Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program – Post-Doctoral Research Grant
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
- 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: (All documents must be submitted online by no later than August 28, 2021. Please carefully read the Application Guidelines)
- 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.
- 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|
|August 28, 2021||Deadline for submitting online applications|
|September 2021 – December 2021||Application Review|
|January 2022||Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants)|
|February 2022||Official Nomination/Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email)|
|March/April 2022||Post-Nomination Orientation (Only for Nominated Semi-Finalists: Principals and Alternates)|
|July 2022||Pre-Departure Orientation (Only for Nominated Semi-Finalists: Principals)|
|August 2022 – May 2023||Departure Date (Only for Finalist Candidates)|