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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
An allowance of $400 per month will be provided for full-time research awards only.
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
- List of Private Universities
- List of Public Jordanian Universities
- The Jordan Tourism Board
- Lonely Planet
- Jordan Direct Tours
- Touristic Sites in Jordan
- The Jordan Pass
- Learn Jordan
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