Bringing the United States and Vietnam Closer Together through Educational Exchange

Announcement: VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar Grants - Academic Year 2012 - 2013 (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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January 11, 2012 - Important update: The number of awards for the 2012 U.S. Faculty Scholar Program has been increased from 5 to 15.

Please note the change in the Web-Ex meetings on budget preparation: VEF will offer a free Web-Ex session on budget preparation for the U.S. Faculty Scholar grant application on January 23 and 24, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST

The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) was established by the U.S. Congress in December 2000 as an independent federal agency. VEF's primary purpose is to promote the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam through educational exchanges, both for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in the United States in the sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), engineering, mathematics, medicine (including public health), and technology (including information technology), and for American citizens to teach in the same fields of study in Vietnam.

The VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar Program addresses the stated goal by having U.S. faculty teach courses in English at Vietnamese universities either on-site in Vietnam or by interactive, real-time videoconferencing from the United States. VEF serves as the organizer and sponsor for this project while the Vietnamese host institutions and the cooperating U.S. institutions serve as co-sponsors through their support. VEF selects prominent U.S. scientists and faculty to evaluate the applications. U.S. Faculty Scholar Program applicants submit a proposal to VEF through an online application available at the VEF website (

Applications will be available ONLY online and ONLY from December 5, 2011 to February 10, 2012.

Please click here for the full announcement in English.
Please click here for the full announcement in Vietnamese.