Bringing the United States and Vietnam Closer Together through Educational Exchange

Announcement: VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar - Academic Year 2016 – 2017 (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) is pleased to announce a CALL FOR PROPOSALS for its U.S. Faculty Scholar Program for Academic Year 2016-2017.

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 biomedical sciences as well as epidemiology, nutrition, and biostatistics within 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 enabling U.S. faculty to 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.

Online applications for the VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar Grants
for the 2016-2017 Academic Year will be available 
from October 1, 2015, to the deadline, January 31, 2016.

Please click here (PDF - 190 KB) for the full announcement in English.
Please click here (PDF - 541 KB) for the full announcement in Vietnamese.

All questions related to this program should be directed to: