Joint Supervision Doctoral Grant


MACECE announces the 2019 Fulbright Joint Supervision Scholarship  for doctoral candidates at Moroccan universities. Applications are due December 15, 2018. The Joint Supervision Program allows Moroccan doctoral candidates to pursue a year of study and research in America and provides them with an American Ph.D. co-supervisor.

Candidates selected under this program spend up to one full year at an American university doing dissertation research by auditing courses, doing laboratory research, library work, and other university study related to their Ph.D.

Your application must include a letter of invitation from an American professor clearly stating their support for you to come and work with him or her at his or her university. The American professor becomes your Ph.D. co-supervisor and the letter must express in writing a clear commitment to supervise and guide your doctoral work in the United StatesYour Moroccan directeur de thèse must also write a letter of support for your participation in this grant. Most successful applications demonstrate a good relationship already established between the Moroccan and the American professors.

Please consider the following:

  • Applications without commitments and authorization from both Moroccan and American professors will not be considered.
  • Your application must include an evaluation of your dissertation proposal by both your directeur de thèse and the American co-supervisor.
  • TOEFL.  If you are a candidate in the sciences or engineering, you must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 477 for the paper-based test or an internet-based test (IBT) minimum score of 53.  For candidates in the humanities, you must have a minimum 500 or 61. Applicants who hold a B.A. in English Studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Submit your thesis proposal as modified for this application and note the following points concerning the thesis proposal:

-    State your dissertation’s hypothesis or overall purpose clearly and in plain English in the first few paragraphs of the modified thesis proposal;

-    Include a brief review of the relevant literature;

-    Place the proposal in the context of current research in your field;

-    Include an up-to-date bibliography.

Your proposal’s relevance to Morocco’s national development needs will be an important element considered by the Selection Committee.

The Joint Supervision Scholarship covers the following:

1.  A stipend to meet your living costs while at the American university for a total of no more than 12 months, divided into two periods if appropriate;

2. Tuition and other reasonable charges at the American university, subject to MACECE’s and the U.S. co-supervisor’s approval;

3.  One or two round-trips between Morocco and the American university;

4.  An allowance of up to $1000 for the purchase of books and materials.

5.  An allowance of up to $1000 for the purchase or rental of necessary equipment;

6.  Medical insurance covering your periods of stay in the U.S.

MACECE also provide a round-trip ticket and per diem to the American co-supervisor to attend the PhD thesis defense of the Moroccan student.

The maximum period over which Joint Supervision is disbursed is two years.

Interested applicants must complete and submit their application online. The link will be provided in due course.

For Further information, please contact Program Officer Laila Meftah <> or <>


 The 2018-2019 application deadline is December 15, 2018