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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

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

Bahrain

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The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago made up of 33 islands located in the Arabian Gulf. According to the e-government portal statistics, Bahrain’s population is currently approximately 1.2 million Bahrainis and residents.

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The Fulbright Program in Bahrain began in 1995 and supports both U.S. and Bahraini scholars, students, and a small number of Bahraini Arabic language teaching assistants assigned to U.S. host institutions. The Fulbright Program is administered by the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Manama.

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The U.S. Embassy Manama facilitates the affiliation process with local universities on behalf of U.S. students to conduct research in Bahrain. 

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Grant Length: 10 months

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Grant dates correspond with the academic year in Bahrain, September 2022 through June 2023 and subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Manama.

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All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in the United States in the summer of 2022 as a condition of their grants.

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The U.S. embassy will provide a security briefing upon arrival.

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Applicants should be knowledgeable of world issues. They should be articulate, resourceful, tolerant, flexible, mature, as well as demonstrate initiative, leadership, and confidence.

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Grantees will be required to work on their research projects with a local supervisor, and will be considered faculty at the local institution. The roles and responsibilties of grantees will be assigned by the academic department.

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Although not required, an intermediate level of proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (Fusha) may be helpful to conduct day to day activities. 

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Applicants are encouraged to visit the websites of local universities to review the available academic programs, and request an invitation/affiliation letter as it is recommended to provide an affiliation letter, but not required. It is also recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects in their applications. However, the U.S. Embassy in Manama facilitates the final arrangements in placing grantees at the appropriate academic institutions. 

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The host institution will not provide housing but host institution and/or the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Section will assist grantees in locating appropriate housing.

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

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Fulbright grantees have a wide range of school options in Bahrain at the grantee's expense. Applicants interested in bringing school-aged dependents should contact Samar Hasan, Education Specialist, at HasanSaF@state.gov for additional information.

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Please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Bahrain for more details. 

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago made up of 33 islands located in the Arabian Gulf. According to the e-government portal statistics, Bahrain’s population is currently approximately 1.2 million Bahrainis and residents.

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The Fulbright Program in Bahrain began in 1995 and supports both U.S. and Bahraini scholars, students, and a small number of Bahraini Arabic language teaching assistants assigned to U.S. host institutions. The Fulbright Program is administered by the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Manama.

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The U.S. Embassy Manama facilitates the affiliation process with local universities on behalf of U.S. students for ETA grants in Bahrain. 

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Grant Length: 10 months

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Grant dates correspond with the academic year in Bahrain, September 2022 through June 2023. The grant period begins with an orientation organized by the Public Affairs Section and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy. ETAs are required to attend and participate in the orientation program. 

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The U.S. embassy will provide a security briefing upon arrival.

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Applications will be considered from candidates at all degree levels. Applicants should be knowledgeable of world issues, and be articulate, resourceful, tolerant, flexible, 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. Grantees assigned to host institutions will be considered faculty. The roles and responsibilities will be assigned by the academic department.

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Applicants must be articulate fluent English-speakers. Previous study, work, or travel experience in the Middle East and some proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (Fusha) language familiarity may be helpful in day-to-day activities, but is not required.

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The host institution will not provide housing but host institutions and/or the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Section will assist grantees in locating appropriate housing.

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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Bahraini Institutions by providing 20-25 hours per week of assistance to students that require English language support in local universities with a broad range of fields of study including medical, business, art and design to name a few. At the same time, U.S. participants gain from the intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational opportunities.

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Fulbright grantees have a wide range of school options in Bahrain at the grantee's expense. Applicants interested in bringing school-aged dependents should contact Samar Hasan, Education Specialist, at HasanSaF@state.gov for additional information.

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Although most placements would likely be close to the capital city, placement locations vary and may be anywhere in Bahrain. 

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English Teaching Assistant Award