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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 begin between August 2019 and March 2020, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Dakar.

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

Required - Intermediate

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. Study of Wolof or another Senegalese language is strongly recommended for in-depth research.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

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

Field of Study Restrictions

Projects dealing with secession/border conflict studies, and Casamance separatist studies particularly, are prohibited due to safety concerns. The U.S. Embassy is unable to approve some projects involving fieldwork in the Casamance region at this time.  Research with medical implications involving human subjects is discouraged, as a lengthy clearance process with the Ministry of Health is required.

Special Opportunities

Fields of study that relate to Senegal’s economic development are strongly encouraged. Opportunities are available for study in a number of areas including: agriculture, art, business, Senegalese/West African culture, development studies, economics, environmental studies/natural sciences, government, history, Islamic studies, law, literature, media studies, medicine, political science, sociology, and research on TEFL/TESL.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://sn.usembassy.gov