These grants are awarded to Jordanian scholars to conduct post-doctoral, collaborative research at a U.S. academic institution, on a merit-based competition.
The next application cycle opens in the Spring of 2021
February 2, 2020
June 30, 2020
Application and Nomination Timeline
Who is eligible to apply for this award?
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 2020.
Obligations and commitments:
A minimum of 5 publications after their PhD degree, other than the PhD dissertation.
To download a copy of the Requirements of the 2020-22 Jordanian Fulbright Scholar Program, click here!
To download a copy of the General Information Preparing for the Post-Docs Application, Click Here!
The Fulbright Commission in Jordan is only accepting applications online.
There are several ways to submit your Reference Reports/Letters of Recommendation:
Application Form and all requested supporting documents mentioned above should be available after February 2nd, 2020.
Applications received after this date or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
To access and download the Fulbright Letter of Reference Form, please click here.
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 research award in the U.S.
Fill in the information requested in the FULBRIGHT Application form as completely and in as much accurate detail as possible.
Note: All items must be in English
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.
Please Email any questions you may have during the application process at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, you may contact the Jordanian Programs team for more information: Ms. Rana on telephone extension #15 or Mr. Naser on extension #14, Sunday through Thursday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Q: Does the applicant need to be in a certain field of study to apply for this Award?
A: Applicants from all fields may apply except those with research purposes and goals that are associated with clinical training such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary sciences.
Q: What is a "Release Letter" that the applicant should secure from his/her home university's President, which should be submitted as part of the application form?
A: A "Release Letter is an official letter from the applicant's home university stating that he/she will be able to secure a release from university duties if he/she is awarded the Fulbright Scholar Award.
Q: What is a letter of invitation?
A: It is a letter from the U.S. hosting university inviting the Fulbright Visiting Scholar, should he/she be awarded a Fulbright Award, to collaborate in his/her research.
Q: What is the length or duration of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant to the U.S.?
A: The minimum is 4 months and the maximum is 9 months.
Q: What are the chances of an applicant who meets all the requirements?
A: The chances of the applicant will greatly depend on the competition with other applicants.
Q: How many publications should the applicant have at the time of submitting the application?
A: The minimum is Five (5) publications or more.
Q: When is the final Post-Doctoral award selections announced?
A: The applications will be reviewed and determined by the Commission's Selection Review Committee (SRC) approximately seven months from the final date of receiving applications (May 31st).
Q: Are dependents eligible to accompany the Scholar to the U.S. for the duration of his/her grant?
A: Yes, they may eligible, taking into consideration that the accompanying dependents must reside with the Scholar for a minimum of 80% of the grant duration in the US
Q: Can an applicant with dual nationalities (Jordanian and American) citizenship be eligible to apply?
A: No. Jordanian Scholar applicants who hold a U.S. Passport or a U.S. "Green Card" may NOT apply for this Award.
Q: How can I contact the Fulbright Commission by E-mail?
A: Please address all your queries to the following E-mail address: email@example.com