Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree LevelsMaster's
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Madagascar aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Madagascar.
Fulbright grants will begin between October 2022 and March 2023, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo.
Grant length - 9 months.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2022.
Ph.D. candidates conducting doctoral research and candidates conducting advanced Master's-level research who can work independently are preferred.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
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
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.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
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.
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.