As the Fulbright U.S. Scholar application deadline quickly approaches, I wanted to provide you with information about some of the unique opportunities available in the Middle East and North Africa. My organization, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Please feel free to forward this message to other interested colleagues and share through relevant associations and listservs.
Fulbright offerings in the Middle East/North Africa region are incredibly diverse. There are opportunities for both professionals and academics (including early career), and awards to teach and/or conduct research in all academic disciplines. Here are some highlighted awards that may be of interest to you:
Algeria Award 5409: All Disciplines
Bahrain Award 5413: Political Development in Bahrain
Jordan Award 5428: Cultural Preservation and Heritage
Morocco Award 5434: All Disciplines (Flex)
Oman Award 5436: Business Administration and Management
Palestinian Territories Award 5441: American Studies
If your interests lie in other parts of the world, we offer grants in every world region. All Disciplines awards are offered in many countries, which allow scholars in all fields of study to apply. I would encourage you to explore the Catalog of Awards for more information about the awards available; award descriptions contain details on grant activities, qualifications, and grant benefits. The Award Catalog can be searched by world region, country, or specific discipline and can be accessed at http://catalog.cies.org/.
For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link http://cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars here or join our online community, My Fulbright , a resource center for applicants interested in the program.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Please note that US citizenship is required at the time of application and the deadline for receipt of complete applications is August 1, 2014.
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone +1.202.686.6233 | Fax +1.202.686.4029
JEnrich@iie.org | www.iie.org/cies