Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12373-TC
Fulbright Scholar Award

Multiple Disciplines (Research)

United Arab Emirates
Middle East and North Africa

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Award Details
Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars to conduct research activities. The student body is highly engaged and appreciates robust intellectual debate. As a Fulbright researcher you will have the opportunity to engage with well resourced institutions, and a highly diverse academic community to push the boundaries of your chosen field. 

Awardees can conduct research in any area of specialization, assist in developing the research capabilities of your host institution, and advise student research. Post will also provide opportunities for the awardee to share their expertise with local audiences and/or the media. In rare cases, final selectees may be asked to add a teaching component to their research proposal.

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

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to ten months
Award Dates

Host institutions can only host scholars based on the academic year. The academic year in the UAE is from September to June. The calendar may be adjusted around Islamic holidays.

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 two to 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;
  • 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
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Accounting/Finance
Agriculture
American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art History
Arts
Astronomy
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Culinary Arts
Dance
Drama/Theater
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Fashion
Film/Cinema Studies
Geology
Information Sciences/Systems
International Relations
Journalism
Law
Library Science
Linguistics
Materials Sciences
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Museum Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nutrition
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
TEFL
Tourism
Urban Planning
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. Scholars who apply for the Flex award are ineligible for the Regional Travel Program.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Research
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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.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Mid-Career Academics
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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
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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 2
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7700

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