The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) invites applications for the 2024 Fulbright Scholar Program.
Approximately 15 scholars will be selected for 2024. Of these, 13 slots are for faculty and researchers in the early stages of their research careers (2-7 years). Two slots are for senior scholars (8-15 years) from the completion of their Ph.D. or terminal degree.
The Fulbright Scholar Program funds up to 12 months of lectureship, post-doctoral research, or a combination of the two at a U.S. college or university with one fully covered dependent. Persons selected are expected to share information about Pakistani society and culture with students, colleagues, and community groups in the U.S. On returning to Pakistan, Fulbright scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to Pakistan’s development and share their U.S. experiences with students, colleagues, and community groups in Pakistan. The grant funds airfare, an incidental research allowance, a living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP will assist with the visa application process.
A platform that helps Pakistani students fulfill their dreams of studying in the United States and through unique educational and cultural exchange programs, USEFP provides opportunities for Pakistanis to study, research, and engage with international students, scholars, and professionals in the United States. Today, thousands of their alumni are finding solutions to shared global concerns and gaining leadership expertise to advance Pakistan’s development.
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan was established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States.
USEFP is guided by a binational commission composed of an equal number of Pakistanis and Americans, with the Chair alternating each year between a Pakistani and an American. USEFP is one of 49 “Fulbright Commissions” located throughout the world. Since 1951, when the first group of Pakistani grantees traveled to America, and in 1952 when the first American grantees visited Pakistan, the USEFP has fostered mutual understanding between the people of Pakistan and the people of the United States through educational and cultural exchange. More than 8,000 Pakistanis and around 935 Americans have participated in USEFP-administered exchange programs.
The Foundation receives support and counsel from both the Pakistan and U.S. governments, but it is not an agency of either. The Foundation supervises a variety of programs that send Pakistani students and scholars to American campuses while bringing American scholars to universities in Pakistan. The goal of all USEFP programs is to help Pakistanis learn more about the U.S. and to help Americans learn more about Pakistan and its people.
Location:Pakistan, United States
The grant funds:
- An incidental research allowance
- A living stipend and health insurance
- The program also funds one accompanying dependent
- USEFP will assist with the visa application process
- Eligibility Criteria:
- Scholars, professionals, and artists from all disciplines are welcome to apply, with the exception of clinical medicine.
- Ph.D. or terminal degree in their fields. Applicants must have held their degree for at least two years. (Persons having been to the United States for research or other long-term educational opportunities within the last five years are ineligible).
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.
- A clear and well-formulated proposal about what they would like to accomplish in the United States and how it relates to their work in Pakistan. The proposal is the most important single portion of the application.
- People applying for the lectureship must have demonstrated ability to teach in a university setting.
- Pakistani citizens with strong academic histories, residing and working in Pakistan.
- Persons with a dual U.S./Pakistani nationality or who have a spouse, parent, or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Employees of the Fulbright organization, the U.S.
- Department of State, or USAID, and their spouses, children (over 18 years of age), dependents, and parents.
- Persons already studying in the United States or on a work/residence visa in any country.
- Plagiarism, fraudulent publications, or other misrepresentation will lead to disqualification at any stage of the program.
- For the application form and other details, please visit: www.usefp.org
- This is an online application; paper applications will not be accepted.
- All application materials including, references must be submitted online by Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
- All application materials (original and one copy), including references, must be submitted to USEFP.
- Applications will be uploaded on the website as soon as the program is announced.
- The application must contain a clear and well-formulated proposal about what they would like to accomplish in the U.S. and how it relates to their work in Pakistan. The proposal is the most important single portion of the application.
- To apply for this program one needs to have at least two invitation letters from the U.S. universities and they can be submitted either at the time of applying or after one has been shortlisted for the grant.
Application Deadline: September 20, 2023Application ClosedOfficial link