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Fulbright Scholarships

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.
Learn more at http://www.iie.org/fulbright

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

Applications Deadlines
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.
Beginning 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 should involve faculty help in their preparations and make use of the Writing Center. Faculty should seek appropriate peer review. Applications are submitted online, and registration usually opens in May for the following year's scholarships.

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