Fulbright African Research Scholar Program
Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP)
and Professional Development Program (PDP)
Malawian scholars who wish to apply for Fulbright awards to conduct research in the United States can do so under two programs, the African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) and the Professional Development Program (PDP).
ARSP awards enable chosen candidates to conduct three to nine months of post-doctoral scholarly or applied research during one academic year at an academic or research institution in the United States.
PDP grants allow candidates to undertake three to five months of a planned program of reading and research at a U.S. institution. Proposals under this program should be linked to professional duties (teaching, advising, or administration).
The grants provide round trip international travel and excess baggage allowance for the grantee; travel is also provided for a principal dependent of a senior research grantee whose award is nine months, provided that such dependent lives with the grantee for at least 80% of grant duration; a monthly cost of living allowance; an allowance for books, research materials and travel to other institutions and professional meetings; lab fees for senior research grantees only; and limited medical insurance coverage for the grantee only.
Eligible candidates should have at least a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience and should have taught at the university level for a minimum period of five years. A good command of English is essential.
Programs involving doctoral dissertation research or general professional travel are not accepted. Both programs are for research or reading and research only and do not include lecturing. Thus, lecturing should not be part of the project statement.
Preference is given to proposals that best promote the spirit and goals of the Fulbright program, i.e., to increase and enhance mutual understanding between the United States and Malawi through personal contact and the sharing of professional or academic experience and expertise among the widest possible audience. Preference is also given to people who have at least five years university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record, and whose project proposals relate directly to their ongoing teaching or research responsibilities. Eligible candidates should have at least a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience and should have taught at the university level for a minimum period of five years. A good command of English is essential.