Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Spain


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24 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin on September 15, 2017.

Initiating the award at a later date in 2017-2018 will be considered only in extraordinary circumstances. 

Attendance at the Madrid orientation in early September is mandatory.


Candidate Profile:

Up to 24 grants are available.

Advanced graduate students, doctoral candidates, and those with previous research experience will be given priority. Graduating seniors will also be considered. Applicants must be mature and self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently with little supervision. Awards are mainly offered for independent postgraduate research in areas of mutual U.S./Spanish interest. Engaging in university coursework may be considered, but not as the sole purpose of the project and university fees are not covered by the grant benefits. Course listings may not be confirmed until after universities begin and enrollment of foreign students is not automatic. Projects dealing with contemporary issues are especially encouraged.


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: Spanish language proficiency is strongly recommended. Graduate studies or research in the Catalan and Basque regions usually require a basic understanding of those languages prior to beginning the grant. Please make sure to include Forms 7 and 8 in your Embark Online Application.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation with higher education or research institutions in Spain. Letter/s of affiliation should be included with all applications.

For applicants in the Creative and Performing Arts, letters of affiliation must be from an academic adviser affiliated with a host institution.

Research centers and universities can be found at:

http://universidad.es/universities

http://www.csic.es/web/guest/centros-de-investigacion

Additionally, through the following link you can check the Centers and Units of Excellence accredited by the Spanish Government

These lists are not exhaustive. Other institutions not listed can still be considered as potential hosts.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

University fees are not covered by the grant benefits.


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship or residing in Spain during academic year 2016-2017 are not eligible to apply.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit a copy of their Statements of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement in both Spanish and English. When preparing these statements offline in a Word document, the Spanish language version should be entered so that each statement will consist of the English version followed by the Spanish version (2 pages maximum for each version of the Grant Purpose in one document and 1 page maximum for each Personal Statement in another document). The Word document can then be uploaded on the appropriate page of the Embark Online Application


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

www.fulbright.es


1 Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa (IE) International MBA Award

Award Profile:

One award is available to pursue an International MBA at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School in Madrid, one of the world’s leading business schools. IE has a multilingual and multicultural student body and is fully accredited by the three leading accreditation agencies in the management education arena: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

This award is co-sponsored by the Instituto de Empresa Foundation.


Grant Period:

11 months.

 


Candidate Profile:

This program is open to graduate students with three years or more of professional experience. Applicants for the International MBA program must take the GMAT, GRE or the IE Admissions Test. While all three tests are valid as part of the admissions process, it is important that candidates keep in mind that the GMAT is the recognized admissions test for Master’s-level business study, and is a test that is valid for five years from the date of completion.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information: Basic Spanish language proficiency is strongly recommended at the time of application for all candidates. Students may enroll either in the International MBA English or the International MBA Español (only for candidates with advanced Spanish proficiency).


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to apply both for a Fulbright award and for admission to the International MBA program.  Students may enroll either in the International MBA English or the International MBA Español.

More information on the IE admissions process can be found at www.ie.edu.  Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of Fulbright application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by IE no later than February 15, 2017.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The Instituto de Empresa (IE) Foundation provides full tuition waivers for Fulbright grantees.


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship or residing in Spain during academic year 2016-2017 are not eligible to apply.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select International MBA from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


1 Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa (IE) Master's in Management Award

Award Profile:

One award is available to pursue a full-time Master’s in Management at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School in Madrid, one of the world’s leading business schools. IE has a multilingual and multicultural student body and is fully accredited by the three leading accreditation agencies in the management education arena: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

This award is co-sponsored by the Instituto de Empresa Foundation.


Grant Period:

11 months.

Grantees can only join in the September 2017 intake.

Attendance at the Madrid orientation in early September is mandatory.


Candidate Profile:

Recently graduated or professionals with up to two years of work experience when the program begins will be considered. This program also provides the opportunity to specialize in International Business, Sales and Marketing or Digital Business. Applicants for the Master’s in Management program must take the GMAT, GRE or the IE Admissions Test.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information: Basic Spanish language proficiency is strongly recommended at the time of application for all candidates. The program can be conducted in English, Spanish, or both.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to apply both for a Fulbright award and for admission to the Master's in Management program. More information on the IE admissions process can be found at www.ie.edu. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by IE no later than February 15, 2017.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The Instituto de Empresa (IE) Foundation provides tuition waivers for Fulbright grantees.


