Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
Grant Length6-9 Months
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Guinea aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Guinea.
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements from all applicable public policy areas and academic backgrounds are welcome to apply. Those with projects in the following areas are especially encouraged: agriculture, economic development, education, human rights and justice, and public health.
Fulbright grants will begin between October 2024 and March 2025, although strikes and other administrative difficulties have disrupted the academic calendar at some Guinean universities in recent years.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2024.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
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. Local languages may also be needed, depending on the area of research.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
It is strongly recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy is willing to assist with this, but candidates should recognize that securing affiliations is ultimately their responsibility.
A letter requesting authorization of research should be sent to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research along with the affiliation letter. The Public Diplomacy Section is willing to help with this.
Applicants should contact their host institution or the Embassy about applying for a research permit, providing the area of research and timeline. There are three types of research permits: a three-month permit, a six-month permit, and a one-year permit. Each permit may be renewed once, and for each renewal the research team must present a preliminary report of activities. The U.S. Embassy may work with Fulbright grantees to secure research permits, if the need arises.