Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Honduras


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Open Study/Research Award

Grant Period:

10 months

The academic year in Honduras varies depending on the institution, but usually begins in early February and ends in mid-December.  Most grantees begin in the fall, but the start date is flexible.  The last possible start date is March 31, 2018.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Central America are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, DC in June or July.


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: 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 Applicant 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:

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations with an academic institution, research facility, or another appropriate organization, and for submitting supporting documentation verifying the affiliation.


Research clearance :

It is strongly recommended that applicants in Archaeology/Anthropology request approval from the Honduran Institute of History and Anthropology before beginning research.  Grantees should consult with their affiliation to determine if research clearance is required and the timing for the application process.


Specific considerations:

While there are no restrictions on fields, some geographic areas may be off-limits for security reasons, as determined by the U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office. All students should register online with the Consular Section at www.travel.state.gov upon arrival as American citizens living in Honduras; they should also read Honduras' country profile and current travel warning.


Contact:

Cultural Affairs Officer: Katherine Tarr - [email protected]

Cultural Affairs Specialist for Exchanges: Gabriela I. Galvez - [email protected]


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


1 English Teaching Assistant Award New

Grant Period:

10 months

Grants begin in Fall 2017, and candidates should plan to attend a mandatory briefing at the U.S. Embassy upon arrival.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Central America are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, DC in June or July.


Candidate Profile:

Applicants should have some experience working in an educational environment and, specifically, with classroom teaching. Candidates with degrees in English, applied linguistics or foreign languages, and/or certification or significant coursework in teacher education or TESOL, are strongly preferred.

Because this is a student program, candidates with more than three years teaching experience or a Master’s degree in TESOL and more than one year of teaching at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information: Applicants should discuss plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant on Applicant Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation.  A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.


Placement Type:

Placement will be arranged by the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa at a Binational Center (BNC) affiliated with the US Embassy and a teacher training college.  The ETA will be assigned as a language-learning assistant working up to 20-25 hours per week, but will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. Responsibilities may include giving presentations on different topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, leading conversation clubs and/or encouraging students to communicate in English.  The ETA will work with students of all ages, including work with the Access Microscholarship Program.

Housing arrangements will be made with the assistance of the Binational Center.


Supplementary Project:

ETAs also will pursue an independent research, study, or volunteer project. The project is a secondary activity that will supplement the grantee’s ETA responsibilities. Applicants should briefly describe this project in their Statements of Grant Purpose and may address some or all of the following: 1) why the activities are appropriate to Honduras; 2) skills, talents or other qualifications that they bring to the project plan; 3) how they view this plan as contributing to their professional or educational development; and, 4) if and how the plan contributes to the Fulbright goals of mutual understanding and host community engagement. Remember that the primary activity for ETAs is in the classroom and not carrying out this project.


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.

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.