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4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Award Profile

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award approximately four English Teaching Assistant Fellowships to students for the  2019- 2020 academic year (October 2019-June 2020).

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a degree in English literature, TEFL/linguistics, American studies or education.

Holders of Bachelor’s, Master’s  degrees or doctoral students may apply for the fellowship.  Those still engaged in Bachelor’s degree studies at the time of application are also eligible, if they will complete their studies and receive their degrees prior to the planned commencement date of their fellowships.  Those who have already completed all the requirements for receipt of a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible to request English Teaching Assistant awards.

Candidates should be articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist teaching English language and also American culture to Israeli Jewish and Israeli Arab college students. USIEF awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and the potential of the proposed visit to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel.

Preference will be given to applicants who have had limited or no prior experience in Israel.

Grant Period

9 Months

October 2019 to the end of June 2020. ETAs should plan to arrive in Israel in the Fall of 2019 in order to participate in the Foundation’s in-country orientation.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

Candidate Profile

Applicants with degrees in all fields of study will be considered, but preference will be given to those who hold a degree in English literature, TEFL/linguistics, American studies or education.

Candidates should be articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist teaching English language and also American culture to Israeli Jewish and Israeli Arab college students. Awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and their potential to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel.

Preference will be given to applicants who have had limited or no prior experience in Israel.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

Knowledge of intermediate Hebrew and/or Arabic is not mandatory. Two years of college-level study, or the equivalent prior to commencing the grant is recommended.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

ETAs will be placed in English classes at colleges according to their background, level of teaching experience, and field of knowledge.

Ineligibility

Individuals already residing in Israel are not eligible to apply for a grant.

Candidates who have already completed all the requirements for receipt of a doctoral degree by the application deadline are not eligible to request post-graduate student fellowships.

Special Application Instructions

  • Academic excellence is the primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates.
  • Leadership qualities are an important evaluation criterion.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not had substantial, recent experience Israel.
  • Possession of skills required to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Israel is an important evaluation criterion.

Nature of Assignment

ETAs assist English teachers in the classroom for up to 20 hours per week. They may be asked to conduct conversation practice in small groups and/or help students from underprivileged communities with a poor command of the English language. Assignments may vary depending on the host institution's needs and the ETA's abilities.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.org.il

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Noa Turgeman