Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10364-KU

All Disciplines

Kuwait
Middle East and North Africa

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach/lecture specific courses; conduct research in area of specialization. Advise faculty on curriculum development and program design, and advise students on research. Post will also provide opportunities for the awardee to speak to local audiences and/or the media about their area of research.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
4-9 months
Grant Dates

Nine-month grants should begin in September 2020; for Flex grants, see Flex Description.

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Flex grant parameters:

  • Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;
  • Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;
  • Applicants may propose only one, one-month segment; and,
  • Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years.
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Disciplines
American History
American Studies
Business Administration
Communications
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Film Studies
Journalism
Law
Library Science
Mathematics
Political Science
Public/Global Health
Sociology
Urban Planning
Specializations

Preferred fields include, but are not limited to:

  • American studies: American history and political processes
  • Science, Engineering, Technology, Math (STEM)
  • Journalism/mass communications
  • Women's studies
  • Education
  • Curriculum development
Special Features

During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (five to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof. Scholars who apply for the Flex award are ineligible for the Regional Travel Program. Scholars who apply for the Flex award are ineligible for the Regional Travel Program.

Number of Grants
Approximately two
Activity
Teaching/Research
Category
Open to all levels of scholars, except early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Application Deadline
Closed
Program Staff
Julia Gordon
Phone: 
202-686-4000

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