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  1. Sponsored by: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Administered by: Institute of International Education (IIE)

  2. Sponsor U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs • For General Fulbright Program Information: http://fulbright.state.gov • For Information about other U.S. Government International Exchange Program Opportunities: http://exchanges.state.gov

  3. What is the Goal of Fulbright? Created by the U.S. Congress in 1946 under legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas Administered overseas by U.S. Embassies and bi-national Fulbright Commissions and Foundations About the Fulbright Program • To increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries through international educational exchange programs

  4. Fulbright U.S. Student ProgramTwo Types of Grants Research/Study Grant ~1,000 awards 8-12 months Independent research, study, or creative and performing arts projects abroad English Teaching Assistantships: ~600 awards 8-12 months 20-30 hours a week helping to teach English and U.S. culture in the classroom Remaining time spent on a community-focused project

  5. Application Timeline Design Project, Seek Affiliations, Prepare App. May-Sept Campus Deadline Sept/Oct IIE Application Deadline October 18 National Screening Committees Nov/Dec Commissions/EmbassiesForeign Scholarship Board Jan-May Final Notification Mar-June

  6. Eligibility U.S. Citizenship Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (no PhDs) by the start of the grant Proficiency in written & spoken language of host country (varies by country)

  7. General Qualifications High level of academic and/or professional achievement A well-developed project Demonstrated leadership ability Sufficient language proficiency (varies by country) Focus on increasing mutual understanding through community engagement Research/Study Grants

  8. English Teaching Assistantship New countries added each year! Help improve foreign students understanding of English language & U.S. culture Assistant teacher 20-30 hrs/wk K-12 or university/college Side project emphasizing community engagement Often, less language proficiency required at application, but plans to learn language helpful

  9. Grant Benefits • Round-trip Airfare • Monthly Stipend * • Health & Accident Insurance • Other Possible Benefits * • Support For Dependents • Research Allowance • Tuition • Language Lessons • Enhancement Activities • * Varies: dependent on grant and host country

  10. Critical Language Enhancement Award • Provides additional funding for language study for eligible Fulbright Grantees who intend to use a critical language for their project • Goal to cultivate higher levels of language proficiency prior to, during and beyond the regular Fulbright grant period • Application for CLEA is made in conjunction with the Fulbright Program application

  11. Critical Language Enhancement Award

  12. Application Components Basic Personal Data Statement of Purpose Essay Research/Study – 2 pages max ETA – 1 page max Personal Statement (1 page max) Language Report Three (3) References Campus Committee Evaluation Letter(s) of Affiliation (Research/Study ONLY) Supplementary Materials (Arts applications ONLY)

  13. How to Apply ALL Online – NO PAPER COPIES!! References & Lang. Report submitted by your referrers Letters of affiliation scanned & uploaded by you Transcripts (unofficial) uploaded by you Currently-Enrolled Applicants Must apply through campus Fulbright Program Advisor Campus interview required Campus Committee Evaluation uploaded and submitted

  14. Letters of Affiliation • From a host country contact willing to advise/mentor you • Can be: professional at a university, laboratory, library, community organization, etc. • Signed letter indicating support (on letterhead) • Check the country summary before requesting letter • ETAs DO NOT need affiliations and will be assigned to their host institution

  15. Contact Information 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 Relevant Program Managers Walter Jackson (wjackson@iie.org) Jonathan Akeley (jakeley@iie.org) Rachel Holskin (rholskin@iie.org) Cara Doble (cdoble@iie.org) Jermaine Jones (jjones@iie.org) Jody Dudderar (jdudderar@iie.org) Cara Wolinsky (cwolinsky@iie.org)

  16. Connect YouTube youtube.com/fulbrightprogram Podcasts us.fulbrightonline.org and iTunes Webinars us.fulbrightonline.org Fulbright U.S. Student Applicant Blog usfulbrightstudent.blogspot.com/ On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Fulbright OR “fan fulbright” to 32665  *std. txt msg rates apply On Twitter @FulbrightPrgrm