January 25, 2011

Fulbright Scholar Program in Science and Technology for Africa and Middle East (DISCONTINUED)

Fulbright Scholar Program in Science and Technology

Course(s) Offered: Science, Technology, related fields
Course Level: Graduate (Ph.D)
Provider: CIES (Council for International Exchange of Scholars)
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED
(see Previous Programs on official site via link below)

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).

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.

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

Participating Institutions
Several selected higher educational institutions in the U.S.

Fields of study
Each of the selected U.S. institutions will host a cohort composed of five scholars in one of the following five fields:
  • Science and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental /Earth Sciences
  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Information Technology
The programs will be held in the fall of 2011.

Number of awards
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.

Sponsorship duration
The whole duration of the program

Scholarship benefits
To support both institutional and scholar participation in this program, the following funding will be provided:

Host institutions
  • Universities will receive $5,000 per scholar to help cover administrative costs.
  • Host institutions will be reimbursed up to $4,500 per scholar for housing and up to $1,000 per scholar for lab fees or expenses associated with access to university resources.
Scholars
  • Participants will receive stipend payments directly from CIES to cover meals, local travel and other incidentals and a professional allowance.
  • CIES will provide all scholars with medical coverage for the duration of the grant period, as required for J visa recipients.
  • Travel from the grantees’ home countries to the orientation in Washington, D.C., from Washington, D.C. to the host institution, and at the end of the program from their host institutions to their home countries will be arranged by CIES staff.
Method of Application
For the Institutional Proposal Cover Sheet AND Host institution Guidelines; see the Proposal Form and Guidelines page.

You may download application forms from the official website (link below)

DEADLINES:
All applications to this program must be received NOT LATER than February 1st, 2011.

PLEASE NOTE:
This program, for reasons which are yet to be made public, has since been discontinued by the United States government. Other Fulbright programs have also been developed.

Contact
Please send inquires and proposals to MENAST@iie.org

Application Deadline: 1 February 2011
Open to International students: Yes (ONLY Middle East & North Africans)

More Scholarship Information And Application

Related: Scholarships in Science & Technology for International Students

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