Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
Grant Length6-9 Months
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Madagascar aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Madagascar.
Research linked to supporting the following astrategic 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.
Fulbright grants will begin between October 2024 and March 2025, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2024.
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
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
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.
Housing is best secured in close collaboration with the host institution depending on the main research site location. If necessary, the U.S. Embassy can assist in this process.
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.
Fulbright grantees should make sure they are in good health and able to carry out the program in the host country. If they are under a specific treatment or health care, they should make sure the specific care they need is available in the host country.
Grantees must secure an extendable, one-month entry visa with a mention "Prorogeable et Transformable en Long Sejour" while in the U.S and specify the visa type requested as “ Visa Scientifique." Following the grantee's arrival in Madagascar, the U.S. Embassy will assist them in securing the long-term visa.