Friday, September 30, 2016

Organic Trade Association, Washington, DC

Director of Legislative Affairs
Washington, DC
August 2016

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) seeks a full-time Director of Legislative Affairs, based in its Washington, DC headquarters, with occasional travel nationwide. OTA is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for organic trade in the United States, representing over 8,500 organic businesses across 49 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers, and others.

Working under the supervision of and in collaboration with OTA’s CEO/Executive Director, the Director of Legislative Affairs implements OTA’s strategy through outreach to Congress, legislative analysis, coalition building and advocacy; and assists the CEO/Executive Director in development of policy strategy through legislative engagement.

Qualified applicants will possess an excellent relationship development track record, strong analysis, written and oral communications skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment with critical deadlines.

Minimum Requirements:

Experience: Two or more years as a Legislative Aide in the House or Senate; or one or more years as a Legislative Director in the House or Senate

Education: Bachelors Degree; job-related continuing education a plus

Skills/Knowledge: Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships on the Hill and with coalition partners, Ability to engage and mobilize OTA members; Ability to effectively advocate with demonstrated results; Strong analysis, written and oral communications skills; strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and database applications a must; experience with Capwiz/CQ Roll Call and Salesforce a plus. Knowledge of lobbying disclosure and reporting desirable. Attention to detail, able to work independently and perform routine work, good interpersonal skills, team member. Able to work well in a fast-paced collaborative environment with critical deadlines

Compensation: This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience. OTA offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k).

How to apply: Applications accepted until position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Drake University Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Law

Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Law - 999965
Job Category: Faculty: Law School 

Drake University Law School invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in Wills and Trusts or Taxation. Qualifications include: a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, and a passion for teaching. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.Drake University Law School sustains a vibrant intellectual culture, and Des Moines has been recognized as the Best U.S. City for Business (MarketWatch), the Best Place for Young Professionals (Forbes), and as the city with the Highest Median Income (US News/The Today Show). The Law School features innovative and nationally recognized programs in agricultural law, constitutional law, intellectual property, and practical training. Our location in Iowa’s capital city also offers opportunities to participate in the synergy of law and politics.

For more information please see:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Career Opportunities in Agricultural & Food Law

When considering an LL.M. in Agricultural & Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law, it’s important to consider the career opportunities available upon gaining this credential. Fortunately, the career opportunities in food and agricultural law are numerous, diverse, challenging and rewarding.

For those interested in traditional law firm careers, the LL.M. in Agriculture & Food Law provides specialized education which prepares you to competently advise and represent your clients on issues such as food and beverage regulation; land tenure and estate transfer; and state and federal agricultural and food standards and regulations. These practice areas combine public health concerns and environmental issues with producer and consumer rights. They can provide the basis for a transactional practice or involve challenging and cutting-edge litigation.

The United States Government also offers career opportunities for LL.M. graduates. Agencies such as the USDA and the FDA regulate the food and beverage industries; the USDA administers the extensive federal farm programs. Some positions with the government offer an opportunity to effect policy development; others help to enforce established regulations.

There are many non-profit organizations which seek to advocate on food system issues such as food security, the fair and equitable treatment of farm laborers, environmental protection or the conservation of our agricultural lands. For the LL.M. Agriculture & Food Law graduate, these career opportunities provide an opportunity to impact the legal arena and also impact individual lives.

Finally, as more and more universities recognize the significant value of agriculture and food law courses, academics may be an area where you seek a career. These academic positions may be found in traditional law school environments; extension positions or colleges of agriculture; or university sponsored programs such as the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

This blog post represents only a brief overview of some of the career opportunities available to graduates of the University of Arkansas LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law. If you have questions, comments, or would like more information please contact

Dinah Brothers, LL.M. Candidate

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chicago Organizer - Sustainable Agriculture, Water, and Energy Issues

Chicago Organizer
We are seeking a Regional Organizer based out of our Chicago office to support and help lead our work in several Midwestern states on sustainable agriculture, water, and energy issues.

