Embassy of the United States Vietnamese Scholar Program in USA, 2014

Embassy of the United States offers Vietnamese Scholar Program for placement as lecturers and researchers in U.S. universities . All participants in the Vietnamese Scholar Program must hold an M.A. or a Ph.D. degree. Participants must be Vietnamese citizens and must have adequate English skills to conduct their research and/or lectures in the United States. From seven to ten scholars from Vietnam travel to the United States on an annual basis.The annual deadline for applications to the Vietnamese Scholar Program is October 15.. The U.S. Embassy recruits and nominates Vietnamese scholars for placement by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) as lecturers and researchers in U.S. universities for terms of three to nine months. From seven to ten scholars from Vietnam travel to the United States on an annual basis. Grantees are offered opportunities to do research or lecturing in the U.S. The grant covers monthly stipend, allowance, round-trip travel and accident and sickness insurance.The grant is normally from three to nine months, but scholars may also apply for extension if it is required to complete their research. The number of grants depends on the amount of funding allocated by the U.S. Department of State. Approximately 7–10 scholars receive grants each year. The project statement should describe your proposed research and/or teaching in the U.S. as well as the significance of the project in your field. Your qualifications and expertise should match the objectives in your project statement. Keep in mind that the purpose of the program is to foster mutual understanding between cultures and nations, and therefore you should discuss how the project will benefit the bi-national relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam. The language you use must be understood by reviewers from outside your field. It should be 3-5 single-spaced typed pages. The Fulbright Program will organize a pre-departure orientation in Vietnam for all grantees in July/August. Most grantees depart for the U.S. in August or September, depending on the length of their grant.. VSP provides grants to Vietnamese scholars to lecture and/or research at American institutions or universities for three months up to nine months.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Scholarship Vietnamese Scholar Program is for research or lecture. The project statement should describe the proposed research and/or teaching in the US, as well as the significance of the project in applicant’s field. The project will benefit the bi-national relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam. Applicants from all fields are welcome to apply but priorities will be given to the fields of American Studies, Environmental Studies & Policy, Economics (including international economics and agricultural economics), Law, Public Administration, Higher Education Administration, Women’s Studies, Urban Planning & Development, Foreign Policy, and Public Health.
Who can apply to this scholarship?  All participants in the Vietnamese Scholar Program must hold an M.A. or a Ph.D. degree. Participants must be Vietnamese citizens and must have adequate English skills to conduct their research and/or lectures in the United States. Special consideration is given to scholars in the academic disciplines of American Studies, Environmental Studies & Policy, Economics (including international economics and agricultural economics), Law, Public Administration, Higher Education Administration, Women’s Studies, Urban Planning & Development, Foreign Policy, and Public Health. The Vietnamese Scholar Program is open to all candidates who qualify through open competition on the basis of academic and professional merit, without regard to race, religion, gender or affiliation.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Participants in the Vietnamese Scholar Program are provided with a stipend and living expenses, health and accident insurance for the full term of the grant. Typical grants range from three months to nine months. Participants are also provided with transportation to and from the United States and participants are eligible to apply for further travel grants to cover additional research not covered by the main grant. CIES helps place scholars at appropriate host institutions in the United States.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Scholarships are offered for three to nine months.
Number of scholarships:  From seven to ten scholars from Vietnam travel to the United States on an annual basis.

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