Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

Application for Advanced Research and University Teaching Awards in the United States

Before you begin the online application, you must contact the American Cultural Center, Sanlam Center 3rd Floor / 264-61-22 9801 to confirm application deadlines, requirements and general eligibility The American Cultural Center will supply you with information on accessing the online application.


The mission of the Fulbright Scholar Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. It aims to provide educational exchange experiences to a maximum number of individuals not previously afforded such an opportunity. The experience should be of intrinsic value to the scholar, the recipient’s home institution, its faculty and its students, as well as to the U.S. host institution. Fulbright Scholars serve as cultural ambassadors and should be prepared to speak about their countries, cultures and research to academic and community groups.

The Program has provided thousands of scholars with the opportunity to establish professional contacts in their field and make long-lasting friendships with colleagues in the United States; to develop collaborative research relationships with U.S. scholars; and to enhance their scholarly publications and other contributions with research conducted in the United States. For many faculty, the Fulbright Program offers an opportunity to pursue scholarly work without interruption. By doing research, guest teaching, and pursuing other scholarly interests in a completely different environment, scholars return home personally invigorated and professionally stimulated.


  • Citizenship or permanent resident status qualifying you to hold a valid passport issued in the country in which the application is made
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application.
  • A detailed project statement of proposed activity at a U.S. institution.
  • Proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed teaching and/or research project to be carried out in the United States.
  • Sound physical and mental health.


George Beukes at BeukesGM@state.gov or,

Pinias Oscar at OscarPW@state.gov