American Programs FAQs

U.S. Fulbright Scholar (Post-Doctoral)

Q: Where do I find the application for this award category?

A: Online applications can be found in this link: 
https://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-us-scholar-program

Q: Do I have to be proficient in Arabic to be eligible for this award?
A: No you do not need to be proficient in Arabic unless your research needs it.

Q: Is a letter of invitation mandatory?
A: Yes, securing an invitation letter is a must but if it is not ready by the time you submit your application, you may turn it in at a later stage.

Q: Can the Commission in Jordan help you with finding a host institution and securing an invitation letter?

A: The Commission may help you identify a contact at an academic institution but you will have to make the necessary correspondences to establish contact and introduce yourself.

Q: Is funding available for my family as well?

A: Yes, if you are selected, this award funds spouses and children.

Q: How many letter of recommendation do I need?
A: You need three letters of recommendation.

Q: What are the financial benefits of this award category?
A: Grant benefits differ by country and type of award. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents. Check the award description in the catalog of awards and/or consult program staff responsible for the particular award you are interested in.

Q: I applied last year and was unsuccessful. How can I find out why I wasn’t selected so I can improve my application for the current competition?
A: 
Final selections are based on feedback from the U.S. peer review committees as well as posts and commissions abroad. CIES operates in conformity with the policies of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). According to FFSB policy, CIES cannot give applicants the specific reasons for selection or non-selection. If you are interested in reapplying, you are encouraged to contact the CIES country or regional lead, who can provide general guidance on reapplying.

U.S. Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

Q: Where do I find the application for this award category?

A: Online applications and guidelines can be found in this link: 
https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants

Q: Do I have to be proficient in Arabic to be eligible for this award?
A: Yes, having Arabic Study would put the applicant would be an advantage.

Q: Can the Commission in Jordan help you with finding a host institution r?

A: The Commission is responsible for placing the ETA in a suitable host institution.

Q: How many years of teaching experience do I need?
A: The potential ETA applicant has to have at least two year’s face-time/teaching experience in front of a classroom at any grade-level, teaching any subject (not necessarily English). Either working as a TA or a core teacher would be considered classroom experience. It could be a part time, full time job, or a volunteer teaching experience. The two year experience does not have to be continuous. One-on-one tutoring won’t be considered classroom experience.

Q: Is funding available for my family as well?

A: Yes, if you are selected, this award funds spouses and children.

Q: How many letter of recommendation do I need?
A: You need three letters of recommendation.

Q: What are the financial benefits of this award category?
A: Grant benefits differ by country and type of award. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents. Check the award description in the catalog of awards and/or consult program staff responsible for the particular award you are interested in.

Q: I applied last year and was unsuccessful. How can I find out why I wasn’t selected so I can improve my application for the current competition?
A: 
Final selections are based on feedback from the U.S. peer review committees as well as posts and commissions abroad. CIES operates in conformity with the policies of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). According to FFSB policy, CIES cannot give applicants the specific reasons for selection or non-selection. If you are interested in reapplying, you are encouraged to contact the CIES country or regional lead, who can provide general guidance on reapplying.

U.S. Fulbright Student Research Award

Q: Where do I find the application for this award category?

A: Online applications can be found on: 
https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Q: Do I have to be proficient in Arabic to be eligible for this award?
A: No you do not need to be proficient in Arabic unless your research needs it.

Q: Is a letter of invitation mandatory?
Yes, securing an invitation letter is a must but if it is not ready by the time you submit your application, you may turn it in at a later stage.

Q: Can the Commission in Jordan help you with finding a host institution and securing an invitation letter?
A: 
Since the US Fulbright Pre-Doc grant program in Jordan (and, worldwide) is a merit-based competition this Commission, regrettably, cannot share any contact lists; information on local research centers; local academic specialists, etc. in Jordan.  We similarly cannot offer potential US Fulbright applicants any assistance with regards to pre-identifying local institutional affiliates or academic advisors.  More importantly, since the Commission and its Selection Review Committees will be involved in the selection and nomination process, it would be unethical of us to do so and would violate the integrity of our competitive selection protocols.

Q: Is funding available for my family as well?

A: Yes, if you are selected, this award funds spouses and children.

Q: How many letter of recommendation do I need?
A: You need three letters of recommendation.

Q: What are the financial benefits of this award category?
A: Grant benefits differ by country and type of award. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents. Check the award description in the catalog of awards and/or consult program staff responsible for the particular award you are interested in.

Q: I applied last year and was unsuccessful. How can I find out why I wasn’t selected so I can improve my application for the current competition?
A: 
Final selections are based on feedback from the U.S. peer review committees as well as posts and commissions abroad. CIES operates in conformity with the policies of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). According to FFSB policy, IIE cannot give applicants the specific reasons for selection or non-selection. If you are interested in reapplying, you are encouraged to contact the IIE country or regional lead, who can provide general guidance on reapplying.

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