)
  • Rights and Freedoms (Communications and Journalism; International Religious Freedom; Law and Human Rights; Trafficking in Persons Policy & Prevention)
  • Sustainable Lands (Agricultural and Rural Development; Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change; Urban and Regional Planning)
  • Thriving Communities (Contagious and Infectious Diseases; Public Health Policy and Management; HIV&AIDS, Policy and Prevention; Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention; Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy; Higher Education Administration; Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Cameroonian nationality or permanent residency in Cameroon, with a valid Cameroonian passport
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • A strong record of public service in the community
  • English language proficiency. The Embassy will consider highly qualified candidates with moderate English language skills.  Such candidates will be required to take up to four months of intensive English training prior to the start of the fellowship if selected.

Application Submission

  • We will only accept applications submitted ONLINE at https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey
  • Candidates MUST attach a copy of the bachelor’s degree diploma certificate, license or equivalent.
  • Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and TOEFL exams are NOT required at this stage of the application process. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to submit these documents at a later date.

Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2022. 11:59 PM (Cameroon time zone)

Point of contact: Cultural Affairs Assistant
Phone: (237) 22222-1500 x 4565
Email: YaoundePDCulturalDL@state.gov

Applications

Here are the program applications.