Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12372-TS
Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Tunisia
Middle East and North Africa

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Award Details
Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars to teach full-time, conduct a combination of teaching and research (either at the same time or split semester by semester), or conduct a professional project in any discipline. 

Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is possible. Applicants should suggest courses for consideration in their proposals and be in touch with the university where they intend to teach. Tunisian university classes are generally two hours long and have approximately 30-100 students. Applicants should expect to teach at least 4.5 hours per week. Activities and courses will be finalized in consultation with the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the host institution. 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.

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.

Scholars selected for this award will be required 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 anytime starting September 2022. Grantees coming for the full academic year are encouraged to arrive in early September to participate in the in-country orientation and prepare for the academic year.

Locations

Placements are possible in a wide range of locations across Tunisia.  Recent placements (of Fulbrighters and other State Department-funded educators) have occurred at universities in Tunis, Manouba, Sousse, Gabes, and Beja.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange an affiliation prior to submitting their application. Please contact U.S. Embassy Tunis Cultural Affairs Specialist Mehdi Darghouth (DarghouthM@state.gov) for assistance in establishing communication with possible host institutions.

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 two to 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 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
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. Scholars who apply for the Flex award are ineligible for the Regional Travel Program.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Professional Project
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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.

Teaching
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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.

Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Career Profile
Artists
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Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics
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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
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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.

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

Senior Academics
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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
Up To 3
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7700

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