2020 – 2021 FULBRIGHT AMERICAN
(Pre-Doctoral) STUDENT PROGRAM
PLEASE NOTE: The 2020-2021 Competition and on-line application opened on 1st April 2019 with a deadline date of 8th October 2019 for all potential applicants.
"Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations."
Senator J. William Fulbright, 1983.
THE 2020 – 2021 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT (Pre-Doctoral) PROGRAM OVERVIEW
• Are a U.S. citizen, who ...
• Will have a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant, and who is ...
• Thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad.
• You could be one of more than 1,500 students who receive a Fulbright U.S. Student grant each year to go overseas.
The U.S. Student Fulbright Program:
• Operates in more than 140 countries worldwide, including Jordan.
• Awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields and Creative and Performing Arts.
For detailed information on eligibility, awards available, and the application components, please visit the www.iie.org website.
To view the Eligibility requirements for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please visit:
What is a Fulbright Grant?
To view the General description of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please visit:
Type of Grants
All of the various Grant categories and country-specific (including Jordan) and worldwide program opportunities available for 2020-2021, please visit:
All of the various Grant categories and funding/benefits issues, please visit:
The Important application dates, deadlines, results notification for the 2020-2021 competition, please visit:
APPLYING TO THE MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA (An Excerpt)
• Region-Wide Considerations
For most countries in the Middle East/North Africa region, candidates who make it past the first round of selection and who are ultimately offered grants will have their institutional affiliations finalized by the host country Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy. Nevertheless, we strongly encourage applicants to be proactive in securing in-country contacts early in the application process, as the National Screening Committees like to see proof of confirmed affiliations included with applications. While many Commissions and U.S. Embassies reserve the right to place Fulbrighters at the institution they deem most appropriate, most will try to accommodate the affiliation preferences expressed in candidates' applications. Although not required as part of the Fulbright Application for some host-country Commissions, candidates should, therefore, make every effort to include letters of affiliation with their Fulbright applications. If this will not be possible, they should at least indicate the institution with which they would like to be affiliated, and why, in their proposals.
Candidates are also encouraged to apply for the Critical Language Enhancement Awards (CLEA) for additional Arabic study, and should consider how this opportunity could improve their projects and overall Fulbright experiences. The award's requirements include pre- and post-testing of the prospective Fulbrighter's language skills, as well as a clearly defined commitment to continuing Arabic language study for the Fulbright grant's full duration. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the relevant country guidelines for information on minimum language requirements, participating language training institutes or venues, and other important details.
• A Few Country-Specific Considerations
Israel, Jordan and Morocco remain the most popular countries for applicants to the region. Their appeal may be attributed to a number of factors - including the location of Fulbright Commissions in those countries and the fact that they offer the most grants - and generally have good track records of accepting projects in a wide variety of disciplines.
• English Teaching Assistantships
The most significant recent regional development has been the expansion of the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) programs. ETA grants are now available in Morocco, the West Bank, Oman and Bahrain.