Fulbright U.S. Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at Egyptian institutions. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals to engage in short-term collaborative 2- to 6-week projects at universities and other institutions in Egypt. Project activities focus on the developmental needs of institutions. Personal research is not funded by the Specialist program.
Fulbright Specialist projects provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with their Egyptian professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning, and a variety of other activities in agriculture, engineering, humanities, mathematics, science and technology, and the social sciences. Project activities may include:
- Conducting needs assessments, institutional or programmatic research
- Taking part in specialized academic programs and conferences
- Consulting with administrators and instructors of post-secondary institutions on faculty development
- Presenting lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels
- Participating in or leading seminars or workshops at Egyptian institutions
- Developing and/or assessing academic curricula or educational materials
- Conducting teacher-training programs at the tertiary levels
Note: It is important to note that, due to the suspension of the U.S. Fulbright Program to Egypt for academic year 2017-2018, requested travel dates may not begin earlier than Summer/Fall 2018. Potential applicants should check periodically with the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt regarding the status of the program.
Application Requirements and Procedures
- The requested American Scholar must be registered in an online roster maintained by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).
- U.S. faculty and professionals may apply to the roster by visiting: https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/eligibility-specialists/
- Roster candidates are peer-reviewed and approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
- The Specialist must be a U.S. citizen resident in the United States at the time that the grant is approved.
- Alumni of other programs, including the Fulbright Program, may apply. Preference is generally given to candidates with the most relevant professional experience.
- Egyptian institutions wishing to host a Specialist must submit project request forms to the Commission at least three months prior to the requested arrival date of the scholar. An institution may submit:
- A named Request: the institution identifies the scholar whom it would like to host.
- An unnamed Request: the institution identifies the field of specialization in which it would like to host a Specialist and describes the activities to be pursued.
- International travel and honorarium are provided by CIES.
- Lodging, meals, and local transportation are provided by the host institution