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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for 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. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.


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12 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

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. 

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin on September 1, 2021 with an end date of May 31, 2022. Exceptions will be considered, on a case-by-case basis, to postpone a grant start date until no later than January 1, 2022 with an end-date of no later than September 30, 2022.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

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

Candidate Profile

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.

Accepted Degree Levels




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.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


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.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

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.


Candidates currently residing in Jordan are not eligible.

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.

General Comments

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. 

The Role of the Fulbright Commission in Jordan

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.

Additional Dependent Information

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


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Lara Shadid

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