Office of Global Engagement

Seeking Host Campuses for Fulbright Faculty Development Programs: Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, and Lebanon Cohorts

December 4, 2015

Fulbright Scholars Program | Seeking Host Campuses for Fulbright Faculty Development Programs: Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, and Lebanon Cohorts

The Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES) is pleased to invite U.S. campuses to apply to host cohorts of scholars from the
 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq, and the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Programs (JFDP) for Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the 10-week summer programs scheduled for late June through September 2016 are designed to bring junior faculty to the U.S. for faculty development, mentoring and cultural exchange activities. Program components include:                                      

  • Arrival orientation
  •  Academic program focused on teaching methodology, curriculum development, pedagogy, U.S. higher education, research methodology, and grant proposal writing  
  •  Various cultural and community engagement activities
  •   Scholar mentorship by U.S. host institution faculty 


Approximately four to six scholars will be placed in 11 discipline based-cohorts. U.S. host institutions are to submit a proposal to host scholars in one of the below disciplines. 

Fulbright JFDP for Lebanon

Fulbright JFDP for Egypt

Fulbright JFDP for Tunisia

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq

July 6 -  Sept. 14, 2016

July 6 -  Sept. 14, 2016

June 26 –Sept. 4, 2016

June 26 –Sept. 4, 2016

International Relations & Political Science

Renewable Energy & Engineering

Environmental Policy

Cultural Heritage Preservation


Public Health





TEFL for STEM Fields


To learn more about the programs, please visit the CIES website. For information on how to apply, please view the program request for proposals on the IIE website. The deadline to submit a proposal is: Dec. 4, 2015.

IIE/CIES will host two webinars in October to discuss the programs and application process. To register for one of these webinars, please click on the date of choice: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 am EDT, or Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 2:00 pm EDT.