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2010 Fulbright Presentation

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Learn more about this opportunity for fully funded, self-designed research, study or assistant teaching grants in over 150 countries around the world.

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2010 Fulbright Presentation

  1. 1. Sponsored by: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Administered by: Institute of International Education (IIE)
  2. 2. Sponsor <ul><li>U.S. Department of State, </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>For General Fulbright Program Information: http://fulbright.state.gov </li></ul><ul><li>For Information about other U.S. Government International Exchange Program Opportunities: http://exchanges.state.gov </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Goal of Fulbright? <ul><li>Created by the U.S. Congress in 1946 under legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>Administered overseas by U.S. Embassies and bi-national Fulbright Commissions and Foundations </li></ul>About the Fulbright Program <ul><li>To increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries through international educational exchange programs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fulbright U.S. Student Program Two Types of Grants <ul><li>Research/Study Grant </li></ul><ul><li>~1,000 awards </li></ul><ul><li>Independent research, study, or creative and performing arts projects abroad </li></ul><ul><li>English Teaching Assistantships : </li></ul><ul><li>~600 awards </li></ul><ul><li>20-30 hours a week helping to teach English and U.S. culture in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining time spent on a community-focused project </li></ul>
  5. 5. Application Timeline National Screening Committees Campus Deadline IIE Application Deadline Commissions/Embassies Foreign Scholarship Board Final Notification Sept/Oct October 18 Nov/Dec Jan-May Mar-June Design Project, Seek Affiliations, Prepare App. May-Sept
  6. 6. Eligibility <ul><li>U.S. Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (no PhDs) by the start of the grant </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency in written & spoken language of host country ( varies by country ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. General Qualifications <ul><li>High level of academic and/or professional achievement </li></ul><ul><li>A well-developed project </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated leadership ability </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient language proficiency ( varies by country ) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on increasing mutual understanding through community engagement </li></ul>Research/Study Grants
  8. 8. English Teaching Assistantship <ul><li>New countries added each year! </li></ul><ul><li>Help improve foreign students understanding of English language & U.S. culture </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant teacher 20-30 hrs/wk </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 or university/college </li></ul><ul><li>Side project emphasizing community engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Often, less language proficiency required at application, but plans to learn language helpful </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grant Benefits <ul><ul><li>Round-trip Airfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly Stipend * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Accident Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Possible Benefits * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support For Dependents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research Allowance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language Lessons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancement Activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>* Varies: dependent on grant and host country </li></ul>
  10. 10. Critical Language Enhancement Award <ul><li>Provides additional funding for language study for eligible Fulbright Grantees who intend to use a critical language for their project </li></ul><ul><li>Goal to cultivate higher levels of language proficiency prior to, during and beyond the regular Fulbright grant period </li></ul><ul><li>Application for CLEA is made in conjunction with the Fulbright Program application </li></ul>
  11. 11. Critical Language Enhancement Award Language Prior College-Level Language Study (Traditional Grants) Prior College-Level Language Study (ETA) Countries/ Territories Arabic 1 Year (Refer to Country Summary) 1 Year Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Syria & UAE Azeri No Minimum Language No Minimum Language Azerbaijan Bahasa Indonesia No Minimum Language ETA not eligible for CLEA Indonesia Bangla/Bengali No Minimum Language Some Prior Recommended Bangladesh, India Mandarin Chinese 2 Years (China) 1 Year (Taiwan) No Minimum Language (Taiwan) China, Taiwan Persian/Farsi No Minimum Language No Minimum Language Tajikistan Gujarati No Minimum Language No Minimum Language India Hindi 1 Year No Minimum Language India Korean 1 Year No Minimum Language South Korea Marathi No Minimum Language No Minimum Language India Pashto No Minimum Language No Minimum Language India Punjabi No Minimum Language No Minimum Language India Russian 1 Year 2 Years Russia Turkish 1 Year No Minimum Language Turkey Urdu 1 Year No Minimum Language India
  12. 12. Application Components <ul><li>Basic Personal Data </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of Purpose Essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research/Study – 2 pages max </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ETA – 1 page max </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Statement (1 page max ) </li></ul><ul><li>Language Report </li></ul><ul><li>Three (3) References </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Committee Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Letter(s) of Affiliation (Research/Study ONLY) </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary Materials (Arts applications ONLY) </li></ul>
  13. 13. How to Apply <ul><li>ALL Online – NO PAPER COPIES!! </li></ul><ul><li>References & Lang. Report submitted by your referrers </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of affiliation scanned & uploaded by you </li></ul><ul><li>Transcripts (unofficial) uploaded by you </li></ul><ul><li>Currently-Enrolled Applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Must apply through campus Fulbright Program Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Campus interview required </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Committee Evaluation uploaded and submitted </li></ul>
  14. 14. Letters of Affiliation <ul><li>From a host country contact willing to advise/mentor you </li></ul><ul><li>Can be: professional at a university, laboratory, library, community organization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Signed letter indicating support (on letterhead) </li></ul><ul><li>Check the country summary before requesting letter </li></ul><ul><li>ETAs DO NOT need affiliations and will be assigned to their host institution </li></ul>
  15. 15. Contact Information Relevant Program Managers Walter Jackson ( [email_address] ) Jonathan Akeley ( [email_address] ) Rachel Holskin ( [email_address] ) Cara Doble ( [email_address] ) Jermaine Jones ( [email_address] ) Jody Dudderar ( [email_address] ) Cara Wolinsky ( [email_address] ) Topic Area / World Region General Inquiries East Asia and Pacific Europe and Eurasia (except Germany) Germany; South & Central Asia Africa and the Middle East Canada, Mexico, and South America Central America & the Caribbean; Critical Language Enhancement Awards
  16. 16. Connect On Twitter @FulbrightPrgrm On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Fulbright OR “fan fulbright” to 32665  *std. txt msg rates apply Podcasts us.fulbrightonline.org and iTunes YouTube youtube.com/fulbrightprogram Webinars us.fulbrightonline.org Fulbright U.S. Student Applicant Blog usfulbrightstudent.blogspot.com/

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