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Fulbright Cultural Exchange Program for Egyptian Junior Faculty Members in the US (Funded) 2019

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The 2019 Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program will bring young faculty members from Egypt to U.S. institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities in the fields of Renewable Energy and Engineering, Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and Public Health from June 30th through September 8th, 2019. During this 10-week program, faculty members will be introduced to new teaching and research methods, observe classes, attend seminars, and develop linkages with American faculty through weekly mentoring sessions. On-going community engagement with university-identified host families, volunteers, or others in the broader local community will facilitate the scholars’ participation in outreach activities, including visits to historical sites and attendance at cultural events. While introduction to new research methods in the scholars’ disciplines does constitute one component of the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program, the program is not intended to provide a venue for individual research projects.

Objectives

  1. Build higher education capacity in Egypt through faculty development and mentoring for junior faculty members.
  2. Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Egyptian and U.S. academics.
  3. Promote mutual understanding between Egyptians and Americans by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community.

Grants are not for the principal purpose of: 

  • Attending conferences
  • Completing doctoral dissertations
  • Travel and consultation at multiple institutions
  • Clinical medical research involving patient contact (not permissible)

Eligible Fields (Applicants from Egypt can only apply in one of the following fields):

  • Renewable Energy and Engineering (Solar, Wind, Hydro-electric, Biofuel, Geothermal): Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering as related specifically to Renewable Energy (does not include Petroleum or Nuclear energy/engineering fields)
  • Public Health: Epidemiology, Nutritional Science, Health Care Administration, Family and Community Health, Occupational Health.
  • TEFL/Linguistics: TEFL, TESOL, Linguistics (does not include literature, American literature, American studies).

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Resident and citizen of Egypt. (Must submit a scanned copy of the original valid National ID).
  2. U.S. citizens and holders of U.S. green cards/passports are ineligible.
  3. Full-time faculty status at an Egyptian university or other institution of higher learning in Egypt (must be a degree granting institution, offering at least a bachelor’s degree).
  4. Must be residing in Egypt at the time of application submission and throughout the interview and selection phases leading up to the date of departure.
  5. MA/MS degree and at least five years of university-level teaching experience, OR a Ph.D. and no more than five years of university-level teaching experience. MA/MS holders who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program must possess at least three years of university-level teaching experience.
  6. Proficiency in English sufficient to effectively carry out grant activities in the United States. Although a TOEFL score is not required, applicants must possess a strong command of the English language.
  7. Commitment to classroom teaching and desire to strengthen teaching and leadership skills.
  8. Scholar’s academic focus must be in one of the program’s offered academic discipline cohorts.
  9. Must be available to travel to the United States and participate for the duration of the program from June 30th – September 8th, 2019.

Benefits

  • Administrative stipend.
  • Travel allowance and professional development funds.
  • Furnished, individual apartment-style housing.
  • Travel and accommodations for a re-entry workshop to be hosted in Washington, D.C.
  • Round-trip international travel to the U.S.
  • Accident and sickness health benefit coverage for the duration of the program.

Please note that Dependents including spouses and children cannot accompany the scholar to the U.S. for this program.

About Fulbright Egypt

The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt was established in 1949 and is the oldest and largest Fulbright program in the Arab world. It was created through a protocol between the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. State Department. Governed by eight Directors of its Board, there are four Egyptian and four American Board members. Since 1949, nearly 7,000 scholars have been American Fulbrighters in Egypt or Egyptian Fulbrighters in the United States. The Commission’s mandate is to cultivate mutual understanding through educational exchange.

Eligibility

Nationality
Egypt
Country of residence
Egypt
Gender
All
Interest
Health, Cultural Exchange & Languages, Engineering

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents
others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Engineering and Manufacturing, Health and Medical Sciences, Languages and Literature
Educational Level
Master, Ph.D
Required Languages
English
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