Events And Opportunities

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in the Arabian Peninsula

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is currently accepting applications for grants to begin in 2018-19. U.S. Scholars to the region immerse themselves in one of the most dynamic cultural and social landscapes in the world, contributing to the region's legacy of excellence in scholarship through a wide range of awards. We encourage you to explore the awards in the countries below, and Contact Us at MiddleEastNorthAfrica@iie.org with any questions.

Bahrain: Applicants sought in educational administration and teacher education, and business and economics. An All Disciplines award is also available for scholars of any specialization. Grant lengths of 10 months.

Kuwait: Applications accepted in Multiple Disciplines; preferred specializations include but are not limited to American history and literature, communications/journalism, educational leadership. Grant lengths of 10 months, or Flex.

Oman: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of five or 10 months.

Qatar: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of five or 10 months.

Saudi Arabia: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of three to 10 months, or Flex.

United Arab Emirates: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of 10 months for applicants with a teaching component; three to nine months, or Flex for applicants conducting research-only.

During their grant period, Scholars in the 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.

Applicants may also want to consider the Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program (8475-MC) for projects that require research in two or more countries in the region.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2017.
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