Annual Fulbright Competition

The Embasssy of the United States of America Announces the Annual Competition for the Fulbright & Humphrey Exchange Programs from December 1, 2014 to January 30, 2015

Types of Programs:

  • Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program (JSDP) For scholars and professionals who would like to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD in the U.S. (1-2 year grants). Candidates must have a high level of English — sufficient to successfully pursue full-time graduate-level study in the U.S. (e.g., a TOEFL score ofat least 550).
  • Fulbright Francophone Junior Staff Development Program (FLJSDP) This program is similar to the Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program discussed in item 2, except candidates are not required to have a high level of English proficiency when they apply and it is only available to candidates seeking a Master’s degree. Selected candidates undergo intensive English-language training in the U.S. for up to eight months, followed by a one-to-two yearMaster’s degree program. Applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 500.
  • Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) This program is intended for university faculty members or individuals working at independent research centers, museums, or other cultural institutions that have educational and research objectives. This program allows selected applicants to go to the U.S. to conduct research for three to nine months during the academic year. There is also a special program for persons who desire to do AIDS-related research or professional development in the U.S. The disciplines eligible for the special AIDS program include: Sociology and social work, anthropology, education, economics, law, public administration, communications, art, theater, medical sciences, biological sciences, and psychology. A good command of English is essential, but no minimum TOEFL score is required.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program For mid-level professionals who are moving up into leadership positions in the public or private sector. This program offers anopportunity to develop one’s leadership skills and learn the latest in their particular field. Fellows spend approximately nine months in the U.S. taking graduate-level courses at a U.S. university, participating in long term leadership development programs and engaging with professional peers from around the world in non-academic professional development activities. This is not anacademic degree program. The goal is general professional development. Candidates must already have an undergraduate university degree, at least five years of professional experience, and be proficient in English (with a TOEFL score of at least 480). Persons working in the following fields are eligible to apply: Communications/journalism; natural resources and environmental management; public policy analysis and public administration; economic development; agricultural development/agricultural economics; finance and banking; human resource management/personnel; law and human rights; urban and regional planning; technology policy and management; educational planning; public health policy and management; and drug abuse education, treatment, and prevention.
  • Applicants must be citizens of Burkina Faso or permanent residents.
  • Application forms must be completed and returned to the American Embassy (SERVICE CAC) by January 30,  2015.
  • Public Information Sessions are held every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00, beginning Wednesday, December 03, 2014 through January 28, 2015 at the U.S. Embassy in Ouaga 2000.
  • (For security reason, please be at the embassy before 9:30. Come with your identity card; cell phones and lap tops and electronic devices are not allowed in the embassy.)
  • For detailed information, please follow this link.
  • Application Form – Word version