Opportunities and Exchanges

MEPI’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Program seeks capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who are from underserved backgrounds. The program provides four-years of university tuition and internship opportunities at select institutions of higher learning in the MENA region. Apply by December 6, 2021.

The Student Leaders Program (SLP) is a rigorous leadership and civic engagement program for competitively selected undergraduate and graduate students between the ages of 20 and 24 from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. We seek a gender-balanced pool of candidates and give preference to traditionally under-served participants. Apply by December 13, 2021.

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  This program strengthens ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States.  Apply by December 17, 2021.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2022-2023 is a fully funded exchange program that 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 ranging from three to ten months.  Apply by December 17, 2021.

Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders are five-to-six-week academic programs for foreign undergraduate leaders.  Apply by December 19, 2021.

TechWomen empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.  Apply by January 5, 2022.

Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars are intensive post-graduate academic programs that include integrated study tours and provide university faculty and other scholars with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions.  The deadline is January 7, 2022.

Community and Exchange (CEE) Program U.S. Embassy Tunis is happy to announce the Community Engagement and Exchange Program.  Are you a 20-28 year old leader in your community interested in connecting with other young changemakers in the Unites States and around the globe? If so – apply for the Community Engagement Exchange Program and join a global ecosystem of civil society leaders!  This program is open until January 14, 2022. 

TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young girls from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia to pursue careers in science and technology. The deadline is January 15, 2022.

Public Diplomacy-Annual Program Statement 2022
The U.S. Mission in Tunisia’s Public Affairs Office (PAO) is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Public Diplomacy Grant Program for projects ranging in value from $5,000 to $25,000.  Projects for lesser or greater values will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Grants are intended for committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, and academic institutions.  Awards to individuals will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.  All grantees must have a non-profit status. (More details)