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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 Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.

Artist

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.

FPA

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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Jordan

12 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
CLEA Availability
  • Yes
Award Profile

The Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE) plans to award up to 10 grants to students for post-graduate study and research for the 2023-2024 academic year. 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.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grants will begin on September 1, 2023 with an end date of May 31, 2024. Exceptions will be considered, on a case-by-case basis, to postpone a grant start date until no later than January 1, 2024 with an end-date of no later than September 30, 2024.

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

The Commission will schedule a virtual Pre-Departure orientation (PDO) in June 2023. The In-Country Orientation will be during the first week of September 2023 once all grantees arrive to Jordan to begin their grants. Those who choose to delay their grant to January 2024 will receive an individual or small-group orientation with the Program Officer. 

Candidate Profile

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. Applicants in the arts and 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 advanced or near-fluent 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. 

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
6 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

Candidates applying for a proposed combination of studying Arabic language 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.

Critical Language Enhancement Award

Student researchers may apply for the Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) which allows grantees to study Arabic, MSA, or Jordanian dialect for three months prior to the start of their Fulbright research. Students accepted for CLEA may end up spending up to 12 months in Jordan (3 months of CLEA Program + 9 months of Fulbright Program).

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
No
Affiliation
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

Local institutional affiliations will be coordinated, secured, or confirmed by JACEE. A pre-secured letter of invitation from a Jordanian institution is required and should be submitted by the applicant, as part of the Fulbright application. JACEE will re-confirm submitted letters of affiliation prior to the award start date. No research clearance is required for Jordan.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits

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.

Housing Arrangements

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

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available
Residency Permits

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.

Security

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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