Opportunities and Exchanges

The KENNEDY- LUGAR Youth Exchange and Study (YES) 2020-2021
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program provides scholarships for high school students to study for one academic year in the United States. YES students live with a host family, attend an American high school, acquire leadership skills, and engage in activities to learn about U.S. society and values; they also help educate Americans about their home country and culture. The program supports students with disabilities and encourages their participation.  The deadline is October 25, 2019.

The Community Solutions Program (CSP)
The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program (including a Four-month Fellowship in the United States) for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.  The deadline is October 30, 2019.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship: MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative, a special initiative within the Atlas Corps Fellowship, is supported by the U.S. Government and is specifically looking to recruit emerging business professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia for a 12-month professional fellowship in the United States. The deadline is November 3, 2019.

Professional Fellows Program
The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for Economic Empowerment, Middle East and North Africa is a two-way exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders committed to strengthening their communities through social entrepreneurship and workforce development.  Link: https://www.legacyintl.org/pfp/. Deadline: November 30, 2019

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2020-2021
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. The deadline is December 15, 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. The deadline is July 31, 2020.

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.