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

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Kuwait

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 Kuwait
P.O. Box 77
Safat 13001
Tel: 00-(965) 2259-1001, 00-(965) 2538-6562
Fax: 00-(965) 2538-0282
Email (General): paskuwaitm@state.gov
Email (American Citizen Services): kuwaitACS@state.gov
Website: https://kw.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Embassy on Social Media: @usembassyq8

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

Alumni 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.

Irene Gibson
Fulbright Student Alumnus
Email: Igibson246@gmail.com

Graham Steffen 
Fulbright Student Alumnus
Email: gsteff@umich.edu

Daniel Tavanna
Fulbright Student Alumnus
Email: danieltavana@gmail.com

Hasna Mukhtar 
Fulbright Student Alumnus
Email: HMokhtar@clarku.edu

Norman Lewis
Fulbright Student Alumnus
Email: nlewis@jou.ufl.edu

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All Disciplines

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

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Host institutions welcome scholars to teach courses, conduct research, or carry out a combination of teaching and research activities.

For proposals that carry out a combination of teaching and research activities, there are no requirements for a teaching/research ratio as this depends on the interests of and agreement between the scholar and the host institution. 

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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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