Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Ghana


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Open Study/Research Award

Grant Period:

9 months

Fulbright grantees are strongly encouraged to arrive in August 2017 to attend the in-country orientation.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2017 in Washington, DC as a condition of their grants.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: No Ghanaian local language skills are required. Some study of local languages (Twi, Ga) prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Field researchers may need to coordinate with Ghanaian partner institutions for assistance in specific communities. Language training institutes are located in Accra, Abetifi and Tamale. Intensive private tutoring can also be arranged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure affiliation with an appropriate Ghanaian institution. Candidates are encouraged to identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and to include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. The formal affiliation procedure, which is completed upon arrival, involves completion of the appropriate forms and payment of an affiliation fee. Affiliation allows grantees to use university and department libraries and other related facilities.


Research Clearance:

The letter offering affiliation with a university department or other institution serves as the required research clearance.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.