Contact Email:
Post Date: 09.6.16
Job Type: Employee
Office Location: Illinois
Department: Field Organizing

Job Description: 
We are seeking a Regional Organizer based out of our Chicago office to support and help lead our work in several Midwestern states on sustainable agriculture, water, and energy issues. In particular, the new staff person will be: 1) Working with state and local organizations and Food & Water Watch members to advance federal campaign priorities; (2) Supporting state and local organizing efforts around state legislation and local site fights and helping build capacity of those partner organizations.
We seek a talented and strategic organizer to help take us our work to the next level. The new organizer will work to strengthen existing coalition relationships, engage in extensive travel, outreach and public speaking to help build our presence in the region, build relationships with our donors and potential donors, and work with top level volunteers to strategically move our campaigns forward.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns.
  • Develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues and research products, and respond to information requests from activists, coalition members, and media.
  • Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.
  • Develop and implement legislative, field organizing, online, and media strategies in support of these campaigns
  • Build strong relationships with state based and grassroots organizations and travel throughout the region
  • Provide trainings to grassroots allies and Food & Water watch supporters in organizing strategy and tactical skills
  • Participate in membership recruitment and fundraising for Food & Water Watch.
  • Coordinate events such as, but not limited to, panel discussions and film screenings
  • Engage and train student leaders and supervise interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Education: College degree or equivalent experience required. Organizing experience as a student preferred.
  • Experience: At least one year experience in advocacy on public policy issues, and/or grassroots/field organizing. Prior experience organizing in POC communities a plus.
  • Knowledge: Organizing, advocacy and legislative strategy techniques; familiarity with federal and state legislatures; consumer and environmental issues; working with the media. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and planning; excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of online activism and email listservs.
  • Capabilities: Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to legislative developments and to take advantage of breaking news; demonstrated leadership capability; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks; ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience; can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work. Work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. High level of independent judgment.
  • Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch. Long hours possible, extensive travel possible.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
Competitive salary, depending upon experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical/dental/long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid leave.
How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references in one document, noting “Chicago Organizer” in the subject line. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LL.M. Candidate Responsible for Ag & Food Law Jobs Blog

Dinah Brothers is a Texas attorney who is a degree candidate in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Prior to attending the Program, Dinah was in private practice in Texas representing healthcare professionals in administrative actions and working in healthcare compliance. In addition to being an attorney, Dinah is also a Registered Nurse. Dinah’s deep family connections, however, are with agriculture. She serves as General Counsel for the PK Ranch, a commercial cow-calf operation in the Texas Panhandle owned by her family.

For the 2016-17 academic year, Dinah will be responsible for the University of Arkansas Ag & Food Law Jobs Blog. If you are interested in posting a job or an internship, please let Dinah know. Our LL.M. candidates, as well as many others who follow this blog, have broad areas of interests, skills, and experiences.

Please contact Dinah at Thank you so much.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Two Animal Law Attorney Positions: ALDF and Animal Equality

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is hiring a Staff Attorney 

The staff attorney is responsible for the day-to-day litigation of ALDF’s civil caseload, proactively developing new cases, assisting with ALDF’s legislative needs, as well as representing the organization out of the courtroom. Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2016 and the position will begin no later than December 1, 2016.

For More Information

Contact:  Wendy Cromwell


Animal Equality is hiring a General Counsel

Animal Equality is an international farmed animal advocacy organization that is dedicated to defending animals through public education, campaigns and investigations. Animal Equality has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela and India and has been regarded as a top charity in recognition of its efficiency in helping animals.

Position Objective:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Counsel will oversee all the legal aspects of Animal Equality on an international level safeguarding the organization against any legal risks and advising international management about all legal relevant issues.

Location: Los Angeles, California

For More Information

Contact:  Jose Valle

Programs Director: Wallace Center (Arlington, Virginia)

The Wallace Center is hiring for the position of Program Director in their office in Arlington, Virginia.

Job Description:

Programs Director
The Programs Director will provide leadership within the Wallace Center for program management, fund development, and staff development. This position will work closely with the Wallace Center Director to optimize management of current programs and help grow the scope and size of our programs. Programming areas include those within Wallace Center’s market based strategies that focus regional food systems, sustainable agriculture, food safety and capacity building through technical assistance and training programs. Program responsibilities will include designing, implementing and managing the completion of some or all project deliverables including evaluations and reporting. Additionally, the Program Director will manage staff and take steps to mentor and build their capacity for effective project management practices and professional development. As a member of the Wallace Center staff, the Program Director will initiate and direct program/project planning, development of funding, and preparation of major proposals, and when appropriate as part of the Enterprise and Agriculture unit as a whole.

