The Ambassador's Distinguished Scholars will receive the following incentives: 

  • Position as full time teaching faculty at Bahir Dar University or University of Gondar 
  • Living stipend ranging from $1,500 to $3,500 monthly, depending on candidate qualifications
  • Housing allowance ranging from $175 to $275 monthly (equivalent of ETB 4,000 to 6,300)
  • Round-trip airfare (including airfare for up to two dependents)
  • 20 days of sick leave per year
  • Medical insurance 
  • Visa and vaccination coverage
  • In-country advising and support from IIE Ethiopia office, to include periodic check ins
  • Pre-departure Orientation conducted by IIE
  • In-country Orientation Workshop conducted by IIE and held either at IIE Ethiopia or U.S. Embassy
  • Participation in a forum at one of the partner universities for the cohort of Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars, coordinated by IIE
  • Assistance with locating housing (provided by partner university)
  • Assistance with local banking (provided by partner university)
  • Assistance with local residency permit (provided by partner university)
  • Letters of support for dependents' admission to local schools (Bahar Dar has community school popular with expats and a British school, Gondar has a university affiliated school staffed with Canadian and American teachers)