Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Czech Republic


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5 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in mid-September through to mid-June. The Fulbright Commission organizes a mandatory four-day orientation in mid-September and a mid-year conference in early February.


Candidate Profile :

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


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended

Level: Intermediate

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

Additional Information: Czech language proficiency is required only for specific study plans (e.g., studies of Czech language, literature, history) or programs in Czech.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to secure an affiliation with a host institution and include a letter of affiliation from a prospective tutor or institution with their application. If needed, the Fulbright Commission can assist in establishing contacts with appropriate institutions.

If applicants are applying for programs at Czech universities (i.e., they do not propose an independent research project), they should apply for programs with Czech as the language of instruction. The following institutions are recommended as appropriate affiliations for applicants:  Charles University, Plzen, Ceske Budejovice, Liberec, Usti nad Labem, Ostrava, Opava, Olomouc, Brno, and at the Institutions of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

If applicants are proposing independent research projects, they 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.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available.


Website:

http://www.fulbright.cz/

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


8 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants will begin September 1 through to June 30. 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.


Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed as assistant-teachers in English classes at Czech secondary schools 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.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended

Additional Information: Czech language proficiency is not required, though is an advantage. Some study of Czech prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Applicants must be articulate native speakers of English.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available.


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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.