Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
13358-JO
Activity Type
Research
Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.
Teaching
Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Artists
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Approximately
10
Award Start Period
September 2023
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January 2024
Award Length
5 months
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10 months
Flex Option
No
Country
Jordan
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award can choose to
Advise and/or mentor students
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
The applicant can propose any of the listed activities

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

Host institutions welcome scholars to teach undergraduate or graduate level courses, conduct research, or carry out a combination of teaching and research activities.

Researchers are encouraged to present occasional lectures at institutions throughout Jordan. Scholars on a teaching award will be expected to teach two to three classes per semester. Scholars on a teaching and research award will have a ratio of 60% teaching and 40% research.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright program is designed to strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations. It also aims to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.

More information about teaching and/or research proposals available here.

Locations
Applicant may propose an appropriate host
Locations Detail

Any appropriate Jordanian university. All host institution affiliations will be confirmed by the Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE), also known as Fulbright Jordan. Accredited and registered host institutional affiliates outside of public or private Jordanian universities will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, subject to review by JACEE.

Award Length and Period

Five to 10 months

The academic year in Jordan is September through June. Grants may begin any time after September 2023, but must be completed by August 30, 2024. No grant will begin during the Summer months (June - July - August). Grantees with September start dates are expected to arrive in Jordan for orientation, tentatively scheduled during the first week of September. Grantees with January start dates will receive an orientation program upon arrival. The academic calendar may be adjusted around Islamic and local holidays.

Special Features

During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (seven to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof.

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is preferred.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information

A letter of invitation is strongly preferred, but not required. Host institution affiliations will be confirmed by the Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan, but applicants are highly encouraged to indicate a preference and, if possible, submit a letter of invitation as part of the application.

Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient. However, feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
Additional Language Requirement

All teaching will be in English unless otherwise specified by the host institution. For research grants, Arabic language proficiency sufficient to complete the research project is required; applicants must complete the language proficiency evaluation. For applicants without Arabic or other applicable language proficiency, feasibility of conducting research in English must be demonstrated in the proposal.

Additional Qualification Information

Scholars (Teaching, Teaching/Research or Research) affiliated with Jordanian public universities must provide a scanned copy of their Ph.D. diploma or other terminal degree. In some instances, scanned copies of grantee's Bachelor's and Master's diplomas may be requested. Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of postdoctoral experience. 

Award Allowances
  • Teaching or Teaching/Research grants: $2,750-$3,000 per month, depending on academic rank.
  • Research-only grants: $2,350 per month.
  • Monthly Maintenance Allowance (MMA): includes housing and associated living costs is $2,000 per month or the equivalent in Jordanian dinars. 
Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

Grantees will receive a one-time payment of $5,560 for round-trip airfare, excess baggage, visa fees, in-transit costs, temporary hotel costs, local transportation in the U.S. or Jordan, and other miscellaneous costs associated with relocation from the U.S. to Jordan and within Jordan. An amount of $1,000 from the settling-in allowance should be set aside by the U.S. scholars with grants of 10 months to cover the costs of health clearance tests, residency and/or work permit fees.

Estimated Book and Research Allowance

An allowance of $400 per month will be provided for full-time research awards only.

Additional Dependent Benefits
  • The Monthly Maintenance Allowance (MMA) may increase up to $700 per month, based on the number of dependents.
  • A one-time dependent travel allowance of $2,500.
  • Grantees with awards of  five to six  months in length will receive a one-time payment of $2,500 per qualifying dependent child, and awards of six to 10 months in length will receive a one-time payment of $5,000 per qualifying accompanying dependents in grades 1-12.

Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.

Estimated Cost of Living

Apartment monthly rents, including utilities, generally cost between $1,000-$1,500.

Transportation: $250 per month

Food and Grocery shopping: will vary, a single scholar will pay less than one with a family.

Special Award Benefits

To cover miscellaneous local transportation costs (taxis, Uber, Careem, etc.) the grantee will receive a monthly allowance of $250 per month or its equivalent in Jordanian Dinars.

Benefits may vary based on a scholar's current academic rank (or professional equivalent),  the type of award (teaching, teaching/research, or research), number of dependents, and duration of stay of accompanying dependents.

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.

Jordan

What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

Living in Jordan can be a very rewarding experience on many different levels. Jordanian culture has a very Arabic and Islamic element to it with substantial Western influence. Its population is very diverse because of its strategic location. There are many attractive touristic sites and numerous places to explore. Jordanians are known to be gracious and friendly hosts. The climate is hot and dry in the summer and cold and rainy in the winter.

The academic year for both universities and schools in Jordan is from September to May/June and is usually divided into two semesters.  All schools in Jordan including public, private, and international schools follow a school calendar set by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

US Fulbright grantees to Jordan are expected to broaden and deepen their professional or academic knowledge; conduct collaborative research with foreign scholars; develop lasting professional and personal ties; and foster linkages between their home and host institutions. U.S. Fulbrighters to Jordan should fulfill their agreed terms and conditions of award and carry out the academic program outlined in their original applications. 

The Commission in Jordan is the main point of contact for all Fulbright grantees. The office of the Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange, known as  the Fulbright House, is located in a villa in the quiet residential district of Shmeisani in Amman. The Fulbright House serves Jordanian and American students, scholars and professionals and provides a support network for all Fulbrighters in Jordan. The Fulbright House also serves as the umbrella institution for meetings or events convened by the Jordanian Fulbright Alumni Association and for the Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Association of Jordan.

The Fulbright staff is committed to ensuring that each grantee becomes a member of our Fulbright family and feels that a home-away-from-home is ever present from the day of their arrival in the Kingdom. The Fulbright staff in Jordan regularly assist incoming Fulbrighters in securing suitable apartments and introducing them to the local community. The staff at the Fulbright House also provide assistance in securing residency and/or work permits, locating medical care, and providing guidance regarding medication needs.

For more information please visit the following helpful links:

Previous Fulbright Recipients

Blog posts from previous Fulbright scholars to Jordan:

Dr. Jesse Dizard lecturing at Yarmouk University

 

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