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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.

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 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.

Morocco

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The Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE) supports fieldwork and research in areas of relevance to US-Morocco relations including: culture, economic integration, religion, society and politics, science and technology, ecological and environmental issues, public health, human rights, law and security, and education.

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MACECE also supports projects in the arts (both Performance and Fine Arts) that create and enhance the dialogue between the U.S. and Moroccan artistic communities.

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Grant Length: 9 months

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Grantees proposing fieldwork or library research are not bound by the dates of the Moroccan academic year, but are subject to approval by the Fulbright Commission in Morocco. 

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All grantees are required to attend a virtual pre-departure and in-country orientation upon arrival.   

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Applicants at all degree levels will be considered. Ideal applicants should propose a distinctive research project relevant to Morocco that can be reasonably accomplished in 9 months. Applicants possessing appropriate language facility and previous cross-cultural experience will find their research more effectively accomplished and their Fulbright experience enhanced. Applicants whose research projects illustrate a specific knowledge of Morocco, the Maghreb, the Arab-African world, and Islam, for example, will have a better grasp of research possibilities.

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Researchers interested in conducting interviews or fieldwork involving human subjects should familiarize themselves with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and ethical standards process and take appropriate steps to prepare for this process. 

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The Commission looks favorably on applicants who intend to sustain their experience in Morocco through further study and work experience that builds on the Fulbright grant and promotes long-term connections with Morocco. 

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Additional Information: Candidates for research projects must have either an intermediate level of proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or the same in Moroccan Arabic, known as  Darija (which differs considerably from MSA), or an intermediate level of French. In general, the most useful languages are Darija and French and the ability to understand written MSA. In some cases, Amazigh (Berber) may be needed. For all grantees lacking a command of Moroccan Arabic, the Commission strongly recommends that they begin their grant with six weeks of intensive study of the dialect through a program that MACECE organizes. Grantees already highly proficient in MSA may be able to adapt to Moroccan Arabic on their own or through the assistance of a tutor. MACECE discourages the use of translators for research under Fulbright.

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All awards for student and ETA grantees include $2500 for the study of a relevant field language.  In order to utilize these funds, grantees must submit a plan for formal language study to the Commission for approval; programs of study for Arabic (both MSA and Darija), Amazigh (all dialects), French, Spanish, and Hebrew have all been approved.

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Student researchers may apply for the Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) which allows grantees to study Arabic, MSA, or Moroccan dialect for up to six months prior to the start of their Fulbright research. Students accepted for CLEA may end up spending up to 15 months in Morocco (6 months of CLEA Program + 9 months of Fulbright Program).

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To demonstrate the applicant's level of preparation and seriousness, MACECE requires applicants to present a letter of invitation, affiliation, or support from a Moroccan institution, university professor, or relevant Moroccan individual to be included as part of the application.

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The Commission strongly encourages grantee affiliation with professors, universities, NGOs, or other appropriate Moroccan institutions or individuals who are relevant to their field of research and project proposal. For more detailed information on Moroccan institutions of higher education, please consult the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research website (Arabic) (French). Other useful websites are Jamiati and Unirank.

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Grantees will be responsible to secure their own appropriate housing based on the city where they plan to conduct their research. The Commission will provide a handbook that includes a city guide, as well as advice and recommendations from alumni. 

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The Academic Year in Morocco spans from October to early July with no summer semester.  The fall semester ends with final exams in January and the spring semester begins 2-3 weeks afterwards.  The semester start dates at Moroccan public universities often vary, are imprecise, and are subject to day-to-day and last-minute changes.

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Restrictions on the study of certain topics may vary in Morocco, so questions concerning the sensitivity of the research project should be discussed with the Commission well in advance of completing the application. 

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The Commission will be in further communication with candidates for more information about the timing and location of their research and other important details in order to complete a research clearance packet for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), which issues official research clearances. The Commission then forwards a data sheet to the MFA outlining the research topic, timeline, and location(s), along with the grantee's personal data.  The research clearance process may take from three to six months and approval is not guaranteed. IRB clearance is required for graduate students.

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In their initial application, applicants should specify all locations for their research (provinces, cities, villages).

