Applications are open for The Fulbright Joint-Supervision Program

Deadline : 15/12/2021

The Fulbright Joint-Supervision Program sends Moroccan doctoral candidates to an American university to pursue a year of study and research with an American Ph.D. co-supervisor. Ph.D. students interested in this program must first find an American professor willing to host them for one year. Applications must include a letter of invitation from an American professor that clearly states the professor’s support for applicants to come and work with them at their university.

Many applications reflect a previously established relationship between Moroccan and the American professors. Equally frequent are applications with the U.S. professor identified through their significance in the applicant’s field of research and the applicant establishing an initial relationship and securing a letter of support.

Candidates selected under this program spend up to one full year at an American university conducting research in labs, libraries, and auditing classes under the supervision of their American co-supervisor


Eligibility /Ineligibility :

  • Applications without commitments and authorization from both Moroccan and American professors will not be considered.

  • Applications must include an evaluation of the applicant’s dissertation proposal by both the Moroccan directeur de thèse and the American co-supervisor.

Grant benefits :

  • A monthly stipend for a total of 12 months while at the American university, divided into two periods if appropriate

  • One or two round-trip, economy class flights between Morocco and the American host university (request for number of trips must be confirmed at time of application)

  • Reasonable charges at the American host university, subject to MACECE’s and the U.S. co-supervisor’s approval

  • An allowance of up to $1000 for the purchase of books and materials

  • An allowance of up to $1000 for the purchase or rental of necessary academic equipment

  • Medical insurance covering the grantee’s period(s) of stay in the U.S.https://apply.iie.org/apply/?sr=7441b487-d10f-4080-a852-f59c3f617388

  • MACECE also provides an economy-class round-trip ticket and per diem for the American co-supervisor to attend the PhD thesis defense of the Moroccan student and to spend up to one week in Morocco connecting with Moroccan colleagues and universities.

  • The Joint Supervision grant is preferably for one round-trip, economy class flight to the USA, but upon request, the grant can be divided into two trips. The minimum research time allowed under the grant is two months.

Useful links :

Fulbright Joint-Supervision Program official website

Application link.



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