Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Tajikistan


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2 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months

Candidates should design projects that begin in early September 2016, so that their arrival in Tajikistan corresponds with the beginning of the academic term. The academic year begins in September 2016 and ends in June 2017, with a month-long winter break in January. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2016 as a condition of their grant.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Knowledge of Russian or Tajik language is recommended and may be required. Language proficiency commensurate with the nature of the proposed project is expected prior to commencing the grant.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and submit letters of invitation. Otherwise, they may indicate preferences for affiliation if an invitation is not available. When applicants do not indicate a host institution preference, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe will seek the most appropriate placements.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


4 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

10 months

English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) will arrive in late August to participate in a two-week orientation in Tajikistan prior to starting their assignments; this will include basic Tajik language training, a city orientation, and an introduction to local partners and resources. ETAs will begin in their respective American Corners, http://dushanbe.usembassy.gov/ac.html, from mid-September through June in accordance with Tajikistan’s academic year. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2016 as a condition of their grant.


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 assistant-teach English at the secondary level. Candidates must be native English-speakers without dependents. Candidates with 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.


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


A basic knowledge of spoken Russian or Tajik is an advantage, but is not required.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: n/a


Graduate Degree Enrollment: n/a


Nature of Assignment:

ETAs will likely be placed in Dushanbe or other regional cities. All affiliation arrangements will be made by the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan. ETAs will complete approximately 20-25 hours per week of in-classroom assistant-teaching, plus all class preparation time and additional school-related activities. ETAs will generally assist in teaching conversational English and some composition to early high school or university students at American Corner libraries and will work extensively with Tajikistan’s fifteen English Access Microscholarship implementing partners, http://dushanbe.usembassy.gov/pr_02042010.html.


Other Opportunities:

Under the guidance of the Public Affairs Office, students will also have the opportunity to participate in numerous community outreach and cultural activities, such as directing reading and conversation groups at the secondary level, planning holiday events at the American Corners, and assisting PAS with a variety of cultural and educational visitors. Current participants in other USG-sponsored programs, particularly the English Language Fellows program, will act as local mentors.


Housing:

Housing arrangements will be made with the assistance of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan.


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.

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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.