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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 


U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.


Select award for detailed information
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The Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE) plans to award up to 12 grants to students for post-graduate study and research for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

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There is no in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO), however, JACEE will schedule a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation during summer 2021.

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JACEE awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and the potential of the proposed visit to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Jordan. This program is designed to give recent graduates, young professionals, and artists opportunities for professional development and international experience. Grantees plan their own projects, which may include library or field research. Along with opportunities for intellectual, professional, and artistic growth, the Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative experiences.


Preference is given to candidates currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program, whose primary focus is on their thesis or dissertation research rather than language study. At-Large candidates whose principal focus is research are similarly preferred. Applications for part-time or full-time independent study are considered if the candidate can demonstrate a high-level (near-fluent) of Arabic language proficiency and that the course of study or research will be conducted through a host academic institution in Jordan. See the \"Affiliation\" section below. Please note that for applicants seeking an award for independent study, university tuition and fees are not included in the grant line-item benefits.

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Candidates applying for a proposed combination of studying Arabic language<!--(3-month CLEA)--> and conducting research should ideally have studied Arabic full-time for at least two years prior to applying for the grant. Candidates planning to audit university lecture courses where the language of instruction is Arabic must have completed at least four years of intensive study of Arabic, with a high oral comprehension score (near fluent) on the foreign language evaluation. Please note, however, that permission to audit a course at a Jordanian public or private university is not the norm and will require a series of approvals with the final authority resting with the university's president. Prior contact and approval, as evidenced by a letter of invitation, is highly recommended.<!--


Fulbright grantees who receive a Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA), must attend, on a full-time basis, the privately-run Qasid Institute only.-->

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Local institutional affiliations will be coordinated, secured, or confirmed by JACEE. A pre-secured letter of invitation from a Jordanian institution is highly recommended and may be submitted by the applicant, as part of his or her Fulbright application; however, such letters of affiliation are not required as part of the application. JACEE will re-confirm submitted letters of affiliation or will secure appropriate host institutional affiliation on behalf of the grantee. No research clearance is required for Jordan.

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<!--Except in the case of CLEA, -->Grantees whose sole focus is Arabic language study or university coursework will need to secure independent (non-Fulbright) funds to cover the local university’s tuition costs and fees.

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Candidates currently residing in Jordan are not eligible.

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All grantees who are staying in Jordan for a study grant are required to obtain a Government of Jordan (GOJ) Residency Permit. JACEE staff will provide facilitative assistance in securing the permit. All grantees must take an HIV test at one of the Ministry of Health clinics as part of the residency permit requirements. HIV test results from the U.S. are not accepted by the GOJ Ministry of Health.

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Fulbright grantees are expected to participate as fully as possible in all activities at Jordanian academic or research institutions, to interact with local students on and off campus, and, to adapt to, and appreciate, the cultural values and social norms of Jordanian society. 

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The Commission in Jordan is the main point of contact for all Fulbright grantees. The JACEE office, known as the Fulbright House, is located in a villa in the quiet residential district of Shmeisani in Amman. The Fulbright House serves Jordanian and American students, scholars and professionals and provides a deep support network for all Fulbrighters in Jordan. The Fulbright House also serves as the umbrella institution for meetings or events convened by the Jordanian Fulbright Alumni Association and for the Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Association of Jordan.


Every year in the spring (of 2022), the Fulbright Research grantees will be expected to offer a presentation of their research for open discussions with American Fulbright Fellows and their Jordanian counterparts. Periodic \"town meetings\" are held with the grantees and their families and regular get-togethers are arranged to enjoy and celebrate such occasions as Thanksgiving, Christmas or Ramadan Iftars (special evening meals during the month of Ramadan).


The Fulbright staff is committed to ensuring that each U.S. Fulbright grant recipient becomes a member of our Fulbright \"family” and feels that a \"home-away-from-home” is ever present from the day of their arrival in the Kingdom until they depart.




