Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Colombia



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6 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 Months.

  • Grant dates correspond to the academic year, August 2015 to May 2016.
  • Changes of the grant period are not allowed.
  • The grant period starts with an orientation seminar organized by the Fulbright Commission in late July.
  • All U.S. student grantees are required to attend the orientation.


Candidate Profile :

Preference is given to:

  • Candidates who plan research related to their dissertations as approved by their U.S. universities
  • Recent graduates and graduate students with research interests in Colombia and who will pursue coursework in a Colombian university
  • Candidates with solid experience in the creative and performing arts


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, 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 the time of application and the commencement of the grant on Application Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation.  A Foreign Language Evaluation by an college level Spanish language instructor is also required.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

  1. Independent Study/Research - Yes
  2. Graduate Degree Enrollment - No


Affiliation:

Applicants must have an affiliation letter from a Colombian university at the time of application.

Recent graduates are required to take at least 2 courses at the host institution.

Any secondary affiliation with a non-academic institution should be arranged by the grantee and the Commission must be informed.


Ineligibility:

U.S. citizens holding dual U.S.-Colombian citizenship are not eligible.


Restriction:

Applicants conducting research activities must know that Colombia's security situation is very organic, and that certain cities and rural areas of the country may be restricted.  

All ground travel in Colombia must be approved by the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Embassy.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


30 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant period:

10 Months

  • Grant dates correspond to the academic year, August 2015 to May 2016.
  • The grant period starts with an orientation seminar organized by the Fulbright Commission in late July.
  • All ETA grantees are required to attend the orientation.
  • Changes to the grant period are not allowed.


Candidate Profile :

Preference is given to:

  • Candidates with a demonstrated interest in working in an educational environment. 
  • Candidates with degrees in TESOL, TSL, TEFL, English, Spanish, Education, or Applied Linguistics.
  • Candidates with strong teaching experience.


Placement Type:

Placement locations vary.  Host institutions include both public and private universities throughout the country; assignments are mostly to faculties within these universities that offer degree programs in foreign language teaching.  ETAs will be placed at an institution based on the institution’s needs, the grantee’s background and skills, and interests to the extent possible.


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 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 the time of application and the commencement of the grant on Application Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation.  A Foreign Language Evaluation by an college level Spanish language instructor is also required.


Supplementary Project:

Teaching Assistant responsibilities will be up to 30 hours per week.

Grantees are expected to engage in a social or community project related to their academic and personal interests.

Applicants should keep in mind that these activities should be flexible with respect to geographic location and local partner organizations, since the activities will depend on the placement university and city.

The Commission will present project alternatives with the grantee according to the placement.

Applicants must know that Colombia's security situation is very organic, and that certain cities and rural areas of the country may be restricted.  

All ground travel in Colombia must be approved by the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Embassy.


Ineligibility:

U.S. citizens holding dual U.S.-Colombian citizenship are not eligible.


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.