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 2020. 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?

-Iraqi citizens, residents of Iraq now and throughout the application process.

- Full-time Iraqi university faculty member who possess, 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 eight years of teaching experience.

- Committed to classroom teaching and a desire to strengthen teaching and leadership skills.

- Possess a high proficiency in written and oral English (recommended minimum TOEFL score of 500).

- Must not have applied or be planning to apply for a U.S. green card or asylum status.

- Applicants cannot be dual citizens of the U.S. and Iraq.

- Able to travel to and remain in the U.S. during the dedicated grant period of June through September 2020.

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December 01st, 2019