HANOI, March 10, 2016 — The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2017 Fulbright Vietnamese Scholar Program (VSP). The VSP provides grants to Vietnamese scholars to lecture and/or conduct research at American institutions or universities for three months up to nine months.
Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Fulbright Program aims to achieve mutual understanding through academic and cultural exchange. The Fulbright VSP is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program. Successful applicants are provided with a stipend, living expenses, health and accident insurance for the full term of the grant, and transportation to and from the United States. The Fulbright Program in Vietnam in coordination with the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) helps place scholars at appropriate host institutions in the United States.
The VSP actively encourages women, minorities, and residents from all provinces to apply. It is open to all candidates who qualify through open competition on the basis of academic and professional merit without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or affiliation.
Requirements: Individuals interested in applying for the VSP must:
- hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent degree in some specific professions)
- be Vietnamese citizens
- have English skills adequate to conduct their research and/or lectures in the United States
Field of study: Applicants from all fields are welcome to apply but priorities will be given to the fields listed below:
- Higher Education Administration
- Foreign Policy
- Public Health
- Public Administration
- American Studies
- Urban Planning & Development
- Women’s Studies
- Environmental Studies & Policy
- Economics (including international economics and agricultural economics)
Application Form: The online application is available at http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/fulbright-vietnamese-scholar-program
Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 17:00 by Vietnam time zone.
Point of contact: Ms. Đỗ Thu Hương, Program Assistant; Phone: (04) 3850-5000