Regional Highlights




Opportunities are available to teach and conduct research at educational institutions and research centers throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond their specific research or teaching objectives, Fulbright Scholars to the region build lasting relationships that serve as the foundation for future collaborations through activities such as developing affiliations between institutions in the United States and Africa, or assisting in training and curriculum development.


Click through to view quotes, successful projects, and scholar stories from throughout the region.

Featured Awards

Award 11020-BC

Award 11023-UV

Award 11025-IV

Award 11039-MP

Award 11011-SF


Resources and Contact us

CIES offers a series of resources providing detailed information on many aspects of the Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can find a wealth of answers to your specific questions in our upcoming and archived webinars.

  • Webinars - The Fulbright Scholar Program hosts frequent webinars about Fulbright awards, the application process, programs offered and more. Sessions are archived weekly.
  • Past Fulbright recipients in Africa Sub-Saharan
    Warren Binford, South Africa, 2012-2013
    Galia Boneh, Malawi, 2010-2012
    David Kelly, Sierra Leone, 2010-2011
    Mary Grace Neville, Ghana, 2012-2013
    Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in Africa Sub-Saharan can be found in the Scholar Directory.
  • Presentation and Workshop Schedule - CIES program staff continue to visit university and college campuses countrywide, as well as participate in a range of conferences in the sciences. Please check the schedule to find out when program staff will be at an event near you. If you are interested in having CIES staff visit your campus and speak with department faculty about opportunities in your field, contact us at

Contact Us

To learn more about Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities in the Africa, Sub-Saharan region, please contact, or the Catalog of Awards