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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Vietnam Education Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000, Title 2, Public Law 106-554
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications are available on the VEF website at: www.vef.gov.
Award Procedure
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.
September 20, 2013 to January 30, 2014 Online application submission deadline
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
(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
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The staff in Hanoi provides an orientation and visits the grant recipient's class at least once.
Not applicable.
Grant recipients should retain all financial records relating to any grant expenditures for a period of 7 years following the completion of the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Available from September 1 to August 31, 2015 Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Margaret Petrochenkov
Vietnam Education Foundation
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201 US
Phone: 703-351-5053
Fax: 703-351-1423
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Fellowships)) FY 12 FY 14 FY 13
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In 2014, 4 grants of up to $40,000 may be awarded.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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