The Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Application opens: February 1
Application Closes: June 1 

The Public Affairs Section of U.S. Mission Nigeria is pleased to announce the annual call for applications for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the 2022/2023 academic year. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a research program funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York.

Deadline: Please note that the STRICT deadline for submitting online applications and all supplementary documents is Monday, June 1, 2021.

Purpose: The FFSP program is designed primarily to strengthen capacities of African universities through higher degree training and to develop the potential of their academic staff.  It is targeted at young and exceptionally promising faculty members who wish to conduct their doctoral research in the United States.   Applicants must be at least two years into their doctoral program in any discipline at a Nigerian university or research institute at the time of application.

Grant Benefit:  The grant covers the grantee’s round-trip airfare to the U.S., a settling-in allowance, monthly stipend, housing allowance, books-and-supplies allowance, and computer allowance. The grant also covers basic university health insurance as a primary insurance coverage and the Fulbright ASPE health benefit as secondary coverage.

Note: The grant does not cover travel of dependents, hence grantees will not be allowed to travel with spouse and children to the United States.

Fields of Study:  Competition is open for the following study fields:  Science, engineering, technology, arts, journalism/public relations/media studies, agriculture/food science, economics, environmental science, international relations, political science, public administration/policy, public health, and tourism.

Note: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is extremely competitive, particularly in the fields of journalism, communication, and business administration, sciences such as chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering related disciplines

For more information visit: https://ng.usembassy.gov/education-culture/exchange-programs/fulbright-visiting-student-program-junior-staff-development-jsd/