The 2023-2024 Fulbright Scholar in Residence Program

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Fulbright-in-Residence (SIR) program. Through the Fulbright SIR Program, U.S. colleges and universities collaborate with scholars from other countries to assist in internationalizing U.S. campuses, curriculum, and communities. Fulbright S-I-Rs teach primarily on the undergraduate level in their areas of expertise and provide a cross-cultural or international perspective to promote curriculum and program development. Their activities typically enhance the institution’s international/global studies programs, interdisciplinary course/program offerings and broaden international cooperation. In addition, Fulbright SIR scholars are expected to engage in on-campus and community activities in various ways throughout the program’s duration. SIR grants are for either one semester or an academic year. Click here (PDF, 81Kb) to learn more about the Fulbright SIR program.

Marietta College in Ohio seeks to host a Lebanese professor from August 1, 2023, to May 1, 2024, from the history discipline. The professor should hold a Lebanese passport or a special travel document for Palestinian refugees (U.S. citizens and green card holders are ineligible to apply), have a minimum of a PhD degree, and 5 years of teaching experience. The selected professor should have English language proficiency appropriate to teaching and engagements in the United States. Click here (PDF, 93Kb) to learn more about Marietta College’s specific requirements.

Southern Connecticut State University seeks to host a Lebanese professor from August 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024, from the Social Work discipline. The professor should hold a Lebanese passport or a special travel document for Palestinian refugees (U.S. citizens and green card holders are ineligible to apply), have a minimum of a PhD degree, and 5 years of teaching experience. The selected professor should have English language proficiency appropriate to teaching and engagements in the United States. Click here (PDF, 92Kb) to learn more about Southern Connecticut State University’s specific requirements.

How to Apply for the Program:

Lebanese professors who are interested in applying for the program should fill out an online application form. The Fulbright SIR application is available at: https://apply.iie.org/sir.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • a detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • three letters of recommendations including one from the professor’s home university stating that the professor will receive leave of absence if selected for the Fulbright grant
  • copy of the biodata page of the Lebanese passport or the Special Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees for the applicant and any dependents that would travel to the United States

Participants in U.S. Embassy exchange and scholarship programs including this program will travel on a J-1 visa. When participants agree to participate in these programs, they will be subject to the two-year home-country physical presence (foreign residence) requirement. This means they will be required to return to their home country (Lebanon) for two years at the end of their exchange visitor programs. This requirement under immigration law is based on Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Applicants who have any questions can email the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at BeirutPD@state.gov.

The deadline for all applications is March 1, 2023.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Preference is given to those applicants without recent experience in the United States. The U.S. Government pays for the participants’ expenses including roundtrip airfare, accommodation, and health insurance. Competition is merit-based and university professors from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.