FELLOWSHIP: Teach Your Language in the United States Through the Fulbright Program

Posted on 8 February 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Fellowships & Scholarships, Jobs & Internships, Opportunities | Tags: , , , , , |

Apply to teach in the United States!

This year’s fellowship application deadline is February 15.

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program sponsors young English teachers to travel to and live for a year in the United States to:

  • Teach their native language as either a course instructor or teaching assistant
  • Plan cultural events and language activities related to their home countries
  • Act as resource persons in conversation groups and language laboratories
  • Participate in non-degree studies at U.S. colleges and universities
  • Learn the cultures and customs of the United States
  • Increase their English language skills
  • Expand their teaching methods

People with and without disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Fulbright program is committed to making appropriate disability-related accommodations. Contact the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange for more information at: clearinghouse@miusa.org.

General Eligibility Criteria include:

  • Be between 21-29 years old
  • Reside in one of the qualified countries (which includes your country)
  • Have an equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree and good academic records
  • Be teachers of English or training to become teachers of English; prior teaching experience is preferred
  • Clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism
  • Be outgoing and dynamic individuals with a great sense of humor
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Have an interest in and are adaptable to living in rural areas
  • Be fluent in English, as demonstrated by a score of no less than 550 (Paper Based TOEFL); 213 (Computer Based TOEFL – CBT); 79-80 (Internet Based TOEFL – IBT) or 6.0 (Overall Score International English Language Testing System – IELTS)

The deadline for application is February 15, 2008. This is an annual award, so if you missed the deadline apply next year.

Overseas Fulbright Commissions and U.S. Embassy contacts who nominate FLTAs in qualified countries can be found at:


The Fulbright FLTA Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

Institute of International Education.
809 United Nations Plaza
New York NY 10017
Tel: (212) 984-5471 Fax: (212) 984-5578
Email: flta@iie.org
Web: http://flta.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

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FELLOWSHIP: Inter-American Foundation’s Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

Posted on 2 December 2007. Filed under: Fellowships & Scholarships, Latin America & Caribbean | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has partnered with the Inter-American Foundation to administer its Grassroots Development Fellowship Program. IAF’s fellowships are targeted at increasing awareness of grassroots development efforts and cuilding a community of professionals and scholars. Fellows study grassroots efforts among rural and urban poor people to organize themselves, as well as policies and programs meant to reduce their poverty. Research findings are disseminated to people involved with development.

This fellowship could be an opportunity for Ph.D students to make fellow professionals and scholars more aware of grassroots efforts among disabled poor people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Inter-American Foundation expects to award up to 11 Doctoral Field Research Fellowships in 2008. The application deadline is January 22, 2008. The Fellowship award includes:

  • round-trip economy international transportation to the field research site;
  • round-trip economy international transportation to the field research site;
  • a $3,000 research allowance, paid in a one-time, lump sum;
  • a $1,500 monthly stipend covering a maximum grant period of 12 months–IAF-supported research under the 2008 competition must be initiated between June 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009;
  • attendance at a required mid-year Grassroots Development Conference to discuss each Fellow’s progress with members of the IAF’s academic review committee.

Applicants must be currently registered as students who have advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as related to grassroots development issues. The competition is open to U.S. citizens and citizens of independent Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba).

Interested individuals should follow the link to the IAF web site and review their entire site carefully before applying.

The information and some of the text for this announcement was gathered from the IAF web site. We Can Do first learned of this opportunity through contacts at Mobility International USA (MIUSA).

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