A 10-week program that brings young faculty members from Jordan to U.S. academic institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities in Environmental Sustainability or One Health.
September 29, 2019
December 12, 2019
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
Who is eligible to apply for this award?
Applicants can apply in one of the following fields:
Who is ineligible to apply for this award?
Please note that the JFDP grants are not for the principal purpose of:
If you expect to qualify for JFDP award consideration, you should take note of and adhere to the following guidelines:
There are several ways to submit your recommendation letters:
Please note that dependents including spouses and/or children may not accompany the scholar to the U.S. for this program
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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.
Fulbright Scholars enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa, under a Department of State exchange program, and are subject to the two-year home-country residency requirement, at the end of their graduate study in the U.S.
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.
Q: Who is eligible to apply for the JFDP?
A: Applicants must be full-time, junior faculty employees at an accredited Jordanian university or degree-granting higher education institution. Potential applicants should hold a minimum of an MSc degree with at least 5 years of full-time university-level teaching experience. Interested applicants who hold a master’s degree and are currently enrolled in a PhD program should possess at least 3 years of full-time university-level lecturing experience. Applicants who are PhD holders should have a maximum of 5 years of full-time university-level teaching experience.
Q: Could an applicant conduct research while on the JFDP grant?
A: The JFDP is not intended to provide opportunities for individual research projects.
Q: Do I need to secure an invitation letter from a U.S. University?
A: No, the U.S. host universities are selected by AMIDEAST, D.C. for each discipline-based cohort.
Q: Do applicants need to secure a “Release Letter” from their home universities?
A: Yes, once a nominee receives a notification of final approval from the Fulbright Commission, he/she must secure a “Release Letter” from their home university certifying their current employment status and the continuity of their contract upon completing the JFDP and return to Jordan.
Q: I am a Jordanian citizen living overseas and would like to apply to participate in the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program. Am I eligible?
A: No, only Jordanian citizens who are residing in Jordan are eligible to apply for this program.
Q: Can an applicant with dual nationalities (Jordanian and American) apply to the JFDP?
A: Persons who are citizens of both Jordan and the United States are not eligible to apply for the JFDP (or any other Fulbright-sponsored program). Moreover, persons applying for or holding a permanent residency status in the United States (Green Card) are not eligible.
Q: What types of activities will I be engaged in during my ten (10) weeks on a U.S. campus?
A: Jordanian Fulbright junior faculty will benefit from a variety of organized seminars addressing the following faculty-development related topics:
Q: Do I receive any certificate upon completing my program?
A: Yes, upon completing the JFDP requirements, the grantee receives a Fulbright Certificate of Completion.
Q: How can I contact the Fulbright Commission by E-mail?
A: Please address all your queries to the following E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org