Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Greece

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7 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Language:

Basic to good proficiency in Greek will be helpful.  University courses are taught in Greek, although individual courses in specific fields may be offered in English.  The grant provides a one-time stipend for the grantee only for Greek lessons.


Grant period:

9 months, September 15 to June 15.  Six-month applications will be considered for arts projects and Ph.D. candidates.  Fulbright students are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in late September and mid-spring.


Candidate profile:

Applications will be considered from well-qualified students in all fields and at all degree levels who require minimal supervision. The Fulbright Foundation especially encourages applications in: social sciences, media and communication, education, government, arts and culture, Modern Greek studies, Byzantine studies and theology, environmental sciences and business.


Affiliation:

Except for the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) program, all other applicants must arrange their own affiliations. Applicants who are not affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies must have a good knowledge of Modern Greek in order to conduct independent research. Projects must be well-formulated and achievable under the guidance of an adviser/mentor at an educational, cultural, or government institution. Library and research facilities are generally limited.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece awards scholarships for academic work in affiliation with a Greek state university or an educational/cultural organization. In the 2014-2015 cycle, student awards will be offered for independent projects and as partnership awards.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will accept and reply to inquiries about project feasibility at info@fulbright.gr . Please include a brief project statement and short résumé (one-page each).


Interviews:

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece reserves the right to interview finalists via Skype or telephone.


Dependents:

The monthly maintenance allowance will be increased by 10% for up to two accompanying dependents.


Website:

www.fulbright.gr


2 Fulbright/American School of Classical Studies Awards

Up to two grants are available for students of classical, Byzantine and contemporary Greece who wish to enroll at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA).  This grant covers Associate Membership only.  A separate application to the ASCSA must be filed simultaneously with the Fulbright application. The Fulbright grant will cover membership fees.


Website:

www.ascsa.edu.gr


1 Master of Arts Program in Heritage Management

This unique program,  combining the worlds of business and archaeology, is offered jointly by the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and the University of Kent, UK, and welcomes well-qualified international students.  The MA in Heritage Management starts in September, runs for three semesters and contains a thesis project which can be completed within Greece or abroad.  The final MA degree is awarded by both participating institutions.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will offer one scholarship that covers living expenses only for the academic year September 2014-June 2015; the recipient of this award will be responsible for tuition and fees and other maintenance expenses until the conclusion of the program. 

Fulbright applicants must submit a separate application for admission into the program.

Important note: Fulbright applicants must be admitted to the MA in Heritage Management program by March 1, 2014 in order to maintain grant privileges.

For specifics regarding program structure, admissions and more visit: http://www.heritage.aueb.gr/ and http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/classics/postgraduate/MA_in_Heritage_Management.html


1 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Candidate profile :

A U.S. bachelor’s degree and some teaching experience are required. Knowledge of Modern Greek is helpful,  but is not required.


Nature of assignment:

This grant requires approximately 15-20 hours per week of assistant-teaching, and other activities, such as working with debate teams, outreach to other Greek schools, etc. Placement will be at either an elementary or secondary school, and will be arranged by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.


12 Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellowships

Language:

Knowledge of Modern Greek is helpful,  but is not required.


Grant period:

The fellowships begin on September 1 and end on July 15 of the following calendar year. 


Nature of assignment:

Each year, twelve Fellowships are awarded to recent graduates to act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience.  The role of the Fellows includes infusing their culture, enthusiasm, ideas, language and knowledge into the school’s community. In a very real sense,  they serve as role models for HAEF students.

Fellows are at the College for a full school day (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), with the occasional Saturday for specific events. Fellows teach in supervised English classes and/or work in the HAEF University Applications and Counseling Office and the HAEF Library, and have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students at the elementary, middle, or high school level.  Fellows are also involved as coaches and mentors in the Forensics Club–the College’s largest English language theater and debate club–where they are able to connect with the students in a fun, creative, and supportive setting.  At the end of the school year, Fellows take part in the English language Summer Camp in June-July.

Outside school hours, the Fellowship affords ample time and opportunity to explore Greece.  Past Fellows have complemented school responsibilities with travel and cultural exploration.


Candidate profile:

HAEF encourages enthusiastic, outgoing individuals with a wide spectrum of personal strengths and interests to apply.  The Fellowship is open to graduating seniors and recent graduates (the preferred age limit at the time of application is 26, due to the entry-level nature of the post) with a record of academic excellence at both the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.  Majors in Education and English literature and language (including TESOL/ TEFL) are preferred, but are not required. Applicants should be open-minded and adaptable to  enjoy the experience and challenges of living abroad best.  They should be highly motivated, flexible, willing to work on a number of different projects at the same time, and possess a relatively active lifestyle.  Past experience should reflect a desire to work with children and teenagers. Some teaching experience and/or experience in college counseling and admissions will be favored. 


Interviews:

The HAEF reserves the right to interview finalists for the Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellowships via Skype or telephone.


Benefits:

HAEF pays a monthly stipend for the duration of the Fellowship and provides a comprehensive private healthcare package.  Housing is provided on the 45-acre Psychico Campus, located in a pleasant suburban setting overlooking Athens, as well as in two off-campus apartments located near-by.  Each Fellow has a separate bedroom,  but all share the bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms.  All houses are equipped with wireless internet and include a washer and dryer.  Lunches are provided at the school during school days and Fellows are reimbursed for a monthly mass-transit pass within the Athens city limits. 

While at HAEF, Fellows are also expected to attend a Modern Greek language course which will be offered free of charge. 


Contact:

        

            Ms. Kathy Caroki
            Coordinator
            HAEF Fellowship Program
            Hellenic American Educational Foundation
            Athens College – Psychico College
            15 Stephanou Delta
            Psychico 154 52  GREECE
            +30 210 6798 285
            E-mail:  kcaroki@haef.gr


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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.