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

  • Position as full-time teaching faculty at Bahir Dar University, University of Gondar, Haramaya University or Mekelle University
  • Living stipend ranging from $1,775 to $3,775 monthly, depending on candidate qualifications
  • Round-trip airfare (including airfare for one dependent)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Letter of support for dependent’s for admission to local schools (from partner universities).