The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce the open application period for the 2014 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. In support of the U.S.–Iraq StrategicFramework Agreement, this program will provide 35 Iraqi scholars the opportunity to spend 10 weeks at a U.S. university for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. The application process is a merit-based competition open to full-time junior Iraqi university faculty who clearly indicate a commitment to classroom teaching and a desire to strengthen their teaching and leadership skills. This program is not intended to provide a venue for individual research projects. Applicants must demonstrate fluency in spoken and written English and have a focus in one of the following fields of study: Science and Technology, English Teaching/Linguistics, Engineering, or American Literature. For more information regarding this program and details on eligibility requirements, please visit: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/fulbright-visiting-scholar.html. There is no cost to apply for or participate in this program. Scholars who are eligible can begin their application by visiting the following website: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/30/. Applicants who have questions or are experiencing problems with the application website should contact [email protected] The application deadline is December 26, 2013.