Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Romania


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6 Open Study/Research Awards

Award Profile:

Proposals are welcome from well-qualified candidates at all degree levels with established relations with the host institution. The Commission expects proposals in all disciplines - arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as in the fields of science and technology.

The students will conduct 9 month independent research projects at Romanian universities and research centers.

 


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in October. 

Grantees will be required to attend a two-day in-country orientation at the beginning of October.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered, but preference is given to advanced graduate students who plan to carry out individual research and study projects.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Novice
1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Romanian Language proficiency is recomended by the beginning date of the grant. English and French are useful second languages throughout Romania. German and Hungarian are useful in Transylvania and Banat, especially at the universities in Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Brasov and Timisoara.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own affiliation and submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. If an invitation is not available, applicants may indicate preferences for affiliation. Grantees may not attend regularly scheduled university classes. Library research offers good opportunities, especially for candidates who read Romanian.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

Website: www.fulbright.ro

Contact: mihai.moroiu@fulbright.ro


1 Fulbright Bulgaria-Romania Joint Research Award

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants will begin September/October and end in May/June.

The first 5 months of the grant will take place in Bulgaria, followed by 5 months in Romania, or vice versa, depending on the project proposal. 

If grant starts in Bulgaria, grantees are expected at least one week before the beginning of the academic year on October 1. 

The Bulgarian Fulbright Commission organizes an in-country cultural orientation program at the end of September, while in Romania the Orientation is organized at the beginning of October.

 


Candidate Profile:

Candidates at all degree levels are accepted. Applications will be considered in the following fields related to Bulgaria and Romania: European studies, East European studies, Balkan studies, Black Sea studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies, and the arts.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: Bulgarian or Romanian proficiency is not required. Some study of Bulgarian and Romanian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and submit letters of invitation. If an invitation is not available, they may indicate preferences for affiliation in their application. The Fulbright Commissions assist in establishing contacts at prospective host institutions and coordinate final assignments. Affiliation is acceptable with academic and research institutions, NGOs, media, libraries, museums, and art institutions.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select Bulgarian-Rom Grant from the drop down menu to be considered for this award. Select Bulgaria for Country 1 and Romania for Country 2.


4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in October. 

Grantees will be required to attend a two-day in-country orientation at the beginning of October.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered, but preference is given to graduate students who have completed or are enrolled in a degree program, irrespective of field of study, who are interested in international education and teaching and who have previous teaching experience. Preference is also given to applicants in the social sciences, humanities/English language and American studies. 

Supplementary project: Grantees 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 that will not conflict with assigned assistant-teaching. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.

 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: Romanian proficiency is not required. Some study of Romanian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Applicants must be native English speakers.


Placement Type:

Grantees are placed at universities. Grantees in 2015 were placed in Brasov, Constanta, Iasi, Timisoara, Suceava and Bucharest. 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 outreach about U.S. education, culture and society.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

Website: www.fulbright.ro

Contact: mihai.moroiu@fulbright.ro


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.