For more information, the following link provides the full job description and application information.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FDA - Congressional Affairs Specialist

Job Overview
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.
This position is located in the Office of Finance, Budget and Acquisition, Office of Budget in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Reviews and analyze current and potential bills and report language of Congressional Appropriations Committees and other Congressional Committees to identify and summarize matters of current interest (such as special reports required by Congress), or items of special interest to be addressed.
Analyzes issues and coordinates comments including formal inquiries from Members of Congress, questions from Congressional staff, testimonies, questions for the record, briefing requests, and recommendations associated with  Congressional Appropriations Committees materials through various offices.
Coordinates the Agency-wide annual congressional appropriations hearing cycle.  As coordinator, maintains schedule of hearing; arranges for the preparation and clearance of opening statements, witness lists, seating chart and congressional justifications with committee staff; provides staff assistance to the Budget Director at the hearing; assigns and review submitted questions for the record; and arranges for the review, editing, clearance and return to the committees of the transcripts of the hearing record with inserts and submitted questions and answers for the record.

Help facilitate internal and external legislative outreach strategy including briefings and rollouts of Agency announcements.
Apply at
Job Announcement Number:  FDA-00-16-DE-1778207PR

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

USDA Deputy Assistant Administrator; Food Safety & Inspection Service

Job Overview
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of the government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.
 If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, affordable, nutritious and accessible food supply; forest and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world, then the USDA is for you. To learn more about our agency, our exciting mission, vision and guiding principles, please visit
Job Announcement Number:  FSIS-SES-16-0078-BT
As a member of the Assistant Administrator’s executive team, participates fully with the Assistant Administrator and other top staff officials in establishing and effecting broad administrative objectives for the Agency. Acts for the Assistant Administrator in formulating the administrative management policies and programs within the framework of policies and regulations of the Department and other Federal agencies with oversight responsibilities, such as Office of Personnel Management, OMB, etc. Determines and approves the need for and the establishment of new or modified administrative requirements and procedures necessary to initiate and carry out the Agency's programs.
The incumbent provides executive leadership in developing, directing and coordinating administrative management activities for the Agency including:
  • Administrative Services. This involves responsibilities for procurement activities, design and construction of FSIS facilities, real and personal property and utilization, contracts and agreements, records and forms managements, safety and occupational health services, and related programs in support of the management and operation of FSIS.
  • Human Resources Management. This involves the entire human resources management program including position management, classification, salary and wage administration, recruitment and placement, employee relations, organization development, supervisory management training, employee performance appraisals, worker safety, and related programs.
  • Labor and Employee Relations. This involves formulation of Agency labor management relations policies and programs; providing staff assistance and advice to Agency management; handling employee grievances, complaints, disputes, unfair labor practices, and other related matters; and representing the Agency in consultation and negotiation with the labor organization and employee associations.

  • Workforce Transition Management. This involves guiding workforce change in response to major Agency initiatives, such as the transition toward becoming a public health agency, by providing advice to management and support to employees; ensuring that the transition supports the food safety and consumer protection system of the future; helping management communicate to gain employee support; facilitating action on employee complaints; and guiding the necessary cultural change.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

