Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
Activity Type
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Up To
Award Start Period
January 2024
Award Length
10 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in any of a wide range of disciplines offered at the host institution. Conduct research in area of specialization and collaborate with faculty and, as appropriate, students on research and program development.

Award must be undertaken at one of the following institutions
Locations Detail

Please see Additional Comments section for institution contact information.

Award Length and Period

Grants may begin in January 2024 in accordance with the host institution's schedule.

Areas of Interest

Scholars are encouraged to contact host institutions for more information and to determine if their disciplines and specializations are of interest.

Applications are encouraged in the following disciplines: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Information Sytems, Medical Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, and Urban Planning.

University of Namibia: Applications are sought in all disciplines.

Namibia University of Science and Technology: Applications are sought in all disciplines

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Not applicable – all U.S. citizens are eligible to apply, regardless of dual citizenship or residency.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is preferred.
Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient.
Additional Language Requirement

All teaching will be in English; proficiency in another language is not required.

Additional Qualification Information

Scholars with at least two years of postdoctoral university or college teaching experience are preferred.

Additional Comments

Scholars are encouraged to contact host institutions for more information and to determine if their disciplines and specializations are of interest.

University of Namibia, Windhoek
Dr. Keneth Matengu, Director External and International Relations
Email: kmatengu@unam.na
Tel: +264 (0) 61 206 3944

Dr. Romanus Shivoro, External Relations Coordinator
Email: rshivoro@unam.na
Tel: +264 (0) 61 206 3944

Namibia University of Science and Technology
Dr. Marius Kudumo
Email: mkudumo@nust.na

Theodora Nandjaa-Mweuta, Coordinator International Relations
Email: tnandjaa@nust.na
Tel: 264 (0) 61 207 2494

Researcher and Professional Project Monthly Allowances
Teaching or Teaching/Research Award Monthly Allowances
Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

Round-trip, economy-class, international travel arranged by travel agent designated by IIE, for scholar and up to two accompanying dependents. A $2,850 allowance will be provided to cover the costs associated with relocation and excess baggage. 

Estimated Book and Research Allowance

$1,000 books and educational materials allowance; should be donated to the host institution (or other entity) upon grantee's departure. (For Teaching and Teaching/Research awards only.) $3,000 research allowance for Research Awards only.

Additional Dependent Benefits

Additional living and housing allowance is provided for grantees with one accompanying dependent or two or more accompanying dependent. These amounts range from $200/month to $500/month. 

In addition, travel allowances are provided for up to two dependents. 

Dependent education allowance of up to $12,500 per child or $25,000 per family for accompanying dependents in grades K-12 is reimbursed for a full academic year, upon submission of receipts, and depending on funding availability. Amount may be adjusted for shorter grant periods. Reimbursement is based on actual cost of tuition and fees only.


Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.

Special Award Benefits

When university housing is provided to Fulbright Scholars, grantees will receive a supplemental housing allowance for refurbishments, utilities, and other miscellaneous expenses that arise. The full housing allowance will not be provided to grantees if they elect to decline on-campus or university housing.

Please refer to the figures above for an estimate of total monthly Fulbright award benefits. Benefits may include a monthly base stipend, living and housing allowances, and additional one-time allowances. Benefits may vary based on a scholar's current academic rank (or professional equivalent), the city of placement, the type of award (teaching, teaching/research, or research), and the number of and duration of stay of accompanying dependents. Research-only or Professional Project grantees receive a standard stipend that is not adjusted for academic rank. In most cases, dependent benefits will not be provided to Flex grantees, or to grantees pursuing grants less than four months (or a semester) in length.

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.


What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

Namibia enjoys good governance and strong democratic institutions.  However, as a relatively young country, education development and building professional capacity remain top priorities of the U.S. Embassy. The Fulbright program is one of our flagship programs and has contributed significantly to improving tertiary education and increasing mutual understanding between the people of Namibia and the United States. The Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy works closely with the University of Namibia and the Namibia University of Science and Technology to ensure that a Fulbright Scholar’s stay in Namibia is as comfortable and memorable as possible, and is equally beneficial to the Scholar and his/her family.

The academic calendar at the University of Namibia is a semester system from mid-January to early June and mid-July to mid-December. At the Namibia University of Science and Technology, the academic calendar is a semester system from early February to early July and mid-July to the end of November.

The Windhoek International School is available for dependent children in grades K-12 who accompany the Scholar. 

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