Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Chile


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8 Open Study/Research Awards

Award Profile:

Graduate students conducting thesis or dissertation research are preferred. However, graduating seniors and recent graduates will be considered with projects proposing coursework and a research project.

Applications from candidates in science and technology fields are especially welcome. Topics concerning astronomy, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, biology, geology, food science, forestry, mining, oceanography, aquaculture, energy, biotechnology, physics, environmental sciences, ecology and chemistry are of particular interest. Applications from social sciences, humanities and education are also welcome.


Grant Period:

9 months

All grantees must arrive prior to or at the beginning of March 2018 to enroll or conduct research for the full academic year. Grant dates must correspond to the academic year in Chile (March to November). The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission in early March 2018. No exceptions will be considered for alternate grant dates.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


The Fulbright Commission in Chile will host a pre-departure orientation webinar a few months before the grant start date. During the session, Commission staff will provide information and resources to grantees to assist with making the transition to Chilean life as smooth as possible.

 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Required - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis. Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should discuss plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant on Application Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

The role of the affiliation in the U.S. Student Program is to provide ongoing and substantive oversight and support for the grantee’s project. Grantees will be required to have affiliations with accredited academic or research institutions in Chile. Therefore, applicants must initiate contact with the host institution of preference and obtain a formal letter of invitation or affiliation prior to submitting the application. In addition to indicating the nature of the affiliation between the applicant and the host institution (e.g., enrollment in classes, access to facilities or resources, collaboration with an ongoing project, etc.), the letter should state that a host contact will be available during the grant year to mentor the applicant and/or supervise the applicant’s work on the proposed project.

Please visit the website of the Fulbright Commission in Chile for further information on University Regional Research Centers in Chile that have expressed specific interest in hosting potential Fulbright Grantees.  While many of these Centers have a science and technology focus, the institutions themselves may also have potential as a possible host institution/affiliation.


Ineligibility:

Candidates already in Chile at the time of application are not eligible. Candidates who have lived/studied in Chile for more than 12 months within the last 5 years will be less competitive.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

Fulbright Commission: www.fulbright.cl


5 Chile Science Initiative Awards

Award Profile:

Graduate students conducting thesis or dissertation research are preferred. However, graduating seniors and recent graduates will be considered with projects proposing coursework and a research project.

Pursuant to the Commission’s interest in supporting study at Chile’s leading science centers, up to five grants will be awarded specifically for Master’s-level or Ph.D. students conducting study/research at one of the accredited institutions in Chile. Prospective applicants may contact the institution directly to determine if the proposed project is feasible.

Applications from candidates in science and technology fields are especially welcome. Topics concerning astronomy, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, biology, geology, food science, forestry, mining, oceanography, aquaculture, energy, biotechnology, physics, environmental sciences, ecology and chemistry are of particular interest.


Grant Period:

9 months

All grantees must arrive prior to or at the beginning of March 2018 to enroll or conduct research for the full academic year. Grant dates must correspond to the academic year in Chile (March to November). The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission in early March 2018. No exceptions will be considered for alternate grant dates.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


The Fulbright Commission in Chile will host a pre-departure orientation webinar a few months before the grant start date. During the session, Commission staff will provide information and resources to grantees to assist with making the transition to Chilean life as smooth as possible.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis.  Some programs may not require a high level of Spanish proficiency since much of the work at the institute is conducted in English. Applicants should be sure to determine the level of Spanish required for their project. Both the letter of affiliation and applicant’s Statement of Grant Purpose should address the language issue, if proficiency is not required.

 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants should obtain a letter of affiliation from the contact or other faculty person at the institution, stating, at a minimum, that the applicant’s background is sufficient and the proposal appears to be feasible.

The role of the affiliation in the U.S. Student Program is to provide ongoing and substantive oversight and support for the grantee’s project. Grantees will be required to have affiliations with accredited academic or research institutions in Chile. Therefore, applicants must initiate contact with the host institution of preference and obtain a formal letter of invitation or affiliation prior to submitting the application. In addition to indicating the nature of the affiliation between the applicant and the host institution (e.g., enrollment in classes, access to facilities or resources, collaboration with an ongoing project, etc.), the letter should state that a host contact will be available during the grant year to mentor the applicant and/or supervise the applicant’s work on the proposed project.

Please visit the website of the Fulbright Commission in Chile for further information on University Regional Research Centers in Chile that have expressed specific interest in hosting potential Fulbright Grantees.  While many of these Centers have a science and technology focus, the institutions themselves may also have potential as a possible host institution/affiliation.


Ineligibility:

Candidates already in Chile at the time of application are not eligible. Candidates who have lived/studied in Chile for more than 12 months within the last 5 years will be less competitive.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select “Chile Science Initiative Award” in the Award Name field of the application.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

Fulbright Commission: www.fulbright.cl 


Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship New

Award Profile:

The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship affords participants the opportunity to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience while also carrying out an academic research/study project. You can read more detailed information about the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship and application guidelines.


Grant Period:

10 months


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellows will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2017 in Washington, DC as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships must:

  • Be U.S. Citizens
  • Have a Master’s with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy, or a JD degree OR be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program prior to the grant period which will commence in Fall 2017. Candidates who hold a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible.
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.
  • Meet the language proficiency requirement

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements from all applicable public policy areas and academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply and will be eligible for selection and placement.

Competitive candidates should have professional experience in a government or public policy environment. Candidates with skills and experience in science and technology, energy, transportation, environment, health and education, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

To learn more, read the profiles of the current Fulbright-Clinton Fellows.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will be required to effectively carry out a position in a foreign government ministry seamlessly. Meeting the language requirements is critical for completing the daily requirements of the professional placement. Applicants should also keep in mind that they will be living and need to function in the local economy. They should be cognizant of this requirement especially in cases in which the official or working language(s) of government differs from the language used in daily life by the local population. Proficiency will be determined by the application and also will be verified at various times in the application process, including an interview to determine language level.

 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

While applicants are eligible for placement government-wide, and placements –which may vary from year-to-year− are possible in a number of different government ministries and agencies, priority will be placed on working with government organizations connected to the advancement of science and technology, energy, transportation, environment, health and education sectors.

Unlike the traditional Fulbright program, candidates should not affiliate with an in-country host institution during the application process. Candidates must not seek their own placements at this stage and must not submit any letters regarding placements/affiliations with their applications. Candidates who do not follow these guidelines may be deemed ineligible.


Application Process:

Applications will be accepted from March 31, 2016 to October 11, 2016. Please make sure to carefully review the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship overview and application FAQs before you apply.


Questions:

If you have questions about the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, please email Jermaine Jones.


Dependents:

Dependent support is 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.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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.