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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.

Latvia

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Fulbright study and research program in Latvia gives the apportunity to do research and study for one academic year at the universities or relevant non-university institutions, such as research labs, archives, libraries, and museums. During the 9-month grant period (usually starting in September) grantees can broaden their professional, scientific, and artistic skills.

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The grant period will be September 2022 to June 2023.

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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Well-qualified candidates at all degree levels, including doctoral to the dissertation level, will be considered but graduate-level students are preferred. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently. 

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Additional Information: Latvian language proficiency (or Russian in certain communities) is not required unless necessary for the successful completion of the project. However, some study of either language prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community. 

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For programs in Latvian higher education institutions that are taught in English, Latvian language skills are not required. For enrollment in institutions that teach in Latvian, applicants must have the necessary language skills.

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A number of Latvian archives, libraries, museums, and research centers are available for research in the fields of history, music, Latvian language, and political science.

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Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own affiliation and to submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. Otherwise, they may indicate preferences for affiliation if an invitation is not available. When applicants do not indicate a host institution preference, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements.

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Grantees will be responsible for finding their own housing in the country. The U.S. Embassy and host institution will provide helpfull tips how to find a suitabe housing.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program in Latvia helps to improve the teaching of the English language and American studies in Latvian schools and promots education and cultural relationships between the United States and Latvia.

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The grant period will be September 2022 to June 2023.

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientaiton in June or July a s a condition of their grant, as well as all grantees are required to attend a Fulbright in-country orientation in September.

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Well-rounded articulate candidates at all degree levels, including doctoral up to dissertation level, with an interest in international education and the initiative to assist the classroom teacher with 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. 

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Teaching assistant activities may include: 1) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) assisting students with reading and written English; 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations; 5) assisting the classroom teacher by preparing classroom materials; and 6) starting English language clubs.

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Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be fluent English speakers. In addition to regular teaching duties, the ETA program in Latvia offers opportunities for research and/or community service.

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Grantees are expected to engage in social or community activities related to their academic and personal interests. Applicants should keep in mind that these activities may be flexible with respect to geographic location and local partner organizations since the activities will depend on the placement. Grantees will also be asked to run English Language clubs and other activities at the American Spaces in Latvia.

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Additional Information: Latvian language proficiency (or Russian in certain communities) is not required, but is encouraged.

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Grantees will be responsible for finding their own housing in the country. The U.S. Embassy and host institution will provide helpfull tips how to find suitible housing. 

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Grantees may be placed in universities, schools or other venues where English language instruction is needed. Applicants may indicate a host institution preference, but the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements. Applicants will likely be placed ouside of the capital city in smaller communities.

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Grantees will assist an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising and outreach. Grantee hours and responsibilities will be discussed with the PAS and finalized prior to arrival in Latvia.

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Applicants will likely be placed ouside of the capital city in smaller communities.

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English Teaching Assistant Award