U.S. Embassy Opens Scholarship Program For Lebanese Students


The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon just announced the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for the
2022-2023 academic year, which will grant Lebanese students a fellowship opportunity with a higher education institution in the United States.

The program will cover a period between 3 and 10 months, starting August or September 2022, depending on the education institution.

This opportunity will allow Lebanese students “to establish professional contacts in their field, develop collaborative research relationships with U.S. counterparts, and enhance their publications and professional experience,” according to the U.S. Embassy.

Hundreds of students from around the world are selected every year for this educational exchange program that promotes cultural exchange between people in the United States and those from other countries.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program has opened doors to its graduates to teach or conduct research in reputable U.S Universities.

Lebanese who had previously completed that program found it to be “profoundly generous” and “an exceptional opportunity for advancement and growth,” as previously shared with The961 by Lebanese Fulbright Scholarship Alumnus from Tripoli, Yasser El-Masri.

This “exceptional opportunity” is open to both Lebanese students and Palestinian refugee students in Lebanon, who hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent), are proficient in the English language, and can demonstrate their ability to participate in cultural exchange.

In addition to the above, candidates must:

  • provide a detailed project statement of proposed activity at a U.S. institution
  • be able to fulfill the conditions of the grant, including a medical examination within 6 months before the grant
  • foster greater understanding between the people of the U.S. and Lebanon
  • demonstrate the cross-cultural sensitivity, adaptability, and flexibility that are required to succesfully adjust to life in the U.S.

All expenses, including a round trip plane ticket, accommodation, and health insurance, will be covered by the U.S. government.

The deadline to apply to the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for 2022-2023 is December 4th, 2021. Candidates must apply through this site not later than that date.

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U.S. Embassy Opens Scholarship Program For Lebanese Students

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