Jordanian Fulbright Visiting Scholar Research Award

These grants are awarded to Jordanian scholars to conduct collaborative research projects in the United States and build skills and connections.

This program is now closed.

Application cycle:

February 1, 2024

June 30, 2024

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  • This program is designed for Jordanian scholars interested in pursuing a specific collaborative research project in the United States for a period of stay ranging from a minimum of three (3) months to nine (9) months maximum.
  • The Fulbright Scholar program allows participants to gain valuable international insights and return home to share their experiences with their students and colleagues. Participants act as Jordanian cultural ambassadors and contribute to understanding between the U.S. and Jordan.
  • Applicants must possess a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of the application. S/he must be currently engaged in full-time teaching or conducting significant research at a Jordanian university or research institution.
  • These awards are offered through a merit-based competition.
  • The Fulbright Commission in Jordan is only accepting applications online.
  • All fields of study are accepted except for any clinical fields which require direct interaction with human subjects and pursuing commercial, private, or remote (drone) pilot licenses.
  • For professionals and artists outside academia, recognized professional standing and accomplishments must be adequately demonstrated.

Application and Nomination Timeline


Who is eligible to apply for this award?

To download a copy of the Eligibility and Guidelines for this award, click here!

Note: Any Jordanian scholar applying for this award opportunity, should not have been physically present in the United States on a (J-1) visa or an exchange program for more than six months’ duration during the 12 month period before the application deadline June 30, 2024.

- Disabled applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for our programs. The United States makes great efforts to accommodate all disabilities, and if you are nominated for the scholarship, the program will support you to find reasonable accommodations.


Individuals who are employees or close family members or dependents of employees of JACEE, the JACEE board, the US Embassy or the US Department of State or its cooperating agencies are ineligible to apply for the program. 

Minimum requirements:

  • Only those currently holding a Ph.D., or an equivalent professional degree are eligible to compete for this award.
  • Applicants must hold the Jordanian Citizenship (Nationality), a valid Jordanian Passport and must have a permanent residence status in Jordan at the time of application. Persons applying for or holding permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. Persons who are citizens of both Jordan and the United States are also not eligible.
  • Proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed research project to be carried out in the United States.
  • The applicant must be currently engaged in teaching or significant research at a Jordanian university or a research institution.
  • A minimum of 5 publications after PhD degree, other than the PhD dissertation.
  • Release letter: If the applicant has been nominated by his/her home university for this award, the candidate will need to secure an approved leave of absence from his/her institution. Generally, this requirement is worked-out in favour of those on sabbatical leaves. However, grants are not limited to those on sabbatical
  • Preference may be given to those without recent experience in the United States.

Obligations and commitments:

  • Fulbright Scholars enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under a Department of State program and are subject to the two-year home-country residency requirement associated with the J-1 visa.
  • Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture of their own countries and thereby contribute to understanding between the people of the United States and Jordan.
  • They should also demonstrate the cross-cultural sensitivity and flexibility needed to adjust successfully to life in the United States.
  • Grantees are not allowed to take a paying job during the term of their award. The U.S. host institution provides access to its research facilities, equipment, office space, secretarial help, and other assistance. No financial support is expected of the host U.S. institution.

Required Tests

Required Documents

Required Characteristics

Required Fields

Program Components

English language proficiency


A minimum of 5 publications after their PhD degree, other than the PhD dissertation.

Required Essays and Letters

To download a copy of the Requirements of the 2025-2026 Jordanian Fulbright Scholar Program, Click Here!

To download a copy of the general information preparing for the application, Click Here!

  • Detailed Statement of Proposed Activity (3-5 pages)
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Three References (letters of recommendation) - Submitted as explained below.
  • A List of your Publications and Articles
  • A Letter of Invitation from a U.S. academic institution is encouraged as part of your application (This is not a requirement)

Recommendation letters

There are several ways to submit your Reference Reports/Letters of Recommendation:

  1. You may register the names and contact information of your referees online, on your online account, and then your referees will receive instructions from the system on how to complete these forms. Or;
  2. You can send the “Letter of Reference Form” by e-mail to your referees who should fill it out, print and sign it and then either mail or courier or hand-deliver, in a sealed envelope to our P. O. Box. Or, your referee may scan (PDF or JPG format) and transmit their letter of recommendation via e-mail to the Fulbright Commission at:

Please Note: Submitted letters of recommendation are confidential documents and may not be viewed or retrieved by the applicant at any stage.

