Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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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
Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Grant Activity

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

Grant Length
Three to nine months; For Flex grants, see Flex Description.
Grant Dates

Grants may begin anytime after August 1, 2021.


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
Flex Description

The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host region. 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 disciplines
Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Up To 3
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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