Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Ukraine


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10 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

9 months

The grant starts with the beginning of the academic year at the host institution, usually in mid-September, and ends in June.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C in June or July as a condition of their grant.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered, but master's and doctoral students will be given priority consideration. Candidates capable of working independently are encouraged. Applications in political science, public policy, media and communication studies, ethnic and minority issues, multidisciplinary studies, women's studies, sociology, and international education are particularly welcome. Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed via Skype in February.


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: Language proficiency commensurate with the requirements of the project and sufficient to carry out the proposed course of study or research is expected by the beginning of the award. Ukrainian is preferable and Russian is useful.

Ukrainian and Russian language study (at cost) is available at most institutions and can be arranged for those applicants whose projects would require higher language proficiency. The Fulbright Office in Ukraine can organize Ukrainian and Russian language training on an individual basis. Please note that additional personal funds will be needed to cover costs for individual lessons or study with private teachers. If U.S. government funds allow, an additional stipend of $500 may be available for Ukrainian/Russian language courses.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Pre-arrangement of institutional affiliation is encouraged, but not required. When applicants do not indicate a host institution, the Fulbright Office in Ukraine will seek the most appropriate placement and can assist in establishing contacts at appropriate institutions. An applicant’s institutional preferences are taken into account, but the Fulbright Office reserves the right to place candidates at other institutions, if necessary. Applicants in the fine arts are encouraged to establish contact with specialists in their fields before applying for a grant and to request invitations to study with them.

All grantees will be affiliated with accredited academic or research institutions in Ukraine. Grantees are welcome to attend classes at their own cost. By individual arrangement, it is possible to earn a Ukrainian university degree during the period of the grant, also at the grantee's own cost. The Fulbright Office in Ukraine facilitates university enrollment at the applicant’s preferred institution if degree courses are available. Academic courses are taught in Ukrainian, but some universities also offer courses in English. Supervision by English-speaking professors is available at most universities.

Please note that security considerations may restrict placement options in certain cities and regions. Final placements will be subject to approval by the Fulbright Office and the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. 


Citizenship:

Candidates with dual U.S.-Ukrainian citizenship must give up their Ukrainian citizenship if they are selected for and accept a Fulbright Grant to Ukraine.

Grantees who were born in Soviet Ukraine or independent Ukraine (post-1991) and are now naturalized U.S. citizens, and have entered the U.S. on post-1991 passports of independent Ukraine, will be required to show proof that they have formally renounced their Ukrainian citizenship. Otherwise, they will not be issued a Ukrainian visa, as the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens, and they will not be able to stay in Ukraine beyond a period of 90 days out of 180 days from their first arrival in Ukraine. Grantees who left Ukraine and entered the U.S. before 1991 on passports issued by Soviet Ukraine will not have a problem receiving a Ukrainian visa and will not be required to renounce their Ukrainian citizenship, as they have never held citizenship in independent Ukraine. However, if grantees entered the U.S. after 1991 on a valid passport issued by Soviet Ukraine, the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens, as all valid Soviet Ukraine passports automatically became valid Ukrainian passports after independent Ukraine came into being.

The procedure to renounce Ukrainian citizenship can take up to a year and requires the signature of the President of Ukraine. Those who can provide official documentation to demonstrate they have started the process can be issued a visa. For more information, please contact an official at the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States or a senior Consular official at your designated Consulate-General office to make sure that this is, in fact, the proper procedure to acquire your visa.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

9 months

The grant starts with the beginning of the academic year at the host institution, usually in mid-September and ends in June.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July as a condition of their grant.


Candidate Profile:

Well-rounded, articulate candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to assistant-teach conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, film studies, media and communications, or education, are preferred. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but presenting on American culture and advising on educational opportunities in the United States to local citizens. Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be native English-speakers. Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed via Skype in February.


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: Knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian is helpful, but not required.


Placement Type:

Placement is primarily at universities. Grantees will assistant-teach under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising and outreach.

Please note that security considerations may restrict placement options in certain cities and regions. Placements will be arranged by the Fulbright Office in Kyiv.


