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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 2017-18 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study, creative projects or an English teaching experience in over 140 nations worldwide.
The application cycle for the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student competition opens March 31, 2016. The UW deadline for applications is September 7, 2016.
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.
Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply. Please RSVP for any of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305:
– Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30pm
– Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00pm
– Thursday, June 23, 2016, 12:00pm
– Fri, July 9, 2016, 10:00am
UW Seattle sessions:
– Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3:30pm, MGH 171
– Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:30pm, MGH 171
– Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:30am, MGH 171
UW Bothell sessions:
– Monday, May 2, 2016, 3:30pm, UW1-280
– Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 3:30pm, UW1-280
UW Tacoma sessions:
– Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 5:00pm, MAT 104
– Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:30pm, MDS 312
– Thursday, May 19, 2016, 5:30pm, MAT 104
– Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 3:30pm, WCG 322
To be eligible, you must be:
1) A U.S. citizen at the time of application,
– 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 bachelor’s 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
– Awards grants in all fields of study.
– Awards approximately 2,000 grants for travel to over 140 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 and professional students or alumni at UW Seattle:
Michelle Drapek, mdrapek, or Marilyn Gray, megray, G-1 Communications
– For undergraduate students or alumni at UW Seattle:
Emily Smith, emilys42 (for those with last names A-N), or Robin Chang, robinc (for those with last names O-Z), 171 Mary Gates Hall
– UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni:
Natalia Dyba, nataliak, Student Success Center, UW1-186
– UW Tacoma students of all levels or alumni:
Cindy Schaarschmidt, cs65, Mattress Factory
Please contact the appropriate adviser above if you have questions or concerns.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact scholarq