The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (FVSP) is a research fellowship award grants to foreign academics or professionals to conduct advanced research at U.S.

institutions. Two categories of grants are offered under The Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Program:  Research Grants and Program and Curriculum Development Grants.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2020/21: Applications are now being received for the

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program aimed at academic professionals for a research or study

opportunity in the United States. Eligible individuals are invited to apply.

Program Categories: The grants are offered in two categories, namely;

Research Grants:

Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for senior faculty to conduct post-doctoral research in

any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution.  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 senior faculty or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution. Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the candidate 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.

General Eligibility Criteria:

An intended applicant must be a citizen of Nigeria or a permanent resident, and should hold a valid Nigerian passport.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar grant and without experience or limited experience in the U.S.

For Research Grants, Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields.

For Program and Curriculum Development Grants, A doctorate degree is not required, but applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s or equivalent graduate degree

Application Procedures for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2020/21 – How-to-Apply:

Applications must be completed online at

For Candidates in the South/ South- East/ South West of Nigeria please address the envelope to the Fulbright Program Officer, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos

For Candidates in the North-Central/North-East/North-West of Nigeria please address the envelope to the Cultural Affairs Assistant, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja

Fellowship Sponsor(s): U.S Government; Administered by the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

Program Location: Academic or research institutions in USA.

Program Title: The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

Program Type: Research and Curriculum Development Program.

Slots: Not Stated.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Nigerians.

Also, Apply: Alan S. Tetelman Fellowships for International Research AND the Robert C. Bates Summer Fellowship, 2020

You are welcome to [email protected] with any questions.

Application Deadline: June 1st

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