Egypt

Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Egypt
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Egypt is designed to bring junior faculty in various discipline-based cohorts to the United States for intensive 10-week programs for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities.

The intent of the 10-week program is to equip junior faculty from Egypt with the tools needed to build higher education capacity within their home institutions and advance education for future generations. The program will also provide the foundation for junior faculty and their U.S. hosts to develop sustainable institutional relationships and identify areas of cooperation to foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages.

The Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program provides participating U.S. host institutions an opportunity to augment internationalization efforts by encouraging faculty engagement and relationship building endeavors with faculty members from Egypt.

Program objectives include:

  • Build higher education capacity in Egypt through faculty development and mentorship;
  • Foster sustainable collaboration and institutional linkages between Egyptian junior faculty and U.S. academics; and,
  • Promote mutual understanding between Egyptians and Americans by facilitating junior faculty engagement with the broader host campus community.
  • Cohort Disciplines for the 2019 Junior Faculty Development Program for Egypt

Three discipline-based cohorts, for a total of 18 participants, will spend 10 weeks at selected U.S. host institutions where participants will be introduced to new teaching and research methods, observe classes, attend seminars, and develop linkages with U.S. academics through weekly mentoring sessions. AMIDEAST seeks four host institutions to implement the U.S. Department of State-sponsored Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Egypt.

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Linguistics (Six Participants): TEFL, TESOL, Linguistics (does not include Literature, American Literature, American Studies)
  • Renewable Energy and Engineering (Solar, Wind, Hydro-electric, Biofuel, Geothermal)(Six Participants): 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 (Six Participants): Epidemiology, Nutritional Science, Health Care Administration, Family and Community Health, Occupational Health.

Program components:

  • Orientation session for arriving junior faculty.
  • On-campus academic program designed to advance understanding of new teaching and research techniques and U.S. higher education with an emphasis on teaching methodology, pedagogy, leadership, grant proposal writing, and research methodology.
  • Mentorship by U.S. host institution faculty.
  • Cultural and community engagement activities.

Program Dates:

June 30 - September 8, 2019

Host Institution Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 15, 2018

Number of Participants:

Six participants per cohort

Contact information


JFDP@amideast.org - Program Related Questions

ProposalJFDP@amideast.org - Proposal Related questions