Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Guinea


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Open Study/Research Award

Grant Period:

9 months

Fulbright grants will begin between October 2017 and March 2018, although strikes and other administrative difficulties have disrupted the academic calendar at some Guinean universities in recent years.


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:

Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Required - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: French language proficiency is necessary not only for the development of the proposed project but also in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis. Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Local languages may also be needed depending on the area of research.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

It is strongly recommended that applicants identify appropiate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is willing to assist with this, but candidates should recognize that securing affiliations is ultimately their responsibility. 

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements from all applicable public policy areas and academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply and will be eligible for selection and placement.  Applicants in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: Agriculture, Economic Development, Education, Human Rights, Justice, and Public Health.


Research Clearance:

A letter requesting authorization of research should be sent to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research along with the affiliation letter. The Public Affairs Section is willing to help with this. 

Applicants should contact their host institution or the Embassy about applying for a research permit, providing the area of research and timeline. There are three types of research permits: a three-month permit, a six-month permit, and a one-year permit.  Each permit may be renewed once and for each renewal the research team must present a preliminary report of activities. The U.S. Embassy may work with Fulbright grantees to secure research permits, if the need arises.


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.