Regional Fulbright Short-Term Visiting Scholar Program in Science and Technology
The American Embassy is pleased to announce the Regional Fulbright Short-Term Visiting Scholar Program in Science and Technology for the 2011-2012 academic year. The three months program will begin in September 2011 and will conclude in December 2011.
This pilot program aims to promote faculty development and to build higher education capacity in science and technology fields, including engineering, information technology, agricultural and environmental sciences. The scholars will be exposed to methods of faculty and instructional development, educational leadership models, academic governance and assessment tools. They will be partnered with U.S. faculty mentors which will generate greater opportunities to develop institutional relationships between their institutions and U.S. universities to facilitate on-going cooperation in key scientific fields. The scholars will be grouped in small discipline-based cohorts at U.S. host universities to pursue intensive guided study and research activities with U.S. faculty mentors in their fields.
While introduction to new research methods constitutes one component of the short-term Regional Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, it is not intended to provide a venue for individual research projects.
The scholars will participate in cultural and extracurricular activities with opportunities to interact with Americans in their communities.
Applicants should be senior faculty members, including department chairs, deans or mid-to-senior level university administrators who are able to secure leave from their home universities, with a PhD and over ten years of teaching experience, a life-long commitment to classroom teaching, a desire to strengthen their teaching and leadership skills, possess advanced expertise in their field, and a commitment to advance the development of their institution. The program is intended for full-time faculty only, government officials are not eligible to apply. Individuals who are flexible and who believe that learning is a life-long experience may fare best on this program. Although they are senior faculty they may be expected to enroll in workshops or take short courses to enhance their professional skills. Applicants must also demonstrate fluency in spoken and written English.
The award covers monthly stipend, settling-in allowance, professional allowance, excess baggage allowance, in-transit allowance, international airfare, and health insurance.
The 2011-12 Regional Fulbright Short-Term Visiting Scholar Program in Science and Technology application is available online at: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/30/
Once registered, applicants should select which program they are applying to from the drop-down, so they can easily view/select the MENA S&T program.
For additional information, please contact the Educational Advisor at the American Embassy at +(973) 1724-2767 or email@example.com.
For full consideration: Applications must be completed, typed, and delivered to the U.S. Embassy. The deadline has passed for participation in the 2011 program. Please continue to check the website and Embassy Facebook page for details regarding the 2012 program.