The Fulbright Commission plans to launch its Pilot Pre-Doctoral Program this year in Egypt. For the first time in more than 30 years, the commission will award research grants to Egyptian students doing graduate work in the field of American studies.
Recipients will be able to undertake course work related to their thesis topics for one or two semesters at an American university of their choice. They will also be expected to participate in workshops, clubs and lectures while studying in the United States.
The following fields of specialization were emphasized in particular: anthropology, economics, environmental management, history, law, political science, public administration and sociology.
Although competition for the grants was formidable, the commission selected only two applicants for this year