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Cablegate: Academic Year 2006/2007 Fulbright Egyptian

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181215Z Oct 05

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 CAIRO 008024

SIPDIS

FOR NEA/PPD DBENZE; ECA/A/E/USS JKREISER

E.O. 12958: NA
TAGS: OEXC SCUL
SUBJECT: ACADEMIC YEAR 2006/2007 FULBRIGHT EGYPTIAN
STUDENT PROGRAM


1. CECEUS/E received 147 applications from Cairo-based
and regional universities, government and private
organizations, for academic year 2006/2007 Egyptian
Student Program (5 in accounting, 6 in archeology, 31 in
fine and performing arts, 6 in business administration, 1
in computer supervision, 2 in development, 1 in drug
abuse, 9 in economics, 11 in education, 2 in Egyptology,
2 in finance, 2 in gender studies, 1 in geography, 3 in
history, 2 in human rights, 9 in law, 4 in library and
information science, 10 in linguistics, 7 in literature,
one in marketing, 5 in mass communication, 7 in political
science, 2 in psychology, 5 in sociology/anthropology/
refugee studies, 2 in statistics, 5 in TEFL, 3 in tourism
m
and hotel management, 2 in translation, and 1 in urban
design).

2. After a merit-based review conducted by specialists in
the candidates' fields of specialization, 103 candidates
were deemed eligible for interviews. Ten binational
selection committees, including at least one professor in
the field of specialization and a Post representative,
interviewed the candidates. Criteria for selection
included: seriousness of purpose; leadership potential;
knowledge of field of specialization; potential impact of
the M.A./Ph.D. topic on the field of the applicant in
Egypt; and English language proficiency. The interviewing
committees recommended 24 candidates to be considered by
the final selection committee.

3. On October 12, the Board as a final selection
committee reviewed and discussed the 24 candidates. It
was attended by the following board members: Dr. Ali
Abdel Rahman Youssef, President, Cairo University and
Chairman of the Board; Dr. Abbas Ali Metwali El
Hefnawi, President, Menoufeya University, Dr. Abdallah
Barakat, Secretary General, Supreme Council of
Universities, Dr. Ahmed Bahaa El Din Khairy, First
Under Secretary for Cultural Relations and Missions,
Ministry of Higher Education; Mr. Anthony Vance,
Associate Mission Director, USAID, Ms. Elizabeth
Thornhill, Cultural Affairs Officer, American Embassy;
and Mr. Thomas Thomson, Vice President and Country
Executive, Sidikrir Project. They recommended 19
principal and 5 alternate candidates.

4. Total funds required to fund all 19 principal
candidates are USD 537,464.00. Total available funds for
academic year 2006/2007 Egyptian Student Program are USD
322,000.00. The Commission requests additional funds of
USD 215,000.00 to fund all nineteen principal candidates.
The grant benefits are as follows: monthly allowance
based on USG maintenance rates for students as published
by IIE; settling-in allowance of USD 500; research
allowance of USD 750; cultural allowance of USD 500;
excess baggage allowance of USD 400; round-trip
international travel ticket; accident and sickness
coverage through Department of State accident and
sickness program for exchange; and contribution to
tuition fees of USD 15,000 for degree students and USD
5000 for arts students. This grant does not cover costs
for dependents.

5. AY 2006/2007 principal candidates in alphabetical
order are as follows:

A. Mr. Ahmad Hamid M. Abbas, Lecturer in Art, Architecture
and Interior Design, Performing and Visual Arts
Department, the American University in Cairo. He seeks to
pursue an M.A. degree in Design/Art approach to
industrial, product and interior design or interior
architecture (Degree grant).

B. Mr. Ahmed M. A. El Gody, Senior Lecturer and Director,
Media Lab, Faculty of Mass Communication, Modern Science
and Arts University. He seeks to conduct research and
collect data related to his Ph.D. thesis in the field of
Journalism (Non-degree grant).

C. Ms. Asmaa Kamel Shehata, Teacher of English, As-Salam
College Language School. She seeks to pursue an M.A.
degree in Education (Degree grant).

D. Ms. Ayah M. Sameh El Said, Researcher Analyst,
Egyptian Center for Economic Studies. She seeks to pursue
an M.A. degree in Economics/International Macroeconomics/
International Finance (Degree grant).

