Q: Can I apply if I do not have my PhD?

A: We accept applications from applicants who will have a terminal degree complete by the time they arrive in Ethiopia to begin the program.

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Q: Can I apply if I do not have the title of lecturer or professor?

A: Yes, you can apply as long as you are a U.S. citizen with a terminal degree in your field.

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Q: Can I apply if I am retired from my home institution?

A: Yes, retired academics, as well as active tenure track faculty, lecturers, and postdoctoral graduates are eligible to apply. You do not need an affiliation with an institution in the U.S. to apply.

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Q: Do I need teaching experience to apply?

A: More information can be provided in the eligibility section.

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Q: Can I apply to more than one university or discipline?

A: Applicants may express preferences and areas of expertise in the application. The program’s selection process with allow the partner universities to evaluate the candidates in terms of fit with the priorities of the host institution. Final offers of placement will be made to candidates based on their qualifications and suitability for the program.  

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Q: Can I work with more than one institution in Ethiopia or an institution that is not listed?

A: At this time, the program provides support for scholars to work with the University of Gondar or Bahir Dar University.

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Q: Do you fund direct costs related to research activities? 

A: The program provides a stipend, outlined in the program benefits page.  

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Q: Can I receive external funding while on this program? 

A: Yes, selected scholars can also apply for additional funding, but should disclose any additional funding with IIE. 

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