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Meghan Ritchey (2010)
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Olivia Corey (2008)
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PowerPoint Presentation of Fulbright Information Session-Fall 2011
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. It 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. It 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."
It provides many types of grants including funding for:
- study in other countries: Fulbright fellowships provide support for advanced study in
many countries around the world. In general, fluency in the language of the destination country is
necessary, and applicants should have a clear idea of what they want to study and why they want to
study in a particular country.
- teaching English in other countries. There are some fellowships to support graduates who
would like to teach English in other countries.
- Talk with Lynmarie Hamel (Sears Building 357) during your junior year (preferably) but no later than August 31 of your senior year, to discuss your goals and to see if there's a Fulbright
program which would be appropriate.
- There is a preliminary application screening process, so before you meet, please email the following information:
- a brief account of your interest in applying for the a Fulbright, and your career plans, and an idea of which country you would like go
- a one-page summary of your activities (including any research activities and presentations), honors and awards.
- If qualified, you must complete the Fulbright application online.
- Faculty committee interviews are required for all candidates. Times will be identified for interviews based on your class schedule. Interviews will take place between October 2-13.
- Be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible
- Hold an undergraduate degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant.
- Applicants who have not earned an undergraduate degree or the equivalent, but who have extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project, may be considered.
- In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional study and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
- Be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate of Health from a physician.
- Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.
For a complete list of eligibility requiremets check our the Fulbright web site.
The following are factors affecting selection:
AMONG OTHER FACTORS, SELECTIONS ARE AFFECTED BY:
- Feasibility of the proposed project
- Academic or professional record - you do not need a 4.0!
- Language preparation - if required
- Personal qualifications (maturity, flexibility to adapt to new culture and environment, interest and knowledge of host country, etc.)
- Preference factors as established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) and the Fulbright Commissions/Foundations.
- Extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the Fulbright aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations through engagement in the host community, among other activities.
- Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange supervision.
- Requirements of the program in individual countries. In some countries, advanced-degree candidates are preferred, and in some countries, certain fields of study are not recommended. Check with IIE before filing an application if you do not meet country specifications.
- Ratio of the number of awards offered in a country to the number of applications received.
For example, the competition for some countries is especially keen, and many well-qualified applicants cannot be accommodated. Therefore, if your project can be accomplished in a less competitive country, your chances for success in the competition may be enhanced by applying in the less stringent country competition. Consult last year's competition statistics for comparative country statistics.
- Desirability of achieving wide institutional and geographic distribution.
- Case's faculty committee will interview all candidates and evaluations based on your application and interview will be submitted to the Fulbright Program.
- The National Screening Committee (NSC), consisting of specialists in various fields are area studies meets in November and December to review all applications and recommends candidates for further consideration. The screening of applications in academic fields is generally conducted based on the country of region in which the candidate is applying.
- Applications of recommended candidates are transmitted to eh supervising agencies abroad for further review, particularly as to placement at foreign universities.
- Final selection for Fulbright Grants is made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, taking into account the recommendations of the NSC, availability of funds, approval of the supervising agencies abroad and other program requirements.
- All applications are notified by mail by January 31 of the outcome of the first stage of the screening process. Final decisions are made between April and June 2007.
Tips for Completing an Application
Value of the Award
The value of the awards vary depending on many factors. They generally include
- Round-trip transportation to the host country
- Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country
- Book and research allowances *
- Supplemental health and accident insurance
- Tuition, in some cases
- Language or orientation courses, where appropriate
Fulbright grants are payable in local currency or U.S. dollars, depending on the country of assignment.
* These grants provide only minimal funding for research. Grantees with projects that require extensive research support, materials, or equipment must obtain funding from other sources for such purposes.
Walter Jackson, Program Manager
Tel: 212-984-5327, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a list of program contacts for the various regions.
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