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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.

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 7-years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

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

Madagascar

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Open Study/Research Award

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

9 Months

Fulbright grants will begin between October 2021 and March 2022, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo.

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 2021.

Arrival Orientation

No Arrival Orientation

In the weeks preceeding their arrival in Madagascar, each grantee should schedule with the Embassy the time and date of their check-in and security briefing - which should ideally take place within their first three days in the country.

Candidate Profile

Ph.D. candidates conducting doctoral research and candidates conducting advanced Master's-level research who can work independently are preferred.

Accepted Degree Levels

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Advanced

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. 

Since French is not often spoken in rural areas, a working knowledge of spoken Malagasy is needed by anyone planning anthropological, historical, and ethnological or other field research. Furthermore, archival research requires reading ability in Malagasy. Researchers can arrange tutoring to acquire a working knowledge of Malagasy.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

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

Specific Considerations

Fulbright grantees should be aware of special health considerations and must take malaria prophylaxis if traveling to coastal areas or other areas of Madagascar where malaria is prevalent.

Grantees must also secure an extendable, one-month entry visa which mentions "Prorogeable et Transformable en Long Sejour" while in the U.S and specify the visa type requested as “Scientifique." Following the grantee's arrival in Madagascar, the U.S. Embassy will assist them in securing the long-term visa.

Special Opportunities

Research linked to supporting the following strategic objectives of the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo is highly recommended: advancing democratic values, promoting economic growth, and supporting efforts to protect Madagascar's biodiversity and promote conservation.

Dependents

Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://mg.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Fidimalala Raharijaona