Call For Applications for the 2015 VEF Visiting Scholar Program

The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 VEF Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) for Vietnamese nationals, who already hold a doctorate in any of the fields supported by VEF, namely, in the major disciplines of sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), mathematics, medicine (such as, public health), and technology (including information technology). Fields include the basic sciences, such as, biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as agricultural science, computer science, and engineering. Priority this year will be given to applicants, whose field of study focuses on climate change (environmental sciences) or on nuclear energy, provided that all other qualifications are equal.


For the 2015-2016 academic year, for a program beginning no earlier than August 2015 and ending no later than September 2016, VEF will fund three (3) Visiting Scholars for a period of time ranging from 5 to 12 months to pursue professional development at U.S. universities or at U.S. research institutes.

Applications will be available ONLY online at
OPENING AT 10:00 a.m., January 20, 2014
CLOSING AT 10:00 a.m., April 10, 2014
(Vietnam time zone)

The VSP is intended to support professional development training, which may include studies, research, and/or observational activities, to take place in cooperation with a leading U.S. academic institution or research institute. The Visiting Scholar will undertake a five-month to one-year program that may include formal courses, workshops, seminars, laboratory or field research, or other types of professional development activities. Upon returning to Vietnam, the Visiting Scholar must use the knowledge and skills acquired in the United States to teach and advise students, to train colleagues and other faculty and teachers outside of one's home university, and to contribute to greater cooperation and collaboration with scientists in the United States.

If you have any questions regarding the VEF Visiting Scholar Program for AY 2015-2016, please contact VEF via e-mail at

Please click here (PDF - 141 KB) for the full announcement in English. 
Please click here (PDF - 370 KB) for the full announcement in Vietnamese.

If you are interested in attending Arizona State University under VEF you can contact the HEEAP program to help you pay the application fees. Please email HEEAP Program Coordinator Gila Aispuro for more information, or visit our scholarship website:​