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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

Czech Republic

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The U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to study and conduct career-launching research in the Czech Republic. Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants should have some experience in the proposed field of study.

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Grants will begin in mid-September and end in mid-June. 

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The Fulbright Commission organizes a mandatory 4-day orientation in mid-September, a one-day Thanksgiving meeting and a 3-day Mid-year conference in early February. Attendance at these events is required.

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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Orientation is usually offered in mid-September for 4 days in the beginning of the grant. If in-person orientation will not be possible, the Commission will organize an online event.

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Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants should have some experience in the proposed field of study.

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Additional Information: Czech language proficiency is required only for specific study plans (e.g., studies of Czech language, literature, history) or programs in Czech.

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If applicants are proposing independent research projects, they must present evidence of consultation with relevant scholars in the Czech Republic regarding the feasibility of their proposed projects and the availability of related resources. However, the Fulbright Commission is prepared to assist in locating research contacts. Letters of support from Czech scholars must be included in the application.

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The project affiliation should typically be with a university (including universities of applied science). However non-university research institutions (e.g. Czech Academy of Sciences) will be also welcome.

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If applicants are applying for programs at Czech universities (i.e., they do not propose an independent research project), they are encouraged to apply for programs with Czech as the language of instruction. Graduate degree programs with Czech as the language of instruction at public universities do not charge tuition. If English is the language of instruction for a graduate program, the Fulbright Commission shares the cost of tuition with the grantee.

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The commission provides advice on accommodation options. 

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All degree-seeking applicants must apply independently for university admission and should contact the Commission prior to the university's application deadline for guidance. 

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Open Study/Research Award
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The English Teaching Assistant Program invites recent university graduates to spend one full academic year assisting with English language education at regional high schools in the Czech Republic.

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In addition to teaching English, grantees are encouraged to plan and organize a community outreach project/events/workshop to enhance the impact of their stay and to better integrate into the local host institution and host town.  

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Throughout the school year, English Teaching Assistants may visit other American grantees and prepare joint lessons and special projects to broaden their experience, exchange best practices and to get familiar with different school environments. 

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ETA grants begin at the end of August and end at the end of June. 

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Grant Length: 10 months.

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Fulbright Czech Republic organizes a 4-day teaching and cultural adjustment workshop for ETAs at the end of August; a 4-day in-country orientation for all American grantees in mid-September; a one-day Thanksgiving meeting and a 4-day mid-year conference in early February.

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Attendance at these events for grantees is required, dependents are welcome. 

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Commission welcomes applications from well-rounded, articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist in teaching English language to Czech students at the secondary level. 

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Previous teaching experience is an advantage. Mentoring, coaching or tutoring experience is welcome. 

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Fulbright Czech Republic invites applicants to discuss the feasibility of community engagement projects via email. Community engagement projects should reflect grantees' specific skills and passions. The goal of the projects is to bring community members together and to share a hobby, learn a new skill and promote intercultural dialogue. Strengthening person-to-person connections and genuinely promoting community activities in the host placement helps grantees to build meaningful relationships and integrate into life in a new town. 

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Czech language proficiency is not required. Some study of Czech prior to arrival is encouraged in order to ease grantees' integration within their host community.

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Fulbright Czech Republic offers partial stipend for accredited Czech language summer programs that take place in the Czech Republic during the months of July and August. 

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Applicants must be articulate fluent speakers of English.

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Most English Teaching Assistants live in private apartments. Some schools offer other options for grantees who are interested -- student housing in local dormitories, for example. The Commission and the host institution will assist with arranging housing for every grantee. 

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Grantees will be placed as assistant-teachers in English classes at all types of Czech secondary schools, including general gymnasiums, technical schools, nursing schools, business schools, agriculture schools, art schools etc., corresponding to their academic background and project priorities.

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The age group of students is mostly 15-19 years old, sometimes 11-19 years old. 

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Positions require teaching approximately 20 hours per week.

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Grantees will be placed in small to medium-size towns outside of Prague. 

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Even though ETAs are not placed in Prague or Brno, most of them have at least two other grantees close by to be able to meet each other regularly and share experiences if interested.

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English Teaching Assistant Award