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Upon arrival in September, MACECE provides all grantees with an all-purpose and widely accepted lettre d'attestation (letter of certification)

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Grantees do not need to apply for any special visa to come to Morocco.  Grantees enter Morocco on a 3-month tourist visa, which is stamped in your passport upon entry.

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Once settled in Morocco, grantees may apply for Moroccan residency before their 3-month tourist visa expires or as soon as practically possible, which means in conformity with Moroccan regulations concerning residency cards (the carte de séjour). The carte de séjour may be difficult to acquire due to the amount of bureaucracy involved, but somee grantees attempt to start the process. Alternatively, the tourist visa can be extended every 90 days through a formal but normally simple process, the prolongation du visa.

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Applicants must include a Summary of Research in either French or Arabic (not to exceed one page in length) which can be uploaded/appended to the invitation letter section as part of their Fulbright application package. The Arabic or French Summary will be added to the Statement of Grant Purpose (that does not exceed two pages in length), so that there will be up to three pages total for the two statements. This Summary will be used later in the application for research clearance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Applicants must include a Summary of Research in either French or Arabic (not to exceed one page in length). The Arabic or French Summary upload will appear in the application following the Statement of Grant Purpose (that does not exceed two pages in length), so that there will be up to three pages total for the two statements. This Summary will be used later in the application for research clearance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The translated document should be uploaded as a PDF document.

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Morocco's broad geographic, environmental, and social diversity presents significant potential for a wide variety of research topics. Grantees' research topics may focus on Moroccan society, history, health issues, language, and literature, as well as on the life sciences, agriculture, environmental studies, and other scientific areas. Applicants with proposals in the arts are especially welcome. The Commission looks with interest at applications indicating residence and research in locations across the breadth of the country.

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Applicants interested in bringing school-aged dependents should contact Sarah Robyn, US Program Officer, at s.robyn@fulbright.ma for general advice and recommendations. MACECE cannot, however, provide direct support for dependent placement in schools around the country. Grantees with school-aged dependents will be responsible for finding appropriate school placements.  

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Moroccan cities are considered relatively safe. For travel around Morocco, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Morocco.

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When emailing Sarah Robyn, MACECE's US Programs Officer, (see the \"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact\" section below), please be sure to \"cc\" the Executive Director Rebecca Geffner as well.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Moroccan public universities by providing assistance to the permanent Moroccan teaching staff. At the same time, ETAs benefit from cross-cultural interactions, research possibilities, and volunteering opportunities in their placement communities.

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Grant Length:10 months

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The ETA grant period begins with the arrival of all ETA grantees no later than the last week in August. The grant period includes a general Fulbright orientation for all new U.S. grantees provided by the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE). 

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Grant dates correspond to the MACECE orientation and the academic year in Morocco, which will be from late August 2022 until early July 2023. 

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ETAs are required to attend a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation and a 1-2 day orientation with all incoming Fulbrighters. ETAs additionally attend a three-week orientation in Rabat in August/September, which includes daily classes in Moroccan Arabic (Darija) as well as lectures and exercises focusing on how to teach in the Moroccan university system.

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Candidates with degrees in English, American Studies, Middle East Studies, Arabic, French, Education, TESOL, or applied linguistics with some experience in teaching are preferred. Other fields are considered on the basis of excellence and teaching experience. Preference will be given to those with a Master's in a relevant field and those with significant teaching experience. Preference will also be given to candidates with an expressed interest in pursuing a career in education and with demonstrated experience, including volunteer activities. Some relevant teaching experience is required.

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ETAs should be strong self-starters who can deal with the unexpected, are flexible, adaptive, patient, culturally sensitive, and are self-sufficient. Placements are made by the Commission and are made throughout the Moroccan public university system.

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For information concerning all Moroccan universities and related institutes and schools, please see the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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ETA applicants must be articulate and accurate speakers of English who can serve as a fluent-speaker resource. Expertise in various aspects of English, such as grammar, composition, reading, phonetics, rhetoric, and literature are highly desirable. 

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Because of their teaching appointments, ETAs in Morocco are not eligible for the six-week Darija course organized for student researchers. However, ETAs receive 30+ hours of instruction in Darija during the two-week orientation in Rabat prior to departing for their host sites. In addition, each ETA grant contains the equivalent of up to $2500 for further language study during the course of the grant.

