Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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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.

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
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
American Studies
Business
Communication
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Film/Cinema Studies
History, American
Journalism
Law
Library Science
Mathematics
Political Science
Public Health
Sociology
Urban Planning
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

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.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Activity
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Postdoctoral
Number of Grants
Up To 2
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-686-4021

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