The Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars will receive the following incentives:
Program benefits includes a monthly stipend and in-country advising from the IIE Ethiopia office as well as support from the universities, and the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.
Support from the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section
- Salary ranging from $1,700 to $2,700 monthly, depending on candidate qualifications
Support from the Host Institution
- Position as full-time teaching faculty at the host institutions: Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Adama Science and Technology University, Arba Minch University, Bahir Dar University, Debre Markos University, Dire Dawa University, Gondar University
- Roundtrip international airfare for Scholar and one dependent
- Monthly housing allowance of $275 USD
- Provide proper office space and stationery materials
- 20 days of sick leave per year
- Assistance with identifying housing
- Assistance with local banking
- Assistance with work permit
- If scholars bring a minor as their one allowed accompanying dependent, the program can provide a letter of support for admission to local schools. Note that local schooling options are very limited in all participating locations.
Support from IIE
- 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
Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars are responsible for determining their U.S. tax liability in relation to salary and allowances earned while in Ethiopia.