Post-Doctoral Research Grants for Research

2019-2020 academic year

The Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange is now accepting applications for post-doctoral research grants from Moroccans who hold teaching and/or research positions in Morocco. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 year is November 15, 2018. Selected candidates may leave for the United States beginning in summer 2019. The duration of the grant is from three to 6 months. Note that the grant period must be continuous and with no interruptions.

The research Grant covers:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Monthly stipend
  • Settling-in allowance
  • Professional allowance
  • Dependents allowance
  • Health insurance

The application must include:

  • A completed and signed grant application form;
  • Documentary proof that the applicant holds a graduate degree, preferably a Ph.D., a Doctorat d’Etat, or the equivalent;
  • Evidence of an adequate level of English, for example:
    • A score of at least 475 on the paper based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or 52 in the internet-based test (IBT); OR          
    • A degree from an English-language university; OR      
    • A university diploma certifying a major in English Studies;
  • Your curriculum vitae in English, with a full list of publications and conference papers;
  • A detailed description of your research project in English;
  • An invitation letter from the American host institution (you sponsor or research partner), indicating agreement to provide facilitative assistance for you during the grant period;
  • A clear, detailed action plan for the period of the grant outlining timing and goals of successive phases of the grant.
  • Three letters of recommendation from colleagues or other persons able to comment on your level of commitment, your academic record and suitability of the research project;
  • The approval of the director of your institution in Morocco.
  • Two recent photos.

Eligible candidates should apply online using the following link:  The link will be provided in due course.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

NOTE: Applicants in the medical sciences must show that their project is a research project and not a technical internship. The letter of invitation from their research partner in the United States must be very clear on this point.

Important restriction:  Permanent residents of the United States (holders of the “Green Card”) or Moroccan-American dual nationals are not eligible.

For Further information, please contact:

Program Officer Laila Meftah  at<>

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