Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program-USA

Post date: Nov 1, 2017 10:11:48 AM


The 2018 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq will bring 25 Iraqi scholars to U.S. institutions from June 30 through September 8, 2018 for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. Four discipline-based cohorts will spend 10 weeks at selected U.S. host institutions, where they will be introduced to new teaching and research methods, observe classes, attend seminars, and develop linkages with American faculty through weekly mentoring sessions. Ongoing community engagement with university-identified host families, volunteers, or others in the broader local community will facilitate the scholars’ participation in outreach activities, including visits to historical sites and attendance at cultural events. While introduction to new research methods and doing collaborative research with American scholars in the scholars’ disciplines are components of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq, the program is not intended to provide a venue for individual research projects.


Build higher education capacity in Iraq through faculty development and mentoring for scholars.

Establish professional contacts in their field and foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Iraqi scholars and U.S. academics.

Promote mutual understanding between Iraqis and Americans by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community.

Who Can Apply:

The 2018 competition is open to current full-time Iraqi university faculty members, who possess, at a minimum, a master’s degree and at least three years of university-level teaching experience or a Ph.D. and no more than seven years of teaching experience. Master’s degree holders who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program must possess at least three years of teaching experience. Applicants should have a commitment to classroom teaching and a desire to strengthen their teaching and leadership skills. Please note that this program is intended for full-time faculty only; Iraqi government officials are not eligible.

Applicants must demonstrate fluency in spoken and written English. Scholars in this program can focus on one of the following fields of study:

Science and Technology


TEFL/ Linguistics

Business Administration, Economics, and Global Entrepreneurship

For more information and application: