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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 will begin between August 2019 and March 2020, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Mbabane. The Embassy organizes mandatory in-country briefing sessions at the beginning and end of the grant period.

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

Additional Information: Although English is the official language, siSwati may be needed for research conducted in rural areas.  

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure affiliation with an educational or research institution. It is strongly recommended that candidates identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications.

Special Opportunities

The University of Eswatini (UNISWA), Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU), and Limkokwing University of Technology can host Fulbright grantees in a variety of fields in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences including: agriculture, commerce, education, environmental studies, health, and technology.  Other institutions that may be considered include the Law Society of Swaziland; the Council of Eswatini Churches; the Council of Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation (CMAC); the Federation of Eswatini Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE/CC); as well as the National Response Council for HIV/AIDS (NERCHA). 

Research Clearance

Research clearance should be requested before departure from the United States, but is usually granted after participants have arrived in Eswatini. Most Fulbright researchers choose to affiliate with the University of Eswatini's Social Science Research Unit, which opens access to research facilities and makes it possible to get a residence permit. UNISWA’s mailing address is: University of Eswatini, Private Bag 4, Kwaluseni M201, Kingdom of Eswatini, Southern Africa.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://sz.usembassy.gov

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