Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Sri Lanka


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3 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

9 months
November through August. Fulbright Grantees are advised to arrive no earlier than November 1st to attend the orientation program in Sri Lanka scheduled for mid-late November. Grantees must secure approval from the Fulbright Commission in Sri Lanka for their travel dates.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2017 as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled in a doctoral program in an American university. Applicants should present evidence of maturity and ability to adapt to conditions different from those in the United States. Fulbright Grantees should be capable of independent research without close supervision.


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:

Knowledge of Sinhala or Tamil commensurate with the nature of the proposed project may be required prior to commencing the grant. Applicants without local language skills should incorporate plans for language study into their Fulbright proposals and may join the one-month language training offered to English Teaching Assistants (ETAs). Projects should be designed in a manner appropriate for the language level of the applicant.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

It is recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters along with their Fulbright applications.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


5 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

9 months

November through August, beginning with an orientation program in Sri Lanka.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2017 as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from articulate and flexible graduating seniors, recent graduates or Master’s students who demonstrate a high level of maturity and the initiative to teach English at the middle/high school level or college level. Candidates must be native English-speakers. Candidates with Master's degrees or degrees in English, Education or TEFL/applied linguistics, are preferred, but candidates from all majors are welcome to apply. Some previous teaching/tutoring experience is preferred, but not required.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information:

A basic knowledge of Sinhala or Tamil is recommended, but not essential. The Fulbright program offers a one-month language training course to ETAs and there are opportunities to continue language study while at the placement.


Nature of Assignment:

Approximately 30-40 hours per week of classroom teaching is expected, plus all class preparation time and additional school-related activities. ETAs will generally teach conversational English and some composition (and, where applicable, language and/or literature) to middle school, early high school, and college students. They will be expected to follow a Government stipulated syllabus if they are teaching in schools.


Housing:

Housing arrangements will be made with the assistance of the Fulbright Commission and the host schools/colleges.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not 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.