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Frequently Asked Questions for the Middle East Professional Learning Initiative Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the Middle East Professional Learning Initiative (MEPLI) Fellowship. If after reviewing this FAQ document your question is not answered, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Q: Who can apply to the MEPLI Fellowship?
A: This program is open to teacher-educators (teachers who teach teachers) from Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine. The program is particularly focused on educators who work with marginalized and low-income students. Teacher educators from outside of the three countries referenced above should email to inquire about other Fellowship opportunities.

Q: Where can I find the application for the MEPLI Fellowship?
A: Click the Apply button to submit an application. If you have any questions, please send an email expressing your interest to

Q: What English proficiency test scores are required?
A: We do not require any English proficiency test scores to be submitted, but we expect applicants to possess fluency in English-ILR level 3 in order to be successful in the program. English-ILR level 3 is equivalent to IELTS 6.5 and TOEFL iBT 95.

Q: How many hours does the Fellowship require per week?
A: On average, the Fellowship requires a commitment of 5-8 hours per week. This includes the time required for programs and Fellowship related activities.

Q: How much does the program cost?
All programs selected as part of the Fellowship are fully funded by Harvard Graduate School of Education through a generous gift to the School. The value of the scholarship is up to $8,000.

Q: If I applied before and was not accepted to the Fellowship, can I apply again?
A: Yes, you can apply to the Fellowship again if you meet the criteria.

Q: Will I be able to participate in a Professional Education program at the HGSE campus in Cambridge?
A: At this point in time, we are still monitoring the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 crisis and relevant guidelines that are issued by health authorities. We will inform Fellows if on-campus programs are available for them to select as soon as we know more information.

Q: May I apply for programs to continue my learning after the Fellowship ends?
A: Yes, you may, and we strongly encourage you to learn continuously throughout your career. The majority of Professional Education programs are open to the general public for application.

Q: What is the application fee for the MEPLI Fellowship?
A: There is no fee for the MEPLI Fellowship application.

Q: What is the Fellow’s commitment or obligation after the end of the fellowship year?
A: Every Fellow must provide a detailed action plan with how he/she plans to share their learning within their networks. Knowledge sharing activities include, but are not limited to, workshops, programs, blogs, and publications.

We would like to thank you for your interest in the MEPLI Fellowship program, and we look forward to receiving your application. Please check out our website for more information and contact us at if you have other questions.