Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the  Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq 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 Iraq 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 Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq provides participating U.S. host institutions an opportunity to augment internationalization efforts by encouraging faculty engagement and relationship building endeavors with participants from Iraq.

Program objectives include:

  • Build higher education capacity in Iraq through faculty development and mentorship;
  • Foster sustainable collaboration and institutional linkages between Iraqi junior faculty and U.S. academics; and,
  • Promote mutual understanding between Iraqis and Americans by facilitating junior faculty engagement with the broader host campus community.
  • Cohort Disciplines for the 2019 Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq

Four discipline-based cohorts, for a total of 25 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 Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq.

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Linguistics (Seven Participants): TEFL, Linguistics.
  • Business Administration and Economics (Five Participants): Business, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Project Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Science and Technology (Six Participants): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Astronomy and Computer Science.
  • Engineering (Seven Participants): Civil, Architectural, Electrical, Environmental, Chemical, Petroleum, Computer, Network and Electronic Engineering.

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:

Five - Seven participants per cohort

Contact Information - Program Related Questions - Proposal Related questions


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