Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Multiple Disciplines

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars to teach undergraduate or graduate level courses, conduct research, or carry out a combination of teaching and research activities.

For proposals that include a teaching component, applicants should suggest courses for consideration in their proposal based on their expertise and experience. The typical Algerian university class is generally two hours long, meets once per week, and is comprised of an average of 60-150 students per class. Applicants should expect to teach 6 to 10 hours per week. Activities and courses will be finalized in consultation with the U.S. Embassy and host institution. Researchers will be expected to teach a 4 to 6 hours class per semester at the very least. Algeria can be a very rewarding teaching experience for motivated, flexible, and adventurous scholars. 

While research-only proposals are welcomed, grantees may be asked to teach at least one course. This will be determined at a later stage after selection.

More information about teaching and/or research proposals available here.


Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • 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 and Period

3-10 months

Grants typically begin in October. If possible, grantees are encouraged to arrive mid-September to participate in the in-country orientation, finalize lodging arrangements and settle-in, and prepare for the academic year.

Teaching components must correspond with the length of the Algerian academic semester. The academic year in Algeria is from October to July, with administrators reporting in September, and includes three terms: October through December, January through March, and April through early-July. There are two two-week breaks in the winter and spring, and the calendar may be adjusted around Islamic holidays. Applicants applying for a 10-month grant will need to teach three full semesters. 

Locations Text

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has requested scholars for the following institutions:

Note: Applicants are encouraged to arrange an affiliation if possible. Please contact Cultural Affairs Officer Adam Sigelman at SigelmanAH@state.gov or Cultural Affairs Assistant Nadia Ouhenia at ouhenianx@state.gov at the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers for assistance in establishing communication with possible host institutions.

Flex Option
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 or 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
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Creative Writing
Environmental Sciences
History, American
Information Sciences/Systems
Literature, American
Urban Planning/Studies
Areas of Interest

The University of Science and Technology and the National School of Information Technology seek candidates in the following fields:

  • Science and technology
  • Agricultural sciences (taught in French or Arabic)
  • Information and computer science (taught in French, Arabic and English at few institutions)

For more information on specific school and institutional needs, please contact Adam Sigelman, Cultural Affairs Officer, at SigelmanAH@state.gov or Nadia Ouhenia, Cultural Affairs Specialist, at ouhenianx@state.gov.

Special Features

During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 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
Activity Type

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 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.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics

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

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

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 3
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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