Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines


Application Deadline
Award Code
Activity Type
A combination of teaching and research as described above. Refer to the award description for any specifications on percentages of time that should be devoted to teaching vs research.
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

Award Start Period
August 2024 - January 2025
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 or graduate courses in any discipline taught at the host institution. Collaborate with faculty on staff training and curriculum development. Conduct research in the area of specialization. Consult with relevant government ministries/civil society organizations to improve and strengthen their programs. Other projects in consultation with Embassy and/or host institution.

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

Interested applicants are welcome to contact the Embassy's Public Affairs section at ConakryPD@state.gov for assistance in contacting the below host institutions.

  • University of Sonfonia
  • University of Kankan
  • University of Conakry
  • Valery Giscard d'Estaind Institute for Agronomical and Veterinary Sciences in Faranah (ISAVF)
  • Higher Institute of the Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Dalaba


Special Features

Housing is not provided, but the host institution and the U.S. Embassy will assist the scholar to locate appropriate housing.  The U.S. Embassy is pleased to provide airport assistance with advance notice.

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

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.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information

Correspond with the host institution to determine if specializations are of interest. Interested applicants are welcome to contact the Embassy's Public Affairs section at ConakryPD@state.gov for assistance in contacting host institutions.

Contacts at potential host institutions include:

  • Dr. Mamoudou Dioubate, Director of External Relations and Cooperation, University Julius Nyerere of Kankan, Tel: +224 655 892 351; E.mail: dioubatemamoudou@yahoo.fr.
  • Pr. Ahmadou Oury Koré BAH, Rector, University General Lansana Conte of Sonfonia, Tel (224) 622 12 77 40 / 664 52 29 14: ; Email:bahkore@yahoo.fr  
  • Dr. Bailo Diallo, Director General, Valery Giscard d'Estaing Institute for Agronomical and Veterinary Sciences in Faranah (ISAVF), Tel: +224 664 652 594 / 621 526 516, Email: diallosbailo@yahoo.fr
  • Prof. Youssouf SIDIME, DVM, Ph.D, General Director of l’Institut Supérieur des Sciences et de Médecine Vétérinaire de Dalaba, Tél. +224 622 01 17 01/ 664 39 23 26/ 657 21 18 45, Email: sidimeyoussouff@yahoo.fr
  • Dr. Doussou Lancine Traore, Rector, Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry, Email : traoredl@yahoo.fr
Language Proficiency Requirements
Recommended (Advanced): French
Required Proficiency

Applicants are encouraged to register qualified language evaluator, such as a language instructor or a translator, to conduct the external assessment in the application. Being a native speaker alone does not qualify an individual to conduct the assessment.

Applicants who are native speakers do not need to complete an external evaluation.

Required Proficiency
Required Languages
Additional Language Requirement

Teaching is in English for American studies and linguistics; French language fluency is required for teaching in all other areas and is useful for every day life in Guinea. Non-native speakers must submit a language proficiency evaluation.

Additional Qualification Information

Candidates with at least three years of postdoctoral university or college teaching experience and curriculum development experience are preferred.

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 $2,050 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; if possible, educational materials should be donated to the host institution (or other entity) upon grantee's departure. (For Teaching and Teaching/Research awards) 

Do you offer additional dependent benefits

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

In addition, round-trip, economy class travel is 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 in lieu of a full 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?

The Republic of Guinea has endured a turbulent history, most recently with the 2021 military coup d’état. Guinea has great economic potential, particularly in the mining, agriculture, and power sectors. While this diverse and fascinating country remains at the bottom of many lists in human and economic development, the trend is positive as its position has improved in recent years.

Guinea, having endured colonialism, followed by decades of dictatorship, mismanagement, poverty, and disease, is slowly developing its economic and democratic potential. Following the official end of the West African Ebola crisis in 2016, which caused significant economic damage and took a toll on the country’s health care system, and the 2021 coup, which strained Guinea's social and political fabric, Guinea now looks to strengthen its nascent democracy as well as encourage economic and social development. 

Guinea's Fulbright program aims to serve as a consultative system for the country's educational system. American scholars have an expertise in their fields which they can leverage to go beyond simple classroom teaching. In Guinea, Fulbright Scholars regularly serve as consultants to government ministries (health, culture, education, etc.) and can make real, concrete contributions to advance Guinea's development. Our Guinean partners recognize the quality of American scholarship and are eager to harness this quality for positive change.

Guinea's academic calendar can best be described as sporadic: classes are frequently cancelled at the last minute, and confusion and obscurity surround the exact starting and ending dates of academic terms. Fulbright Scholars must be flexible and comfortable with a significant amount of ambiguity, and are encouraged to view these unexpected delays and cancellations as opportunities to pursue their own programs. That said, classes generally begin between the beginning of October and November and end sometime in June or July.

As there is a lack of development, infrastructure, and leisure activities, Fulbright Scholars in Conakry can enjoy a close relationship with the American Embassy community if they so desire. Fulbright Scholars will be welcomed into the community and will be notified of Embassy events, outings, etc. should they wish to participate. Fulbright Scholars are always welcome to consult with the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy in the event they need guidance as to their programs or duties, or if they need advice navigating Guinea's cultural landscape.

Upon arrival, Fulbright Scholars receive a welcome orientation at the Embassy which includes a brieifing with the Ambassador or Deputy Chief of Mission, the Embassy's security officer, the Embassy's health practitioner, and the Consul or the Vice Consul.

Conakry currently has two schools approaching international standards for dependent children in grades K-12: the Lycee Albert Camus (French language instruction, with a stringent language proficiency entrance exam) and the American International School of Conakry (English-language instruction).

The Embassy encourages interested candidates to contact the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy at ConakryPD@state.gov if they have questions about the program or the country. They hope you consider choosing Guinea for your Fulbright service. What is possible in Guinea is limited only by your imagination and energy!

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