Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Saudi Arabia
Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct research, teach undergraduate or graduate courses or carry out a combination of teaching and research activities. Additional activities may include conducting seminars for advanced students or faculty, consulting on curriculum, supervising theses, advising students on research and speaking to selected Saudi audiences of relevant backgrounds.

Grant Length
Three to 10 months
Grant Dates

Grants must be completed between September 2021 and June 2022.


In the Central Region:

In the Western Region:

Currently not allowed due to security situation in nearby Yemen, but could possibly be considered should things improve:

In the Eastern Province:

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
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.

Priority fields include, but are not limited to: Entertainment, hospitality management, tourism, American literature, American history, American studies, archaeology, business administration, economics, educational administration, engineering, environmental studies, political sciences, health sciences, law, informaton technology/cybersecurity, mass communication, sociology and the sciences (including biology, chemistry, nanotechnology, etc.).

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.

Application Deadline
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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