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship or currently residing in Spain are not eligible to apply.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select MA International Management from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


2 Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa (IE) Master's - Communication or Social & Behavioral Sciences Awards

Award Profile:

Two awards are available to pursue any of the following full-time Masters at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School in Madrid, one of the world’s leading business schools:

IE School of Communication

     Master in Visual and Digital Media

     Master in Corporate Communication

IE School of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

    Master in Market Research & Consumer Behavior

    Master in Business Analytics & Big Data 

IE has a multilingual and multicultural student body and is fully accredited by the three leading accreditation agencies in the management education arena: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

This award is co-sponsored by the Instituto de Empresa Foundation.


Grant Period:

11 months.

Grantees can only join in the October 2017 intake.


Candidate Profile:

The Master in Visual & Digital Media and Master in Corporate Communication programs are offered by the IE School of Communication and are appropriate for recent graduates and young professionals with 2 to 3 years of experience in the fields of Communication, Journalism, Advertising and Marketing. Other backgrounds such as Law, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Business, History, Design or Fine Arts are also welcome.

The Master in Market Research & Consumer Behavior and Master in Business Analytics & Big Data program are offered by the IE School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and are designed for recent graduates and early to mid-career professionals seeking intense and focused training designed to accelerate their careers. These are interdisciplinary, career-centered Master's programs that develop graduates who have both the specialized expertise required for success in their chosen fields and who possess the professional and leadership skills necessary for navigating the modern workplace. Applicants for these two Master programs must take the GMAT, GRE or the IE Admissions Test. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information: Basic Spanish language proficiency is strongly recommended at the time of application for all candidates, even though the language of instruction is English.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to apply both for a Fulbright award and for admission to their chosen MA program. More information on the IE admissions process can be found at www.ie.edu. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of Fulbright application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by IE no later than February 15, 2017.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The Instituto de Empresa (IE) Foundation provides full tuition waivers for Fulbright grantees.


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship or residing in Spain during academic year 2016-2017 are not eligible to apply.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select MA Visual Media / Corp Communication from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

http://www.fulbright.es

Master in Market Research & Consumer Behavior and Master in Business Analytics & Big Data

http://www.ie.edu/IE/site/php/en/school_social_behavioral_sciences.php

Master in Visual & Digital Media and Master in Corporate Communication

http://www.ie.edu/IE/site/php/en/school_communication.php

Contact: admissions@ie.edu


123 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Award Profile:

According to Spanish law, English Teaching Assistants must always be accompanied in the classroom by a Spanish teacher and are not allowed to take on full teaching responsibility. Nevertheless, it is strongly recommended that applicants have some formal teaching experience and experience developing classroom resources, as only limited teaching training will be provided upon arrival and during the grant period. Candidates are expected to be able to prepare their own teaching materials; interact positively with students, teachers, and administrative personnel at their schools; and to demonstrate initiative in the classroom.

57 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Madrid.

21 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of La Rioja.

12 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Galicia.

10 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Asturias.

20 ETA awards co-sponsored by various regional governments in Spain and are different from those that have specific announcements (Asturias, Galicia, La Rioja and Madrid).

3 ETA awards co-sponsored by the IE University, with campuses in Madrid and Segovia.


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin on September 15, 2017.

Attendance at the Madrid orientation in early September is mandatory.


Candidate Profile:

Madrid ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in high schools.

La Rioja ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in elementary schools.

Galicia ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in high schools.

Asturias ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in high schools.

Other Spain ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in elementary or high schools.

IE ETAs: Applications are welcome from graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative and flexibility needed to assistant-teach at the university level. More mature candidates with excellent writing skills, some teaching experience, and/or writing tutoring experience are highly preferred.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is not necessary in the schools but is strongly recommended for better assimilation into daily life. Advanced Spanish would be particularly useful for the IE University placement, although applicants with intermediate Spanish will be accepted. Applicants should include Forms 7 and 8 in their Embark Online Application to demonstrate their Spanish language skills.


Placement Type:

Madrid ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff at secondary schools for up to 16 classroom hours per week, plus up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, art, physical education, English language, and in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.

Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the secondary school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

For the first five or six months of the grant, ETAs will prepare students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project and will participate in the proceedings. ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: serve as resource persons in conversation groups; provide small group tutorials; serve as attendants in language laboratories; and, on occasion, give presentations related to American culture at extracurricular events.

All schools are placed in the Madrid region, but about two-thirds of them are located in the outskirts or in small towns. In some instances, commuting time from Madrid city center may be more than one hour. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

 

La Rioja ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff at elementary schools for up to 16 classroom hours per week, plus up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, art, physical education, English language, and in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.

Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the elementary school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor or the school. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: serve as resource persons in conversation groups; provide small group tutorials; serve as attendants in language laboratories; and, on occasion, give presentations related to American culture at extracurricular events.

