Fulbright Scholar Program

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Fulbright Scholar Award

TEFL/English Language

Palestinian Territories (West Bank)
Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars activities related to capacity building in English language programs, TEFL/TESOL field, favoring a focus on the below activities:

• Teach undergraduate and graduate English Language courses, with an emphasis on English language teacher training
• Support the development of new and expanding programs and curricula, material development, community engagement projects in support of academic objectives, testing and evaluation and program design and implementation
• Conduct training programs and workshops for English language instructors
• Assist with student teacher advising, provide tutorials, supervise student practica and participate in seminars
• Consult on the development of B.A. and M.A. programs at host institution
• Final activities and courses to be determined in consultation with host institution 

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

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • 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
Five to 10 Months
Award Dates
  • Five-month grants may begin in either August 2022 or January 2023
  • 10-month grants should begin in August 2022.
Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Special Features

All American grantees researching, studying, or teaching in Jerusalem and the West Bank must live within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem (including East Jerusalem), or any major city within Area A of the West Bank:

  • Ramallah
  • Jericho
  • Bethlehem (including Beit Jala and Beit Sahour)
  • Hebron
  • Nablus
  • Tul Karem
  • Jenin

Grantees are advised to find lodging in the above mentioned locations. The location of all proposed residences must be individually reviewed and approved by the regional security officer (RSO) of the U.S. Embassy’s Palestinian Affairs Unit. The grantee must share their contact information and their home address as soon as they obtain it.

Due to security concerns, grantees are advised against from hitchhiking or using public buses in Israel and the West Bank. Renting a car is allowed, as is the use of private and service taxi cabs and the light rail in Jerusalem depending on local security conditions.

Grantees must obtain a cell phone and register their cell phone number with the Palestinian Affairs Unit of the U.S. Embassy. While in the West Bank and Jerusalem, grantees must be reachable by Embassy officials at all times. Grantees who are traveling outside of Jerusalem, the West Bank, or Israel must notify Embassy officials in advance of their trip. It is suggested that grantees obtain an additional phone/SIM card dedicated for West Bank travel such as Jawwal, as some Israeli carriers are unreliable in the Palestinian territories.

Grantees must agree to refrain from or modify their travel to certain parts of the West Bank, or the West Bank in its entirety, if the U.S. Embassy Emergency Action Committee determines that such travel is unsafe. If there are changes to the travel policy, the Palestinian Affairs Unit will coordinate notification to the grantees and notify the RSO. Grantees may not travel to the Gaza Strip under any conditions.

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
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) 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.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

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
Up To 2
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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