Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

TEFL/Applied Linguistics

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars to teach undergraduate or graduate level courses in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or applied linguistics. Applicants should suggest courses for consideration in their proposal. 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 six to ten hours per week. Activities and courses will be finalized in consultation with the U.S. Embassy and host institution. Algeria can be a very rewarding teaching experience for motivated, flexible, and adventurous scholars. More information about teaching proposals available here.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • 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

Six to Ten 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 grants 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. 

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Areas of Interest
  • University of Oran-2,  University of Algiers-2, and University Badji Mokhtar of Annaba seek candidates in TEFL, secondary language acquisition, or applied linguistics.
  • ENS School Algiers seeks candidates in education, applied linguistics, composition, Teaching English to Sutdents of Other Languages (TESOL) and TEFL.
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 (maximum five to fourteen days) to 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. Funding requests for the Regional Travel Program should be directed to the Fulbright Program Office in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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
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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