THE 2020-2021 JORDANIAN FULBRIGHT VISITING
2020-21 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Awards
(The Competition Is Closed!)
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.
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.