12 English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodOctober Start
Grant Length9 Months
Proposals are welcome from well-qualified candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and teaching experience.
The grant length is 9 months, October through June, coinciding with the academic year in Romania.
Grantees will be required to attend a multi-day in-country orientation at the end of September/beginning of October.
Candidates at all degree levels will be considered, but preference is given to graduate students who have completed or are enrolled in a degree program, irrespective of their field of study, and who are interested in international education.
Previous teaching experience is strongly recommended. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their experience and interest in teaching. Grantees usually teach students in bachelor's/master's programs.
Preferred candidates will also demonstrate the skills and willingness to promote U.S. higher education among Romanian students.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Romanian proficiency is not required. Some study of Romanian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Applicants must be native English speakers.
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
The Fulbright Commission will place grantees at universities, usually, but not exclusively in American Studies or English Language and Literature Departments.
Details of assignments will be subject to direct communication between the selected candidate and the designated department of the Romanian university. Recent grantees were placed in Arad, Baia Mare, Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Galati, Iasi, Oradea, Sibiu, and Timisoara. Positions combine teaching and/or assisting of up to 14 hours per week and office hours of up to 4 hours per week. Additional time will be reserved for an independent study/research project.
Besides classroom responsibilities, grantees may also be requested to give presentations on topics related to the United States, lead programs in language labs, conduct English conversation clubs, tutor, participate in sports, language or drama clubs and volunteer at local organizations.
Additional grant activities: In addition to their primary teaching activities, grantees are expected to support the Fulbright Commission and the mission of the Fulbright Program by delivering presentations, seminars, and workshops on U.S. higher education and culture.
- Capital City
- Regional City
Grantees are placed in cities which have universities, capital city included.
Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity that will not conflict with their assigned assistant-teaching. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.
Applicants will make their own housing arrangements, with assistance from Commission and the host institution.
Within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a dependent is (1) a spouse, or (2) a relative (child, parent, or sibling) who is financially dependent on the grantee. The dependent must accompany the grantee abroad for at least 80% of the grant period in order to receive the dependent benefit. The balance of maintenance expenses for dependents is the responsibility of the grantee. No allowance is provided for any adult dependent who holds a grant from any source. Transportation and insurance are not provided for dependents.
The standard grant benefits include:
- Basic monthly stipend – $1,000 per month
- Additional monthly stipend: $1,150 for maintenance and housing.*
- Travel and relocation allowance – $3,500
- Research and book allowance – $500
- Dependent Supplements
- Additional monthly stipend of the grantee is increased to $1,375 for one or more accompanying dependents*
- Dependent subsistence allowance: $100 per month for one dependent / $200 per month for two or more dependents who accompany the grantee for at least 80 percent of the grant period (amount included in the basic monthly stipend)
*The Additional stipend is disbursed in RON as specified in the Terms and Conditions of the Award. The USD amounts are subject to slight changes due to currency fluctuations.