Opportunities and Exchanges

Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program 2019-2020
The Government of the United States of America invites youth leaders from across Tunisia to apply now for the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program, which includes the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD) and the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (TCCSP). The Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program builds the capacity of youth leaders from diverse populations across Tunisia to help them contribute to Tunisia’s development. These programs provide greater opportunities for increased cooperation and understanding between the Tunisian and American people. Application deadline is November 26, 2018.

Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership
The Fortune Program connects emerging women leaders from around the world with mentors from Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women which include CEOs and senior executives from America’s most prestigious companies such as Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, and other well-known, U.S.-based entities.  Application deadline is November 18, 2018.

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is accepting proposals for preserving Tunisia’s priceless heritage through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Supporting Tunisians in protecting their cultural heritage is a priority for the United States, and AFCP grants have funded the preservation of numerous sites in Tunis, Djerba, and Kasserine.  The AFCP supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression.  Qualified entities are welcome to submit proposals by December 1, 2018.  Please email AbbesN@state.gov for more info.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program brings accomplished Tunisian scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research at a U.S. university for a period of up to one academic year. Application deadline is December 1, 2018.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP)
The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for the Middle East and North Africa is a fully funded 6-week program (including a 4-week fellowship placement) in the U.S. for young professionals committed to empowering their communities through innovation and entrepreneurship, socially responsible businesses, and workforce development. Application deadline is December 1, 2018.

The 2019 MEPI Student Leaders
The U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program seeks nominations for Tunisia for potential participants in the MEPI Students Leaders program scheduled to take place in summer 2019.  The program is an intensive five-week exchange program in the United States for undergraduate students from the Middle East and North Africa. Participants have the opportunity to attend U.S. academic institutions, meet their American peers, engage in local community service activities, and observe and take part in governmental processes at the local, state, and federal levels. This program is open to university students between the ages of 20 and 24. The nominees must exhibit serious interest in pursuing leadership opportunities in their home countries and demonstrate a desire to deepen their civic engagement. The application process for the 2019 program is now open. For more information please email MEPITunis@state.gov  and visit https://mepi.state.gov/education/student-leaders-program/ Application deadline is December 31, 2018.

SUSI Student Womens’s Leadership Exchange Program
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders Women’s Leadership ProgramApplication deadline is January 2, 2019.

SUSI Student Leaders Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program.  Application deadline is January 9, 2019.

Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  The program strengthens ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States. Application deadline is August 31, 2019.

Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Public Affairs Office (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia offers limited funding opportunities for small programs, projects and activities that advance the Section’s established mission and goals.  Click here for more information.