Education and Portuguese      Language FairFeira da Educação e Língua Portuguesa             East Side High School, Newark...
The Fulbright Program• Bem vindos a                   • Welcome to Portugal            J. William Fulbright (1905-1995)  P...
The Fulbright Program                  J. William Fulbright                  Graduate University of Arkansas (Political Sc...
The Fulbright Program                U.S. President Harry• Bem vindos   aTruman signs the initial                         ...
The Fulbright Program                 U.S. President John F. Kennedy signs the                 Fulbright-Hays Act, 1961 (J...
The Fulbright ProgramObjective:Public Law 87-256, 1961“increase mutual understanding between the people of theUnited State...
The Fulbright ProgramKey Players• J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (appointedby the U.S. President = policy ...
The Fulbright ProgramCharacteristics of the Fulbright Program:• Oldest and largest international exchange program(310,000 ...
The Fulbright Program in Portugal        Luso American Educational Commission                 Fulbright Commission• Create...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalPortuguese Partners:• Ministry of Foreign Affairs• Ministry of Education and Science• Uni...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants• provide Portuguese students and scholars withopportunities to study, lecture or d...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for Portuguese StudentsFulbright Grant for Graduate Studies(Masters and Ph.D.)    ...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for Portuguese StudentsFulbright Research Grant      Supports grantees’ research p...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for Portuguese Scholars and ResearchersFulbright Grant for Scholars and Researcher...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for Portuguese Scholars and ResearchersFulbright / Instituto Camões Grant forSchol...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for American StudentsFulbright/Luso-American Foundation StudentResearch Abroad Pro...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for American StudentsFulbright/Instituto Camões Student ResearchAbroad Program    ...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for American StudentsFulbright ETA – English Teaching Assistantships   Strengthen ...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for U.S. Scholars and ResearchersCore Fulbright Scholar Program   Lecture and/or c...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for U.S. Scholars and ResearchersCore Fulbright Scholar ProgramFulbright Award in ...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalSpecial Programs• Educational Seminars for School Administrators• Study of the U.S. Insti...
The Fulbright Program in PortugalSpecial ProgramsEducational Seminars for School Administrators-supported by Fulbright and...
Fulbright Information CenterMission:   Provide accurate, comprehensive, current and      unbiased information on education...
Fulbright Information CenterInformation and advising on:       U.S. system of education / Study in the United States      ...
Fulbright Information CenterNetwork of Fulbright RegionalInformation CentersMake information on U.S. studiesmore easily av...
Contacts:             www.fulbright.ptFind us on       Facebook       www.facebook.com/fulbright.pt       Twitter       ht...
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  1. 1. Education and Portuguese Language FairFeira da Educação e Língua Portuguesa East Side High School, Newark March 31st, 2012 Otília Macedo Reis, Executive Director, Fulbright Portugal
  2. 2. The Fulbright Program• Bem vindos a • Welcome to Portugal J. William Fulbright (1905-1995) Portugal! • Who’s who at the• Quem é quem na Fulbright Commission Comissão Fulbright
  3. 3. The Fulbright Program J. William Fulbright Graduate University of Arkansas (Political Science) Rhodes Scholar, Oxford (History, 1924-1928)• Bem vindos a • Welcome to Portugal U.S. House of Representatives (1942-1944) and U.S. Portugal! Senate (1945-1975) • Who’s Committee (1959-1974) Chair of Senate Foreign Relations who at the• Quem é quem na Fulbright Commission Comissão Fulbright Internationalist, Multirateralist
  4. 4. The Fulbright Program U.S. President Harry• Bem vindos aTruman signs the initial • Welcome to Portugal Portugal! Fulbright Act, 1946 • Who’s who at the• Quem é quem na Fulbright Commission Comissão Fulbright
  5. 5. The Fulbright Program U.S. President John F. Kennedy signs the Fulbright-Hays Act, 1961 (JWF - far left)• Bem vindos a • Welcome to Portugal Portugal! • Who’s who at the• Quem é quem na Fulbright Commission Comissão Fulbright
  6. 6. The Fulbright ProgramObjective:Public Law 87-256, 1961“increase mutual understanding between the people of theUnited States and the people of other countries by meansof educational and cultural exchange; to strengthen theties which unite us with other nations,……”“Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributingas no other form of communication can to the humanizing ofinternational relations. “J. William Fulbright
  7. 7. The Fulbright ProgramKey Players• J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (appointedby the U.S. President = policy making and approval ofcandidates)• Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S.Department of State• Institute of International Education (IIE = students)•Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES =scholars)• Binational commissions (50) or U.S. Embassies
  8. 8. The Fulbright ProgramCharacteristics of the Fulbright Program:• Oldest and largest international exchange program(310,000 grantees since 1946; 8,000 grants annually)• Binationalism: “two-way exchange”• Open, annual, national, merit-based competition• Diverse and representative group of grantees• Achievement, excellence, potential, “leadership” = civiccommitment• Public (people’s) diplomacy: citizens as diplomats• Public benefit: “giving something back”
