The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

                                                         The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce the opening of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program competition for 2019. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, this program is a ten-week non-degree professional and faculty development program to send to the U.S. 25 junior Iraqi scholars. Grantees will be selected from the following disciplines: Business Administration and Economics, TEFL/Linguistics, Engineering, Science and technology.

 Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be Iraqi citizens, currently resident in Iraq, and committed to returning there upon completion of the grant.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to classroom teaching and a desire to strengthen teaching and leadership skills.
  • Scholar’s academic focus must be in one of the program’s offered academic discipline cohorts.
  • Applicants must be able to travel to and remain in the U.S. during the dedicated grant period of June through September 2019.
  • Eligible candidates should possess a high proficiency in written and oral English (recommended minimum TOEFL score of 500).
  • Applicants must not have applied or been planning to apply for a U.S. green card or asylum status. Applicants cannot be dual citizens of the U.S. and Iraq.
  • Applicants must be a full-time Iraqi university faculty member who possesses, at a minimum, a master’s degree and at least three years of university-level teaching experience or a Ph.D. and no more than seven years of teaching experience.

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November 25, 2018