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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.

Norway

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Academic year grants for graduate level students (including those in doctoral programs) for study and/or research in Norway.

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Grant Length: 10 months.

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Grants normally begin in August. Projects may start before August if necessary for completion of the proposed research, e.g. ecological samples that have to be collected during the summer.

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Shorter project timelines may be acceptable for Ph.D. candidates who want to be in Norway for less than 10 months.

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A mandatory Fulbright orientation will be held for all grantees in mid-late August. Grantees are also encouraged to participate in orientation at their host universities.

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Well-qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels will be considered. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently with little supervision. Projects can be either full-time study, independent research, or a combination of independent research and courses or seminars.

Important Note: Fulbright grants are sufficient to cover a grantee’s living expenses in Norway, but not much more. Please note that no additional funding is provided for translators, lab fees, equipment, supplies, or travel for fieldwork. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines.

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Norwegian language proficiency is not required, unless necessary for successful completion of the proposed project.

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Host interest is a key factor in determining who will be awarded a grant. All applicants are required to have an affiliation in Norway. Affiliations can be with any research, educational or creative group or organization that will facilitate the project. However, all applicants, including artists, are strongly encouraged to seek affiliation with a Norwegian university or college, as this offers benefits in securing housing, student status, and workspace. Grants are for study and/or research at one or at most two locations. They are not sufficient to cover extensive in-country travel, fieldwork, equipment etc.

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Letter(s) of affiliation should come from a host or hosts who will advise you on your project for the duration of your stay. If the proposed project entails study and/or research in two locations, a letter of affiliation is required from one host in each place. An evaluation/comment on the feasibility of the proposed project from a Norwegian host or hosts is essential and should be addressed in your letter(s) of affiliation. This is especially important if your plans involve independent research.

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Applicants who plan to pursue a degree should not expect admission to the degree program or institution prior to applying for a Fulbright grant and are therefore are not expected to include a letter of admission with their applications. However, a letter of affiliation with an evaluation/comment on the feasibility of the proposed project from the Norwegian host or hosts is still required. These applicants should obtain a letter from a professor who would serve as your academic advisor and address your suitability for the proposed studies and their willingness to work with you.  The letter should discuss the strength of the match between your background and the proposed focus of your studies with what the program has to offer and/or the advisor’s academic specialties. Please note that the letter can be conditional on admission. Students who plan to pursue degrees should apply formally to the Norwegian institution before its deadline.

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Applicants who clear the U.S. selection process should be advised that their hosts will be contacted by the Fulbright commission in Norway for additional feedback and a reaffirmation of their commitment to host the grantee. Such reaffirmation is an important factor in the Commission’s selection of applicants; if there is no response from your host(s), you will not be considered for a grant.

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Important Note:  All applicants wanting to study or conduct research at UNIS must have an additional affiliation at a mainland Norwegian university.

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Information on all Norwegian institutions of higher learning can be found at the website for The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT).

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Norway is one of the few countries where higher education remains largely tuition-free. With the exception of a nominal enrollment fee, Fulbright students at public universities need only pay for books if they take courses.

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Please know that private universities may charge substantial tuition fees. Fulbright does not adjust the stipend to cover the cost of attending a private university.

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Master-level students are usually offered affordable housing in the student village at their host universities. For Ph.D. students, researcher housing may be available. Grantees are also welcome to arrange their own private housing.

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Issues of feasibility should be thoroughly addressed in the Statement of Grant Purpose and in the letter(s) of affiliation. Examples include language barriers, access to equipment and/or datasets, and cultural sensitivities. If the proposed project entails working with human subjects or human subject data, the project proposal and/or letter of invitation must detail how the requisite Norwegian ethics approval will be obtained.

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Limited extra support for up to three dependents is provided. Be advised, however, that this sum is not sufficient to meet income requirements for family member residence permits. The grantee and/or his/her family member(s) should therefore be prepared to supplement the Fulbright grant with personal funds or proof of employment during the grant period.

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Additional Note: In order for your spouse/partner to satisfy requirements for a Norwegian residence permit on the basis of family reunification, you normally have to be at least 24 years old. If you are younger than this, your spouse may have to apply for a permit on other grounds and document his/her own funding.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The ETA program in Norway aims to strengthen English language instruction, writing skills, and knowledge about the United States at Norwegian high schools and universities.

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Grant Length: 10 months.

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Mid-August, 2022 – mid-June, 2023. The grant period begins concurrent with the start of the school year at the host institution(s). 

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ETAs are expected to attend a two-day all-grantee orientation in Oslo and a separate one-day program focused on the Norwegian education system.

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Well-qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels and in all fields of study will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants in English, American studies, social sciences, humanities, and those who plan to pursue a career in education. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in teaching, an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, and the maturity, flexibility, and resourcefulness necessary for doing well in a foreign educational environment.

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Applicants who are recommended for final consideration may be contacted by the U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation to set up a brief online or telephone interview.

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At the grantee's discretion. No outside studies or projects may be taken on if they conflict with or prevent the ETA from fulfilling all duties of the ETA assignment. However, host institutions are encouraged to work with the ETA to ensure that they have time to get involved in other activities including taking classes or carrying out a supplementary project.

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ETAs are offered affordable housing in the student village at their host universities. They are also welcome to arrange their own private housing.

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Grantees will be placed at a Norwegian secondary school and a local university, or solely at a university. Each host institution will tailor the assistantship to its English language teaching needs, but also try to accommodate the grantee’s background, academic interests, and abilities.

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Teaching assistant activities may include:

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  1. helping students with written English, especially academic writing at the university level;
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  3. providing small group tutorials;
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  5. serving as a resource person in conversation groups; and,
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  7. giving presentations related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations.
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Applicants should submit descriptions of their study and/or career interests.

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As they provide valuable insight into strength of the applicant, three letters of recommendation are mandatory.

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Excellent writing skills are prerequisite for all ETA grants in Norway and should be clearly demonstrated in the application.

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ETAs are placed by the Fulbright office in locations around Norway: three regional cities and one rural location. Current locations are Bergen, Kristiansand, Trondheim, and Ås.

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English Teaching Assistant Award