Africa, Sub-Saharan

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Daphne Ntiri, Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Department of Africana Studies, Detroit, Michigan, Lecturing: African American and Women's Studies, Host: University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Every year U.S. scholars in a wide variety of academic disciplines teach and conduct research at educational institutions and non-profit organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa.  U.S. Embassies in the region contribute to the program through their direction of an extensive network of scholars who teach, conduct research and share their expertise with colleagues and students.

Typically, Fulbright Scholars not only accomplish their grant-specific goals, they also build lasting relationships that serve as the foundation for on-going projects and other interactions on the personal and the institution level.

Among the work of grantees in previous years is:

  • Solidifying affiliations between home and host institutions in the U.S. and Africa
  • Creating non-profit organizations with African colleagues
  • Training and curriculum development during and beyond the grant term
  • Developing U.S. student study abroad and exchange opportunities in Africa
  • Mentoring African students to apply for opportunities in the U.S. 


Examples of Successful Projects


Building Sustainable Relations Through Educational Pedagogy
CAMEROON, Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda

Development of Cross-Cultural Professional Nursing Skills
GHANA, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

Social Foundations of Political Engagement in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg

Evaluating Primary Caregiver's Rural Village Library Use and Other Impact Factors on Ugandan Preschool Childrens? School Readiness
UGANDA, Martyrs University, Nkozi

  • Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in Africa Sub-Saharan can be found in the Scholar Directory.




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.

  • 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


Helpful Links


Warren Binford, South Africa, 2012-2013
Galia Boneh, Malawi, 2010-2012
Phillip Horton, Nigeria, 2004-2005
David Kelly, Sierra Leone, 2010-2011
Mary Grace Neville, Ghana, 2012-2013

The Fulbright Specialist Program also offers short-term grants ranging from two to six weeks that focus on addressing the needs of host institutions in various countries across the region. 



Contact Us


Alisha Scott, Program Officer,, 202-686-4016


Regional staff listed in the Catalog of Awards