Bringing the United States and Vietnam Closer Together through Educational Exchange

Fields Supported by VEF (Based on our enabling legislation and the impending closure of VEF in 2018, VEF is no longer offering any Fellowships or Grants)

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VEF seeks highly qualified applicants for the three programs in the major disciplines of sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), mathematics, medicine (such as biomedical sciences and public health), engineering, and technology (including information technology). Fields include the basic sciences, such as biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as the agricultural sciences and computer science.

Natural and Basic Sciences

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biological Sciences, including Botany and Ecology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Earth Sciences, including Atmospheric Science, Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Soil Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Natural Sciences - Other

Engineering and Technology:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Transportation
  • Other


  • Biomedical Sciences, including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Physiology, Reproductive Biology, and Toxicology
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, and Pharmacology
  • Public Health, including Epidemiology, Human Nutrition, Maternal and Children’s Health, and Pharmacoepidemiology

Fields not supported by VEF:  Administration, Arts and Humanities, Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Policy, Law, Management, and Social Sciences are not supported by VEF.

Other: Science- based programs

If you cannot find your intended program in this list and would like to know whether the field is eligible or not, please contact us.