Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) for Jordan

The Competition was closed on Wednesday, 18 December 2019 at 11:59 PM

About this Program:

The 2020 Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program will bring young faculty members from Jordan to U.S. academic institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities in one of the following fields of Environmental Sustainability or One Health from June 21 through August 30, 2020.

During this 10 week program, scholars will be introduced to new teaching and research methods, observe classes, attend seminars, and develop linkages with American faculty through weekly mentoring sessions. On-going community engagement with university-identified host families, volunteers, or others in the broader local community will facilitate the scholars’ participation in outreach activities, including visits to historical sites and attendance at cultural events.


While introduction to new research methods in the scholars’ disciplines does constitute one component of the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program, the program is not intended to provide a venue for individual research projects.

  • This merit-based award competition is open as of: September 29th 2019. 

  • The deadline for submitting your application is:  December 12th, 2019 (No extensions)

  • The programs' duration is 10 weeks: from June 21 to August  30, 2020


  • Build higher education capacity in Jordan through faculty development and mentoring for junior scholars.


  • Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Jordan and U.S. academics.


  • Promote mutual understanding between Jordanians and Americans by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community.

Please note that the JFDP grants are not for the principal purpose of

  • Attending conferences;

  • Completing doctoral dissertation research;

  • Travel and consultation at multiple institutions.



  • Administrative stipend.

  • Travel allowance and equipment allowance.

  • Scholars will be accommodated in furnished studio or apartment-style housing. Depending on the host institution selected, the housing offered may be shared but each scholar is guaranteed a private bedroom and private bathroom.

  • Travel and accommodations for a re-entry workshop to be hosted in Washington, D.C.

  • Round-trip international airfare to the U.S.

  • Accident and sickness insurance for the duration of the study program.

Please note that dependents including spouses and/or children may not accompany the scholar to the U.S. for this program.

For additional information on the JFDP please click here!


  • Full-time Jordanian university faculty member;

  • Jordanian citizens residing, living, working or studying in Jordan. Applicants currently studying in the U.S. or abroad are not eligible to apply;

  • Minimum of MSc degree with at least five years of full-time university-level teaching experience or a PhD and no more than five years of university-level teaching experience; OR

  • MSc degree holders currently enrolled in a doctoral program must possess at least three years of full-time university-level teaching experience.Proficiency in English sufficient to effectively carry out grant activities in the United States.

  • Commitment to classroom teaching and desire to strengthen teaching and leadership skills.

  • Scholar’s academic focus must be in one the JFDP’s academic disciplines, cited above.

  • Must be available to travel to the United States and participate for the duration of the ten (10) week program:
    June 21  – August  30, 2020


  • Applicants must hold Jordanian Citizenship (Nationality), a valid Jordanian Passport and must have a permanent residence status in Jordan at the time of application and throughout the selection and nomination process.

  • Previous Experience in the US: Preference given to qualified candidates without substantial and recent experience in the US (defined as more than 9 months or one academic year during the past 5 years). 

  • A release letter is required from your Jordanian Home university upon receiving final nomination from this Commission.

Eligible Fields:

Applicants can apply in one of the following fields:

               -     Environmental Sustainability: Arid Lands and Sustainable Agriculture;

                     Water Conservation and Hydrology; Alternative and Renewable Energy.

                -    One Health: Public Health, Community Nursing, Infectious Diseases,

                     and Epidemiology

Do I Need to Secure an Invitation Letter from a U.S. University?

No, the U.S. hosting university will be selected by the U.S. Department of State for each discipline-based cohort. This program is administrated by AMIDEAST, Washington, D.C.

Read FAQs by clicking here!

Who is Ineligible to Apply for this Competition?


  • Persons applying-for or holding permanent residence (Green Card) in the United States are not eligible.

  • Persons who are citizens of both Jordan and the United States are also not eligible.

  • Any candidate who has resided in the U.S. for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application is ineligible.

  • Persons who do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

How to Apply:


Each applicant will be required to submit an online application. Please read all of the
instructions on how to start and fill-out your online application.


Application Guidelines:

To access the 2020 JFDP online application, Please click here!

► To download the instructions for completing the online application, click here!


Your online application should include the following:

  • Your preferred discipline-based cohort (Applicants may apply for one cohort only.)

  • Educational background;

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae;

  • An explanation of how your participation in this program would benefit you and your institution as a whole;

  • How you plan to implement what you will gain from this program upon returning to Jordan;

  • Three References (letters of recommendation).

If you expect to qualify for JFDP award consideration, you should take note of and adhere to the following guidelines:


  • Fill in the information requested in the FULBRIGHT-JFDP Application form as completely and in as much accurate detail as possible.

  • Proofread the entire application before submitting it onto the JFDP online Portal.

  • The application should be free of grammatical and spelling errors.

  • Your Application Form and all requested supporting documents mentioned above should be submitted NO LATER THAN December 12th, 2019.  Applications received after this date or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

There are several ways to submit your recommendation letters:


  1. You may register the names and contact information of your referees online, on your online application, and then your referees will receive instructions from the system on how to complete these forms. Or;

  2. You can send the “Letter of Reference Form” by e-mail to your referees who should fill it out, print and sign it and then either mail or courier or hand-deliver, in a sealed envelope to our P. O. Box. Or, your referee may scan (PDF or JPG format) and transmit their letter of recommendation via E-mail to the Fulbright Commission at info@fulbright.org.jo

  3. Please Note: Submitted letters of recommendation are confidential documents and may not be viewed or retrieved by the applicant at any stage.

  4. To access and download the Fulbright Letter of Reference Form, please click the following link:
    “Letter of Reference Form”

Important Note REF Plagiarism: The Fulbright Program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers. Copying someone else's writing, whether on the Internet, from a book or friend is considered plagiarism. Any quoted words or sentences should include a citation. Applicants that are found to have plagiarized in their application will be disqualified and barred from reapplying.



  • Please Email any questions you may have during the application process at:  info@fulbright.org.jo


  • Or, you may contact the Jordanian Programs team for more information: 

          Ms. Rana on telephone extension #15 or 

          Ms. Nour on extension #14.


  • Sunday through Thursday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.


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. Fulbright Visiting Scholars enter the United States on Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under a Department of State program and are subject to the two-year home residency requirement associated with the (J-1) visa. All Fulbright Commission-sponsored grantees are obligated to return to Jordan upon completion of their studies.

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