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Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

Fulbright grants start between August 2019 and March 2020.

A group orientation provided by the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria will be held in late January in South Africa.  Applicants are encouraged to schedule their research to allow for a late January arrival.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2019.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Nevertheless, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider whether a language other than English will be necessary for the successful completion of their projects.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Applicants should identify an educational institution, research facility, or other appropriate institution for their projects and include affiliation letters and/or research clearance letters with their applications. Affiliation is possible at any of the 23 universities in South Africa; affiliation with other research institutions will also be considered. Applicants are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy’s Fulbright Office if they have questions: Fulbright_Program_SAfrica@state.gov.

Specific Considerations

Please note that the program supports a balanced countrywide distribution of grants. Priority consideration will be given to proposals involving affiliation with previously disadvantaged host institutions and to those seeking affiliations beyond heavily subscribed institutions. (Please note that institutions in the Western Cape Province are often heavily subscribed.)

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://za.usembassy.gov