When emailing Lara Shadid (see the \"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact\" section below), be sure to \"cc\" the Commission's Deputy Director Iman Abdul-Wahid.


JACEE will assist grantees in locating appropriate housing in approved safe neighborhoods. The Commission will book the grantees two to three nights at a hotel close to the Commission. This will be covered by Grantee from the settling-in allowance wire-transferred beforehand.


The capital city Amman, and surrounding local cities, are considered safe. For travel around Jordan, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Jordan.



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Dependent support is available for spouses and children. For more information on financial support for dependents please contact Lara Shadid at:

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE) plans to award approximately eight English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grants to students for the 2022-2023 academic year. The objective of this grant category is to develop cultural and educational ties between Jordan and the US. One of this award’s main purposes is to help support and develop the English language in Jordanian educational institutions. Teaching in Jordan can be very rewarding for any ETA who appreciated cultural diversity and adventure.

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Grant Length: 10 months


ETA awards are offered for 10 months only, no adjustments. The academic year starts in September 2022 and ends June 2023. Schools and universities have two semesters: September to December and February through June. There are two breaks throughout the year: winter break (five weeks) and spring break (two weeks). Fulbright ETAs will be required to participate in a mandatory one-week in-country orientation program, and special ETA Workshop tentatively scheduled for the beginning of September 2022. Working days in Jordan are Sunday to Thursday and weekends fall on Fridays and Saturdays.

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The Commission will hold a virtual PDO in June 2022. The In-Country orientation will be held during the first week pf September 2022 when all ETAs arrive in Jordan to start their grants.

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Preference will be given to applicants who hold a degree in TEFL/Linguistics, English Literature, American Studies, Area Studies, International Relations, Political Science, or Education, and possess a minimum of two years of teaching/classroom experience in the United States or abroad. Holders of Bachelor's or Master's degree or doctoral students may apply for the ETA grant. 


Candidates should be articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist teaching the English language and American Culture to Jordanian university or secondary school students. Candidates should also be well-rounded, mature, resourceful, and flexible, and demonstrate the initiative, leadership and confidence required to teach English in a foreign setting. JACEE awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and the potential of the proposed visit to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Jordan.

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An ETA may choose to work on a supplementary project in addition to their main teaching assignment. Any supplementary project should be a topic that is related to Jordan (Jordan-specific). A good example is to talk about any volunteer work done at a local organization. 


This, however, is not mandatory. An ETA's main responsibility is to their teaching assignment. 

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Successful applicants must be native English speakers and have previous study, work or travel experience in the Middle East and North Africa. Although this is an ETA award, all applicants are required to have had at least two years of intensive, full-time time Arabic language study because the award includes modified language benefits (see the Critical Language Enhancement Award for more details).

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This grant category offers partial CLEA. The award includes modified language benefits (part-time and limited Arabic language study opportunities organized by JACEE) during their 10-month ETA assignment in Jordan. Each ETA will be offered three sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) in colloquial (‘amiyya) Arabic in the late afternoons at the Qasid Institute and limited funding for private and independent Arabic language tutoring during the course of the 10-month grant assignment. This part-time and limited Arabic language benefit should not conflict with the assigned teaching responsibilities throughout the ETA grant period.

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JACEE will assist grantees in locating appropriate housing in approved, safe neighborhoods. The Commission will book the grantees two to three nights at a hotel close to the Commission. This will be covered by the grantee from the settling-in allowance wire-transfered beforehand. 

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ETAs are generally placed in Jordanian private K-12 schools and public universities throughout the country, often as stand-alone teachers. The Commission matches ETA candidates with placements, based on their previous teaching experience, language skills, and the needs of the host institution. 

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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Jordanian Institutions by providing 15 to 20 hours per week of assistance to middle/high school and university level students. At the same time, U.S. participants gain from the intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational opportunities.

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English Teaching Assistant Award