Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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110 English Teaching Assistant Award 2018-2019

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants working up to 20-25 hours per week, but they will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. They will develop and lead language learning activities and classes under the supervision of faculty, and promote U.S. culture through cultural and social programs.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grant dates will correspond to the academic year in Brazil, usually from March to November 2019. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission. Attendance at the orientation is mandatory.

Please note that selected grantees may not be in Brazil for more than 3 cumulative months in the 12 months prior to the Grant Start.   Exceptions may be considered for in-country formal language study.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Applicants should have some experience working in an educational environment and, specifically, with classroom teaching. Candidates with degrees in English, Applied Linguistics or Foreign Languages, AND certification or significant coursework in Teacher Education or TESOL, are strongly preferred. Some full-time ESL teaching experience and TESOL certification may substitute for a relevant degree. Applicants must receive their Bachelor's degree by August 31, 2018 to be considered for the grants starting in 2018-19.

Because this is a student program, candidates with more than three years teaching experience or a Master's degree in TESOL and more than one year of teaching at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Applicants should have intermediate skills in Portuguese or in other Romance language at the the time of application.   Advanced skills are recommended for when the grant begins, in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis. A Foreign Language Evaluation completed by a college-level language instructor is required for the primary Romance language and must supported by a Language Self-Evaluation completed by the applicant. Candidates with Portuguese language beyond Basic are also required to submit a FLE from a college-level Portuguese language instructor.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

The Fulbright Commission attempts to assign at least two Fulbright ETAs to each participating Teacher's College at public universities throughout Brazil, where students attend four-year undergraduate programs to graduate as English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers.

The Fulbright Commission will match the grantee with the appropriate host institution. Details of assignments will be subject to communication between the Fulbright Commission and the host institution and based on the profile of the selected candidate and the host institution's needs. Placement can be in any Brazilian city and requests for a specific location cannot be considered. ETA placements are determined in the late fall prior to the grant start.

 

Supplementary Project

Because teaching assistant responsibilities will be between 20-25 hours per week, grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. Applicants should consider a project that they intend to pursue if awarded the grant and, since they will not know where they will be placed, these activities should be flexible respective to geographic location. For example, grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research into topics or issues relative to Brazil, engage in specific volunteer activities, or a combination of these. Grantees may not necessarily be placed at an institution or in a location where they can effectively carry out the goals of their supplementary project. In these cases, the Fulbright Commission will discuss project alternatives with the grantee when the placement is made.

Dependents Comments

The grant does not provide financial or logistical support for dependents. Also, because ETAs are placed at universities throughout the country where limitations for family housing, schooling and/or child care may exist, it is not advisable for dependents to accompany grantees for the full grant term.

Funding

This award is co-sponsored by CAPES, the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.org.br

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Patricia Grijo

Additional Online Resources

CAPES

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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.

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.