4 English Teaching Assistant Awards NEW
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodAugust Start
Grants are expected to cover:
- Roundtrip flight to/from US to Copenhagen and/or Nuuk and onward to the host location in Greenland
- Per diem for orientation in Copenhagen and/or Nuuk
- 4 - 10 months' stipend in Sisimiut (minus rent and utilities) and in Qaqortoq
- Housing will be provided by the schools, working with the municipalities, in both locations
- 4 - 10 months' health insurance
- Travel insurance
- Miscellaneous expenses
The US Consulate in Nuuk (working with the US Embassy in Copenhagen) will provide support to participants throughout the course of the proposed ETA program. ETAs will be asked to provide the Consulate with a monthly log of hours and updates on relevant activities. Participants will, furthermore, be encouraged to inform the Consulate of any potential issues with hosts that may arise in order that the Consulate may attempt to reconcile them.
Grants are 4 - 10 months in length, beginning in August and ending in December or May. Preference given to grantees willing to undertake a ten month grant over a four month grant. Please clearly indicate your preferred grant length in your Statement of Grant Purpose.
All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.
ETAs will embark on their grant initially to Copenhagen or Nuuk or both where Embassy staff will conduct an intensive briefing and numerous consultations; briefings will be in cooperation with colleagues from the Fulbright Commission.
Afterwards, the US Consulate staff will settle ETAs in Sisimiut, Greenland and with other Host Institutions in Qaqortoq prior to the start of the program in August 2022. Consulate staff will introduce the ETAs to their Greenlandic interlocutors prior to the assumption of their duties.
Applicants should demonstrate flexibility, initiative, and eagerness to engage with the local community.
Accepted Degree Levels
All ETAs are expected to undertake independent projects, especially those involving community service, after school hours. Applicants should briefly describe the type of project or activity they would be interested in participating in outside of ETA responsibilities in their Statements of Grant Purpose. The intent of such activities is to provide the ETA with a deeper cultural immersive experience and an opportunity to make a positive different among Greenlanders at the local level and increase their understanding of American values. Such activities could involve joining local clubs and groups with activities ranging from sports to knitting, hosting English conversation clubs or creative writing activities, or participating in local events at cultural centers and museums. At the conclusion of the supplementary project, the ETAs would be expected to complete a written summary of the project description and outcomes for public amplification through blog or social media posts on Embassy/Consulate platforms.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Housing will be procured by the Host Institution.
Affiliation to be held in Sisimiut and Qaqortoq, Greenland, through coordination among the U.S. Consulate in Nuuk, the US Embassy in Copenhagen, the Greenlandic Ministry of Education, Greenland University, the Sisimiut and Qaqortoq High Schools and other Host Institutions.
Sisimiut has 5,500 inhabitants and is a vibrant little city; however, the weather is harsh come October with frost, snow, and very little daylight. Qaqortoq is Greenland's fourth largest city with almost 4,000 residents. It is the center of education in Southern Greenland with a key vocational school, Campus Kujalleq, in town. Due to the environmental conditions, a grant period is only possible for four months from mid-August to mid-December and then again in mid-January. Host institutions close for several months over the winter, and ETAs should plan on returning home during that time.
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of the U.S. and Denmark are ineligible for consideration.
Special Application Instructions
Due to harsh weather conditions, dependents are not encouraged to accompany grantees.
Sismiut is Greenland's second largest city and is the capital of Qeqqata Municipality. Qaqortoq is Greenland's fourth largest city, the capital of Kujalleq Municipality, and the hub for life and education in Southern Greenland.