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 U.S. and Vietnam through educational exchanges, both for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in the U.S. in science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and technology and for American citizens to teach in the same fields of study in Vietnam. 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, as these fields are of great interest to Vietnam and to U.S. bilateral interests.
The VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar program addresses the stated goal by having U.S. faculty teach courses in English in Vietnamese universities either on site in Vietnam or by interactive, real-time videoconferencing from the U.S. 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 engages the U.S. National Academies in helping to identify and select qualified U.S. faculty. The applicant for the U.S. Faculty Scholar Grants submits a proposal to VEF for funding through an online application available at the VEF website.
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