SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Sessions

Research/Teach Abroad: Upcoming Fulbright Grant Information Sessions

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Sessions

Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 p.m., Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center 4th Floor

For more information, contact Fellowships Director Brit Chase at britten.chase@uvm.edu or 802-656-4658

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students
interested in pursuing their research and a cultural immersion experience through a fully funded fellowship abroad should strongly consider applying for a 2014-2015 Fulbright Research Grant or a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Fulbright grants cover a year of travel and expenses for students who want to live in a different country, immerse themselves in a foreign culture, pursue their academic or personal interests, or gain experience inside the classroom. Fulbright grants can be broken up into two categories:

Fulbright Research Grants
Research grants are available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in further pursuing their passions or academic interests. Yearlong research projects can be in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, or can be a creative project in one of the arts. Fulbright offers grant opportunities in over 150 different countries. Students applying for research grants need to affiliate with a university in the country they are planning on working in.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
Fulbright offers yearlong opportunities to teach English as a second language in over 70 countries. English teaching assistants also have the opportunity to take language classes and/or conduct a smaller independent research project while abroad. If you want to have the chance to travel, do something good while you’re abroad and be financially supported while doing so then Fulbright may be an excellent opportunity for you. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are available to all undergraduate and graduate students regardless of language fluency, degree or teaching experience.

Fulbright grants include:

  • Transportation costs to and from your country of choice
  • A stipend for room, board and limited research costs
  • Accident and travel insurance

Some Fulbright grants also include:

  • Home stays with host families
  • Language classes

The University of Vermont’s deadline for all 2014-2015 Fulbright applications will be September 15, 2013. Fulbright Grants are a unique and special opportunity, but they are also very competitive. The students who give themselves plenty of time to reflect on their interests, their experiences, their motives for going abroad and what they want to get out of their Fulbright year are the students who are most successful in this competition.  The information sessions will serve as the first step toward undertaking that process.

For more information please visit the Fulbright website, the UVM Fellowships Website, or contact Fellowships Director Brit Chase (britten.chase@uvm.edu, 656-4658). –

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