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1- Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program
2- Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program
3- Scholar-In-Residence (SIR)
 

 
Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program Guidelines
 
 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The 2017 Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program will bring young professors 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 July 5 through September 13, 2017. During this 10 week program, professors 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 professors’ 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.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

OBJECTIVES


  • Build higher education capacity in Egypt through faculty development and mentoring for junior professors.

  • Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Egyptian and U.S. academics.

  • Promote mutual understanding between Egyptians and Americans by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community.

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

  • Resident and citizen of Egypt.

  • U.S. citizens and holders of U.S. green cards/passports are ineligible.

  • Full-time Egyptian faculty member 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).

  • 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.

  • Minimum of MA/MS degree with at least five years of university-level teaching experience, or a PhD and no more than five years of university-level teaching experience after having received the PhD degree.

  • MA/MS degree holders currently enrolled in a doctoral program must possess at least three years of university-level teaching experience.
  • Excellent command of English.

  • Commitment to classroom teaching and desire to strengthen teaching and leadership skills.

  • Scholar’s academic focus must be in one of the program’s offered academic discipline cohorts.

  • Must be available to travel to the United States and participate for the duration of the program July 5 – September 13, 2017.

  • Egyptian government officials are ineligible.

Preference will be given to applicants without significant experience in the United States.

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 airfare to the U.S.

  • Accident and sickness insurance for the duration of the study program.


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

2017 PROGRAM

The deadline to apply is DECEMBER 1, 2016

Important Application Information

  • The application form will require personal information and a written statement of up to 3 pages in length.

  • To ensure you submit a complete application, please follow the instructions carefully.

  • You are not required to complete the application in one sitting; please make note of your login and password so you can return to the application.

  • Once you submit the application, you are no longer allowed to make any changes to your information. You will be asked to provide information including, but not limited to:

- Your preferred discipline-based cohort (Applicants may apply for one cohort only).

- Educational background.

- Current C.V.

- An explanation of how your participation in this program would benefit you and your institution as a whole.

- How you plan to implement what you will gain from this program upon returning to Egypt.

- Three letters of reference (academic or professional, not personal).

Information Sessions will be held at the Fulbright Commission Office as follows: (21 Amer Street, Messaha, Dokki – Giza)

  • Tuesday October 4, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Monday October 17, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Monday, November 7, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Attendance is by prior registration only through contacting:

usteam@bfce.eun.eg


For additional information please contact:

usteam@bfce.eun.eg

 
 

 
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Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program
 
 

PROGRAM GOAL:

  

 

Provides opportunities for Egyptian post-doctoral faculty members to conduct research at American institutions and for arts management professionals and academics to conduct academic research in the field of arts management. 

 

GRANT DURATION: three to nine months.

 

 

ELIGIBLE FIELDS:  ALL fields are eligible with the EXCEPTION of medical fields including clinical research.

 

GRANT TYPES:

 

·      Research Grants:  For scholars in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences to conduct academic research at American institutions.

 

·      Arts Management Grants:   Professionals and academics in the field of Arts

     Management and administration to conduct academic research at American

     institutions.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

·         Egyptian citizenship; holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are

      ineligible

·         Academic staff of an Egyptian university or research institute/center 

·         Professional and academic staff in the field of Arts Management,

      holding    an academic position at an Egyptian university or managerial

      or administrative position in artistic institution e.g. museum, library, arts or

      cultural center/Institute, or working/institute, etc... 

·         PH.D. for research grants

·         B.A. or B.Sc. MFA or Ph.D. for Arts Management grants

·         Excellent command of English

 

 

GRANT BENEFITS:

 

·         Stipend

·         Professional and excess baggage allowances

·    Dependent allowance   

·         Medical insurance

 

Note:  International travel is normally provided by grantee’s home institution.

 

 

AY2017-2018 PROGRAM:

 

·         Announcement:  April  8,2016

·         Application: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/

·         Guidelines   For AY2016-2017

·         Deadline:  July 14, 2016

·         Personal Interviews:  November and December, 2016

 

In-House Information Sessions:  April 19, May 17 and June 14, 11:00-

13:00. Attendance is by prior registration only through contacting dgaafar@bfce.eun.eg

 

 

For additional information please contact dgaafar@bfce.eun.eg

 
 

 
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Scholar-In-Residence (SIR)
 
 

PROGRAM GOAL: 

Sends scholars and professionals from Egypt and other countries to universities in the United States to internationalize the institutions’ campuses and curricula.  Scholars in Residence typically spend three to ten months teaching and consulting in area studies programs, in interdisciplinary programs that focus on global issues, or in courses where participation of a foreign scholar can provide a cross-cultural or international perspective.  Preference is given to institutions that infrequently host visiting scholars and that serve student populations underrepresented in international exchange programs.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

·         Egyptian citizenship; holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible.

·         English language proficiency.

·         Minimal or no prior experience living in the United States.

·         Credentials and ability to achieve the goals of the host institution.

 

 

GRANT BENEFITS:

 

·         International travel for grantee and dependent (when applicable).

·         Stipend

·         Medical insurance

·         Other allowances

 

Note:  Host institutions often offer cost-sharing benefits (e.g., salary supplement, accommodations).

 

 

AY2016-2017 PROGRAM:

·         Announcement: TBD

·         Guidelines  For AY2015-2016

·         Application: Will be available by the time of the announcement

·         Deadline:  TBD

·         Personal Interviews: TBD

 

For full university proposals and/or additional information please contact

egteam@bfce.eun.eg

 
 

 
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