All schools are placed in the La Rioja region, some in larger towns such as Logrono (152,000 inhabitants), Calahorra (25,000) and Haro (12,000), while others are located in nearby smaller towns and villages. Depending on the number of students in each school, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same location or in a location nearby. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

 

Galicia ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff at high schools for up to 16 classroom hours per week, plus up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as science and technology, social studies, art, physical education, English language, and in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.

Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the high school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor or the school. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: serve as resource persons in conversation groups; provide small group tutorials; serve as attendants in language laboratories; design motivational activities; promote critical and scientific thinking; and, on occasion, give presentations related to American culture at extracurricular events. 

All schools are plurilingual (Spanish / Galician / English) and located in urban areas of the region of Galicia in northwestern Spain, mostly in larger towns such as Vigo (300,000 inhabitants); A Coruna (250,000); Ourense, Lugo or Santiago de Compostela (around 100,000); Pontevedra (80,000) or Ferrol (70,000); or in the outskirts of said cities. Depending on the number of students in each school, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same location or in a location nearby. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

 

Asturias ETAs: ETAs will assist teaching staff at elementary, middle, or high schools for 16 classroom hours per week, plus 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching in English as a foreign language and assistant-teaching in English in subjects such as social studies, science, technology, arts and crafts and physical education.

Placements will be based on the school’s needs and the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: take part in collaborative teaching activities; serve as resource persons in conversation groups; serve as attendants in language laboratories; and give presentations related to American studies in classes or events organized by the regional Education Department.

All the schools are placed in the Principality of Asturias. They can be elementary, middle or high schools. Some of them are located in small rural areas with a small number of students. Depending on the number of students in each school, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same village or in a village nearby. In some instances, commuting from the biggest cities in Asturias can take more than an hour. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

 

 

Other Spain ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff at primary or high schools for up to 16 classroom hours per week, plus up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, art, physical education, English language and, in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.

Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor or the school. design motivational activities, promote critical and scientific thinking, 

Schools are placed throughout Spain, both in urban and rural areas. Depending on the number of students in each school, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same location or in a location nearby.

Please clearly indicate your preferences regarding age group (elementary, middle or high school) and geographic location (urban or rural areas) in your application.

The Spanish region and specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

 

IE ETAs: ETAs will assist teaching staff at IE University for 16 classroom hours per week, plus 2 hours per week dedicated to planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant teaching in the two levels of English offered (General and Advanced) and significant work with the Effective Academic Writing subject, which all first year students must take and pass as a general education requirement.

IEU is an international university in Spain. The majority of students at IE study their degree programs (Business, Law, International Relations, Communication, Psychology, Architecture, or several possible dual degrees: Business and Law, Business and IR, Law and IR) wholly in English. Other students who feel less confident in their English may study gradual degree programs in Business and Law, which begin mostly in Spanish but also finish completely in English. English is the lingua franca at IEU, but it is a generic, international English (neither predominantly British nor American). However, most students are at least bilingual and many are polyglots who already speak/live/study in multiple languages. Business and International Relations are the most dominant groups followed by Law and Communication, Architecture, and, lastly, Psychology. The IEU student body is extremely international with about 65% international students from 100 countries and the other 35% Spanish students.

Selection will be based on the University’s needs and the academic and professional experience and extracurricular profile of the selected candidate. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may be involved in special projects designed by the co-sponsor. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: take part in collaborative teaching activities in English and Academic Writing classes; lead staff/professor conversation groups on both campuses (Madrid and Segovia); work with Academic Writing students who need extra help on a one-on-one basis during tutoring hours (by appointment or walk-in); continue to develop group writing workshop topics and implement them for general or specific groups of students throughout the year; and give presentations related to American studies in classes or at extracurricular events.

IE University has two campuses, in Madrid and Segovia. Madrid is a typical city campus while Segovia is a more traditional campus in a beautiful, more provincial setting. IEU ETAs will most likely be expected to divide their time between the two campuses on a regular basis (the cost of commuting is covered by the Fulbright Commission).

If you have a clear preference regarding placement in Madrid or Segovia, please indicate so in your application.


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship or residing in Spain during academic year 2016-2017 are not eligible to apply.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must clearly state their preferences for placement type in the first sentence of the Statement of Grant Purpose. Please specify:

• If you would only accept placement in a specific region or, alternatively, your order of preference
• Your preferences regarding age group (elementary, middle or high school, or university)  
• Your preferences regarding geographic location (urban or rural areas)

Your preferences will be taken into consideration, although acceptance and placement will ultimately be determined by the Commission and the co-sponsors in accordance with each program’s needs.


Supplementary Project:

All ETAs must undertake independent projects, especially those involving community service, after school hours. Applicants should briefly describe the project or activity in which they will engage outside of ETA responsibilities in their Statements of Grant Purpose.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


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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.

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.