Scholar-In-Residence Program: Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon


Program Goal

This program sends scholars and professionals from Egypt and other countries to universities in the United States to internationalize the institutions’ campuses and curricula.  Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) participants typically spend three to ten months teaching and consulting in area studies programs, in interdisciplinary programs that focus on global issues, or in courses where participation of a foreign scholar can provide a cross-cultural or international perspective.  Preference is given to institutions that infrequently host visiting scholars and that serve student populations underrepresented in international exchange programs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Egyptian citizenship; holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible.
  • Scholar preferably holding Ph.D. with relevant teaching experience in the field requested by the U.S. host institution with specialization in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Minimal or no prior experience living in the United States.
  • Credentials and ability to achieve the goals of the host institution.

Program Duration/Dates

9 months (08/21/2018 – 05/25/2019)

Grant Benefits:

  • International travel for grantee
  • Living stipend
  • Health benefits coverage
  • Other allowances


In AY2018-2019 the Commission is entertaining applications on behalf of the below U.S. institution:

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon

Eligible Field: History

Program Duration/Dates: 9 months (August 21, 2018 – May 25, 2019)

Special Eligibility Criteria:

–  Ph.D. with relevant teaching experience is preferred

Special Notes:

  • Lewis & Clark College seeks a historian on the Middle East to extend course offerings related to MENA studies. In Fall 2018, the Scholar-in-Residence will teach a lower-level history course on the country or region to which the scholar’s research is focused. In Spring 2019, the scholar will teach a lower-level survey on the history of the Modern Middle East and an upper-level course on the scholar’s area of specialty.
  • The visiting scholar will also be invited to contribute guest teaching in MENA program core courses.
  • The visiting scholar will participate in History and MENA program faculty meetings and retreats to advise on how Lewis & Clark College might best plan and integrate history courses within the MENA program and MENA-themed courses within the history program.
  • The scholar will work with MENA faculty and Lewis & Clark college administrators, including the Dean of the College and the Director of Overseas and Off Campus Programs, in the possible development of a program in the scholar’s home country.
  • The scholar will also participate in the college’s annual Middle East Studies symposium scheduled for spring 2019 and will give at least one public lecture on his or her area of research that will be co-sponsored by the history department and MENA program.
  • In addition to the above duties, the S-I-R will conduct one-on-one meetings with students and advise them on their course reading and research projects. The scholar will also meet with students of the Arabic Language Club and participate in the annual International Fair. The scholar may also be invited to serve as a faculty advisor or reader for a senior honors thesis in history and/or for independent capstone projects in the MENA minor.

AY2018-2019 Scholar-in-Residence Program

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