Fulbright

The Fulbright Program provides funding for Moroccan and American students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to pursue academic and teaching opportunities at academic institutions. Program funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through an annual appropriation to the U.S. Department of State. Foreign governments, colleges and universities and private foundations also provide direct and indirect support.

Americans seeking information on Fulbright scholarship opportunities should visit the official U.S. Fulbright website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Opportunities for Moroccan Students and Professionals

The Fulbright Program enables Moroccan graduate students, young professionals and artists to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.  Approximately 4,000 foreign students around the world receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

The Fulbright Program’s application process is lengthy and rigorous, and prospective applicants are encouraged to consider carefully their intentions, goals, future plans and prospective projects before applying for a Fulbright grant. The competition for Fulbright Program grants is merit-based. Candidates are selected based on a variety of factors that may include (but are not limited to):

  • Academic qualifications,
  • Academic or programs goals while in the U.S.
  • Personal leadership ability,
  • English language abilities,
  • Commitment to returning to Morocco to share new skills and expertise with others.

In Morocco, the Fulbright Program is administered by MACECE, the official binational Fulbright Commission.

Morocco American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE)
Address: 7 Rue Agadir Rabat, Morocco 10010
Tel: (+212) 537. 76.4 1.09 / 537.76.04.68
Fax: (+212) 537.76.88.52
E-mail: info@macece.ma
Website:  http://www.macece.org

Note:  Details on all Fulbright Programs for Moroccans are listed under the “Grants/Grants for Moroccans” tab on the MACECE webpage  

Fulbright opportunities for Moroccans include:

Details on Fulbright Exchanges Opportunities:

The Fulbright FLTA Program provides young teachers of English as a Foreign Language the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and broaden their knowledge of American cultures and customs while strengthening the instruction of Arabic at colleges and universities in the United States.
Program length: One Year

Eligibility Overview:

  • Have completed undergraduate education and hold a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
  • English language ability 

Learn more at:  http://macece.org/fulbright-flta-program

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides opportunities for Moroccan primary and secondary teachers to exchange positions with colleagues in the United States. Selected Moroccan teachers will be placed at an American university and will take courses, team-teach, lead classes for U.S. teachers and students in local schools, and engage in other teaching related activities. The participants must also pursue a capstone project.

Program length: late August to mid-December of the academic year.

Eligibility Overview:

  • Hold a full-time teaching position
  • Spend at least 50% of their time teaching or working directly with student
  • Have taught for at least five years
  • Demonstrate experience conducting professional development activities;
  • Demonstrate accomplishment in teaching or have previously received teaching awards or exemplary evaluations
  • English language ability

Learn more at:  http://macece.org/fulbright-distinguished-awards-in-teaching

The Fulbright Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to pursue Masters Degrees at academic institutions in the United States.  These highly competitive merit based scholarships are funded by the governments of Morocco and the United States. (Not italicizes)

Program length: Approximately two years

Eligibility Overview:

  • Preference will be given to those who have not previously studied or lived in the U.S. or outside Morocco for an extended period
  • Students studying in the United States are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have worked overseas for more than two years are not eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships are not awarded for medicine, dentistry or pharmacy.
  • English language ability

Learn more at:  http://macece.org/fulbright-study-grant

The Joint Supervision Fulbright Scholarship allows Moroccan doctoral candidates to pursue a year of study and research in America and provides them with an American Ph.D. co-supervisor.  Candidates selected under this program spend up to one year at an American university doing dissertation research, taking courses, and other university study related to their Ph.D.  The American professor becomes your Ph.D. co-supervisor and must express in writing a clear commitment to help supervise and guide the doctoral work in the United State.  The Moroccan directeur de thèse must also write a letter of support for the grantee’s participation in this program.  Most successful applications demonstrate a strong, established relationship between the Moroccan and the American professors.

Program length: up to two years

Eligibility Overview:

  • Authorization from both Moroccan and American professors overseeing doctoral studies.
  • Sufficient proficiency in the English language to carry out the research

Learn more at: http://macece.org/fulbright-joint-supervision-grant

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year program. It is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. Please visitMACECE’s website regarding fields of study.

Program length: 10 month.

Eligibility Overview:

  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • A record of public service in the community
  • English language ability 

Learn more at:  http://macece.org/humphrey-fellowship-program

Post-doctoral research grants focus on Moroccans who hold teaching and/or research positions. Selected candidates may leave for the United States beginning each summer. The research grant period must be continuous and with no interruptions.
Program length: 3-6 months

Learn more at:  http://macece.org/post-doctoral-research-grant