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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.

Slovak Republic

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program to the Slovak Republic offers two open study or research grants. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers graduating college seniors, graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, artists and young professionals from all over the United States the opportunity to study or conduct research in Slovakia for one academic year (9 months) in all kinds of disciplines. U.S. students are responsible for arranging their own host affiliations and should seek affiliation with Slovak institutions that specialize in their specific fields of interest. The Commission can assist with identifying suitable institutions and establishing initial communication. For independent study or research, preliminary contacts with host institutions and an affiliation letter are necessary at the time of application.

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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Grants are offered for 1 academic year, i.e. 9 months. Grantees are expected to schedule their academic programs to coincide with the Slovak academic year (September/October 2022 – May/June 2023) while exact arrival and departure times may vary. In well justified cases research activities can begin a few weeks earlier.

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The Slovak Fulbright Commission organizes a mandatory academic and cultural 4-day orientation program in September upon arrival in Slovakia and a 3-day mid-year conference at the end of January/beginning of February. Attendance at these events is required.

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In-Country Arrival Orientation

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Grantees are required to attend a mandatory cultural and academic 4-day orientation upon their arrival in Slovakia. The orientation takes place in Bratislava in mid-to late September.   

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Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines with established relations with the Slovak host institution. Well-qualified candidates at all degree levels will be considered. Candidates at the Bachelor’s level will only be considered for proposals in the Arts and Humanities. Candidates may be pursuing their doctoral degree but cannot hold a doctoral degree at the time of application. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently with little supervision.

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The Commission reviews project proposals for their coherence and quality and also takes into account the candidate's ability to contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding between the people of Slovakia and the United States.

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The Commission encourages applicants to familiarize themselves with Slovakia and its contemporary situation, culture, and educational system before applying.

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In addition to their primary research activities, grantees are expected to support the Commission and the mission of the Fulbright Program by delivering presentations, seminars, and workshops on U.S. higher education and culture. The grantee will also have the opportunity to participate in various enrichment activities and seminars organized by other Fulbright Commissions in Europe (e.g. EU Seminar, Berlin Seminar).

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Additional Information: Slovak language proficiency is not required, unless necessary for successful completion of the proposed projects in fields such as Slovak literature, language, history, anthropology, political science. Some study of Slovak prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community and can help the grantee enhance the Fulbright experience.

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Slovak language summer school can be arranged for those interested candidates. The Commission can offer a partial stipend for accredited summer schools in Slovakia.

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Candidates are responsible for establishing contact and securing an affiliation with a Slovak institution of higher education, research institute, governmental agency, or other acceptable organization. Candidates proposing independent research must provide communication with the respective scholar or tutor to ensure the feasibility of the project. The Slovak Fulbright Commission can assist you with establishing contacts to appropriate Slovak institutions, if needed. It is required that the candidate submits evidence of secured affiliation with the Fulbright grant application.

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Candidates are strongly encouraged to consider affiliations located outside of the Bratislava, including Nitra, Žilina, Košice, Prešov, Banská Bystrica, and at Research Institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

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Candidates applying for study programs at Slovak universities can apply for programs with Slovak or English language instruction when offered. Graduate programs with Slovak instruction do not charge tuition.

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Tuitions and fees are not applicable to public higher education institutions in Slovakia with Slovak as language of instruction. Limited tuition and exceptional fees may apply to private higher education institutions or to programs with English as language of instruction. The Commission will help cover these fees for graduate study or research if they occur.

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The Commission is not responsible for securing housing for grantees. Students should allow ample time to secure housing before departing for Slovakia. Slovak institutions of higher education are not obligated to find housing but may be able to offer some support – check their websites for more information. Securing housing can take time, and good advice is to connect with former U.S. grantees to Slovakia; when chosen, the Commission will give you access to these contacts.

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Candidates must be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of application (permanent residence is not sufficient).

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Dual citizens of the U.S. and Slovakia are ineligible for consideration. Candidates with dual U.S./other country citizenship may be accepted for a Fulbright grant to Slovakia, but must always enter Slovakia on their U.S. passports and must have permanent residence in the U.S. U.S. citizens currently residing in Slovakia are ineligible for consideration.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Slovak Fulbright Commission offers 8 awards for Fulbright English Teaching Assistants to Slovakia. The English Teaching Assistant Program gives U.S. college graduates at the Bachelor level or higher an opportunity to assist with teaching the English language at Slovak secondary schools for one academic year (10 months). Typical fields of study of candidates are: Teaching English as a Second Language, American Studies, American Literature, History, Arts, English, Political Science and International Education. Slovak language proficiency is not required.

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The English Teaching Assistant's role is to provide assistance to designated teachers of English for a maximum of 15 to 18 hours per week. ETAs can start teaching on their own after mutual agreement with the host school and only after they become fully accustomed to the classroom environment. ETAs are not allowed to teach or co-teach subjects other than English.

