Scholar-In-Residence Program

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Program Goal
Through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program (S-I-R), U.S. colleges and universities collaborate with scholars from Egypt and other countries to assist in internationalizing U.S. campuses, curriculum and communities. Fulbright S-I-Rs teach primarily on the undergraduate level in their areas of expertise and provide a cross-cultural or international perspective to promote curriculum and program development. Their activities typically enhance the institution’s international/global studies programs, interdisciplinary course/program offerings and broaden international cooperation. In addition, Fulbright S-I-Rs are expected to engage in on-campus and community activities in various ways throughout the program’s duration. S-I-R grants are for either one semester or an academic year.

In AY2023-2024, the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) is accepting applications on behalf of the below U.S. institution:

DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana http://www.depauw.edu/

Discipline: Humanities

Specialization: Global Studies

Program Duration/Dates: 10 months (August 2023 – May 2024)

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Egyptian citizenship.
  • Scholar holding Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline, an active research project on a global topic, and at least two years teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Credentials and ability to achieve the goals of the host institution.
  • Applicants must reside in Egypt, starting from the application process and throughout the selection, placement and pre-departure processes.
  • Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the 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 and applicants are not eligible to apply.
  • Note: Scholar candidates are excluded if they have had extensive and prolonged academic activities in the United States during the past five years.

Required Documents: (All documents must be uploaded to the online application by no later than January 15, 2023. Please carefully read the application instructions)

  • Online Application
  • CV with clear contact information
  • Ph.D. certificate in English
  • Three recommendation letters (Important: one recommendation letter must be from the applicant’s home institution stating that the applicant will receive leave of absence if selected for the Fulbright grant)
  • Scanned copy of the original valid National ID
  • Personal Photo
  • Scanned copies of any previous U.S. J1 or J2 visas (if applicable)

Grant Benefits

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

Special Notes

  • DePauw University seeks a scholar from the MENA region to teach one course per semester in the new Global Studies Fellows Program (GSFP), work with GSFP student(s) on a research project, and collaborate with a DePauw mentor (a tenure-track faculty member) to organize: 1) an interdisciplinary global learning faculty and staff reading group (Fall semester); 2) a global learning pedagogy workshop (Spring semester); 3) an end-of-year presentation of GSFP student-faculty research projects (Spring semester) and; 4) give public talks at Putnam County Library and Wabash College.
  • The scholar will teach one course per semester: an “Introduction to Global Studies” course and an upper-division GSFP course in the scholar’s area of academic expertise. The former is a new course, and the scholar will participate in its development by creating a teaching module for it.
  • The scholar will also help shape the program by co-organizing a global learning pedagogy workshop (open to all Great Lakes College Association schools) and a global learning reading group for DePauw faculty and staff members. The scholar will also mentor students through a student-faculty research project, by co-organizing a presentation of GSFP student-faculty research, and by working with leaders of student groups to support DePauw’s internationalization efforts (e.g., International Education Week events).
  • The scholar will meet a variety of faculty and staff members. As a non-voting member of the GSFP Steering Committee, the scholar will also meet a cadre of DePauw faculty members with shared research and teaching interests in global learning. Since the GSFP will be affiliated with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Prindle Institute for Ethics, the scholar will also interact with administrators, faculty, and students who are part of these programs. The scholar will also be invited to all DePauw faculty events.
  • In addition to the on-campus activities, the scholar will be invited to give two public talks in the local community. The Putnam County Public Library in Greencastle, Indiana, will arrange for a talk on a global topic related to the scholar’s academic expertise in the Fall of 2023. Wabash College will also invite the scholar to give a public lecture and to meet with Wabash faculty members and students for a reception or dinner to help facilitate connections.

AY2023-2024 Program Timeline

December 1, 2022 Program announcement
January 15, 2023 Deadline for submitting online applications with all supporting documents
January 2023 Application review
January/February 2023 Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants)
April/May 2023 Official Nomination/Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email)
Post Nomination Orientation (Only for semi-finalist and alternate candidates)
June/July 2023 Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) (Only for semi-finalists)
August/September 2023 Departure Date (Only for selected applicants who successfully completed all the above stages and all program pre-departure requirements)

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