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.

Application cycle:

April 2, 2024

October 8, 2024

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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 fulfil 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

For more information and to access the application for the 2025-2026 competition cycle please click here.

Required tests

A foreign language evaluation and language self-evaluation forms must be submitted as part of your application.

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Required documents

When completing your application, the following documents must be included:

  • Statement of grant purpose
  • Personal statement
  • Foreign language forms
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

For more information on the required documents please click here.

What do we cover?

  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in thehost country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals,and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
  • English language teaching preparatory course

For more information, please click here.


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.


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

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 requires 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: Yes - we maintain a list of potential affiliations here which you may consult, although you may already have existing contacts of your own, which we encourage you to use. Applicants are responsible for securing their own invitation letters.

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.  For more detailed information regarding the award benefits, please visit this website.

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 Catalog of Awards, please click here.

For the affiliation suggestions list, please click here.

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