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In addition to serving as linguistic models in a classroom of English instruction, U.S. Teaching Assistants are also valuable resources for first-hand information about American culture, traditions and society, and are informal representatives of the United States. In this capacity, they contribute substantially to the promotion of mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States of America and Slovakia. The program offers its participants the unique opportunity to acquire invaluable intercultural, professional and life experience and the chance to make a genuine impact in their local community.

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Grant Length: 10 months. The school year officially starts on September 4, 2022 and ends on June 30, 2023.

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The exact start date of grant will be determined by agreement with the host institution and with the academic year at the respective host institution.

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The Commission organizes a mandatory 4-day orientation program upon arrival in mid-September that provides grantees with cultural and professional training, including training on methodology and strategies in teaching English at Slovak secondary schools, as well as a crash course in the Slovak language.

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Grantees are expected to attend a 3-day mid-year conference in late January/early February. Grantees can be occasionally invited to attend events hosted by the Commission, the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, as well as other cultural events. Host schools are expected to release grantees from their duties for the duration of such events.

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In-country Orientation/Arrival Orientation

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Grantees are invited to participate in pre-departure webinars with Q-&-A sessions hosted by the Commission.

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Fulbright English Teaching Assistants are required to participate in an academic and cultural 4-day orientation program in September, and in a mid-year conference.

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Well-rounded and qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels and all fields of study will be considered. Preference may be given to candidates who are interested in teaching TEFL/Applied Linguistics, American Studies, American literature, arts, political science and international education, and to those candidates who plan to pursue a career in education. Graduates in STEM disciplines with teaching experience will be also considered. 

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Previous experience in the region or country is not considered a disadvantage. Previous teaching experience is welcomed but not required. Positions require teaching approximately 15-18 hours per week.

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Candidates should be enthusiastic, highly motivated, dedicated, and flexible in order to successfully work with a team of teachers in several different classroom settings. Candidates should demonstrate initiative and eagerness to engage with the local community.

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Grantees are encouraged to have a supplementary project, such as a film club, an English conversation club, a sports club or a community-building activity to further engage with their students and local communities. If interested, the Commission can include grantees into EducationUSA services with advising Slovak students on studying in the U.S. and/or participating in EducationUSA outreach activities. 

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Additional Information: Candidates must be articulate fluent English-speakers. Slovak language proficiency is not a requirement, but it is considered an advantage. Some study of Slovak langugage prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement and ease grantee’s integration within the host community.

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Grantees will be provided with basic language course in Slovak as part of the in-country orientation upon their arrival. Slovak language summer school can be arranged for interested candidates. The Commission can offer a partial stipend for accredited summer schools in Slovakia.

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The Commission is not responsible for securing housing for grantees. Grantees should allow ample time to secure housing before departing for Slovakia. Host schools are expected to assist grantees with accommodation or provide advice and support when settling-in. Grantees can be offered accommodation in school’s dormitories or housing units, or they can rent an apartment.

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Grantees will be placed as assistant-teachers in English classes at all types of Slovak secondary schools, including high schools with advanced classes (called gymnázium), technical and vocational schools (with specialization in nursing, business, agriculture, or art) corresponding to their project priorities, qualifications and experience. Placements are determined during the selection process and are not changeable. Preference is given to public schools and schools in smaller cities with limited English communication with native speakers. The Commission collaborates with host schools to match grantees to their school placements.

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Positions require teaching or co-teaching 15 to 18 hours per week. The classes are 45-minute periods of length. The age group of students is mostly 15 to 19 years old. Grantees will be generally placed in small to medium-size towns outside of Bratislava. The host institution will help grantees arrange housing. 

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Placement and details of teaching duties will be communicated after selection. Details of assignments will develop through direct communication between selected candidates and designated host institutions based on the academic profile of the selected candidate, the school’s needs, and the grantee’s possible research or study interests. The Commission will assist with the arrangements.

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Grantees will be offered the opportunity to participate in community service, including the Commission's outreach efforts on U.S. higher education. Extracurricular activities such as working with the school's clubs, community service, and volunteer projects are encouraged.

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Candidates must be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of application (permanent residence is not sufficient).

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Dual citizens of the U.S. and Slovakia are ineligible for consideration. Candidates with dual U.S./other country citizenship may be accepted for a Fulbright grant to Slovakia, but must always enter Slovakia on their U.S. passports and must have permanent residence in the U.S. U.S. citizens currently residing in Slovakia are ineligible for consideration.

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There are usually eight to ten ETAs placed around the country, based on the principle that there is one ETA in each of eight regional districts into which Slovakia is divided. Grantees are usually placed outside of Bratislava, in smaller and medium-sized towns and they are assigned school placements based on information in their applications. Grantees cannot directly request or influence the selection of the placement; the Commission decides the most appropriate placement for every grantee.

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English Teaching Assistant Award