U.S. Embassy Launches Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce the launch of the Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program – Ethiopia, which will  bring American scholars to teach, research, and collaborate in over sixty academic disciplines from 2018-2019 in Ethiopia. The program is launched by the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, in partnership with Bahir Dar University, the University of Gondar, and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

The Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program seeks to strengthen Ethiopian universities’ capacity to teach, research, and manage undergraduate and graduate programs.  Qualified academics will be placed in faculty positions at Bahir Dar University or the University of Gondar in STEM fields, agriculture, humanities, law, public health, and more.  The scholars will have the opportunity to engage in primary research with doctoral students, publish, teach, design curriculum, mentor students, and collaborate with faculty at their host institution.  American citizens holding a Ph.D. or an equivalent professional or terminal degree, at any career stage including post-doctoral candidates and professors emerti, are eligible to apply.

The United States has a long history of partnership with Ethiopians on improving education.   We see our cooperation to strengthen Ethiopia’s higher education system as a key component of our efforts to enable Ethiopians to achieve a more prosperous future.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017.  This first cohort of Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program – Ethiopia will cover the period February-July 2018.  Deadlines for subsequent cohorts will be announced in early 2018 and will be for one year.

Additional information about the Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program – Ethiopia and the application can be found at: https://www.iie.org/Programs/Ambassadors-Distinguished-Scholars-Program