Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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All Disciplines

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Award Activity

Scholars would teach undergraduate or graduate level courses or conduct research at an Algerian university. We will give preference to scholars in the following disciplines:

  • Agriculture
  • American History
  • American Civilization
  • American Literature
  • American Studies
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Music including Woodwind Instruments, String Instruments, and Vocal disciplines

Applicants should suggest courses for consideration in their proposal and be in touch with the university where they intend to teach. The typical Algerian university class is generally two hours long, meets once per week, and is comprised of an average of 60-150 students per class. Applicants should expect to teach 6 to 10 hours per week. Activities and courses will be finalized in consultation with the U.S. Embassy and host institution. Researchers will be expected to teach at least a class per semester. Algeria can be a very rewarding teaching experience for motivated, flexible, and adventurous scholars.

Award Length
3-10 months
Award Dates

Grants may begin any time after October 2021. If possible, grantees are encouraged to arrive mid-September to participate in the in-country orientation and prepare for the academic year.

Any teaching component must correspond with the length of the Algerian academic semester. Applicants proposing to teach two full semesters must apply for a 10-month grant in order to match the length of the Algerian academic year and fulfill their responsibilities.


The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has requested scholars for the following institutions:

  • University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedienne (USTHB) in Algiers
  • University of Science and Technology Mohamed Boudiaf (USTO) in Oran
  • The National School of Information Technology (ESI – French acronym) in Algiers
  • The National Superior School of Agronomy in Algiers
  • National School Polytech in Algiers
  • Superior School of Biological Sciences in Oran
  • University Badji Mokhtar in Annaba
  • University of Oran-2 (UO2) in Oran
  • National Superior School of Music Mohamed Fawzi  (INSM - French acronym) in Algiers
  • University Abou Bakr Belkaid of Tlemcen

Note: Applicants are encouraged to arrange an affiliation prior to submitting their application. Please contact Cultural Affairs Officer Adam Sigelman at AigelmanAH@state.gov  or Cultural Affairs Assistant Nadia Ouhenia at ouhenianx@state.gov at the Public Affairs Section in Algiers for assistance in establishing communication with possible host institutions.

Flex Option
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.

For more information, please visit the Fulbright Flex Awards page on our website.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
American Studies
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Environmental Sciences
Areas of Interest

The University of Science and Technology and the National School of Information Technology seek candidates in the following fields:

  • Science and technology
  • Agricultural sciences (taught in French or Arabic)
  • Information and computer science (taught in French, Arabic and English at few institutions)

The National Superior School of Music Mohamed Fawzi (INSM) in Algiers seeks candidates who would be able to teach disciplines within the woodwind, string, and choral departments.

For more information on specific school and institutional needs, please contact Adam Sigelman, Cultural Affairs Officer, at SigelmanAH@state.gov or Nadia Ouhenia, Cultural Affairs Specialist, at ouhenianx@state.gov.

Special Features

During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 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.

Application Deadline

Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.


Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Number of Recipients
Approximately 3
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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