Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12371-SA
Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Saudi Arabia
Middle East and North Africa

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Award Details
Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars to 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.  Teaching as a component of the exchange, where appropriate, is encouraged but not required

There are no requirements for a teaching/research ratio, as this depends on the interests of and agreement between the scholar and the host institution. However, the applicant should plan to engage in the university community of the host institution. In addition to the research caseload, the scholar should plan to supervise students, give lectures, work with student clubs where applicable, and engage with other faculty within his or her host institution department.  

For teaching grants, there are no requirements for teaching load, but the most common in-classroom teaching load is two to 20 hours per week, in addition to significant engagement outside of the classroom. 

More information about teaching and/or research proposals 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 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

Academic terms are September through June. All dates can vary up to two weeks, and the calendar may be adjusted around the Islamic calendar and holidays. One-semester awards are possible. Grants must be completed between September 2022 and June 2023.

Locations

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
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 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
Research
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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
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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) 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.

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
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7700

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