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Fulbright Applications Open

Fulbright 2017

March 29, 2017

1) Regional Highlights: Opportunities to Sub-Saharan Africa & the Middle East and North Africa          

Each month leading up to the August 1 deadline, program staff will be sharing specific awards that they'd like Scholar Liaisons to know about.  This month, we start with Africa and the Middle East!  Think of them as mini, digestible, regional summaries for quick dissemination and consideration for you and your faculty:

Sub-Saharan Africa

Country highlights include BotswanaSenegalMauritius and Sudan.

Trends: The region continues to welcome applications from candidates across all disciplines. Some areas of focus that are trending throughout the region include peace and security studies, women’s studies, youth studies, food security, public/global health, economic development, STEM

Award highlights:

Botswana: Environmental Sciences (8020-BC) – new award!
 Computing: Mobile Technologies and Multimedia; Network Security and Computer Forensics (8018-BC)
Mauritius: All Disciplines (8038-MP) – new award!
Sudan: All Disciplines (8464-SU)
Zimbabwe: Natural Resources and Wildlife Management (8060-ZI) –new award!
Africa Regional Research Program: All Disciplines (8465-MC)

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Alisha Scott or Kaitlin Taylor at

            Middle East/North Africa

Fulbright U.S. Scholar program to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) offers opportunities for scholars to immerse themselves in one of the most dynamic political and social landscapes in the world. Fulbright Scholars to MENA contribute to the region’s legacy of excellence in scholarship through a wide range of awards. Highlighted awards in the Middle East and North Africa for the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Kaitlin Taylor or Lisa Hendricks at



2) Competition OPEN: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, Deadline October 16

We are now accepting institutional applications for the 2018-2019 cycle of the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program.  The S-I-R program allows institutions to host a visiting scholar on campuses to teach undergraduate courses, assist with curriculum development efforts and engage in community activities.  

Institutional applications are due on Monday October 16, 2017.  Please visit out website ( for more information, upcoming webinars and the application materials. Contact if you have any questions about this opportunity!

Register today for our S-I-R overview webinar on April 24, 2017: