Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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TEFL/Applied Linguistics

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Grant Activity

Activities related to English language teaching (or training) are strongly preferred. The award is intended for direct teaching (or training) of English to students, as a primary assignment. Additional TEFL teaching activities may include (but not limited to):

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, with an emphasis on English language teacher training;
  • Conduct training programs for senior English students, junior level English teachers and faculty;
  • Conduct workshops to build assessment capacity and/or research capacity to teacher trainees;
  • Assist in the development of programs and curricula, resource material development, testing and evaluation, and program design and implementation.

Final activities and courses determined in consultation with the host institution.

Grant Length
Six or 10 months
Grant Dates

The academic year in Jordan is September through June. Grants should begin in September 2021 (for six or 10 month grants) or January 2022 (for six month grants only). 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 a focused orientation program upon arrival.


Viable public or private institutions include, but are not limited to:

  • University of Jordan
  • Yarmouk University
  • Princess Sumaya University for Technology
  • Petra University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Hashemite University
  • Jordan University for Science and Technology
  • Al Al-Bayt University
  • Al-Balqa’ Applied Science University
  • Mu’tah University
  • American University of Madaba
Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered: TEFL, Education, Applied Linguistics, and English for Special Purposes (ESP). Specializations will vary, but in general, scholars with one or more of the following specializations will be preferred:

Teaching English as a Foreign Language:

  • English teaching pedagogies and techniques
  • TEFL curriculum development and design
  • English for special purposes or English for academic purposes course design
  • Computer-assisted language learning or other technology-enhanced teaching and learning techniques
  • Teaching methods of English writing, listening/speaking, or reading
  • Methods of assessment and evaluation of English language learners
  • Structure of English
  • History of English
  • American, British or World English literature in the ESL classroom

Applied Linguistics:

  • Second language acquisition
  • Language analysis (theoretical and/or practical grammar, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis)
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Discourse and/or conversation analysis


  • Translation studies
  • Intercultural or cross-cultural communication
  • Bilingualism
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
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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