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5 English Teaching Assistant Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

The Fulbright Program in Azerbaijan seeks to strengthen educational and cultural relations between the United States and Azerbaijan, and U.S. Fulbright grantees to Azerbaijan will find a dynamic and rewarding environment in which to support and strengthen the English-language instruction at Azerbaijani institutions of higher education.  Modernizing English-language instruction in the country is a major Embassy goal, and ETAs will play a significant role in helping the transition to a more communicative style of teaching and learning.  ETAs can expect guidance and support from the Embassy and will have opportunities to work with the Cultural Affairs Officer and Cultural Affairs team to participate in public and cultural outreach programs, as well as to initiate their own self-designed community service projects (past ETA projects include starting sports, arts or cooking clubs, helping with community or school projects, working with local students to help them apply to university, and serving as judges or coaches for English-language competitions).

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

Grants will begin in September 2024 and end in June 2025.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.  The event is organized by IIE, virtual or in-person.

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded, articulate graduating seniors, recent university graduates, or PhD candidates with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or education, are preferred. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but explaining the U.S. to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America. Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be fluent English-speakers and very self-directed.

Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
6 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Knowledge of Azerbaijani or Russian is helpful, but not expected. There is a possibility that ETAs will be provided with a stipend to study the local language while in-country.

Placement Type
  • Vocational/Technical School
  • Teacher Training
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
  • Other Educational/Community Institution
Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City

Recent placements have included Ganja, Lankaran, and Sheki as well as the capital city of Baku but these locations are subject to change.

Supplementary Project
Housing Arrangements

Embassy will assist grantees with their housing.

Dependent financial support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Sabina Abdullayeva - English Language Programs Coordinator: