Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Latvia


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4 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grant term will be September to June.


Pre-departure Orientation:

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in July as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Well-qualified candidates at all degree levels, Ph.D to the dissertation level, will be considered but graduate-level students are preferred. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently. 

A number of Latvian archives, libraries, museums, and research centers are available for research in the fields of history, music, Latvian language, and political science.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Latvian or Russian language proficiency is not required unless necessary for the successful completion of the project. However, some study of either language prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. 

Certain programs in Latvian higher education institutions are taught in English. Independent grantees may not need Latvian language skills, but students enrolled in institutions that teach in Latvian need to be able to follow lectures.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own affiliation and to submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. Otherwise, they may indicate preferences for affiliation if an invitation is not available. When applicants do not indicate a host institution preference, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available and dependents cannot accompany grantees.


Website:

http://riga.usembassy.gov

Contact: Ingrida Bodniece, Exchange Programs Assistant at Bodniecei@state.gov


3 English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grant term September to June.


Pre-departure Orientation:

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in July as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Well-rounded articulate candidates at all degree levels, Ph.D. up to dissertation level, with an interest in international education and the initiative to assist  the classroom teacher with conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or Education, are preferred. 

Teaching assistant activities may include: 1) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) assisting students with treading and written English; and, 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations; 5) assisting the classroom teacher by preparing classroom materials; 6) starting English language clubs such as drama.

Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be native English-speakers.


Placement Type:

Grantees may be placed in universities, schools or other venues where English language instruction is needed. Applicants may indicate a host institution preference, but the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements.

Grantees will assist an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising and outreach. Grantee hours and responsibilities will be discussed with the PAS and finalized prior to arrival in Latvia.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Latvian or Russian in certain regions.  Language proficiency is not required, but is encouraged.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available and dependents cannot accompany grantees.


Website:

http://riga.usembassy.gov

Contact: Ingrida Bodniece, Exchange Programs Assistant at Bodniecei@state.gov


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.