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In order to activate these language funds, the ETA must submit a language study plan to the Commission for authorization. ETAs can use these funds for any language that will be useful for them while in Morocco. Previously approved languages include Darija, Modern Standard Arabic, French, Spanish, and Hebrew. ETAs may study with an approved tutor or enroll in a program at a language study center.

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Grantees will be responsible to secure their own appropriate housing based on the city of placement. MACECE will provide a handbook that includes a city guide, as well as advice and recommendations. 

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

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MACECE, in cooperation with host universities, places ETAs at institutions based on the ETA's profile and the host institution's needs. The ETA program is developed and implemented within the context of the goals and needs of the Ministry of Higher Education and the pressing need for English teachers in Moroccan universities in all faculties. 

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ETAs teach English courses as established in the curricula of the various university programs and are engaged in classroom teaching for no more than 20 hours per week. Since the concept of \"teaching assistant\" is lacking in Morocco, almost all ETAs are stand-alone teachers in the classroom, responsible for developing their own lesson plans and managing their own classrooms. Responsibilities may also extend to offering presentations on topics related to the United States, the English language, or participating in university cultural events or English language clubs. Most ETAs also contribute time to volunteer work in their communities. Independent study and research are also encouraged but should not conflict with teaching duties. Candidates for the ETA program should be comfortable navigating in structured environments as well as operating in situations of ambiguity, as each campus placement will be different and often times unpredictable. 

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Applicants for the ETA program should be aware that the universities and departments may have strict requirements for the English classes they teach. The course content and the exam content may be directed by the university and departmental administration.

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The Moroccan university year begins variously from late September to mid-October and runs until early July; there is no summer semester. The autumn semester ends with final exams in January and the spring semester begins 2-3 weeks afterward. The semester start dates at Moroccan public universities are subject to day-to-day and last-minute changes. On-campus protests may interrupt class schedules and courses may be cancelled for weeks at a time without advance notice. Classes may be large (as many as 100-150 students in the classroom), university administrative structures may be weak and at the same time arbitrary, and student levels of English may vary considerably within the same class. Most university classes meet for two hours once a week. Moroccan students of English have generally never had a native speaker of English teach them before and they tend to be highly appreciative.

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More detailed information can be found at the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in both (Arabic) and (French). Other useful websites are Jamiati and Unirank.

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Moroccan government clearance is required for all foreign teachers and researchers. MACECE supplies all necessary clearances for those who are offered Fulbright grants.  

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Grantees do not need to apply for any special visa to come to Morocco.  Grantees enter Morocco on a 3-month  tourist visa, which is stamped in your passport upon entry.

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Once settled in Morocco, grantees may apply for Moroccan residency before their 3-month tourist visa expires or as soon as practically possible, which means in conformity with Moroccan regulations concerning residency cards (the carte de séjour). The carte de séjour may be difficult to acquire due to the amount of bureaucracy involved, but somee grantees attempt to start the process. Alternatively, the tourist visa can be extended every 90 days through a formal but normally simple process, the prolongation du visa. 

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Applicants interested in bringing school-aged dependents should contact Sarah Robyn, Program Officer, at s.robyn@fulbright.ma for general advice and recommendations. MACECE cannot, however, provide direct support for dependent placement in schools around the country. Grantees with school-aged dependents will be responsible for finding appropriate school placements.  

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Moroccan cities are considered safe. For travel around Morocco, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Morocco.

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When emailing Sarah Robyn, MACECE's US Programs Officer, (see the \"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact\" section below), please be sure to \"cc\" the Executive Director Rebecca Geffner as well. 

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Placement cities can vary and stretch from the far north to the south of Morocco. Examples of past placement cities include: Tetouan, Meknes, Rabat (the capital), Casablanca, El Jadida, Essaouira, Marrakech, and Agadir. These locations are subject to change. Host institutions typically submit applications each year to the Commission requesting ETA placements. Occasionally, two ETAs may occassionally be placed at the same institution, but normally only one ETA serves at each host institution.    

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English Teaching Assistant Award