Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)
The Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program will bring young faculty members from Egypt to U.S. institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities in the fields of Renewable Energy and Engineering, Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and Public Health. During this 10-week program, faculty members will be introduced to new teaching and research methods, observe classes, attend seminars, and develop linkages with American faculty through weekly mentoring sessions. On-going community engagement with university-identified host families, volunteers, or others in the broader local community will facilitate the scholars’ participation in outreach activities, including visits to historical sites and attendance at cultural events. While introduction to new research methods in the scholars’ disciplines does constitute one component of the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program, the program is not intended to provide a venue for individual research projects.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
- Build higher education capacity in Egypt through faculty development and mentoring for junior faculty members.
- Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Egyptian and U.S. academics.
- Promote mutual understanding between Egyptians and Americans by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community.
Grants are not for the principal purpose of:
- Attending conferences
- Completing doctoral dissertations
- Travel and consultation at multiple institutions, or
- Clinical medical research involving patient contact (not permissible)
Eligible Fields (Applicants from Egypt can only apply in one of the following fields):
- Renewable Energy and Engineering (Solar, Wind, Hydro-electric, Biofuel, Geothermal): Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering as related specifically to Renewable Energy (does not include Petroleum or Nuclear energy/engineering fields).
- Public Health: Epidemiology, Nutritional Science, Health Care Administration, Family and Community Health, Occupational Health.
- TEFL/Linguistics: TEFL, TESOL, Linguistics (does not include literature, American literature, American studies).
- Resident and citizen of Egypt. (Must submit a scanned copy of the original valid National ID).
- U.S. citizens and holders of U.S. green cards/passports are ineligible.
- Full-time faculty status at an Egyptian university or other institution of higher learning in Egypt (must be a degree granting institution, offering at least a bachelor’s degree).
- Must be residing in Egypt at the time of application submission and throughout the interview and selection phases leading up to the date of departure.
- MA/MS degree and at least five years of university-level teaching experience, OR a Ph.D. and no more than five years of university-level teaching experience. MA/MS holders who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program must possess at least three years of university-level teaching experience.
- Proficiency in English sufficient to effectively carry out grant activities in the United States. Although a TOEFL score is not required, applicants must possess a strong command of the English language.
- Commitment to classroom teaching and desire to strengthen teaching and leadership skills.
- Scholar’s academic focus must be in one of the program’s offered academic discipline cohorts.
Important: The Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers. Copying someone else’s writing, whether from the Internet, from a book or from a friend is considered plagiarism. Any quoted words or sentences should include a citation. An applicant who is found to have plagiarized in any form (including unintentional or accidental plagiarism) in his or her application will be disqualified. For further information about plagiarism and citation, please click on the following link: https://fulbright-egypt.org/resources/
- Administrative stipend.
- Travel allowance and professional development funds.
- Furnished, individual apartment-style housing.
- Travel and accommodations for a re-entry workshop to be hosted in Washington, D.C.
- Round-trip international travel to the U.S.
- Accident and sickness health benefit coverage for the duration of the program.
Dependents including spouses and children cannot accompany the scholar to the U.S. for this program.
Important Application Information:
- A complete application will require completing the online application form in addition to uploading supplementary documents.
- To ensure you submit a complete application, please read and follow the application instructions and supplementary guidelines carefully.
- You are not required to complete the application in one sitting; please make note of your login and password so you can return to the application.
- Once you submit the application, you are no longer allowed to make any changes to your information. Please review and proofread the entire application before submission.
Preference will be given to applicants without significant recent experience in the U.S.