Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program in Science & Technology

Middle East and North Africa Regional Short-Term Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program in Science and Technology

Deadline: Feb 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has announced a competition to identify potential host institutions for the 2011 MENA Regional Short-Term Visiting Scholar Program (MENA S&T). 25 scholars from 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa will receive grants to participate in one of the five discipline-based cohorts. The program’s purposes are to promote faculty development and to build higher education capacity in science and technology fields in the participants’ home countries. The program will lay the foundation for participating scholars and their U.S. hosts to develop long-term institutional relationships and to identify areas of cooperation that can be sustained after the grant period. Each of the selected U.S. institutions will host a cohort composed of five scholars in one of the following five fields:

1. Science and Technology
2. Engineering
3. Environmental /Earth Sciences
4. Agriculture/Food Security
5. Information Technology

The programs will be held in the fall of 2011.

Scholar participants will come from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.