Event: 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Student Program – UW information sessions

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate student or a recent bachelor’s or master’s graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2013-14 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2012. The UW deadline for applications is September 12, 2012.

WHAT IS A U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANT?

  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply:

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 3:30-5:00pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 3:30-5:00pm, Bothell UW1-103
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 4:30-6:00pm, MGH 171
  • Monday, May 21, 2012, 5:30-7:00pm, online webinar (advanced registration required)
  • Thursday, June 21, 2012, 2:30-4:00pm, online webinar (advanced registration required)

Special Event: Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 3:30-5:00pm, Bothell UW1-103 – Learn about the Fulbright Program through the experience of former recipients from UWB and the broader UW community. Chancellor Kenyon Chan will give an introduction and four Fulbright alumni will engage in a panel discussion. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at: http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305.

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible, at the time of application (i.e. in fall 2012), you must be:

1)      A U.S. citizen (unfortunately, permanent residents are not eligible),

* International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.

2)      A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,

3)      Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and

4)      In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Awards grants in all fields of study.
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISERS AT UW:

For graduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma: Helene Obradovich, helene@uw.edu or Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications

For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:  Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni: Natalia Ksiezyk Dyba, ndyba@uwb.edu, UW1-177

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