Friday, January 23, 2009

International Fulbright Science and Technology Award

International Fulbright Science and Technology Award
Deadline for next application cycle (2010-2011) is January 30, 2009

The U.S. Embassy announces the opening of competition for a NEW International Fulbright Science and Technology Award. This award is designed for PhD study at top U.S. universities in science, technology or engineering for outstanding foreign doctoral students. You are invited to apply for this Fulbright Award fully-funded by the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy of the United States of America in Guinea for the academic year beginning August 2010. The grant covers tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 36 months, health and accident coverage, a book and equipment allowance, research allowance, professional conference allowance, travel support, and specially tailored enrichment activities. After three years, the U.S. universities at which the scholars are placed will cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a PhD. No funding is available to meet expenses of Fulbright students’ dependents (husbands, wives, children, parents, etc).

Candidate Requirements: All applicants must have excellent academic records, strong English language skills, outstanding character, and a desire to use skills gained in the United States to serve Guinea upon completion of studies in the U.S. Applicants must be Guinean. Applicants must not be U.S. citizens or holders of green cards. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1, 2010. Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence within their field of specialization.

Eligible fields of study include: Aeronautics and Astronomics/Aeronautical Engineering, Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences/Engineering, Engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum), Environmental Science/Engineering, Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Information Sciences/Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience/Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Oceanography, and Physics. For a description of these fields of study, please click here.
Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 240 (Computer-based) and 580 (paper-based).
Applicants must have satisfied the 2-year residency requirement of any previous J-1 visa, if they are previous U.S. government grantees

• Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
• Preference will be given to those applicants who have not studied in the U.S. previously.
• ALL recipients of a Fulbright student scholarship MUST return to their home country for at least 2 years upon termination of the scholarship, and will not be allowed to re-enter the U.S. for 2 years, except for tourism or continued studies.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Please click here for the application forms.

Instructions for Application:
The deadline for submission of all Fulbright applications is January 30, 2009. All applications can be submitted to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, by email to with the subject line "Fulbright Science and Technology Program".
For further information, please contact

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