To access and download the Fulbright Letter of Reference Form, please click here.

What do we cover

  • Monthly Stipend
  • Visa fees
  • Medical coverage

How to apply

The Fulbright Commission in Jordan is only accepting applications online.

You can create an account, and start your application on the online portal here:

Instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

Note: Deadline to apply is June 30, 2024, at 3 PM Jordan Time; applications received after this date or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

J-1 Visa

Fulbright scholars enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa, under a Department of State exchange program, and are subject to the two-year home-country residency requirement, at the end of their research award in the U.S.

Additional Guidance

Fill in the information requested in the Fulbright Application form as completely and in as much accurate detail as possible.

  • You may wish to upload additional pages to answer these questions.
  • Treat the application as a unitary whole, with all parts reinforcing the project statement. The flow should be orderly: the candidates' capabilities are listed in the application, further documented in the curriculum vitae and confirmed in the references.
  • Use the project statement to make the parts interact by referring to items in the curriculum vitae or research bibliography, without being redundant or simplistic, you should make it easier for the reviewer to find the key pieces of information you wish to convey.
  • A detailed statement of proposed activity for research at a US institution. The proposed project should contribute to the development of knowledge in your field and must be effectively investigated within a period of three (3) to nine (9) months in the United States.
  • Applicants must indicate and list in the Application or C.V. the number of publications, titles and/or co-authorship in academic and professional journals related to your field of specialization or discipline.
  • Include a well-thought-out biographical essay, in English with the application. Include three (3) letters of recommendation (in English) from persons familiar with your academic achievements.
  • A Letter of Invitation from a U.S. academic institution is encouraged as part of your application (This is not a requirement)
  • Proof-read the entire application before submitting it to the Fulbright Commission.
  • The application should be free of grammatical, plagiarism, and spelling errors.
  • Your application form and all requested supporting documents mentioned above should be submitted NO LATER THAN June 30, 2025, at 3 PM Jordan time.
  • Applications received after this date or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Note: All items must be in English

Important Note: Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that public health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs.

We are here to help:

  • Please visit periodically our Fulbright Facebook Page and Instagram page, for announcement of scheduled Information Sessions hosted by the Fulbright Commission.
  • Please Email any questions you may have during the application process at:
  • Or, you may contact the Jordanian Programs team (Ms. Rana at extension 15 or Ms. Sara at extension 14) for more information. Working hours are Sundays through Thursday, between 8 AM and 3 PM


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 (both apparent and non-apparent), sexual orientation or gender identity. The Commission is committed to fairness, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all aspects of its work.


Please Email any questions you may have during the application process at:

Or, you may contact the Jordanian Programs team for more information: Ms. Rana on telephone extension #15 or Ms. Sara on extension #14, Sunday through Thursday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Q: Does the applicant need to be in a certain field of study to apply for this Award?
A: Applicants from all fields may apply except those with research purposes   and goals that are associated with clinical training such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary sciences.

Q: What is a "Release Letter" that the applicant should secure from his/her home university's President, which should be submitted as part of the application form?
A: A "Release Letter is an official letter from the applicant's home university stating that he/she will be able to secure a release from university duties if he/she is awarded the Fulbright Scholar Award.

Q: What is a letter of invitation?
A: It is a letter from the U.S. hosting university inviting the Fulbright Visiting Scholar, should he/she be awarded a Fulbright Award, to collaborate in his/her research.

Q: What is the length or duration of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant to the U.S.?
A: The minimum is three (3) months, and the maximum is 9 months.

Q: What are the chances of an applicant who meets all the requirements?
A: The chances of the applicant will greatly depend on the competition with other applicants.

Q: How many publications should the applicant have at the time of submitting the application?
A: The minimum is Five (5) publications or more.

Q: When are the final selections announced?
A: The applications will be reviewed and determined by the Commission's Selection Review Committee (SRC) approximately seven months from the final date of receiving applications.

Q: Are dependents eligible to accompany the Scholar to the U.S. for the duration of his/her grant?
A: Yes, they may eligible, taking into consideration that the accompanying dependents must reside with the Scholar for a minimum of 80% of the grant duration in the US

Q: Can an applicant with dual nationalities (Jordanian and American) citizenship be eligible to apply?
A: Jordanian Scholar applicants who hold a U.S. Passport or a U.S. "Green Card" may NOT apply for this Award.

Q: How can I contact the Fulbright Commission by E-mail?
A: Please address all your queries to the following e-mail address:


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