Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Peru


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5 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

9 months

Grantees should plan to begin their grants in early August 2017; however, if required by the nature of the project, consideration will be given to alternate start dates.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


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 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:

All grantees must be affiliated with a Peruvian organization. This may be a university or government or private organization, including NGOs. Students should initiate affiliation arrangements prior to submitting their applications. The Fulbright Commission in Peru will give preference to applicants with established affiliations at the time of application.

Affiliations must be finalized before travel to Peru in order to obtain the appropriate visas, but this can be done between the issuance of a grant and travel to the country.


Grant Purpose Considerations:

Grantees may carry out research, take university courses, or carry out practical training in internships. Peru offers many opportunities, and Peruvian scholars are receptive and cordial. The Commission considers studies of economic development, environmental conservation, and education to be topics of particular interest.

The Fulbright Commission in Peru does not approve grants to work in zones declared “emergency zones” by the Peruvian government.

Border disputes, crime, and the drug trade are considered sensitive issues.  Applicants proposing projects on these topics must demonstrate a clear understanding of and experience with research in these areas.


Research Clearance:

Grantees who plan to work in nature reserves and archaeological sites are required to have government permits. Permits take up to six months to process, so recommended candidates may need to begin the process prior to notification of final selection. Candidates and grantees must coordinate the permit process with their proposed host affiliation.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


6 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

9 or 10 months

Grant periods are either August 2017 to June 2018 (10 months) or March to mid-December 2018 (9 months) depending on placement. The grant period starts with a mandatory orientation in Peru organized by the Fulbright Commission.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Applications from candidates with a demonstrated interest in working in an educational environment. Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education, or TEFL/applied linguistics with some experience teaching or tutoring are preferred. Other fields will be seriously considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy. Please note: Because this is a student program, candidates with more than three years of teaching experience or a Master’s degree in TESOL 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: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.

Successful candidates must be articulate English speakers with native fluency.


Placement Type:

Grantees will be assigned to teaching assistantship positions at English Teacher Training Colleges in the Peruvian provinces or with U.S./Peru Binational Centers. The colleges, which train ESL teachers, may or may not be affiliated with a university. However, they are part of the Peruvian System of Higher Education. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, but will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. The Fulbright Commission will match the grantee with the appropriate host institution. Details of assignments will be subject to communication between the Fulbright Commission and the host institution and based on the academic profile of the selected candidate and the host institution’s needs. In these cases, the Commission will discuss project alternatives with the grantee when the placement is made.


Supplementary Project:

English Teaching Assistant responsibilities will be up to 25 hours per week; therefore, grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. Applicants should consider a project that they intend to pursue if awarded the grant. Applicants should keep in mind that these activities should be flexible respective to geographic location, since they will not know where they will be placed. For example, grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research into topics or issues relative to Peru, engage in specific volunteer activities, or a combination of these.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship

Award Profile:

The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship affords participants the opportunity to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience while also carrying out an academic research/study project. You can read more detailed information about the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship and application guidelines.


Grant Period:

10 months


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2017 in Washington, DC, as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships must:

  • Be U.S. Citizens
  • Have a Master’s with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy, or a JD degree OR be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program prior to the grant period which will commence in Fall 2017. Candidates who hold a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible.
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.
  • Meet the language proficiency requirement

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements from all applicable public policy areas and academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply and will be eligible for selection and placement.

To learn more, read the profiles of the current Fulbright-Clinton Fellows.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information: Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will be required to effectively carry out a position in a foreign government ministry seamlessly. Meeting the language requirements is critical for completing the daily requirements of the professional placement. Applicants should also keep in mind that they will be living and need to function in the local economy. They should be cognizant of this requirement especially in cases in which the official or working language(s) of government differs from the language used in daily life by the local population. Proficiency will be determined by the application and also will be verified at various times in the application process, including an interview to determine language level.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

While placements may be possible in a number of different Peruvian government ministries, the Ministries of Agriculture, Education, Environment, and Health are preferred. The National Research Council (CONCYTEC) is another priority placement for Fulbright-Clinton candidates to Peru in 2017/2018.

Unlike the traditional Fulbright program, candidates should not afffiliate with an in-country host institution during the application process. Candidates must not seek their own placements at this stage and must notsubmit any letters regarding placements/affiliations with their applications. Candidates who do not follow these guidelines may be deemed ineligible.


Application Process:

Applications will be accepted from March 31, 2016 to October 11, 2016. Please make sure to carefully review the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship overview and application FAQs before you apply.


Questions:

If you have questions about the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships, please email Jermaine Jones.


Dependents:

Dependent support is 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.