Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Spain

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24 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Language:

Proficient written and spoken Spanish is required at the time of application. Graduate studies in the Catalan and Basque regions usually require a basic understanding of those languages prior to beginning the grant.


Academic year:

September or October to June.


Grant period:

9 months. Attendance at the Madrid orientation in early/mid-September is mandatory. Initiating the award at a later date in 2014-2015 will be considered only in extraordinary circumstances. Doctoral courses may be scheduled any time during the academic year.


Candidate profile:

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. Course listings may not be confirmed until after universities begin and enrolment of foreign students is not automatic. 


Affiliation:

The applicant must secure evidence of prearranged institutional support in Spain. The application must be specific with reference to the particular kind of materials required and must include any correspondence with institutions. The Fulbright Commission in Spain will assist in providing access to archives and making contacts after arrival.

In the Creative and Performing Arts, the letter of affiliation must be from an academic adviser affiliated with a host institution.


Proposal and Personal Statement in Spanish:

Applicants must submit a copy of their Statements of Grant Purpose and Personal Statements 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 for each version of the Grant Purpose in one document and 1-page for each Personal Statement in another document). The Word document can then be upload on the appropriate page of the Online Application.


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship are not eligible to apply.


Visa requirement:

Grantees are required to obtain a student visa from a Spanish consulate prior to arrival.


Website:

www.fulbright.es


41 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Region of Madrid

Awards are co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Madrid. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants will assist permanent teaching staff 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, mathematics, art, physical education, English language, and in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.


Language:

For all ETAs, proficiency in Spanish is strongly recommended. 


Grant period:

For all ETAs:  9 months, beginning on September 15. Attendance at the Madrid orientation prior to that date is mandatory.


Candidate profile for all ETAs:

These awards are part of the Fulbright Student Program for academic development and are addressed to recent graduates in any area of knowledge willing to pursue the Fulbright goal of global understanding through mutual underrstanding and cultural exchange before resuming their higher education, not necessarily in the field of education. Graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in high schools are encouraged to apply.


Nature of assignment:

Placement will be made 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. 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, give talks related to American studies in classes or civic/school organizations. Some ETAs will be responsible for preparing students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project and will participate in the proceedings. Other ETAs may be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor.


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.


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship are not eligible to apply.


Visa requirement:

All grantees are required to obtain a student visa from a Spanish consulate prior to arrival.


17 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Fundación Botín

Co-sponsored by the Fundación Botín, these secondary school positions in the Region of Cantabria will prepare students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project. As such, ETAs will be required to assistant-teach, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, mathematics, art, physical education and English language.


Nature of assignment:

Placement will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidates and school needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities. 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, give talks related to American studies in classes or civic/school organizations. English Teaching Assistants will assist permanent teaching staff for up to 16 classroom hours per week and will require up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. The Global Classrooms activity is a priority for these ETAs who will participate in the proceedings. 


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship are not eligible to apply.


3 Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Study/Research Grants

The following study/research grants with tuition waivers are co-sponsored by the Instituto de Empresa (IE) Foundation. The IE Business School in Madrid is one of the world’s leading business schools and has a multilingual and multicultural student body. IE is fully accredited by the three leading accreditation agencies in the management education arena: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Applicants must apply both to Fulbright and for admission to the IE program in question: www.ie.edu; admissions@ie.edu


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship are not eligible to apply.


1 International MBA

Language:

Proficiency in the Spanish language is required at the time of application for all candidates. Students may enroll either in the International MBA English or the International MBA Español.


Grant period:

14 months for the 13-month International MBA program. Award recipients can join either the November or April intake.


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.


1 Master's in International Management

Language:

Proficiency in the Spanish language is required at the time of application for all candidates.The program can be conducted in English, Spanish, or both.


Grant period:

11 months for the 10-month program, beginning in September or February.


Candidate profile:

Recently graduated or professionals with up to three years of work experience 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 International Management program must take the GMAT, GRE or the IE Admissions Test.


1 Master’s in Visual Media or Corporate Communication

As of August 2013, the Instituto de Empresa has made the decision to no longer offer the Master’s in Digital Journalism. As a result candidates may propose to complete a full-time Master’s in Visual Media or a full-time Master’s in Corporate Communication. Please clearly indicate in your Statement of Grant Purpose, which Master’s you have applied for.


Language:

Proficiency in the Spanish language required at the time of application for all candidates, even though the language of instruction is English.


Grant period:

11 months for the 10-month program, beginning in October.


Affiliation:

In addition to completing your Fulbright application, applicants must also apply for admission to the Instituto de Empresa program and follow their admissions timeline. We are aware that applicants may not be able to provide an affiliation letter/ acceptance letter with their application. Proof of Acceptance (letter of affiliation) is not required before or during the application process for this program, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by IE before applicants can begin their grant. Applicants should confirm in their Statement of Grant Purpose that they have completed the application process with the Instituto de Empresa. Questions on the Instituto de Empresa should be sent to admissions@ie.edu


Candidate profile:

Both 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.


Websites:

To review the specific profile of each program, click on the following links: Master’s in Corporate Communication / Master’s in Visual Media


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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.