The following programs are available to U.S. Scholars in Bahrain

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Congratulations on receiving a Fulbright grant! The resources on this page are designed to familiarize you with your host location and provide important context and information as you prepare to travel abroad. We encourage you to review the readings, websites, and logistical information offered by local contacts. Click the section headings below to display the information.

Orientation Information

As part of your Fulbright grant, you are required to attend a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) from July 8-11, 2024. The PDO will provide sessions and activities to help you prepare for your upcoming experience. You will receive an email in mid-June that will direct you to the PDO website where you can register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the PDO, please email FulbrightPDO.MENA@iie.org.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Manama
Bldg 979, Road 3119, Block 331, Zinj District
Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: (973) 1724-2700
Fax: (973) 1727-0547
Website: https://bh.usembassy.gov/

Public Affairs Office
Linda McMullen, Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy, Manama
Email: mcmullenlc@state.gov 

Samar Hasan, Education Specialist, US Embassy, Manama 
Email: Hasansaf@state.gov 

Tel: (973) 1727-6180
Fax: (973) 1727-0547
Email: ManamaPAO@state.gov
Website: https://bh.usembassy.gov/

IIE U.S. Scholar Program Advisors

https://fulbrightscholars.org/fulbright-us-scholar-program-advisors

IIE U.S. Student Program Advisors

https://us.fulbrightonline.org/finalist-resources

Country Information

Alum Contacts

We invite you to contact these Fulbright alumni for questions or advice prior to your grant. They can be an excellent resources for unofficial questions – what type of clothing to bring, how to open a bank account, and more.

Dr. Reem Abu-Lughod
2023-2024, Fulbright Scholar
Email: reemuta@hotmail.com

Alexander Woodman
2023-2024, Fulbright Researcher
Email: alexwoodman.ucla@gmail.com

Amanda Samawi
Fulbright ETA
Email: amandasamawi@gmail.com

Zia Salim
Fulbright Student
Email: zsalim@Exchange.fullerton.edu

Laura Shupp
Fulbright Student
Email: laurashupp@gmail.com

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Social Media

U.S. Embassy Manama Social Media:

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Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.

Conduct research or develop a professional project in two or three of the participating countries or locations within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Scholars must be approved for research in at least two countries or locations in order to receive the award. Final awards are contingent upon each host country/location approval and clearance by host countries, as appropriate.

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Business and Economics

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.

Host institutions welcome scholars to teach courses, conduct research, carry out a combination of teaching and research activities, or conduct a professional project in the Business and Economics field.

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Educational Administration and Teacher Education

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.

Host institutions welcome scholars to teach courses, conduct research, or carry out a combination of teaching and research activities in the Educational Administration and Teacher Education field.

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