Grants for Americans

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Two possibilities are open under the U.S. Fulbright Student Program:  the Student Research Program and the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program.  MACECE tends to have an equal number of Student Researchers and ETAs.

The Student Research Program.  Each year, 8-12 young Americans come to Morocco to undertake a research project of their own design on a Moroccan subject of interest. Projects in the social sciences tend to dominate but MACECE welcomes subjects across the board. Student researchers may also be awarded the Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) which allows grantees to study Arabic, MSA, or dialect for up to six months prior to the start of their Fulbright research. 

Candidates apply through the Institute of International Education (IIE) on this link.

Application deadline:  on-campus deadlines throughout September; final deadline mid-October in Washington.

Further information, refer to the following:

Exchange Fulbright – US student program

Fulbright online – Morocco (CLEA is outlined at this site)

You can also send your inquiries to Program Officer Sarah Robyn at

Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP)

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to encourage foreign institutions to invite short-term “specialists” to come and consult over specific projects and developments the institutions may want to pursue.  While the institutions are largely universities, other institutions – financial, governmental, NGOs – are welcome to participate. In the case of Morocco, the Specialist Program allows Moroccan universities, research institutions, and others  to design projects for an American specialist to consult with them for periods of two to six weeks. The Specialist Program aims at strengthening linkages between the U.S. and the Moroccan host institution. Participating Moroccan host institutions benefit by:

  • Gaining perspectives and advice from experienced U.S. academics and professionals
  • Developing relations with American individuals and institutions that endure beyond the Fulbright grant
  • Providing the American Specialist with the experience of understanding Moroccan perspectives.

Interested Moroccan Institutions should complete the following form to request a U.S. Fulbright Specialist: Request-Form-for-Moroccan-Institutions – Fulbright Specialist. The Moroccan institutional leader should complete the form and return it to:

Ms. Sarah Robyn at:

Or send it to Sarah Robyn at:  MACECE at 7, Rue d’Agadir, Rabat

For more information about the Program and on how to apply, please visit the Fulbright Specialist website

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

U.S. university professors may apply to teach at Moroccan universities or to conduct research in Morocco.  While many Fulbright Scholars who come to Morocco are in the humanities or social sciences, MACECE encourages applications from those in the physical and natural sciences. Candidates apply through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) at

Application deadline: August 2, 2019

For further inquiries about the program in Morocco, please contact Program Officer Sarah Robyn at

The Fulbright U.S. English Teaching Assistantship Program (ETA)

The Fulbright U.S. English Teaching Assistantship Program (ETA): Each year, 8-12 recent American university graduates are selected to teach English in Moroccan public universities. Candidates apply through the Institute of International Education (IIE) at

Application deadline: mid-October

For more information on how to apply, please check the following links :

Fulbright online – Morocco

Exchange Fulbright – Fulbright U.S. English Teaching Assistantship Program

And for further inquiries about the ETA Program in Moroccan, please contact Program Officer in charge Sarah Robyn at

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program for U.S. Teachers

This is a three to six months Program for American K-12 teachers to conduct research and pursue individual inquiry projects at a host university, education institute or non-profit organization. Teachers also audit courses for professional development at their host institution, and share their expertise with teachers and students at primary and secondary schools.


All applicants must be:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  • Employed full-time at an accredited K-12 school;
  • A holder of a Master’s degree or be enrolled in a Master’s program at the time the grant begins;
  • A teacher with a minimum of five years full-time teaching experience;
  • Able to demonstrate experience conducting and leading professional development activities;
  • Able to meet current J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) eligibility requirements regarding previous grants.

For more information on the program, please visit the following sites:

The contact email for the Program in the U.S is:

The contact person is Program Officer Ahlam Daoudi