Below, you will find some program or grant opportunities available to Jordanian Teachers in 2019.  Any further Grant opportunities in 2019 will be announced and posted on this page.

Fulbright Teaching Excellence & Achievement (TEA) Program
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                     Application deadline: March 9, 2019

Apply now to the 2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence & Achievement (TEA) Program for secondary-school teachers. Applications due by March 9, 2019.

The Fulbright TEA Program provides outstanding secondary school teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.

The Fulbright TEA Program will provide approximately 170 fellowships to international secondary-school teachers from around the world to participate in a six-week non-degree, non-credit academic program at a U.S. university. The international participants will travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs in either spring of 2020 or fall of 2020.

The Fulbright TEA Program will provide general academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, content-based instruction, project-based learning, infusing thematic topics into curriculum, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to teachers who need additional practice. The program will include a practicum of at least 40 hours with a U.S. partner teacher in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.

After returning home, teachers who successfully complete the program will be eligible to compete for small grant awards for essential teaching materials, follow-on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between participating American schools and their home schools, and other activities that build on the exchange experience.

The Fulbright TEA Program seeks to:

  • Equip teachers with a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching methods, content-based instruction, project-based learning, lesson planning, and instructional technology.

  • Create among educators a more nuanced understanding of the United States.

  • Develop productive and lasting relationships and mutual understanding between U.S. and international teachers and their students.

  • Contribute to improved teaching in participating countries and communities by preparing participants to serve as stronger teacher leaders who, upon returning home, will apply and share their experience and skills with their peers and students.

  • Make U.S. students more aware of other countries around the world through interaction with international teachers.


  • English or English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

  • Social Studies (civics, history, geography, global studies, etc.)

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Special Education in the disciplines listed above


Applicants must:

  • Be current secondary school-level*, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, or social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects at an institution serving primarily a local population;

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;

  • Have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the start of the program;

  • Reside in the country of citizenship at the time of application and of program participation;

  • Earn a minimum score of 450 on the paper based TOEFL or an equivalent English language examination**;

  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program; and

  • Have submitted a complete application.

*Secondary-level teachers include both middle and high school teachers serving students between approximately 12 and 18 years of age. Teachers responsible for teaching additional grade levels must teach middle or high school students more than 50% of their work time in order to be eligible for the program.

**A limited number of participants with TOEFL scores between 425 and 450 or equivalent may be accepted into a special cohort of the program with additional English language training provided.
The Fulbright TEA Program promotes diversity in the classroom and in learning. The Fulbright TEA Program supports inclusion and strongly encourages teachers with disabilities to apply.

The Fulbright TEA Program is an upper level university or graduate level academic program for practicing teachers. Educational administrators (such as representatives or officials of the Ministry of Education) and school administrators who teach less than fifty percent of their time, full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, private English Language tutors, and teachers from schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible.

Staff or families of staff at a U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission are not eligible to apply.
Current IREX employees and consultants and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) are not eligible to compete in any IREX-implemented grant programs.


Former participants of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program, the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP), the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, the Partners in Education (PiE) program, or Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs are not eligible to apply. If you have participated in other U.S. government-funded professional development exchange programs, please contact the Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy in your country to inquire about your eligibility.

ECA and IREX do not discriminate against grant applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by U.S. law.



  • J-1 visa support;

  • A pre-departure orientation held in participant’s home country;

  • Round-trip airfare to and within the U.S.;

  • Academic program fees;

  • Housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals;

  • Accident and sickness health care coverage (does not cover pre-existing conditions);

  • Transportation to the practicum school (as needed);

  • A daily allowance for incidentals during the university academic program;

  • A baggage allowance;

  • An end-of-program workshop in Washington, D.C.; and

  • The opportunity to apply for alumni small grants for alumni in good standing.


March 9, 2019                                  Application deadline

April – May 2019                              TOEFL Testing / Semifinalist Interviews

September 2019                               Notification of Finalists

November – December 2019           Visa Interviews and Pre-Departure Orientation Spring 2020 Cohort

Late January – mid-March 2020      U.S. Program Dates Spring 2020 Cohort

July 2020                                            Visa Interviews and Pre-Departure Orientation Fall 2020 Cohort

September – late October 2020       U.S. Program Dates Fall 2020 Cohort

The Fulbright TEA program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.

To apply, visit: http://oas.irex.org/fulbrighttea. Application deadline is March 9, 2019.

To learn more about the program, visit: www.irex.org/fulbright-tea

For questions, write to: fulbrighttea@irex.org

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