The Fulbright Programme in Vietnam of the US Embassy in Hanoi has begun its recruitment for qualified candidates for the 2014 Vietnamese Scholar Programme (VSP) with October 15, 2013 as the deadline.

According to the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Online, the VSP, one of the four traditional components of the Fulbright Programme in Vietnam, provides grants to Vietnamese scholars to lecture and/or research at American institutions or universities for three months up to nine months.

Successful applicants of the VSP are provided with a stipend, living expenses, health and accident insurance for the full term of the grant and also transportation to and from the United States. The Fulbright Programme in Vietnam in coordination with the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) helps place scholars at appropriate host institutions in the United States.

The VSP actively encourages women, minorities and residents from all provinces to apply and it 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.

Individuals interested in applying for the VSP must hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent degree in some specific professionals) and be Vietnamese citizens who have English skills adequate to conduct their research and/or lectures in the US.

Applicants from all fields are welcome to apply but priorities will be given to the fields of higher education administration, foreign policy, law, public health, public administration, American studies, urban planning and development, women’s studies, environmental studies and policy, and economics (including international economics and agricultural economics).

The online application is available at