2 Open Study/Research Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length10 Months
The aim of the Study/Research Awards to Tunisia is to strengthen educational and cultural relations between the United States and Tunisia. Applicants who have previous cross-cultural experience, especially in the MENA region, are preferred.
Grants begin in the fall based on the Tunisian academic year.
Grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation during Summer 2023 prior to their grant and will have a security briefing as part of the in-country orientation upon arrival.
Applicants should have an excellent academic record and strong reference letters. Since Fulbright grantees are representing the United States in all aspects, applicants should have strong intercultural and leadership skills. Proposed projects should be innovative, feasible in Tunisia, fit into the candidate's previous academic training and future objectives, and be based on the candidate's overall academic background and profile.
Dual citizens or applicants with heritage/Tunisian citizen spouse will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Candidates for research projects must have either an intermediate level of proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or the same in Tunisian Arabic – known as Tunsi (which differs considerably from MSA), or an intermediate level of French. In general, the most useful languages are Tunsi and French and the ability to understand written MSA.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
To demonstrate the applicant's level of preparation and seriousness, U.S. Embassy Tunis requires applicants to present a letter of invitation, affiliation, or support from a Tunisian institution, university professor, or relevant individual to be included at the application deadline.
The host institution will not provide housing but host institution and/or the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Section will assist grantees in locating nearby and appropriate housing.
While dependents are allowed, their living expenses will be the responsibility of the applicant. Dependent financial support includes a very modest increase in the monthly stipend.
For travel around Tunisia, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Tunisia.