Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq

  1. Are the webinars available online?
    Yes.  If you were not able to join us for the webinars that provided a program overview and advice on how to craft a successful proposal, please view the slides and listen to the audio portion of the presentation on our website.  The webinars provide helpful insight and may address many questions you have throughout the proposal process.
  2. Will each scholar need his or her own kitchen access or would joint/communal kitchen access be suitable?
    The scholars may not share a communal kitchen. 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. Generally, graduate housing or campus residence halls are inappropriate. Studio or apartment-style housing is expected.
  3. Will institutions need to provide daily meals for the scholars?
    No, the scholars will receive stipend payments directly from CIES 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.  Please note that a portion of the program will take place during Ramadan.
  4. What are the formatting requirements for the proposal and are their page limits?
    Please reference the proposal guidelines for details on formatting and page limit requirements.  Narratives are not to exceed five double-spaced pages (1 inch margins).
  5. What is the minimum and maximum number of participants that an institution needs to host under the program?
    Approximately eight scholars in each cohort are currently projected but the final numbers will depend on the application breakdown.   
  6. Can an institution apply to host multiple programs?
    IIE will consider you to host multiple programs for Iraq.  While institutions have been chosen to host multiple cohorts concurrently in past years, it is likely that a single institution will be chosen to host one cohort.  We recommend talking to IIE staff to discuss the differences between the programs when working on your proposal.
  7. 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. We hope to have representation from institutions within Iraq that grant undergraduate and graduate degrees. The visiting scholars will be, at a minimum, full-time instructors or lecturers with M.A. /M.S. degrees. Some may have recently completed graduate programs and have relatively little university-level teaching experience, while others may be more advanced in teaching in their field.
  8. 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) during the mentor’s time away from the campus.