Opportunities and Exchanges

Public Diplomacy-Annual Program Statement 2021
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)

Summer 2021 Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP)
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis will be hosting the Summer 2021 Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP).  This Program provides an excellent opportunity for local students to gain valuable work experience in a diplomatic environment.  This is NOT an offer of permanent employment; there will be no benefits or compensation, or future employment rights attached to these internships. Deadline is February 26, 2021.

Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2021)
The Embassy of the United States in Tunisia announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2021).   We seek proposals for Summer 2021 Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) on teams of at least two alumni (or an alumni association) that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2021 should submit proposals to PASTunisSmallGrants@state.gov no later than March 1, 2021 (23:59 Tunis time).

Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) program
Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) program is a MEPI initiative aiming at offering students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master’s degree through leading American Universities with U.S. accreditation in the MENA region: the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese American University (LAU). Deadline is March 2, 2021.

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) program.
The Fulbright TEA Program will bring international secondary-level teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language, math, science, and social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects, to the United States for a six-week program in January 2022 or September 2022 to take academic seminars for professional development at a host university and to observe and share their expertise with teachers and students at ​the host university and at local secondary schools. Deadline is March 7, 2021.

OneBeat Virtual
OneBeat, an initaitve founded in 2012 and funded by the U.S Department of State, brings together emerging musical leaders from around the world to collaboratively create original work and to develop a global network of civically engaged music initiatives. Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 exchange activities will be conducted online. Deadline is March 10, 2021.

2022 Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The U.S. Embassy Tunis is pleased to announce the opening of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program competition for 2022-2023. The Fulbright Program enables Tunisian students to pursue graduate-level study in the United States of America. Participants also have the unique opportunity to experience life in the United States and share Tunisia’s unique culture and traditions with Americans. Participants are chosen through an open, merit-based competition in which leadership potential, academic excellence and the ability to adjust to life in the U.S. are all considered. Once accepted into the Fulbright Program, every Fulbrighter becomes part of a global network of engaged, dedicated Fulbright alumni. Deadline is May 20, 2021.