Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fulbright English Teaching and Int'l Research Grants - Last Call!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates: Are you interested in applying for a Fulbright grant to teach English or do research abroad for the 2018-19 academic year?

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1800 Fulbright fully-funded 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

To make an appointment to discuss applying for a Fulbright US Student Program grant to teach English or conduct research, contact us at fulbright@umd.edu before, or very shortly after, you leave campus for the summer.


Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads, Grad Students – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2017


There are two types of Fulbright grants:


--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in over 70 countries around the world.

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.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2017 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.