E. Ms. Azza Anwar Raslan, Attorney at Law, Al Ezz Group.
She seeks to pursue an L.L.M. in Anti-Trust Law (Degree
grant).

F. Mr. Bassem M. Abbas, Trombone Player, Cairo Opera
House. He seeks to conduct field research and take master
classes in Music/Trombone (Arts grant).

G. Ms. Eman I. Gawish, Teacher of English, Nursery
Department, Kaumeya Language School. She seeks to pursue
her M.A. in Early Childhood Education (Degree grant).

H. Mr. Hazem Gamal A. Shebl, Technical Director,
Performing and Visual Arts Department, the American
University in Cairo. He seeks to conduct field research
and take master classes in Performing/Visual Arts (Arts
grant).

I. Ms. Iman A. Y. El Ayouty, Teaching Assistant, The Arab
Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.
She seeks to conduct research and collect data related to
her Ph.D. thesis in Economics (Non-degree grant).

J. Mr. Kamal Kamal El Gazzar, Cataloguer, System Support
Librarian, Library of Modern Science and Arts University.
He seeks to conduct research and collect data related to
his M.A. thesis in Library and Information Science Non-
degree grant).

K. Ms. Miray Magdi K. Zaki, Systems Analyst, Linkdotnet.
She seeks to pursue an MBA degree in International
Business and Finance) (Degree grant).

L. Mr. Mohamed Abdel Halim, Assistant Director, The
Egyptian Small And Micro-Enterprise Association. He seeks
to pursue an MBA in Medium, Small and Micro Enterprise
(Degree grant).

M. Ms. Noha Gamal Said, Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of
Engineering, Ain Shams University. She seeks to conduct
research and collect data related to her Ph.D. thesis in
the field of Urban Design (Non-degree grant).

N. Mr. Omar M. Nour Farahat, Associate, Baker and
McKenzie Law Firm. He seeks to pursue an L.L.M. degree in
Business Law (Degree grant).

O. Ms. Radwa M. Badran, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of
Commerce, Tanta University. She seeks to conduct research
and collect data related to her M.A. thesis in the field
of Cost Accounting (Non-degree grant).

P. Ms. Rehab M. Shebl Zaher, Ph.D. Researcher, Faculty of
Tourism and Hotel Management, Helwan University. She seeks
to conduct research and collect data related to her Ph.D.
thesis in the field of Tourism Studies (Non-degree grant).

Q. Mr. Said A. Hassan, Conservator of Antiquities, Supreme
Council of Antiquities. He seeks to conduct research and
collect data related to his M.A. thesis in Conservation of
Antiquities (Non-degree grant).

R. Ms. Samar Gamal Nour, Teaching Assistant, Political
Science Department, the American University in Cairo. She
seeks to purse an M.A. degree in Political Science (Degree
grant).

S. Ms. Sonia Farouk Farid, Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of
Arts, Cairo University. She seeks to conduct research and
collect data related to her Ph.D. thesis in Hispanic-
American Literature (Non-degree grant).


6. AY 2006/2007 alternate candidates in alphabetical
order:

A. Mr. Abdallah M. Kamel, Demonstrator, Faculty of
Archeology, Cairo University. He seeks to conduct
research and collect data related to his M.A. thesis in
Restoration and Conservation of Monuments (Non-degree
grant).

B. Ms. Nermine M. Atta, Researcher, EAIS/SCA Archeology
Department, Egyptian Antiques Information System. She
seeks to conduct research and collect data related to her
Ph.D. thesis in Egyptology (Non-degree grant).

C. Ms. Omnia F. Abdel Wahab, Researcher, Contact Car
Trading. She seeks to pursue her MBA in Finance (Degree
grant).

D. Dr. Rasha M. Abd El Hady, Lecturer, Faculty of Arts,
Alexandria University. She seeks to conduct field
research and take master classes in Ceramic Sculpture
(Arts grant).

E. Ms. Samaa H. A. Hosney, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of
Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. She
seeks to conduct research and collect data related to her
M.A. thesis in Statistics.

8. CECEUS/E has forwarded copies of application forms for
principal and alternate candidates to the Department of
State and AMIDEAST via express mail. Passport copies and
complete medical forms will follow later.

9. FSB approval is requested for the 24 candidates.
Regards. Ricciardone

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