USDA Natural Resources & Environment Division; Attorney Advisor

Job Overview
This position is located in the Natural Resources and Environment Division (NRED) of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Department of Agriculture. NRED provides legal counsel, advice and services to the Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service with regard to natural resource and environmental law. The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional legal services to these agencies with regard to mineral and mining law, special use permit administration, and water law.
USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.  Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands. 
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is an independent legal agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel provide legal advice and services to the Secretary of Agriculture and all other officials and agencies of the Department with respect to all USDA programs and activities.  The primary purpose of the position is to provide professional legal services to major components of USDA and its agencies within the geographic area of the assigned office.
Conducting legal research and advising agency officials and OGC attorneys on complex legal questions, preparing pleadings, motions, briefs and other related documents, determining the nature of action along with the legal issues involved and the most effective course of action and the most advantageous legal strategies.
Advising USDA agency officials and other OGC attorneys on complex legal questions or factual issues and recommending final action on many matters regarding litigation.
Serving as a liaison between the U.S. Attorney's Offices or Department of Justice and USDA agencies and officials.
Conducting extensive research to ensure any advice is based on a sound understanding of relevant facts and law, anticipating significant foreseeable consequences of advice and recommended actions to ensure that decisions made and actions taken are practical, effective, legally sound and supportable.
Reviewing certain agency reports, documents, and policy statements for legal sufficiency; conducting all legal research related to the above matters; and acting as a legal advisor to the administrative officials of the Department.
Negotiating with highly skilled and knowledgeable opposing counsel while acting within the parameters of delegated authority consistent with statutory authority and agency policy and objectives.
Planning, organizing, and conducting independent activities required in furnishing the legal services assigned.
Performing legal services in areas pertaining to the application of the complex United States mineral laws to various categories of National Forest System lands, the assessment of rights created by mining claims, mineral leases, and mineral sales contracts, the regulation of operations on mining claims, the authorization of mineral leasing and regulation of off-lease access and facilities, the withdrawal of land from the United States mineral laws, the authorization and regulation of oil and gas pipelines, the issuance and administration of discretionary permits authorizing other uses of National Forest System lands, and general administrative law.
Developing expertise in the minerals, special use permit administration, and water law practice areas and providing training to clients as needed.
Drafting of legal opinions, memoranda and regulations related to federal mineral laws and related topics.
Job Requirements

Applicants should have demonstrated experience in legal research, and have excellent writing and communication skills, and a strong academic record.

USDA handles a wide array of legal issues impacting all facets of the practice of law with the federal government and programs operated by USDA.  Examples include work on commercial matters such as financing and securing loans touching on commercial lending, bankruptcy and foreclosure issues; personnel issues involving claims of discrimination; agriculture matters involving programs operated by USDA; and contract claims involving the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Education: An applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD) at time of entry on duty.
Bar Membership: Applicant must currently be either a  member, (either active or inactive), in good standing of the bar or be a candidate for admission to the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Selectee must have an active bar license at time of entry on duty.

 Apply through

Job Announcement Number:  AG-OGC-2016-0203

Friday, September 9, 2016

USDA - Foreign Agriculture Service; International Trade Specialist

Job Closes September 22, 2016
Job Overview
Begin a challenging and rewarding career with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). FAS is a dynamic foreign affairs agency with offices in Washington, D.C. and 70-plus countries around the world. FAS is seeking committed professionals with diverse skills and talents to help improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, enhance the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

The Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs (OASA) provides trade policy advocacy for U.S. agricultural. The OASA motto is, “Building Solutions that Open Markets.”  Functionally, this includes monitoring and enforcing trade agreements, developing trade policy and strategies, addressing technical and sanitary phytosanitary barriers to trade, and facilitating communication between foreign governments and U.S. regulatory agencies. International Trade Specialists are essential to OASA’s effectiveness by applying an expert knowledge of a particular commodity, industry group, and/or regulatory policy area impacting agricultural trade.
Overseas demand for U.S. plant products presents opportunities for U.S. exporters that are not without commercial risks when market access is constrained or threatened by unwarranted trade barriers.  SPS measures implemented by foreign governments can often unnecessarily restrict market access for U.S. agricultural products if based on questionable or insufficient scientific principles.  The WTO Agreement on the Application of SPS Measures (SPS Agreement) recognizes the rights of governments to implement such measures provided they are based on science and do not unjustifiably discriminate against countries and agricultural products.  However, at times, trading partners have applied SPS measures that contradict WTO obligations and are unjustifiably trade prohibitive.  In addition, U.S. agricultural exports are especially impacted by standards and policies associated with regulating pesticide use on agricultural products.  The U.S. agricultural industry benefits from having available the latest and most effective crop protection technologies approved for use in the United States.  However, the regulatory authorization of new pesticides in the United States without corresponding approval in export markets can lead to maximum residue limit (MRL) dis-harmonization.  Similarly, U.S. exporters are often faced with shipping product to countries where MRLs for the same commodity and chemical may differ from that of the United States and/or each other.  As a result, the risk of rejection of U.S. agricultural exports may increase when foreign MRL regulatory standards differ from the United States.   Within OASA, the Plant Division provides policy advocacy and technical advice for the U.S. agricultural industry.  The incumbent in this new position will have a lead role in working with U.S. and foreign regulatory agencies as well as industry stakeholders to identify and address strategic constraints and opportunities facing U.S. agricultural exporters.  This includes negotiation, monitoring and enforcement of market-expanding trade agreements.  It is anticipated that the incumbent be required to work  extensively in coordinating and addressing MRL dis-harmonization issues with the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. chemical industry, the U.S. agricultural industry, and foreign chemical regulatory agencies to reduce the potential of MRL violations impacting U.S. agricultural trade.
Job Requirements
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.

FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
  • Comprehensive knowledge and expertise in U.S. and international pesticide regulatory policy to develop and deliver authoritative and programmatic direction on potentially controversial and highly visible trade issues;
  • Knowledge of pertinent U.S. legislation and regulations, department policies, and international agreements and trade laws; and
  • Knowledge and skill sufficient to provide technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation for the U.S. agricultural initiatives (especially those related to the regulation of pesticides) assigned, including formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing regulatory interpretation and recommendations to FAS and USDA leadership.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Legal Counsel, Hill's Americas, Topeka, Kansas

Opportunity to join the dynamic Global Legal Organization of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.  The Legal Counsel will provide advice and general counsel in various areas including strategic, commercial, corporate and supply chain matters to Hill's U.S, Hill's Canada, and Hill's Latin America and will work closely with Management and business partners in those companies.  The key responsibilities include advice on business strategy, commercial operations, transactions, contracts, regulatory and IP matters.

Requires a J.D. plus 5 years experience in commercial law.

The job offers up to $10,000 in education and tuition reimbursement and you are allowed to bring your dog to work everyday!

To apply use the online application process at:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Center for Food Safety Staff Attorney, Hawaii

Staff Attorney
Center for Food Safety (CFS), the nation’s leading public interest organization devoted to legal advocacy in food law and sustainable agriculture, is seeking applications for a staff attorney position in its Hawaii office.  CFS’s mission centers on protecting consumers, the environment, and farmers by challenging the impacts of industrial food production systems.  CFS also works to strengthen food and environmental laws and enforcement at both federal and state levels, in part by promoting and protecting organic standards.
What will you work on? CFS staff attorneys are responsible for developing, coordinating and pursuing strategic litigation in federal and state courts, as well as providing legal expertise and review on strategic legislation, on an ever-expanding variety of leading-edge food industry issues and environmental legal challenges, including:
  • Genetic engineering
  • Pollinators
  • Organic standards
  • Food safety
  • Factory farming
  • Truthful food labeling
  • Pesticides
  • Climate Change
  • Aquaculture
  • Nanotechnology
  • Water Law
  • Protecting traditional farming and food production rights
 The successful CFS staff attorney candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Four or more years litigation experience in Hawaii (administrative/environmental law or related area preferred)
  • A passion for enforcing and strengthening environmental laws
  • The ability to independently manage an impact litigation docket
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Self-motivation and willingness to do administrative tasks
  • The ability to work closely with others in small, team-oriented office environment
  • Timely admission to the Hawaii bar 
  • Interest or a background in food and agriculture issues a plus

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, list of three references Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.

Fulbright Scholars

While the deadline to apply to the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2017-2018 has passed for most awards, a select number of opportunities remain open for new applications until Monday, September 12th.  The full list of open Core awards can be found in the Catalog of Awards here: (

There are 47 open awards, spanning different disciplines, countries, and activities. The following awards might be of particular interest:

Jordan: All Disciplines

Once you have identified an award to apply for, the application guidelines should illuminate the next steps in the process. The review committees consider the impact of the proposed project, academic merit and leadership potential of the applicant, and feasibility given the scholar’s background. You can begin or continue an application here: