Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars to teach undergraduate or graduate level courses, conduct research, or carry out a combination of teaching and research activities.

Researchers are encouraged to present occasional lectures at institutions throughout Jordan. Scholars on a teaching award will be expected to teach two to three classes per semester. Scholars on a teaching and research award will have a ratio of 60% teaching and 40% research.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright program is designed to strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations. It also aims to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.

More information about teaching and/or research proposals available here.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Five to 10 months
Award Dates

The academic year in Jordan is September through June. Grants may begin any time after September 2022, but must be completed by August 30, 2023. No grant will begin during the Summer months (June - July - August). Grantees with September start dates are expected to arrive in Jordan for orientation, tentatively scheduled during the first week of September. Grantees with January start dates will receive an orientation program upon arrival.


Any appropriate Jordanian university. All host institution affiliations will be confirmed by the Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE), also known as Fulbright Jordan. Accredited and registered host institutional affiliates outside of public or private Jordanian universities will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, subject to review by JACEE.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (seven to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.


Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile

Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Approximately 10
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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