American University of Beirut

 Faculty and Staff Mobility

Erasmus+ Funding: Teaching Mobility and Professional Staff Development

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020. This seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion to boost skills and employability as well as modernising education, training and youth work. Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of education, training and youth and introduces sport for the first time.

As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships and will offer more opportunities for cooperation across these areas and will be easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

Erasmus+ for mobility within Europe
Through funding from the EU programme Erasmus+ all employees have the opportunity to visit one of AUB's many partner universities in Europe to gain international experience and qualifications, and to develop existing contacts.

Read more about international teaching opportunities and staff development collaborations and see the list of collaboration agreements between the University and other international universities.

 The National Erasmus+ Office of Lebanon is:

• The legitimate successor of the former National Tempus Office, which was established in Beirut in 2003. The role of the office is to implement, coordinate and promote the international dimension components of the Erasmus+ program in Lebanon. The Office is also responsible for improving the relevance, effectiveness and impact of the program in the country
• Acting on behalf of the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) the EU Commission body in charge of managing the program
• Located at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Beirut and represented by

Dr. Aref Alsoufi, the National Erasmus+ Office coordinator, referred to as NEO
National Erasmus+ Office - Lebanon
5th. Floor
Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Habib Abi Chahla Sq. (Unesco Palace Area)
Beirut – Lebanon
Tel: +961 3 654 180
Fax: + 961 1 804 310

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The program is available again to give an opportunity to university professors to pursue research or teach at a university in the United States.
This program offers Lebanese scholars the opportunity to establish professional contacts in their fields, develop collaborative research relationships with U.S. counterparts, and enhance their publications and professional experience.
The 2019-2020 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program will start in the beginning of the coming academic year in August or September 2019 depending on the U.S. university which agrees to host the Lebanese scholar.
Lebanese scholars may seek affiliations with US institutions of higher learning for a period between 3 to 10 months. The candidate is not bound by the start/end dates for his/her project; s/he has the freedom of choosing when s/he would like to start and end his/her project on condition that it respects the aforementioned duration (3 to 10 months.) 
Interested candidates can log on to to know about the program and application instructions. Please note that the application deadline is December 3, 2018.


U.S. Embassy: Summer Exchange for Professors

the U.S. Embassy in Beirut has started to receive applications for the 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars. 
Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide university faculty with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions. The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in Lebanese universities.

The institutes will take place at various colleges and universities throughout the United States over the course of six weeks beginning in or after June 2019. The institutes for 2019 are:
1. American Culture and Values
2. American Politics and Political Thought
3. Contemporary American Literature
4. Journalism and Media
5. Religious Freedom and Pluralism
6. U.S. Foreign Policy
7. Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap
This program is strictly for university-level faculty or professionals from research-focused organizations (non-profits, think tanks, etc.) Students are NOT eligible to apply. Applications are due to the U.S. Embassy by January 7, 2019. Interested candidates can fill the application form which is available on the U.S. Embassy website and send it to

For more information on the program, eligibility requirements, and application form and instructions, interested candidates can visit the program page on the U.S. Embassy website at:

All expenses related to the program will be covered by the U.S. Department of State including roundtrip airfare, shared accommodation, meals, health insurance and other incidental expenses. 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a one-year, non-degree program of combined academic and professional opportunities in a variety of fields. It is highly competitive and addressed to the most qualified applicants in both the public and private sectors. Candidates should be between 30-50 years old, with at least five years of professional experience and a minimum of a bachelor degree. Strong English language skills are required. More information on the program and application requirements can be obtained here.  ​

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