This award is intended for applicants whose research projects are historical or contemporary in focus, comparative or regional in scope, or based on data collected in several countries. The project must be conducted in two or more countries of the region for applications to be considered. Projects that involve collaboration with host country colleagues and institutions, and that will contribute to cooperation among countries of the region, are particularly encouraged. Projects may be undertaken in the following areas of the Middle East and North Africa: Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories (West Bank), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.
Please note the following if interested in Egypt: The Binational Fulbright Commission, the U.S. Embassy, and The Department of State expect to reopen the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in academic year 2018-2019. Final awards for 2018-2019 are contingent upon medical clearance, clearance by the Government of Egypt, the availability of funds, and the security situation in country. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to Egypt is accepting applications for 2019-2020.