The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI)
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (DAI) is an opportunity for public secondary school teachers to benefit from a semester- long professional development program at an American host university. Moroccan DAI grantees take courses, team-teach, lead classes, and share their expertise with U.S. teachers and students in elementary and secondary local schools, and engage in other teaching-related activities. Participating teachers are coming from different countries and they are placed in groups to live, study, and work together at an American university. The DAI provides a full American campus and community experience in which participants see American life at many levels. Academic coursework focuses on instructional technology and leadership. DAI grantees are guided by American professors of education as they work together on individual or group projects outlined in the application.
The DAI program also provides an opportunity for American teachers to come to Morocco for three to six months. Like the DAI Moroccan grantees, the American teachers may audit two university classes, observe classes in local schools, and share their expertise with Moroccan teachers and students. U.S. teachers also complete a project.
- Moroccan citizens currently residing in Morocco
- Have a bachelor (licence) degree or higher
- Have at least three years of teaching experience at the time of application
- Strong English language skills, both written and spoken
- Individuals who are employees or close family members or dependents of employees of MACECE, the MACECE board, the US Embassy or the US Department of State or its cooperating agencies are ineligible to apply for the program.
- J-1 visa support and J-2 visa support for dependents
- A pre-departure orientation
- A Welcome Workshop in Washington, D.C.
- Travel (round-trip, economy class airfare to and from the United States and travel within the United States from host university)
- A one-time $250 travel allowance for domestic and international travel to offset luggage fees and incidentals in transit
- Domestic travel reimbursement for round-trip travel expenses from your home to the first point of departure on your IREX- purchased itinerary
- Housing (generally shared with other program participants)
- Academic program fees paid directly to the host university
- Limited accident and sickness health benefit plan
- A $40 daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the university academic program
- A $1,000 technology allowance
- A $1500 professional development allowance to purchase educational materials, attend conferences, or engage in other professional opportunities
- The opportunity for alumni in good standing to participate in alumni activities and to compete for alumni grants.
- Commitment to secondary education
- Willingness to adapt to new and different methodologies
- Demonstrated leadership potential
- Personal skills, attitude, and motivation that will enable them to function independently and succeed in an intensive academic year in the U.S.
- Potential for developing long-term linkages between U.S. and Morocco educational institutions.
- Ability to function independently as well as collaboratively with international participants
- Commitment to continue teaching after the completion of the program
Pre-selected applicants from public schools complete an online application which is sent to them.
Note on plagiarism
Applicants must construct their own answers for essays and all questions in the application. Plagiarism will not be tolerated at any level and applicants who do plagiarize will be automatically disqualified and will not be able to re-apply in the future. If applicants want to cite material, they must use proper citation techniques and failure to do so will be detected.
- November/December 2020: Program announcement
- March/April 2021: Online application deadline
- April: Interviews
- December 2021: Outcome of final selection
- July 2022: Pre-Departure Orientation
- August 2022: Departure to the U.S.
- August: Welcome Orientation in Washington DC
- August – December: Professional development program at host universities
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.
I am a primary school teacher, am I eligible to apply?
Yes, primary and secondary school teachers are eligible to apply
Are math teachers eligible to apply?
Teachers of any subject are eligible to apply provided they have good English proficiency.