U.S. Embassy Announces the 2016-2017 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2016-2017 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.  This program offers scholars the chance to obtain a fellowship with an American higher education institution for between three to ten months during the 2016-2017 academic year (beginning in August or September 2016, depending on the institution). Scholars will have the opportunity to establish professional contacts in their field, develop collaborative research relationships with U.S. counterparts, and enhance their scholarly publications with the opportunity to conduct research in the United States.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international educational exchange program.  Since 1946, tens of thousands of Fulbright Visiting Scholars from around the world have conducted research or taught in U.S. universities.

Eligible Candidates Must:

  • Be a Lebanese citizen or Palestinian long-term resident of Lebanon;
  • Have a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience and teach at an accredited Lebanese institution of higher education at the time of application;
  • Provide a detailed project statement of proposed activity at a U.S. institution;
  • Be proficient in English appropriate to the proposed teaching and/or research project to be carried out in the United States;
  • Be able to fulfill the conditions of the grant as determined in a medical examination to be conducted no more than six months in advance of the grant period.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website and follow the instructions to apply for this program.

The application must be completed online no later than December 14, 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The U.S. Government pays for the participants’ expenses including roundtrip airfare, accommodation and health insurance.

Note the following conditions affecting review and selection of candidates:

  • Competition is merit-based, and Lebanese and long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age, and/or physical impairment.
  • Preference is given to those without recent experience in the United States.
  • Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture of their own countries and thereby contribute to understanding between the people of the United States and their country. They should also demonstrate the cross-cultural sensitivity and flexibility needed to adjust successfully to life in the United States.