Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Bahrain


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Open Study/Research Award

Grant Period:

10 months

Fulbright grants will begin between August 2017 and February 2018, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Manama.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July 2017 as a condition of their grants.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


A level of proficiency in Arabic sufficient to carry out the proposed research is preferred but not required.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

It is recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. However, the U.S. Embassy in Manama makes the final arrangements in placing grantees at the appropriate academic institutions.


Special Opportunities:

Projects in all disciplines are considered, but Bahraini host institutions often prefer those in business, economics, education, and the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

10 months

Grant dates correspond with the academic year in Bahrain, September through June. The grant period begins with an orientation organized by the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy. ETAs are required to attend and participate in the orientation program. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July 2017 as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Applications will be considered from candidates at all degree levels.  Applicants should be knowledgeable of world issues, and be articulate, resourceful, tolerant, flexible, and mature, and demonstrate the initiative, leadership, and confidence required to assist with the teaching of English in a foreign setting. Some teaching experience is preferred.  Preference will be given to graduates enrolled in Master’s degree programs who are interested in international education and teaching—and certain institutions (namely, the University of Bahrain) may only accept Master’s—level candidates. All fields of study will be considered, but preference is given to studies related to the teaching of English, bilingual education, linguistics, area studies, or international relations.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Applicants must be articulate native English-speakers. ETAs are provided with limited instruction in colloquial Arabic during the orientation program upon arrival in Bahrain. Previous study, work, or travel experience in the Middle East and some Arabic language study/familiarity is preferred.


Placement Type:

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) matches grantees with the appropriate Bahraini universities and vocational institutions. Details of assignment are subject to communication between the PAS and the host institution, based on the host institution’s needs and the academic profile and teaching experience of the selected candidate. The ETA role with the host institution takes precedence over any secondary independent study project.


Nature of Assignment:

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Bahraini educational or vocational institutions by providing up to 20 hours per week of part-time assistance to permanent teaching staff. At the same time, U.S. participants gain from the intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational and/or research opportunities at pre-selected Bahraini institutions. Independent study that does not conflict with assigned teaching assistant responsibilities is encouraged.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.