[URBANTH-L] ANN: Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Fri Mar 24 13:30:15 EST 2006

Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World

Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program aims at promoting understanding of 
Islamic civilization and the history, politics, and culture of today's 
Muslim world by people in the U.S. and at strengthening resources for 
enriched understanding of relevant issues.
The program offers a unique opportunity for U.S. colleges and universities 
to host specialists from countries with a significant Muslim population for 
short-term (3 to 6 weeks) programs of intensive lecturing, public outreach, 
and consultation. The Fulbright Visiting Specialists will lecture on and off 
campus on a variety of humanities and social science disciplines, including 
the arts, with some relevance to Islamic society or civilization.

The Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program also promotes interfaith dialogue 
through on-campus and off-campus activities. They will also work together 
with the U.S. host institution on projects with longer-term benefits such as 
curriculum consultation, faculty development, and institutional 
linkage-building.  Institutions with few or no Islam-related or relevant 
area studies programs/courses are encouraged to apply. Institutions that 
have well-established Islam-related or area studies programs should clearly 
indicate that their proposed program for the Fulbright Visiting Specialists 
Program is in a field/subject that is not currently supported at the 

Community colleges and minority-serving institutions, such as Historically 
Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and Tribal 
colleges and universities, are encouraged to apply and will receive 
preference for an award. Visit 
www.cies.org/Visiting_Specialists/us_institutions.htm to view the diverse 
representation of previous U.S. host institutions. Institutions that have 
already hosted a Fulbright Visiting Specialist are no longer eligible. While 
more than one application may be submitted by the same institution, more 
than one award to the same institution will not be offered.

For more information visit: http://www.cies.org/Visiting_Specialists/ 

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