Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars to conduct full-time research; full-time teaching; a combination of teaching and research, often split semester by semester; or conduct a professional project in any discipline. 

For teachers, or for a combination of teaching and research, applicants should suggest courses for consideration (syllabi)  in their proposals and be in touch with the university where they intend to teach. The Moroccan university class is generally two hours long and meets once a week. Applicants should expect to teach two to eight class hours per week. Additional collaborative activities and courses will be finalized in consultation with the Fulbright Commission in Rabat and the host institution.

For researchers, to the degree possible, research locations and institutions should be identified in the application. Community engagement is welcome and researchers are encouraged to give public lectures on their research and their specialties in general. More information about teaching and/or research proposals available here.

The Professional Project activity type provides professionals and artists in various fields the opportunity to interact with relevant organizations to further their career goals. Professional Projects may include visits to organizations in the applicant's field, practical experience in day-to-day operations, public lectures, artist residencies, or other appropriate professional activities. For more information, FAQs available here.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to 10 months
Award Dates

Grants may begin any time starting September 2022. Grantees are encouraged to arrive in early September to participate in the in-country orientation and prepare for the academic year.


Any appropriate Moroccan institution. Applicants are required to arrange an affiliation prior to submitting their application. Please contact Executive Director Rebecca Geffner at r.geffner@fulbright.ma and Program Officer Sarah Robyn s.robyn@fulbright.ma at the Fulbright Commission in Rabat 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 two or three 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 ten months;
  • Minimum length for any grant segment is two months and the maximum is eight months;
  • Total amount of time in country on grant can not exceed ten months;
  • Two or three grant segments may be spread over one or two consecutive years; and
  • Flex awards are offered for teaching, teaching/research, and research grants.

Applicants must make a strong case for why the Flex option is required for their project. Generally, Flex grants should be used to for research projects that observe behavior or participation rates over time or are seasonal in nature (festivals, religious activities). Flex grants may also be used to complete teaching or combined teaching/research activities that require follow-up visits. Flex applicants should submit possible courses for consideration and/or cite all research locations in their applications.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
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
Activity Type
Professional Project

A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.


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
Career Profile

Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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