Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Argentina


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7 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant period:

9 months

Grantees must arrive during the second half of February or early March 2016 as most institutions are closed in January. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission. Attendance at the orientation program is required for all grantees.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Foreign Language Proficiency: Spanish language is Strongly Recommended

Level:   Intermediate

2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent at the time of application

Additional Information: Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project.   Applicants should discuss plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant on Applicant Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation.  A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

1.  Independent Study/Research:  Yes

2.  Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

All applicants are expected to secure an affiliation with an academic institution, research institute, or appropriate organization. It is recommended that recent graduates and students working toward a Master’s degree establish an affiliation with an academic institution for coursework or research support.

Information on Argentine universities is available from the General Guide to Study in Argentina at www.me.gov.ar/spu/Servicios/Estudiar_en_Argentina/estudiar_en_argentina.html.  If your host institution requires tuition/fees, please contact the Fulbright Commission to request further information.

The Fulbright Commission in Argentina encourages applications for study/research outside of the city of Buenos Aires.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


20 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant period:

8 months

Grant dates correspond to the academic year in Argentina, which runs mid-March to mid-November 2016. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission.  Attendance at this orientation program is required for all English Teaching Assistants (ETAs).


Candidate Profile:

Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education, or TEFL/applied linguistics, with some experience teaching or tutoring are preferred. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.

Candidates with more than three years of teaching experience or a Master’s degree in TESOL at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program. Because of the nature of the ETA Program in Argentina, preference will be for applicants under 30 years of age at the time of application.

Successful candidates must be articulate English speakers with native fluency.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Foreign Language Proficiency: Spanish language is Strongly Recommended

Level:   Intermediate

2 years of college-level study, or equivalent at the time of application

Additional Information:   A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.


Placement Type:

Grantees will be assigned to English teacher training colleges or universities in Argentine provinces. Only five candidates will be placed in the City of Buenos Aires. Teacher training colleges, which train ESL teachers, may or may not be affiliated with a university. They are part of the Argentine system of higher education (Institutos terciarios). In order to graduate as ESL teachers, students attend four-year undergraduate programs. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, and will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. The Fulbright Commission and its local partner institutions will match selected grantees with an appropriate host institution. Assignments are based both on the academic profile of the candidates and the host institutions' needs.


Supplementary project:

English Teaching Assistant responsibilities will not exceed 20 hours per week. Grantees are expected to engage in projects or other activities related to their academic interests during the period of their grants. Applicants must be flexible regarding their side project since they will receive final notice of placement by November 2015. Grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research on topics related to Argentina, engage in specific volunteer work, or a combination thereof.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.