  9. 9. The Fulbright Program in Portugal Luso American Educational Commission Fulbright Commission• Created in 1960 by an agreement between the U.S. andPortugal• Binational funding (U.S. Government and PortugueseGovernment• Binational Board of Directors (4 American, 4 Portuguese)• U.S. Ambassador to Portugal – Honorary Chair of theBoard• Over 2000 grants awarded since 1960
  10. 10. The Fulbright Program in PortugalPortuguese Partners:• Ministry of Foreign Affairs• Ministry of Education and Science• Universities and Research Centers all over Portugal• Other public and private institutions (grantsawarded in partnership)
  11. 11. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants• provide Portuguese students and scholars withopportunities to study, lecture or do research in the U.S.• provide U.S. students and scholars with opportunities todevelop such activities in Portugal
  12. 12. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for Portuguese StudentsFulbright Grant for Graduate Studies(Masters and Ph.D.) All fields of study funding of up to $25,000 for the 1st year of studies Possible additional funding for the 2nd and 3rd years (up to $6,000 a year) Placement at the U.S. universities Health and accidents insurance
  13. 13. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for Portuguese StudentsFulbright Research Grant Supports grantees’ research projects in the U.S. Universities and research centers All fields of study 6-12 months Funding of up to $10,000 Self-placement Preference to Master and Ph.D. Students enrolled atPortuguese universities
  14. 14. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for Portuguese Scholars and ResearchersFulbright Grant for Scholars and Researchers Lecturing and/or conducting research in the U.S. All fields of study 3-12 months Funding of up to $12,000 Self-placement
  15. 15. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for Portuguese Scholars and ResearchersFulbright / Instituto Camões Grant forScholars and Researchers Lecturing and/or conducting research in the U.S.Linguistics • Communication • Language Teaching Pedagogy andDidactics • History • Contemporary History • Sociology • Literature• Political Science • International Relations • Distance Education •Fine Arts • Performing ArtsSubjects related to Portuguese language and culture and relevantto the Portuguese-American cultural relations 3-12 months Funding of up to $12,000 Self-placement
  16. 16. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for American StudentsFulbright/Luso-American Foundation StudentResearch Abroad Program Graduate students, young professionals or researchers All fields of study 8 months (October through May) Funding of € 10,000 + roundtrip ticket
  17. 17. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for American StudentsFulbright/Instituto Camões Student ResearchAbroad Program Graduate students, young professionals or researchersLinguistics • Communication • Language Teaching Pedagogy andDidactics • History • Contemporary History • Sociology • Literature •Political Science • International Relations • Distance Education •Fine Arts • Performing ArtsSubjects related to Portuguese language and culture and relevantto the Portuguese-American cultural relations 8 months (October through May) Funding of € 10,000 + roundtrip ticket
  18. 18. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for American StudentsFulbright ETA – English Teaching Assistantships Strengthen English language instruction and knowledge of theU.S. in Portugal through the presence of highly motivated nativeEnglish speakers Holders of at least a bachelor’s degree 9 months (October through June) Funding of up to €11,250 + round trip ticket Placement at Portuguese universities
  19. 19. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for U.S. Scholars and ResearchersCore Fulbright Scholar Program Lecture and/or conduct research at Portuguese universities All fields of study 3 months Funding of €8,400 + travel allowance + dependents allowance Self-placement
  20. 20. The Fulbright Program in PortugalGrants for U.S. Scholars and ResearchersCore Fulbright Scholar ProgramFulbright Award in the Humanities / Universidade de LisboaFulbright / UCP Chairs in Law in the Global Economy
  21. 21. The Fulbright Program in PortugalSpecial Programs• Educational Seminars for School Administrators• Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary SchoolEducators• Fulbright / Schuman Program• Summer School in Portugal for Teachers of Portuguese inthe U.S.
  22. 22. The Fulbright Program in PortugalSpecial ProgramsEducational Seminars for School Administrators-supported by Fulbright and the Luso-American Foundation- 3-week seminars for professional development of Portuguese elementary and secondary school administrators Visits to diverse U.S. Schools No minimum English language requiredU.S. schools interested in hosting participants should contact theAmerican Councils for International Educationwww.americancouncils.org
  23. 23. Fulbright Information CenterMission: Provide accurate, comprehensive, current and unbiased information on education in the U.S. Affiliated to the Department of State
  24. 24. Fulbright Information CenterInformation and advising on: U.S. system of education / Study in the United States Portuguese system of education / Study in Portugal Exchange of Scholars and Students Fulbright Program Standardized Admission Tests Portuguese and American educational credentials
  25. 25. Fulbright Information CenterNetwork of Fulbright RegionalInformation CentersMake information on U.S. studiesmore easily available for studentsand scholarsProvide professional developmentopportunities to PortugueseUniversities’ internationalrelations officers
  26. 26. Contacts: www.fulbright.ptFind us on Facebook www.facebook.com/fulbright.pt Twitter http://twitter.com/Fulbright_PT YouTube www.youtube.com/user/FULBRIGHTPTThank You!Otília Macedo Reisomreis@fulbright.pt
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