Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program – Post-Doctoral Research Grant


Program Goal

Provides opportunities for Egyptian post-doctoral faculty members in all fields to conduct research at U.S. institutions.

Grant Duration: three to nine months.

All Fields are Eligible

Eligibility Criteria

  • Egyptian citizenship
  • Currently residing in Egypt; applicants must reside in Egypt starting from the application process and throughout the selection, placement and pre-departure processes.
  • Full-time academic faculty member of an Egyptian university or research institute/center.
  • Ph.D. is required.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the application, assessment, and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures.
  • The following persons and their immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) are ineligible to apply during and for a period ending one year following the termination of such employment: employees of the U.S. Department of State; local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees at organizations implementing exchange programs for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State; as well as Board Members or staff of a Fulbright Commission or their families (up to fourth kin).
  • U.S. citizens and green card holders are not eligible to apply.


  • Preference will be given to applicants without recent prior significant experience in the U.S. and/or overseas.
  • Scholars applying in medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, psychological counseling and dentistry fields should be aware that their research cannot include clinical studies.

Required Documents

  • Online Application
  • Project Statement and Bibliography
  • Ph.D. certificate in English
  • Three recommendation letters
  • CV with clear contact information
  • Letter of support from home institution
  • Scanned copy of the original valid National ID
  • Scanned copies of any previous U.S. J1 or J2 visas (if applicable)
  • Personal Photo

Important: The Fulbright Egyptian Scholar 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/. All content in applications must be the applicant’s original contribution and his/her own intellectual property. Having someone else write or contribute to the writing of an individual’s application, either fully or partially, does not uphold the standards of integrity expected of Fulbrighters and may result in the ineligibility of your application.

Grant Benefits

  • Stipend
  • Professional and excess baggage allowances
  • Health benefits coverage

Note:  International travel is not covered by the grant and is normally provided by the grantee’s home institution.

AY2022-2023 Program Timeline

February 1, 2021 Program Announcement
September 25, 2021 Deadline for submitting online applications
September 2021 – December 2021 Application Review
January 2022 Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants)
February/March 2022 Official Nomination/Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email)
March/April 2022 Post-Nomination Orientation (Only for semi-finalist candidates)
July 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation (Only for principal semi-finalists)
August 2022 – May 2023 Departure Date (Only for selected applicants who successfully completed all above stages)


Apply now to the AY2022-2023 Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program - Post-Doctoral Research Grant

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Email: scholar@bfce.eun.eg
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