The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program is a field-driven initiative in which Jordanian host institutions conceptualize and design projects of interest within an eligible discipline that represent a priority for their respective organizations. These projects are then paired with a highly qualified U.S. academic or professional, who shares their expertise and assists with strengthening linkages between U.S. and Jordanian host institutions. Participating Jordanian host institutions benefit by:
Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist include, but are not limited to:
Eligible Disciplines: Projects designed by prospective Jordanian host institutions should focus on one of the below eligible disciplines:
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The Fulbright Specialist Program encourages Jordanian host institutions to tailor projects to their own needs. However, all projects should have an education or training focus. Due to the short-term nature of the exchange, projects should have concrete objectives that can be achieved over the course of the Specialist’s visit. Past Specialists have supported Jordanian host institutions by conducting activities such as:
Note: Personal research projects, including clinical medical research or projects involving patient contact, are not eligible for funding under the Fulbright Specialist Program.
If a Jordanian host institution would benefit by having the Fulbright Specialist visit the Jordanian host institution more than once, Jordanian host institutions may apply for their project to be Multi-Visit. Please note that the majority of approved projects are not Multi-Visit, and Jordanian host institutions will need to provide a strong justification for why this approach would strengthen project outcomes. Please find below some general program parameters for Multi-Visit projects:
Jordanian host institutions are not required to identify U.S. academics or professionals to serve as their project’s Fulbright Specialist prior to submitting their project proposal. On the contrary, if the hosting institution’s project is approved, the program’s implementing partner, World Learning, will identify candidates on the Fulbright Specialist Roster whose professional experience, academic credentials and foreign language skills match the knowledge and skills articulated by the host institution in its project proposal as being critical to the project’s successful implementation.
If a Jordanian hosting institution has identified a candidate that it would like to serve as the Fulbright Specialist, please note that the following conditions must be met:
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The U.S. Department of State typically covers roundtrip, economy class international airfare, enrollment in a limited health benefits program, and a daily honorarium for participating Fulbright Specialists. In general, Jordanian host institutions should be prepared to provide the Specialist with lodging, meals, and in-country transportation, either through monetary or in-kind contributions, throughout their full stay in Jordan. The stipend for in-country transportation should allow the Specialist to travel to and from their lodging and project activity site as well as allow the Specialist to conduct local activities such as grocery shopping or visiting a local market, pharmacy, etc.
American scholars or professionals interested in serving as a U.S. Fulbright Specialist must meet all eligibility requirements including:
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U.S. academics and professionals interested in applying to join the U.S. Fulbright Specialist Roster, should direct all questions to World Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Fulbright Specialists receive round-trip, economy-class airfare, a one-time transit allowance ($100), enrollment in a health benefits program, and a foreign Per Diem rate. In addition, the program covers lodging, meals, and in-country travel expenses.
The Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of both, Jordanian and American societies. The Commission seeks and encourages the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all its scholarships, grants, programs and other higher educational exchange activities and its workforce and workplace. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Commission is committed to fairness, equity and inclusion.
Prospective Jordanian host institutions should direct all questions to the Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan to: