Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Latvia

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4 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Language:

A working knowledge of Latvian or Russian (in certain regions) is useful, but not required unless necessary for the successful completion of the project. Independent grantees may not need Latvian language skills, but students enrolled in institutions which teach in Latvian need to be able to follow lectures. Certain programs in Latvian higher institutions are taught in English.


Grant period:

9 months, September through June.


Candidate profile:

Candidates at all degree levels will be accepted, but graduate-level students are preferred.


Field of study not recommended:

Medicine.


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and to submit letters of invitation. 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.


Special opportunities:

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


Dependents:

Grantees may not be accompanied by dependents.


3 English Teaching Assistantships

Language:

A working knowledge of Latvian or Russian (in certain regions) is encouraged, but not required.


Grant period:

9 months.  September through June.


Candidate profile:

Well-rounded articulate candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to assistant-teach 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. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but will be explaining the U.S. to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America.  Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be native English-speakers.


Nature of assignment:

Affiliation may be 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 assistant-teach under the supervision of 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 responsibilites will be discussed with the PAS and finalized prior to arrival in Latvia.


Supplementary project:

ETAs are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity, which will not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.


Contact:

Ingrida Bodniece, Exchange programs assistant at Bodniecei@state.gov


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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.