Scholar-In-Residence (SIR)

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program supports Jordanian scholars through grants for teaching at American institutions.

This program is now closed.

Application cycle:

December 15, 2022

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The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships, and engage with the campus and the local community. S-I-Rs work across departments and curricula in a variety of ways to enhance or expand an existing international program, develop new world area studies programs, add an international dimension to existing coursework or provide an opportunity for U.S. students to learn about a particular world region or country.

The S-I-R Program promotes cultural and intellectual diversity among the institution and the wider community. The U.S. host institution benefits from the Visiting Scholar’s expertise, and the Scholar, in turn, attains experience in the arena of U.S. higher education. The community, through the institution, provides the Visiting Scholar with opportunities to participate in speaking engagements, community meetings, and other grassroots activities. Through these activities, the institution can diversify the experiences of – and build goodwill among – the community.

The interested scholar should have advanced qualifications (PhD equivalent, or commensurate professional experience) in the field(s) of social work, mental health, and/or refugee studies. The scholar should also have teaching experience to qualify them to undertake the described program activities.

What does the SIR grant cover

S-I-R Grant benefits are the same as for Fulbright visiting scholars, and include:

A monthly stipend, a settling-in-allowance, professional allowance, dependent allowance (where applicable), and round-trip travel for grantee and dependent (where applicable). In addition, many host institutions offer cost-sharing benefits (a salary supplement and/or other accommodations).

How to Apply

For interested applicants: please send your CVs (in English) to no later than December 15, 2022.

More information about the grant

Full details about the grant, guidance for institutions to apply as well as FAQs and more can be found here.



Required Tests

Required Documents

Required Characteristics

Required Fields

Program Components

English language proficiency


Required Essays and Letters

Recommendation letters

What do we cover

How to apply

J-1 Visa

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