2 Fulbright Debate Coach/Trainer Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
- Help coach and build up debate programs at Taiwan’s top public and private high schools
- Build up a local debate circuit and run and judge local tournaments
- Train interested Fulbrighters, including English Teaching Assistants, students, and scholars, how to coach debate
- Traveling with teams to tournaments
- Generate and research arguments within a group setting
- Work with other teachers to further develop the debate program
- Organize a debate camp in the summer for interested students
- All coach/trainers must remain for the entire teaching semester(s)
- A stipend and partial housing allowance is provided by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) -- Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for more financial information.
Grants must begin on September 1, 2022 and end on July 31, 2023. Grantees will be in Taiwan in time for the Welcome Meeting (usually the Friday after Labor Day).
The post-arrival orientation will be held the Friday after Labor Day.
Applicants’ qualifications should include:
- 3+ years’ experience in nationally competitive debate (application should include record of demonstrated achievement in competitive debate)
- Ability to teach Public Forum and Policy Debate
- Cross-cultural experience is an asset
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience in coaching/teaching in a high performing high school preferred, but not required
Applications are welcome from all fields of study, especially political science, law, international relations, and language arts (including communications, rhetoric, and argumentation). Candidates must be willing and able to work with a high degree of independence.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.
Critical Language Enhancement Award
The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) provides an opportunity for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grantees to receive intensive language study in addition to their research/study grants. The award provides tuition reimbursement for grantees to pursue language training in the host countries. Application for CLEA is made in conjunction with the Fulbright U.S. Student application. However, being awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant does not guarantee receipt of CLEA since review of each award is conducted separately and is contingent upon several factors. In Taiwan, only degree-seeking students pursuing Master's studies will be eligible for CLEA. For additional information and requirements on the award, please see Critical Language Enhancement Award details.
Acceptable Languages: Mandarin
Prior Language Study: Prior language study is not required.
Dates and Timing: 6 months, beginning with a 4-week period of intensive language training before MA degree program begins followed by concurrent studies during the first semester, up to 6 months total. CLEA recipients will be expected to arrive by late July to begin intensive language studies at their host university or with private tutoring arranged by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan). CLEA languages classes will take place either through the university’s own language center or through an exclusive, close partnership with FSE-approved language tutors. All instructors are well-trained in TECL pedagogy, and they offer all levels of language instruction from beginner to advanced.
Fulbright Proposal Types
No Letter of Affiliation is required upon application. The coach/trainers would be institutionally housed at Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE) in Taipei.
A stipend and partial housing allowance is provided by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) -- Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for more financial information.
Other Educational/Community Institution
Coach/trainers will be institutionally housed at Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE).
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
- A candidate who has lived outside the United States for five or more years in the six-year period preceding the date of application will be ineligible.
Special Application Instructions
Applicants must select “English Teaching Assistant Award” in the Award Type field of the application.
No research or independent study is required. Debate Coach/Trainer awards are not study/research awards, and instructing takes most of the grantee’s time.
All Coach/Trainers must remain in Taiwan for the entire academic year.