Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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11374-TC

All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)

United Arab Emirates
Middle East and North Africa

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Award Details
Grant Activity

The UAE offers an exciting and highly dynamic environment to teach and conduct research. The student body is highly engaged and appreciates robust intellectual debate.  As a Fulbright visiting professor or researcher you will have the opportunity to engage with well resourced institutions, and a highly diverse academic community to push the boundries of your chosen field. 

Awardess can teach/lecture undergraduate courses and/or conduct research in any area of specialization. Advise faculty on curriculum development and program design, and advise student research. Post will also provide opportunities for the awardee to share their expertise with local audiences and/or the media.

Grant Length
Four to ten months
Grant Dates

Grants should begin in September 2021. Also, see the Flex description below.

Locations

Any appropriate UAE institution. Applicants are strongly encouraged but not required to arrange an affiliation prior to submitting their application. Applicants may consider the following institutions and are welcome to develop their own institutional relationships:

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;
  • 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.

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.

All disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Projects with high levels of community engagement will receive priority consideration.

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. 

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity
Teaching
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Professionals
Academics, all levels including early career
Postdoctoral
Number of Grants
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-686-4000

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