U.S. Faculty Scholar Grants

The goal of the program is to promote international exchange and cooperation between the United States and Vietnam, though teaching grants that permit accomplished U.S.

professors to teach one or more classes in the STEMM fields at one or more host Vietnamese universities.

Agency - Vietnam Education Foundation
Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Faculty Scholar grants are issued to outstanding United States professors to teach one or more courses in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) fields in a Vietnamese university.

The assistance is intended to fund the costs required to travel to Vietnam, fund the materials required to teach the course, and compensate the professor for his/her time, among other allowable expenses described in the grant letter issued to accepted Faculty Scholars.

All assistance can only be granted to U. S. citizens who are Associate or full Professors, and can only be used for purposes of teaching courses in the STEMM fields in a Vietnamese institution, as described above.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Grants are solely intended for U.S.

professors for use in teaching in the STEMM fields in Vietnam.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Grants are solely intended for U.S. professors for use in teaching in the STEMM fields in Vietnam.


Applicants must be an Associate or Full Professor at an accredited U.S. educational institution and must submit an application using the Vietnam Education Foundation"s Online Management System. They must submit a C.V., a course description, and a Supporting Letter from their U.S. institution, and a Commitment Letter from each host Vietnamese university. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications are available on the VEF website at: www.vef.gov.

Award Procedures

Applications are screened to ensure that they meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
Eligible applications then undergo a technical review by peers.
Finalists are interviewed by phone to verify their preparation to teach in Vietnam.


Sep 20, 2013 to Jan 30, 2014: Online application submission deadline.


Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000, Title 2, Public Law 106-554.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Available from September 1 to August 31, 2015. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


VEF requires a final report that describes the outcomes of the teaching programs, including feedback from the host universities and students in Vietnam.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

The staff in Hanoi provides an orientation and visits the grant recipient"s class at least once.


No audits are required for this program.


Grant recipients should retain all financial records relating to any grant expenditures for a period of 7 years following the completion of the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification

51-9009-5-5-365 - Budget Account Code.


(Project Grants (Fellowships)) FY 12 Not Seperately Identifiable; FY 13 Not Seperately Identifiable; and FY 14 Not Seperately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In 2014, 4 grants of up to $40,000 may be awarded.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Margaret Petrochenkov Vietnam Education Foundation
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22201 Email: margaretpetrochenkov@vef.gov Phone: 703-351-5053 Fax: 703-351-1423

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

(1) Academic qualifications to teach the proposed course(s)
(2) Prior experience in international education
(3) Quality of the proposed teaching plan, including:
a. Appropriate selection of course(s) and teaching location(s)
b. Clear plan of teaching and training
c. Effective use of resources
(4) Likelihood of capacity building at the Vietnamese university
(5) Likelihood of sustainable outcomes, such as improved teaching methods and ongoing partnerships
(6) Commitment of support from the Vietnamese and U.S. institutions.

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