Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program


Program Goal

Provides fully funded opportunities for American faculty members, artists, and independent scholars to teach and/or conduct research at universities or research institutions in Egypt for 3 – 9 months.

Grant Types

  • Teaching,
  • Research, or
  • Combined Teaching/Research Grants

Awards for Egypt

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. citizenship: Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent residence is not sufficient.
  • Residency abroad: Applicants who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the application deadline are ineligible. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year constitutes a full year.
  • Academic/professional requirements: Award descriptions specify where a Ph.D., other terminal degree, or comparable professional qualifications are required. Evidence of scholarly research and/or a teaching record in the proposed project’s field of specialization is required.
  • Language requirements: All teaching will be in English; additional language proficiency is not required for teaching grants. For research grants, Arabic or other applicable language proficiency sufficient to complete the research project is required; applicants must complete the language proficiency evaluation. For applicants without Arabic or other applicable language proficiency, feasibility of conducting research in English must be demonstrated in the proposal.
  • Prior Fulbright Scholar Awards: Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar award are eligible to apply for another award two years after the date of completion of the previous award. Recipients of a Fulbright Specialist Program grant are not required to adhere to the two-year waiting period before applying for a Fulbright Scholar award. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Scholar award.
  • Department of State employees and their immediate family: Employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of the Fulbright Commission in Egypt, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and of public or private organizations under contract to the U.S. Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright award until one year after termination of such employment.

Grant Benefits

  • International travel allowance
  • Stipend
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Furnished accommodations
  • Dependent allowances
  • Health benefits coverage
  • Other allowances

AY2025-2026 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

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Contact Information

For further information please contact: usteam@bfce.eun.eg
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