Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Czech Republic

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6 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Language:

Knowledge of Czech is essential for successful completion of specific study plans (e.g., studies of Czech language, literature, history) or programs in Czech.


Academic year:

Two semesters: usually mid-September through January; February through mid-June. The Fulbright Commission organizes a one-week orientation in mid-September and a mid-year conference in early February. Attendance at these events is required.


Candidate profile :

Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants should have some experience in the proposed field of study.


Affiliation:

The Fulbright Commission can assist in establishing contacts with appropriate institutions, if needed. If students apply for programs at Czech universities (i.e., they do not propose an independent research project), they should apply for regular programs with Czech as the language of instruction. Applicants must submit a letter of support from their prospective tutor or host institution. The Commission can also provide assistance in securing professional advice. Apart from Charles University, there are comparable opportunities for independent study and research at all Czech higher education institutions in and outside of Prague, such as Plzen, Ceske Budejovice, Liberec, Usti nad Labem, Ostrava, Opava, Olomouc, Brno, and at the institutions of the Czech Academy of Sciences.


Independent research:

Applicants must present evidence of consultation with relevant scholars in the Czech Republic regarding the feasibility of their proposed projects and the availability of related resources. However, the Fulbright Commission is prepared to assist in locating research contacts. Letters of support from Czech scholars must be included in the application.


Benefits:

Grantees will receive a monthly stipend of $1,300 and $1,500 to cover travel costs. For those bringing dependents, $500 is provided for each dependent to cover travel costs with an additional $200 for 1 dependent, $300 for 2 dependents or $400 for 3 dependents or more.


Contact:

The Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic invites applicants to discuss with them feasibility of projects through email. Emails can be sent to: fulbright@fulbright.cz.


7 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Language:

Applicants must be articulate native speakers of English. Knowledge of Czech is an advantage.


Grant period:

10 months, September 1 through June 30. The grant period starts with the beginning of the academic year at the host institution. The Fulbright Commission organizes a 2-day orientation for ETAs focused on the education system in the Czech Republic at the end of August; a 4-day orientation in mid-September for all Fulbrighters; and a mid-year conference in early February. Attendance at orientations is required.


Candidate profile :

Applications are welcome from graduating seniors interested in any of the following fields: TEFL/applied linguistics, Czech studies, American literature, American studies, the arts, political science, international relations, and/or graduate students interested in international education. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Positions require teaching approximately 15-20 hours per week. The Fulbright Commission in Prague invites applicants to discuss the feasibility of supplementary projects through email.


Nature of assignment:

Grantees will be placed as assistant-teachers in English classes at Czech secondary schools or universities corresponding to their project priorities. Grantees are likely to be placed outside of Prague. Housing will be arranged with the help of the Commission and the host institution.


Benefits:

Grantees will receive a monthly stipend of $1,300; $1,500 to cover travel costs, a book allowance of up to $200 and a workshop on educational methods. For those bringing dependents, $500 is provided for each dependent to cover travel costs with an additional $200 for 1 dependent, $300 for 2 dependents or $400 for 3 dependents or more.


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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.