Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Tajikistan


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2 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months

The academic year begins in September and ends in June, including a winter break.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory

Grantee will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2015 as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile :


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended

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 Type:

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.


Research Clearance and Visa Information:


Dependents:

Dependent support is available.


4 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

10 months

English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) will arrive in early September 2015 to participate in a two-week orientation in Tajikistan prior to taking up their assignments; this will include basic Tajik language training, a city orientation, and observation of English Language Fellows in the classroom. ETAs will begin in their respective American Corners, http://dushanbe.usembassy.gov/ac.html , from mid-September 2015 through June 2016 in accordance with Tajikistan’s academic year. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory

Grantee will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2015 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 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

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


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 do 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.


Research Clearance and Visa Information:


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.