SCHOLAR (Post-Doctoral)
                      AWARD OPPORTUNITY



                    2021-22 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Awards
       Competition cycle: From 2 February to 31 May/ 2020

  • About this program

These grants are awarded to Jordanian scholars to lecture or conduct
post-doctoral, collaborative research (
or a combination of both) at
U.S. academic institutions.  

This program is designed for Jordanian scholars interested in
pursuing a specific collaborative research project in the United States
for a period of stay ranging from a minimum of four (4) months to
nine (9) months maximum.

Only those currently holding a PhD or an equivalent professional 

degree are eligible to compete for this award.



This merit-based competition is now closed!

The deadline for submitting your application was:  May 30th, 2019. 

The Fulbright Commission in Jordan is only accepting applications online.  


The link and instructions are available below, please continue reading!



  • Eligibility and Guidelines

To download a copy of the Eligibility and Guidelines for this award, click here!

Note: Any Jordanian scholar applying for this award opportunity, should not have been physically present in the United States on a (J-1) visa or an exchange program for more than six months’ duration during the 12 month period before the application deadline 30 May 2019.

  • Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants must hold the Jordanian Citizenship (Nationality), a valid Jordanian Passport and must have a permanent residence status in Jordan at the time of application. Persons applying for or holding permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. Persons who are citizens of both Jordan and the United States are also not eligible.


  • Doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application. For professionals and artists outside academy, recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishment is expected.

  • Proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed lecturing or research project to be carried out in the United States. 

  • The applicant must be currently engaged in teaching or significant research at a Jordanian university or research institution.

  • A minimum of 5 publications after PhD degree, other than the PhD dissertation.

  • Release letter: If the applicant has been nominated by his/her home university for this award, the candidate will need to secure an approved leave of absence from his/her institution. Generally, this requirement is worked-out in favor of those on sabbatical leaves. However, grants are not limited to those on sabbatical

  • Preference may be given to those without recent experience in the United States.

  •  Diversity-   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. 


  • Obligations and Commitments


  • Fulbright Scholars enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under a Department of State program and         are subject to the two-year home-country residency requirement associated with the J-1 visa.


  • Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture of their own countries and thereby contribute to understanding between the people of the United States and Jordan.

  • They should also demonstrate the cross-cultural sensitivity and flexibility needed to adjust successfully to life in the United States.

  • Grantees are not allowed to take a paying job during the term of their award. The U.S. host institution provides access         to its research facilities, equipment, office space, secretarial help, and other assistance. No financial support is expected of   the host U.S. institution.


Note: This grant does not cover airfare.

Should the applicant be nominated for this grant, he/she or the nominating institution will be responsible to provide the round-trip international travel from Amman for the grantee and his/her dependents, if applicable.


  • Application Guidelines:

To download a copy of the Requirements of the 2020-21 Jordanian Fulbright Scholar Program, click here!

To download a copy of the "General Information Preparing for the Post-Doc Application", click here! 

To access the 2020-21 Post-Doc online application, click here!

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


● Your online application should include the following:

 -  Detailed Statement of Proposed Activity (3-5 pages)

 -  Detailed Curriculum Vitae

 -  Three References (letters of recommendation) - Submitted as explained below.

 -  A List of your Publications and Articles

 -  A Letter of Invitation from a U.S. academic institution is encouraged as part of your application (This is not a requirement)


There are several ways to submit your Reference Reports/Letters of Recommendation:


  1. You may register the names and contact information of your referees online, on your online account, 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:

  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: 
    Fulbright Scholar Program - Reference Report

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


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

● You may wish to upload additional pages to answer these questions.

● Treat the application as a unitary whole, with all parts reinforcing the project statement. The flow should be orderly: the candidates' capabilities are listed in the application, further documented in the curriculum vitae and confirmed in the references.

● Use the project statement to make the parts interact by referring to items in the curriculum vitae or research bibliography, without being redundant or simplistic, you should make it easier for the reviewer to find the key pieces of information you wish to convey.

● A detailed statement of proposed activity for research or lecturing at a US institution. The proposed project should contribute to the development of knowledge in your field and must be effectively investigated within a period of four (4) to nine (9) months in the United States.

● Applicants must indicate and list in the Application or C.V. the number of publications, titles and/or co-authorship in academic and professional journals related to your field of specialization or discipline.

● Include a well thought-out biographical essay, in English with the application. Include three (3) letters of recommendation (in English) from persons familiar with your academic achievements. 
NoteAll items must be in English.


● A Letter of Invitation from a U.S. academic institution is encouraged as part of your application (This is not a requirement)

● Proofread the entire application before submitting it to the Fulbright Commission.

● 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 30 May 2019. 


● Applications received after this date or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.


Note: 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.




  • Or, you may contact the Jordanian Programs team for more information: Ms. Rana on telephone extension #15 or Ms. Lama on extension #14, Sunday through Thursday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.

The Binational Fulbright Commission's Contact Points: 

Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE)
(aka The Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan)

Street Address:           19, Mahdi Bin Barakah Street (Shmeisani)
Mailing Address:          P.O. Box 850215, Amman 11185, Jordan
Tel:                                (962-6)568-4760 or 568-4760 or 560-4630, Exts. #14 or 15 

Fax:                               (962-6) 568-4820
Office Mobile No.:        (962-79) 644-4119, Exts. #14 or #15

Work Week:                 Sunday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday is the weekend)         
Hours of Operation:    From 8:00 am until 6:00 pm
                                      Open to the Public from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm 
(Preferably by Appointment)

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