U.S. Mission to South Africa: 2019-2020 Fulbright Program Logistics

Deadline: 29 March 2019

The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to manage the logistics for participants in the 2019-20 Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the 2019-20 Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program.

The grantee will work cooperatively with the Public Affairs Sections in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg to manage the logistics for participants in the 2019-20 Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the 2019-20 Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program.

The Fulbright Program was created in 1946 under legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Since then over 2000 South Africans have participated in this exchange.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program – The program brings South African grantees to the U.S. to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. degree at an American higher education institution. Scholarships provide funding for up to two years of study.

Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program – The program provides grants to South African scholars and academics to conduct independent post-doctoral research at a U.S. academic or research institution for typically three to nine months.

  • Facilitating travel logistics and other related expenses of approximately 27 South African Fulbright grantees including domestic travel related to interviews and the pre-departure orientation.
  • Provision of travel to the U.S. including travel allowance, transportation from home city to departure city, and hotel and meals in departure city if needed, as well as international roundtrip air fares.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,000
  • Award Ceiling: $60,000
  • Award Floor: $50,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • PAS encourages applications from U.S. and South African registered not-for-profit organizations, including civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience.
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • PAS encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of the project, although cost sharing is not required.
  • Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313253

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