"Fostering leadership, learning and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program."
– Senator J. William Fulbright
THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
- Is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
- Is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
- Was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."
Awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2007, at a cost of more than $262 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.
- Receives its primary source of funding through an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions in foreign countries, and in the United States, also contribute financially through cost-sharing and indirect support, e.g., through salary supplements, tuition waivers, and university housing.
- The U.S. Student Program grant numbers are subject to the availability of federally appropriated funds. The United States Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, numbers of awards, terms of agreement, and allowances.
THE U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM
Is designed for:
- Recent BA/BS graduates
- Master's and doctoral candidates
- Young professionals, including writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields
- Artists and musicians
- and: Awards grants to U.S. citizens in all fields of study Awards approximately 1,500 grants to U.S. students to study, do research or assistant-teach overseas for one academic year
Allows students to design their own programs which may include:
- University coursework
- Independent library or field research
- Professional training in the arts and other fields
- Assistant English-teaching A combination of these or other projects
- Has a preference for candidates who have not had recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.
- Invaluable opportunities to meet, work, and live with the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences
- Opportunities to promote mutual understanding through engagement in the community on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom
- Appreciation of other’s viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think, through direct interaction with them on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks.
YOU SHOULD BEGIN AN APPLICATION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, BUT:
- At least 2 months prior to the campus or IIE deadline: for full research and study grants or grants in the Creative and Performing Arts.
- At least 6 weeks prior to the campus or IIE deadline: for Teaching Assistantships or Travel Grants.
- If you are currently enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher education, click here for application procedures.
- If you are not currently enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher education, click here for application procedures.
- For more information...please visit online... http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
TRADITIONAL FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM
The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professions.
- Eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements—unless specific exemptions are stated in individual country or award descriptions. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and/or physical impairment.
- U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent resident status is not sufficient.
- A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master's depending on the field) as appropriate at the time of application. For professionals and artists outside academe, recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.
- College or university teaching experience at the level and in the field of the proposed lecturing activity as specified in the award description at the time of application.
- Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description or as required for the completion of the proposed project. (Note: Except in certain world areas and countries, lecturing is in English.
- Sound physical and mental health
- Limits apply to previous Fulbright Scholar grantees
Important Message from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board about Newly Adopted Eligibility Guidelines for all those applying for awards in the 2007-2008 year and all years beyond.
Notes on Eligibility
- Employees, spouses or dependent children of the United States Department of State or public and private organizations under contract to the United States Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright grant until one year after the employee's termination.
- A candidate who has resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in a the six-year year period preceding the date of application is ineligible for a grant. For the purpose of this section, a candidate who has lived outside the United States for nine months or more during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year. In addition, candidates should be aware of the Review Criteria regarding Previous Experiences Abroad and Previous Fulbright Awards.
- Applicants must disclose any prior convictions for commission of a felony or a misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations). Applicants must also disclose if, at the time of application, or at any subsequent time during the selection process, they have been arrested for, indicted for, or charged with a felony or a misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations), and the criminal matter has not been resolved.
For more information please visit www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/index.html
The Canada - U.S. Fulbright Program is a bi-national program of educational exchange supported by the Government of Canada, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Government of the United States, through the Department of State, and a large number of public and private sector partners. The Canada - U.S. Fulbright Program is actively engaged with the university community in both countries.
The mandate of the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enrol in formal academic programs in the other country.
Educational exchange allows for the development of our future leaders, it encourages a more nuanced appreciation of each other, and it contributes to a more thoughtful and more reasoned public policy debate in both countries.
Canada is an excellent option for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Students are able to study at low cost at internationally accredited academic institutions that adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship and offer easily transferable course credits. For scholars, Canada offers world- class research facilities and networks, along with unique opportunities to do comparative work and develop long term collaborations. In addition, Canada's universities are predominantly located in Canada's vibrant, multicultural urban centres, offering a unique experience to students and scholars from around the world.
As you know, all Fulbright Canada grantees become part of a well organized, highly integrated program. In addition to the cash award, Fulbright Canada provides basic health insurance and a range of administrative services. Furthermore, all student and scholar award recipients are invited to attend a three- day all- expenses paid orientation program in Ottawa, Canada's capital. They may also apply for mobility funding for in- country professional development, as well as for unique Fulbright Canada opportunities such as the Eco- Leadership Program.
