US Embassy Botswana Fulbright Distinguished Awards 2023-2024

Deadline: March 13, 2023.

US Embassy Botswana Fulbright Distinguished Awards 2023-2024

The US Embassy Botswana is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers Program for 2023-2024.

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI) brings outstanding international primary,  secondary-level educators and teacher trainers to the United States for a semester-long program to pursue individual or group projects, take courses for professional development at a U.S. host university, and observe, collaborate, and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues in public, private, secular, and religious schools.

This program is intended to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Botswana. Participants conduct research, take classes, visit schools, develop leadership skills, and build relationships with colleagues and students from the United States and around the world. They return home with new knowledge, skills, and best practices for their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Fields of Study:

Competition for the DAI Program in Botswana is open to all teaching subjects.

Financial Benefit:

The grant covers program costs, including transportation, lodging, host institution fees and related expenses. While abroad, grantees will receive a maintenance allowance to cover the costs of living during the program. Grantees will receive professional development funds to support research or to cover the expenses of attending a conference or workshop related to their field of teaching expertise.

Eligibility Requirements:

Botswana citizens residing and working in Botswana, teaching or working directly with students (as a guidance counselor, library media specialist, etc.) at least 50 percent of their time, and teacher trainers are eligible to apply.  Applicants must have at least three years’ experience. The strongest applicants will have five years’ experience and demonstrated leadership experience. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 61 scores on the Internet-based TOEFL. The TOEFL exam is a requirement after interviews.

Program Period: August – December 2023 (5 months).

Number of Grants Available: Botswana may get two finalists.

Application Requirements: Application forms should be accessed online at  Only electronic submission via the online portal will be reviewed. No paper applications will be accepted.

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