Frequently Asked Questions | Egypt

  1. What housing arrangements must be made available to each scholar?
  2. Will institutions need to provide daily meals for the scholars?
  3. What are the formatting requirements for the proposal and are there page limits?
  4. What is the minimum and maximum number of participants that an institution needs to host under the program?
  5. Can an institution apply to host multiple cohorts?
  6. Can you tell us from which type of institution the visiting professors would most likely represent?
  7. Do you have any estimation of just how much time scholars tend to spend per week with their mentors?
  8. How should proposals and supporting documentation be submitted?
  9. Is it possible for a host institution to host a cohort discipline for multiple program years?
  10. May an institution submit a proposal that includes a partnership with another institution in implementing the program?
  11. Can faculty members from outside the host department serve as mentors if they work on issues relevant to a given cohort and share similar academic backgrounds and research interests with the scholars?
  12. Are housing arrangements where each scholar has a private bedroom and bathroom but where each two scholars share a kitchen, acceptable?
  13. What is meant by “Department of Education recognized institution"?

  1. What housing arrangements must be made available to each scholar?
    Individual furnished accommodations are required for every scholar including private bedroom, kitchen, bathroom facilities, wireless internet access, and must be either walking distance from the campus or accessible via a campus shuttle or public/local transportation that is readily available on evenings and weekends, as well as during the workweek. The scholars may not share a communal kitchen. Generally, graduate housing or campus residence halls are inappropriate. Studio or apartment-style housing is expected.
     
  2. Will institutions need to provide daily meals for the scholars?
    No, the scholars will receive stipend payments directly from IIE at the start of the program, which will allow them to pay for their daily living expenses.  Institutions are required to meet the cultural needs of the participants including accessibility of halal food, if necessary.
     
  3. What are the formatting requirements for the proposal and are there page limits?
    Please reference the Request for Proposal for details on formatting and page limit requirements. Narratives are not to exceed five double-spaced pages (1 inch margins).
     
  4. What is the minimum and maximum number of participants that an institution needs to host under the program?
    The Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Egypt will have approximately five to seven scholars for the Public Health cohort. All participants are subject to visa approvals which may impact a cohort’s final number of scholars.
     
  5. Can an institution apply to host multiple cohorts?
    The U.S. Department of State will consider proposals to host multiple cohorts. While institutions have been chosen to host multiple cohorts concurrently in past years, it is unlikely that a single institution will be chosen to host one cohort across all programs.
     
  6. Can you tell us from which type of institution the visiting professors would most likely represent?
    All types of diversity, including geographical and institutional, are important to the Fulbright Program. Representation is sought from institutions throughout Egypt that grant undergraduate and graduate degrees.
     
  7. Do you have any estimation of just how much time scholars tend to spend per week with their mentors?
    The program requires the mentors to meet at least once a week with their respective scholars. The visiting scholars may request more one on one time with their respective mentors at the beginning of the program and then show more flexibility once their individual projects are underway.

    A mentor may be away from campus during part of the program. In that case, we would ask the mentor to communicate his/her schedule with the scholar and make alternative arrangements (i.e. having the scholar meet with another mentor/faculty member) while the mentor is unavailable.
     
  8. How should proposals and supporting documentation be submitted?
    Proposals should be saved in PDF file format and emailed to procurement@iie.org. In the subject line of the email please indicate the program country and cohort discipline for which the proposal is submitted. All proposals must be received by 11:59 P.M. EST, on December 7, 2017 for the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Egypt.
     
  9. Is it possible for a host institution to host a cohort discipline for multiple program years?
    Host institution agreements with IIE include a conditional renewal provision that offers the option for the host institution to host the up to three program year cycles for the country and cohort discipline that they were originally approved. Renewal approvals will be based on the host institution’s performance during previous host program cycles. Host institutions may request to host scholars from one of the other available program countries if the same cohort discipline is offered.
     
  10. May an institution submit a proposal that includes a partnership with another institution in implementing the program?
    Yes. The proposal should explain the details of this partnership, and the funds requested should remain within the maximum allowable per scholar for administrative, program, and housing expenses.
     
  11. Can faculty members from outside the host department serve as mentors if they work on issues relevant to a given cohort and share similar academic backgrounds and research interests with the scholars?
    Yes. Once scholars and host institutions are selected, and prior to the scholars’ arrival in the U.S., IIE will share information about the scholars’ academic backgrounds and research interests with host institutions. This will allow institutions to match each scholar with an appropriate mentor that has a similar academic background and research interests, and who may come from a different department than the department hosting a specific cohort.
     
  12. Are housing arrangements where each scholar has a private bedroom and bathroom but where each two scholars share a kitchen, acceptable?
    No. the program requires housing arrangements where each scholar has a private bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
     
  13. What is meant by “Department of Education recognized institution"?
    One of the host institution eligibility requirements is for the institution to be accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as being a reliable authority. More information on U.S. Department of Education accrediting agencies can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.  To find out if your institution is accredited by a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency, please search the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.