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University of Mississippi

Charlotte Armistead. Fulbright ETA Semi-finalist, Palestine, 2021. "I applied to be an English Teaching Assistant in the West Bank to help build bridges of mutual understanding between Palestinians and Americans through teaching English, piano, and guitar. I am extremely excited to live in the West Bank and play an active role in strengthening U.S.-Palestinian diplomatic relations through education."

 

Fulbright Fellowships

Open to:

Rising seniors and graduates (Institutional Endorsement Recommended)

Campus Deadline: Monday 16th August 2021

 

Description:

The Fulbright U.S. student program provides an unparalleled opportunity to teach, study and conduct research in over 130 countries worldwide.
As envisioned by Senator Fulbright, the program is designed to:

  • promote mutual understanding through a commitment to the free flow of ideas and people across national boundaries.
  • expand, through this understanding, the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception.
  • create true and lasting world peace through cooperation in constructive activities among people of different nations.

 

English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs):  

  •   Recipients assist in the teaching of English and a complementary project.

Application Procedure:

  • Candidates need to develop a statement of grant purpose and personal statement
  • Study/Research candidates must secure an in-country affiliation. 
  • Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period. 
  • Students apply to a specific country for a specific proposal.  You may only apply to one country only.

Requirements: 

Applicants must be a US Citizen. Language proficiency varies by country. Not all countries require language knowledge; 3.0 GPA

Endorsement by Office of National Scholarships (Dr. Ibrahim)

Videos and Workshops:

What is Fulbright?

Introduction to English Teaching Assistant

ETA Tutorial

ETA Polishing your application

Website:

https://us.fulbrightonline.org/ 

 

 

Study/Research Grants:  

Students may:

  1. conduct research in an academic or institutional setting 
  2. pursue study with a complementary project. 

Recipients will need a host country affiliation with the institution or organization.

Application Procedure:

  • Candidates need to develop a statement of grant purpose and personal statement
  • Study/Research candidates must secure an in-country affiliation. 
  • Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period. 
  • Students apply to a specific country for a specific proposal.  You may only apply to one country only.

Requirements: 

  • Must be a US Citizen. 
  • Language proficiency varies by country, not all countries require language knowledge
  • 3.0 GPA

Endorsement by Office of National Scholarships (Dr. Ibrahim)

Videos and Workshops:

What is Fulbright?

Fulbright US Student Program Overview

Getting started- Selecting an Award

Study/Research: Polishing your Application

Website:

https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

 

 

 

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Want to Apply?

 

There are many things you can do to become competitive for such awards. It all starts with becoming engaged with your classes, your professors, and your community–starting your freshman year!

The key to a strong application is…START EARLY! Follow these steps to schedule your appointment!

STEP 1: Look through the Handbook or Website to identify potential awards.

  • Each award description in the handbook or website includes eligibility, a description, application procedures, and links to videos/webinars. 
  • Some awards identify “institutional endorsement required” or “institutional endorsement recommended”. In order to be endorsed by ONSA and the university of Mississippi you must have a complete application by the campus deadline.

STEP 2: Complete the Fellowship Interest Form (required)

STEP 3: Make an appointment with a Fellowship Advisor (strongly recommended)

STEP 4: If you apply for a national fellowship, you will need to complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (required)