Administrative Costs: Universities will receive $7,500 per participating scholar, prior to the start of the program to help cover administrative costs (Funds may not be used for the purchase of equipment).
Program Costs: Host institutions will be reimbursed up to $4,500 per scholar for housing and up to $1,000 per scholar for lab fees or expenses associated with access to university resources, such as obtaining university IDs or email addresses, participating in laboratory safety training, accessing online databases etc., based on an invoice to CIES for actual costs.
- Scholars will receive stipend payments directly from CIES at the start of the program.
- All scholars will be provided with U.S. Department of State accident and sickness coverage for the duration of the grant period, as is required for J visa recipients.
- Scholars will be issued round-trip international airfare between Iraq and the host institution through the CIES-designated travel agency as part of Fulbright scholar grant benefits.