Checklist for ETA Candidates
Starting the Application
Contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at your school to discuss the campus application process and note any campus deadlines (pertains only to candidates applying through a U.S. institution).
Carefully review the program summary for the country and award to which you are applying.
Draft responses for the following required short answer questions: 1) Abstract/Summary of Proposal, 2) Host Country Engagement, 3) Plans Upon Return to the U.S.
Draft a Statement of Grant Purpose that details what you will bring to the classroom.
Draft a Personal Statement that provides the screening committee members with a fuller picture of who you are and what has motivated you to pursue this Fulbright opportunity.
Consult with professors and/or colleagues with background in the country to which you are applying or professionals in the English/TESOL fields.
Solicit critiques on the draft Statement of Grant Purpose from professors, advisers, mentors, colleagues, etc., and make revisions as appropriate.
Contact 3 individuals to complete the recommendation form for the English Teaching Assistant Program grant. These individuals should be those who can best speak to your ability to succeed in assistant-teaching English to non-native speakers. You should provide a copy of the Statement of Grant Purpose to each individual completing a recommendation form. Allow enough time for the recommender to complete their recommendation before your institution’s campus deadline and/or national deadline.
For candidates submitting Foreign Language Evaluations: Contact the professor or other professional foreign language instructor who will complete the Foreign Language Evaluation form for the application.
Obtain transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
Before Submitting the Application
Make any necessary revisions based on feedback from the Campus Interview Committee (pertains only to candidates applying through a U.S. institution).
Check for typos—misspellings, capitalization errors, grammatical mistakes, etc.
Make sure that all the required short answer questions have been completed, including: Project Title Abstract/Summary of the Proposal, Host Country Engagement and Plans Upon Return to the U.S.
Check to make sure that the Statement of Grant Purpose, the Personal Statement, and the transcripts have been uploaded into the correct sections of the application.
Confirm that recommenders and language evaluators are registered in the application system and have received the email link to complete the recommendation/evaluation. Applicants can submit their application before the recommendations/evaluations are submitted. After application submission and before the national deadline, applicants can log in to the application and resend email links.
Preview the complete application in the Fulbright online application system by going to the Review page.
Print a copy of the application for your records.