Funding: Fulbright US Student Program – Last Online Info Session 7/24/15

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If you are interested in applying for the Fulbright US Student Program this year, we have one more online information session scheduled for students looking to get started on applying now. This year’s application cycle is for grants funding research, graduate study, English teaching, creative arts projects and other experiences abroad in 2016-17.

Last two UW general information sessions during this application cycle:

Once registered, participants will receive info about how to log in to attend the session online, and are welcome to join us from wherever they are this summer!

Further details about the Fulbright US Student Program are also included below. Additional information is also available on our website.

FULBRIGHT US STUDENT PROGRAM

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2016-17 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study, creative projects or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is open now. The UW deadline for applications is September 9, 2015.

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.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, you must be:

1) A U.S. citizen,

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.)

Complete eligibility details are at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.

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 ADVISORS AT UW

For graduate and professional students or alumni at UW Seattle: Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications

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

UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni: Natalia Dyba, NDyba@uwb.edu, UW1-186

UW Tacoma students of all levels or alumni: Cindy Schaarschmidt, cs65@uw.edu, Mattress Factory

Please contact the appropriate advisor above if you have questions or concerns.

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