For more information please visit www.fulbrightcanada.com
FULBRIGHT: US-UK Commission
The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London is seeking applicants for our internship programme for
summer 2011 and autumn 2011.
This opportunity is a great fit for:
1. Study abroad students seeking to gain work experience alongside their studies in the UK
(Student must be on a Tier 4 Student Visa.)
2. Recent graduates eligible to travel on the BUNAC Intern in Britain programme (Tier 5 visa, up to 6 months) For more information, see: http://www.bunac.org/usa/interninbritain/eligibility.aspx
Interns at Fulbright work closely alongside our staff to promote and provide advice on studying in the USA to some 5,000+ British students each year. We do this through our advisory service, USA College Day university fair, student seminars, outreach to UK schools and universities and more!
Applications are welcome from a variety of fields. However, we tend to find most applicants come from international education, student affairs, politics/IR, communications or marketing backgrounds.
Internships are unpaid and may be offered on a part-time basis around students’ class schedules.
Internships may vary from one to six months in length.
To apply, students may email a CV and covering letter to email@example.com.
FULBRIGHT FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT FLTA
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program enables young educators to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States while engaging in non-degree studies at accredited post-secondary U.S. educational institutions. Along with their studies, FLTAs teach language courses, supervise language labs and lead language table discussions. FLTAs may serve as an instructor of a foreign language class or have a purely teaching assistant role. FLTAs may also act as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extra-curricular activities, guest speakers in civilization courses, head's of language clubs, houses, tables and much more.
Many institutions request FLTAs who have an interest and ability to live in small towns or are adaptable to living in rural areas, and who are outgoing and energetic representatives of their culture and language. Most of all, host institutions look for candidates who demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to learn.
If you are interested in becoming an FLTA, please go to Thinking of Applying on this website to learn more about program eligibility and application procedures.
If your institution is interested in hosting one or more FLTA(s), please review Become a Host Institution to learn more about program requirements and application procedures.
For more information please visit http://www.flta.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS - BAHRAIN & RWANDA
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships will be available to Bahrain and Rwanda for 2011- 2012.
Two ETAs will be available to Bahrain and two will be available to Rwanda.
Additional information is contained in the participating country summaries on the website.
FULBRIGHT TEACHER EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Since 1946, the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program has helped nearly 23,000 teachers and administrators contribute to mutual understanding between the United States and countries around the world.
If you are a full-time U.S. teacher or administrator, you may be eligible to apply to the regular program.
For U.S. teachers, this opportunity involves a year, semester or six-week direct exchange of teaching positions with a counterpart in another country teaching the same subject(s) at the same level. Fulbright program staff in the U.S. and abroad match U.S. and overseas candidates in the spring of each year. Fulbright staff then propose matched-exchanges that each candidate and each school involved in the application process must approve before final selection to the program takes place. For more information about the grant process, see the Selection and Grant Details section of our website. For a country listing of teacher exchanges and more information about country choices, see the Teacher Exchanges & Summer Seminars section of our website.
In addition, U.S. teachers of Latin, Greek, the Classics, Social Studies and other related subjects may be eligible to participate in one of two summer seminars in Italy or Greece. For more specific requirements and information about these two programs, please see the Teacher Exchanges & Summer Seminars section of our website.
For U.S. administrators, the Fulbright program offers non-simultaneous work-shadowing assignments with an overseas counterpart. These exchanges may be from three to six weeks in length, but each partner must exchange to the other's school during the same academic year. For a country listing and more information about these opportunities, see the Administrator Exchanges section of our website.
The application deadline for direct exchanges is October 15, 2008 for the 2009-2010 academic year. You may use the online application for the regular Teacher or Administrator exchange programs. (Click on Sign In in the upper righthand corner of this web-site). Your online application may be easily updated and re-submitted in subsequent years. You also download a paper copy of the application (See Applying to the Program).
Observational study programs: In addition, the Fulbright program encourages U.S. schools to host overseas teachers and administrators coming on two to four week observational study programs in the United States. U.S. administrators and teachers may also apply for observational study programs offered overseas. These teacher and administrator programs have special deadlines and are listed on our Other Opportunities page during the time when we are accepting applications. You may not use the Fulbright Teacher Exchange online application for these short term programs. Candidate applications and hosting applications are available to download under each Fulbright short term program announcement.
