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There is a big wide world out there just waiting to be seen, helped and experienced. That same world can broaden your education and skills as well as your outlook on life. http://www.iie.org/fulbright
 
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
 
Explore this website very thoroughly; it contains a wealth of information in respect of the various schemes and options available, including webinars and PowerPoint presentations. http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-2
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Offers fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year. The Program also includes the English Teaching Assistant component: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
 
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: Sends American scholars, professionals, and artists abroad to lecture and/or conduct research for up to a year: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/
 
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program: Offers educators the opportunity to exchange teaching positions with a teacher from another country for one semester or academic year: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Fulbright-Teacher-Exchange-Program
 
The UTPB closing date for applications will be mid-September for the following year’s scholarships; but we encourage you to complete your applications prior to this. These awards are extremely competitive and only those that are thoroughly prepared and very well-written will make it through for serious consideration. Instigating an application a few weeks before the deadlines is extremely unlikely to have any chance of success. Your proposal needs to communicate realistic and attainable goals and should be very specific about how you will utilize the scholarship to reach those goals. There is plethora of information and guidance on the Fulbright website, get to know it and use it.
 
Students would do well to involve faculty help in their preparations and make use of the Writing Center. Faculty would do well to seek appropriate peer review.  Applications are submitted online and registration usually opens in May for the following year’s scholarships.
 
September 2013