Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) – Application Deadlines December 4, 2017 and March 1, 2018

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) provides an opportunity for Host Institutions in Ghana to submit a proposal requesting the expertise of U.S. academics and professionals to carry out projects in the country. Fulbright Specialists are highly qualified U.S. academics (such as professors and researchers) and U.S. professionals (such as attorneys, business professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, economists, security experts, and public administration professionals) whose qualifications and experience are at the faculty or full professional-level.

Fulbright Specialists build capacity and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the United States and in Ghana. FSP promotes long-term collaboration between U.S. and host institutions in Ghana. Fulbright Specialists work with Host Institutions for a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 42 days (including travel days and a brief U.S. Embassy Orientation).

Eligible Host Institutions: Host Institutions in Ghana that are eligible to submit proposals include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Institutions (e.g., universities, colleges, trade schools);
  • Government Institutions (e.g., ministries);
  • Cultural Institutions (e.g., museums, conservatories, theaters);
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (e.g., NGOs, think tanks), and
  • Public Health-related institutions (e.g., public health organizations, teaching hospitals).

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Requesting a Fulbright Specialist: The Host Institution may either (a) Specify the name of the Specialist they would like to work with (also referred to as a Named Specialist) or (b) Request to be paired with a qualified Specialist. All Specialists must be on the Fulbright Roster or submit an application to request placement on the roster.

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How to Apply: Host Institutions in Ghana must complete the online proposal application and submit a Scope of Work. There are two application cycles.

Cycle 1:  Application Deadline December 4, 2017

  • Start date no earlier than March 5, 2018 (if a Specialist is named on the project)
  • Start date no earlier than June 4, 2018 (if the Host Institution seeks to be paired with a Specialist)

Cycle 2:  Application Deadline March 1, 2018

  • Start date no earlier than June 1, 2018 (if a Specialist is named in the project)
  • Start date no earlier than September 4, 2018 (if the Host Institution seeks to be paired with a Specialist)

 Applications are accepted on a rolling basis after March 1, 2018All projects must end by September 30, 2019.

Online Application:

Send a message to for the following:

  1. Submit the Scope of Work
  2. Request the Scope of Work to be emailed to you as a Word document