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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.

Lithuania

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Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently. Applications will be considered in all fields, provided that projects are possible in Lithuanian institutions of higher education or make use of Lithuanian archival sources. Preference is given to research that addresses issues of significance to contemporary Lithuania, such as political science, regional security, energy security, media literacy, economics, educational reform and related issues, humanities, and social and technical sciences.

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Excellent opportunities exist for the study of applied arts, Lithuanian language, literature, and folklore.

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently. Applications will be considered in all fields, provided that projects are possible in Lithuanian institutions of higher education or make use of Lithuanian archival sources. Preference is given to research that addresses issues of significance to contemporary Lithuania, such as political science, regional security, energy security, media literacy, economics, educational reform and related issues, humanities, and social and technical sciences.

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Excellent opportunities exist for the study of applied arts, Lithuanian language, literature, and folklore.

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Additional Information: Lithuanian language proficiency is not required, unless it is necessary for the successful completion of the project. Students enrolled in regular studies at universities need to be able to follow lectures in Lithuanian. Some language study prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Knowledge of Russian or Polish may be helpful depending on the project (e.g., research in archives).

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Applicants are encouraged to arrange an affiliation and submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application.

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It is strongly recommended that applicants research information on university programs. 

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Please check university information at Study in Lithuania. More information about studies in Lithuania can be found at the following website

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University housing is available (dorms). 

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To meet personal needs, Housing Agencies will help to find suitable apartments. 

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You must apply for and receive a National D visa before your departure to Lithuania. Navigate to https://www.vfsglobal.com/Lithuania/USA/national-visa-type-d.html. Follow the instructions to apply for a D-type visa, including filling out the electronic application form and scheduling an appointment as soon as possible at the nearest VFS application center (all applications will then be forwarded to the Lithuanian Consulate in Chicago). The application requirements are listed here

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Open Study/Research Award
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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 and to school/civic organizations; 5) preparing and organizing American culture-related activities, including movie nights and holiday celebrations; and 6) starting and running English language clubs.

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The grant length is 9-10 months, from September to June.

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All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.

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The ideal candidate would be someone self-driven with a strong commitment to community service. Candidates who already possess a Bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or education will be preferred, although anyone with experience in mentoring, teaching or working with youth will be strongly considered.

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Previous teaching experience is preferred. Applicants must be fluent English speakers. In addition, the ETA program in Lithuania has a research and community service component, and close collaboration with U.S. Embassy-run programs and initiatives is expected.

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All ETAs are expected to undertake independent projects, especially those involving community service, after school hours. Applicants should briefly describe the project or activity in which they would like to engage outside of ETA responsibilities in their Statements of Grant Purpose. These projects should not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. 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.

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Additional Information: Lithuanian, Polish or Russian is useful in certain regions. Language proficiency is not required, but is encouraged.

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School administration will help to find suitable housing.

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Grantees may be placed in regional 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.

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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 Lithuania.

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You must apply for and receive a National D visa before your departure to Lithuania. Navigate to https://www.vfsglobal.com/Lithuania/USA/national-visa-type-d.html. Follow the instructions to apply for a D-type visa, including filling out the electronic application form and scheduling an appointment as soon as possible at the nearest VFS application center (all applications will then be forwarded to the Lithuanian Consulate in Chicago). The application requirements are listed here. The D visa application fee is $143 and the VFS service fee is $17.53.  

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is not available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":["Regional City"]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.EUR@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://lt.usembassy.gov"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Rasa Baukuviene, Educational Affairs Specialist","value":"BaukuvieneR@state.gov"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Lithuania - Country Profile","value":"http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/lithuania.htm"},{"name":"Lithuania - Travel","value":"https://www.lithuania.travel/en/"},{"name":"Lithuania - Country Page","value":"https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/lithuania/#people-and-society"}]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-04-01 21:26:18 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 11:57:47 [countryName] => Lithuania [regionId] => 21 [countryCode] => LT [countryAlias] => lithuania [regionName] => Europe & Eurasia [regionAlias] => europe-and-eurasia [regionColor] => #3daa65 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;i:3;i:1;i:45;i:2;i:60;} [regionBgColor] => #a3d284 [regionBgHoverColor] => #7bb157 )
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English Teaching Assistant Award