U.S. Fulbright Student Research Award

Offers grants for individually designed study/research projects. Nearly all fields & disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields and Creative and Performing Arts are available.

The upcoming deadline to apply for the 2024-2025 cycle is October 15th of 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.

Application cycle:

April 1, 2023

October 15, 2023

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The Fulbright US student program offers grants for individually designed study/research projects. Nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields and creative and performing arts are available.

U.S. 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 home and host institutions.

Visiting U.S. Fulbrighters should fulfill their agreed terms and conditions of award and to carry out the academic program outlined in their original applications.


To view the Eligibility requirements for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please click here.

How to apply (an excerpt)

Region-Wide Considerations

For most countries in the Middle East/North Africa region, candidates who make it past the first round of selection and who are ultimately offered grants will have their institutional affiliations finalized by the host country Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy. Nevertheless, we strongly encourage applicants to be proactive in securing in-country contacts early in the application process, as the National Screening Committees like to see proof of confirmed affiliations included with applications. While many Commissions and U.S. Embassies reserve the right to place Fulbrighters at the institution they deem most appropriate, most will try to accommodate the affiliation preferences expressed in candidates' applications.  Although not required as part of the Fulbright Application for some host-country Commissions, candidates should, therefore, make every effort to include letters of affiliation with their Fulbright applications.  If this will not be possible, they should at least indicate the institution with which they would like to be affiliated, and why, in their proposals.

To access the application for the 2024-2025 competition cycle please click here.

Required tests

A foreign language evaluation and language self-evaluation forms must be submitted

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Required documents

  • Statement of grant purpose
  • Personal statement
  • Foreign language forms
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of invitation from a Jordanian hosting institution

For more information on the required documents please click here.

Recommendation letters

Three letters of recommendation should be included in the application.
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What do we cover?

  • Round-trip transportation to the host country
  • Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country
  • Accident & Sickness Health Benefits
  • Language study programs
  • Mid-term enrichment activities

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The Bi-national 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.


Q: Where do I find the application for this award category?
A: Online applications can be found on:

Q: Do I have to be proficient in Arabic to be eligible for this award?
A: No you do not need to be proficient in Arabic unless your research needs it.

Q: Is a letter of invitation mandatory?
A: Yes, securing an invitation letter is a must but if it is not ready by the time you submit your application, you may turn it in at a later stage. (

Q: Can the Commission in Jordan help you with finding a host institution and securing an invitation letter?
A: Since the US Fulbright Pre-Doc grant program in Jordan (and, worldwide) is a merit-based competition this Commission, regrettably, cannot share any contact lists; information on local research centers; local academic specialists, etc. in Jordan.  We similarly cannot offer potential US Fulbright applicants any assistance with regards to pre-identifying local institutional affiliates or academic advisors.  More importantly, since the Commission and its Selection Review Committees will be involved in the selection and nomination process, it would be unethical of us to do so and would violate the integrity of our competitive selection protocols.

Q: Is funding available for my family as well?
A: Yes, if you are selected, this award funds spouses and children.

Q: How many letter of recommendation do I need?
A: You need three letters of recommendation.

Q: What are the financial benefits of this award category?
A: Grant benefits differ by country and type of award. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents. Check the award description in the catalog of awards and/or consult program staff responsible for the particular award you are interested in.

Q: I applied last year and was unsuccessful. How can I find out why I wasn’t selected so I can improve my application for the current competition?
A: Final selections are based on feedback from the U.S. peer review committees as well as posts and commissions abroad. CIES operates in conformity with the policies of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). According to FFSB policy, IIE cannot give applicants the specific reasons for selection or non-selection. If you are interested in reapplying, you are encouraged to contact the IIE country or regional lead, who can provide general guidance on reapplying.

Additional guidance

For more information on this award category click here.

To view the Webpage ref the 2024-2025 U.S Student Researcher Core Program, please click here.

To view the Review Criteria for these Awards, please click here.

To view the Catalog of Awards, please click here.

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