Bringing the United States and Vietnam Closer Together through Educational Exchange

Announcement: VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar - Academic Year 2015 – 2016 (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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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.

Each proposal selected for funding will receive a grant from VEF that may not exceed U.S. $55,000. Approximately three U.S. Faculty Scholar grants will be available for Academic Year 2015-2016.

Online applications for the VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar Grants
for the 2015-2016 Academic Year will be available 
from October 15, 2014, to the deadline, February 26, 2015.

All questions related to this program should be directed to:

Please click here (PDF - 469 KB) for the full announcement in English.
Please click here (PDF - 573 KB) for the full announcement in Vietnamese.