Supplementary Project:

Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity that will not conflict with assigned assistant-teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary project in their Statement of Grant Purpose.


Citizenship:

Candidates with dual U.S.-Ukrainian citizenship must give up their Ukrainian citizenship if they are selected for and accept a Fulbright Grant to Ukraine.

Grantees who were born in Soviet Ukraine or independent Ukraine (post-1991) and are now naturalized U.S. citizens, and have entered the U.S. on post-1991 passports of independent Ukraine, will be required to show proof that they have formally renounced their Ukrainian citizenship. Otherwise, they will not be issued a Ukrainian visa, as the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens, and they will not be able to stay in Ukraine beyond a period of 90 days out of 180 days from their first arrival in Ukraine. Grantees who left Ukraine and entered the U.S. before 1991 on passports issued by Soviet Ukraine will not have a problem receiving a Ukrainian visa and will not be required to renounce their Ukrainian citizenship, as they have never held citizenship in independent Ukraine. However, if grantees entered the U.S. after 1991 on a valid passport issued by Soviet Ukraine, the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens, as all valid Soviet Ukraine passports automatically became valid Ukrainian passports after independent Ukraine came into being.

The procedure to renounce Ukrainian citizenship can take up to a year and requires the signature of the President of Ukraine. Those who can provide official documentation to demonstrate they have started the process can be issued a visa. For more information, please contact an official at the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States or a senior Consular official at your designated Consulate-General office to make sure that this is, in fact, the proper procedure to acquire your visa.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship

Award Profile:

The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship affords participants the opportunity to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience while also carrying out an academic research/study project. You can read more detailed information about the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship and application guidelines.


Grant Period:

10 months


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2017 in Washington, DC as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships must:

  • Be U.S. Citizens
  • Have a Master’s with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy, or a JD degree OR be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program prior to the grant period which will commence in Fall 2017. Candidates who hold a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible.
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.
  • Meet the language proficiency requirement.

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements from all applicable public policy areas and academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply and will be eligible for selection and placement. Those with skills and practical experience in public sector management/public administration; local government initiatives, policy analysis; data analysis; Information and Communications Technology (ICT) management; intellectual property rights protection (patent, trademark, copyright); science and technology policy; data science, including open data and big data; education policy; social work; agriculture reform; and cultural policies and museum curatorship are especially encouraged to apply.

To learn more, access the profiles of the current Fulbright-Clinton Fellows.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information:

Proficiency in English meets the language requirement. Some knowledge of/exposure to Ukrainian or another Slavic language would be beneficial. For those without Ukrainian proficiency, language study prior to and during the grant period is highly recommended.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will be required to effectively carry out a position in a foreign government ministry seamlessly. Meeting the language requirements is critical for completing the daily requirements of the professional placement. Applicants should also keep in mind that they will be living and need to function in the local economy. They should be cognizant of this requirement especially in cases in which the official or working language(s) of government differs from the language used in daily life by the local population. Proficiency will be determined by the application and also will be verified at various times in the application process, including an interview to determine language level.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Unlike the traditional Fulbright program, candidates should not affiliate with an in-country host institution during the application process. Candidates must not seek their own placements at this stage and must not submit any letters regarding placements/affiliations with their applications. Candidates who do not follow these guidelines may be deemed ineligible.

While applicants are eligible for placement government-wide, and placements may be possible in a number of different Ukrainian government ministries, the following are considered to be priority ministries: the Ministries of Economic Development and Trade, Regional Initiatives, Infrastructure, Justice, Education and Science, Culture, Agriculture and Youth and Sports. The State Agency for eGovernance is another priority placement for Fulbright-Clinton candidates to Ukraine in 2017/2018.


Application Process:

Applications will be accepted from March 31, 2016 to October 11, 2016. Please make sure to carefully review the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship overview and application FAQs before you apply.


Questions:

If you have questions about the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, please email Jermaine Jones.


Dependents:

Dependent support is 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.