Monday, January 30, 2012

Are You the Next Fulbright Scholar?! Now's Your Chance!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing international study/research or teaching opportunities after graduation (during the 2013-14 academic year)? Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please inquire & RSVP using the email below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.