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Announcement: VEF Visiting Scholar Program 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 the 2016-2017 VEF Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) for Vietnamese nationals, who already hold a doctorate in any of the fields supported by VEF, namely, in the major disciplines of sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), mathematics, medicine (such as, public health), and technology (including information technology). Fields include the basic sciences, such as, biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as agricultural science, computer science, and engineering. Priority this year will be given to applicants, whose field of study focuses on climate change (environmental sciences) or on nuclear energy, provided that all other qualifications are equal.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, VEF will fund approximately 3 Visiting Scholars for a period of time ranging from 5 to 12 months to pursue professional development at U.S. universities or at U.S. research institutes.

Applications will be available ONLY online at
OPENING AT 10:00 a.m., January 20, 2015
CLOSING AT 10:00 a.m., April 10, 2015
(Vietnam time zone)

The VSP is intended to support professional development training, which may include studies, research, and/or observational activities, to take place in cooperation with a leading U.S. academic institution or research institute. The Visiting Scholar will undertake a five-month to one-year program that may include formal courses, workshops, seminars, laboratory or field research, or other types of professional development activities. Upon returning to Vietnam, the Visiting Scholar must use the knowledge and skills acquired in the United States to teach and advise students, to train colleagues and other faculty and teachers outside of one's home university, and to contribute to greater cooperation and collaboration with scientists in the United States.

If you have any questions regarding the VEF Visiting Scholar Program for AY 2016-2017, please contact VEF via e-mail at

Please click here (PDF - 369 KB) for the full announcement in English.
Please click here (PDF - 451 KB) for the full announcement in Vietnamese.