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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 September 2019 and March 2020, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Kigali.

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: Kinyarwanda or French may be useful for certain projects.

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 applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. Obtaining research clearance from the Ministry of Education is nearly impossible if the grantee does not have affiliation with a local research institution. Download the list of approved research institutions. Affiliation is also needed for obtaining the long-term visa required of foreign researchers in Rwanda. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Education and research institutions do not currently charge fees for affiliation, but it is the Fulbright grantee's responsibility to double check with their selected host institutions. 

Special Application Instructions

Visas and Research Permits

Information on visas and research permits is available on the website linked here.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://rw.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

U.S. Embassy Kigali, Public Affairs Section