For more information please visit http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholarships provide undergraduate students up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2012
Boren Scholarship: February 9, 2012*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.
The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education. For more information about the Boren Awards and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
The Language Flagship
The Language Flagship is a breakthrough in foreign language and culture instruction in the United States designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in critical languages including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean, Persian, Swahili, and Russian. Flagship students participate in advanced language programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Language Flagship Fellowship is an award for up to two-years for graduate students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas. Flagship Fellowships are available for the study of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian at designated Flagship Programs. Eligible applicants for Flagship Fellowships must be U.S. citizens with advanced proficiency in the Flagship language of study. Past recipients of Boren Scholarships or Fellowships are eligible to apply for the Flagship Fellowship. In addition, students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Flagship programs may apply for Boren funding to participate in overseas Flagship programs.
Flagship Fellowship Application Deadline: January 12, 2012.
2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
Deadline: November 15, 2011
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.
Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: www.clscholarship.org/applicants. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here: http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites.
Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
The CLS Program has planned outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2011. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship,as we may be coming to your institution!
For more information about the CLS Program and to access the on-line application, please visit the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.
FULBRIGHT-HAYS SEMINARS ABROAD PROGRAM
Spring/Summer 2011 Closing Date: October 6th, 2010
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides opportunities for overseas experience. The program is open to educators and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. Topics and host countries of the seminars vary from year to year. All seminars are in non-western European countries. Seminars are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to a particular country (ies). The program is geared towards those educators with little or no experience in the host country (ies) who demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their curriculum through short-term study and travel abroad. There are ten seminars being offered for Summer 2011 with 14-16 positions per seminar, subject to the availability of funds. For more information, please see the Web site at http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap.
Country seminars to be offered in 2011 include:
- Elementary Seminars
- Turkey & Greece
- Secondary Seminars
- China-History & Culture
- Thailand & Vietnam
- Postsecondary Seminars
- Morocco & Tunisia
Chief State School Officers, Deputy Commissioners,
(and other high-level public school administrators)
- Presidents, Vice Presidents and Provosts
- Jordan & Oman
TERMS OF THE AWARD INCLUDE: Round-trip economy airfare, room and board, program-related travel within the host country (ies). Participants are responsible for a cost share of $450.00.
THOSE QUALIFIED TO APPLY TO THE FOUR- TO SIX- WEEK SEMINARS:
- Elementary School Teachers in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages
- Middle or High School Educators in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages
- Administrators or Curriculum Specialists who have responsibility for curriculum in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages
- Librarians, Museum Educators or Media or Resource Specialists who have responsibility for curriculum in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages
- Faculty or Administrators from public or private, 2- or 4-year institutions of higher education whose discipline is related to the social sciences, humanities, languages and/or area studies
- Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Provosts and Chief State School Officers who are responsible for establishing and/or refining the international vision and agenda of their institution or system
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FOUR- TO SIX- WEEK SEMINARS
AND THE TWO-WEEK SEMINARS:
- Citizenship - must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.
- Academic Preparation - must hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- Professional Experience - (1) must have at least 3 years of full-time experience by the time of departure for the seminar; (2) must be currently employed full-time in a U.S. school system, institution of higher education, Local Education Agency, State Education Agency, library, or museum. Teaching as a graduate, teaching assistant or student teacher is not applicable toward the three years of required full-time professional experience; (3) must be currently employed full-time in a teaching or administrative position at the level for which the candidate is applying.
- Health -The candidate must be physically and psychologically able to participate in all phases of the seminar. Award recipients must provide a physicianâs statement to reflect participantâs readiness for travel.
- Those individuals who have participated previously in short-term Fulbright awards such as the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program or the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program may become eligible to participate again two years after completion of a previous program. Please be sure to check with the Fulbright- Hays office concerning your eligibility.
Program Officer: Carly Borgmeier at Carly.Borgmeier@ed.gov
Program Officer: Loveen Bains at Loveen.Bains@ed.gov
The application package will be available starting August 20th, 2010.
You may apply online at: http://e-grants.ed.gov