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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

Program Information

The 2014 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Libya will bring 20 junior Libyan scholars to U.S. institutions from June 29 through September 6, 2014 for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities.  Four discipline-based cohorts consisting of five scholars each 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.  On-going 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 in the scholars’ disciplines does constitute one component of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Libya, the program is not intended to provide a venue for individual research projects.  

Objectives

  • Build higher education capacity in Libya through faculty development and mentoring for junior scholars
  • Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Libyan scholars and U.S. academics
  • Promote mutual understanding between Libyans and Americans by facilitating the scholars' engagement with the broader host campus community

All selected nominees will also be invited to participate in a four-week workshop focused on developing English speaking and writing skills for academic and scientific purposes. The course, scheduled to be held June 1-June 28, 2014, will prepare scholars to be more effective in their core programs and will be hosted at a single U.S. academic institution. 

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

 

Objectives:

  • Build higher education capacity in Libya through faculty development and mentoring for junior scholars
  • Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Libyan scholars and U.S. academics
  • Promote mutual understanding between Libyans and Americans by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community

 

Who Can Apply:

The 2014 competition is open to current full-time Libyan university faculty members, who possess, at a minimum, an MA/MS degree and at least five years of university-level teaching experience or a Ph.D. and no more than five years of teaching experience. MA/MS 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; Libyan government officials are ineligible. Applicants must demonstrate fluency in spoken and written English.  Scholars program can focus on one of the following fields of study:

  • Business
  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • TEFL

For any questions, please contact TripoliPAO@state.gov 

To apply please visit the following link:
https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/30/

Application deadline November 30, 2013