On June 10th, in a little publicized ceremony conducted under the auspices of the Deputy PM, Dr. Barham Salih (are you following him on Twitter?) and the US Ambassador Christopher Hill was held to formally announce the doubling of the Fulbright Program. The Government of Iraq committed $2.5 million to expand the Fulbright Student Scholar Program for Iraqi students allowing the number of scholarships available for Iraqis to double from 35 to 70.
The deadline for applications has been extended until July 9, 2009 for certain fields of study, students may access the scholarship application and additional information about the scholarship at: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/fvsprogram.html. The deadline is extended only for applicants interested in programs in literature, history, English, political science, theater, and education.
More information from the Baghdad Press Office of the US Embassy in Baghdad may be found here: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/pr_061009.html