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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10475-MC

Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program

  • Multi-country
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestinian Territories (West Bank)
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
Global
Middle East and North Africa

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct research in two or more countries within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Scholars must be approved for research in at least two countries in order to receive the award. Final awards are contingent upon each host country approval and clearance by host countries, as appropriate.

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.
Grant Length
Three to nine months; Flex grants comprised of two to three-month long segments conducted over two consecutive years are also possible (see "Flex Option" for details).
Grant Dates

Grants may begin anytime after August 1, 2020.

Locations

Any appropriate institutions in two or more of the following locations in the Middle East and North Africa: Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and West Bank.

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;
  • 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 appropriate disciplines
Number of Grants
Up to three
Activity
Research
Category
Open to all levels of scholars, including early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Kaitlin Jewett
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
415-362-6520 x5880

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