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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.

Ukraine

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All grantees are required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in June or July of 2021 as a condition of their grant.

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Arrival orientation will be after Labor Day, by September 10.

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Candidates at all degree levels will be considered, but master's and doctoral students will be given priority consideration. Candidates capable of working independently are encouraged. Applications in political science, public policy, history, architecture and urban studies, arts, media and communication studies, ethnic and minority issues, environmental studies, multidisciplinary studies, women's studies, sociology, and international education are particularly welcome. Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed via Skype in February 2021.

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Additional Information: Language proficiency commensurate with the requirements of the project and sufficient to carry out the proposed course of study or research is expected by the beginning of the award. Ukrainian is preferable and Russian is useful.

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Ukrainian language study (at cost) is available at most institutions and can be arranged for those applicants whose projects would require higher language proficiency. The Fulbright Office in Ukraine can organize Ukrainian language training on an individual basis. Please note that additional personal funds will be needed to cover costs for individual lessons or study with private teachers. If U.S. government funds allow, an additional stipend of $500 may be available for Ukrainian language courses.

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Pre-arrangement of institutional affiliation is encouraged, but not required. When applicants do not indicate a host institution, the Fulbright Office in Ukraine will seek the most appropriate placement and can assist in establishing contacts at appropriate institutions. An applicant’s institutional preferences are taken into account, but the Fulbright Office reserves the right to place candidates at other institutions, if necessary. Applicants in the fine arts are encouraged to establish contact with specialists in their fields before applying for a grant and to request invitations to study with them.

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All grantees will be affiliated with accredited academic or research institutions in Ukraine. Grantees are welcome to attend classes at their own cost. By individual arrangement, it is possible to earn a Ukrainian university degree during the period of the grant, also at the grantee's own cost. The Fulbright Office in Ukraine facilitates university enrollment at the applicant’s preferred institution if degree courses are available. Academic courses are taught in Ukrainian, but some universities also offer courses in English. Supervision by English-speaking professors is available at most universities.

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Please note that security considerations may restrict placement options in certain cities and regions. Final placements will be subject to approval by the Fulbright Office and the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. 

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Candidates with dual U.S.-Ukrainian citizenship must give up their Ukrainian citizenship if they are selected for and accept a Fulbright Grant to Ukraine.

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Grantees who were born in Soviet Ukraine or independent Ukraine (post-1991) and are now naturalized U.S. citizens, and have entered the U.S. on post-1991 passports of independent Ukraine, will be required to show proof that they have formally renounced their Ukrainian citizenship. Otherwise, they will not be issued a Ukrainian visa, as the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens, and they will not be able to stay in Ukraine beyond a period of 90 days out of 180 days from their first arrival in Ukraine. Grantees who left Ukraine and entered the U.S. before 1991 on passports issued by Soviet Ukraine will not have a problem receiving a Ukrainian visa and will not be required to renounce their Ukrainian citizenship, as they have never held citizenship in independent Ukraine. However, if grantees entered the U.S. after 1991 on a valid passport issued by Soviet Ukraine, the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens, as all valid Soviet Ukraine passports automatically became valid Ukrainian passports after independent Ukraine came into being.

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The procedure to renounce Ukrainian citizenship can take up to a year and requires the signature of the President of Ukraine. Those who can provide official documentation to demonstrate they have started the process can be issued a visa. For more information, please contact an official at the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States or a senior Consular official at your designated Consulate-General office to make sure that this is, in fact, the proper procedure to acquire your visa.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The grant starts with the beginning of the academic year at the host institution, usually in mid-September 2021 and ends in June 2022.

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After Labor Day, by September 10.

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Well-rounded, articulate candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to assistant-teach conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, film studies, media and communications, or education, are preferred. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but presenting on American culture and advising on educational opportunities in the United States to local citizens. Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be fluent English-speakers. Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed via Skype in February.

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Additional Information: Knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian is helpful, but not required.

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Placement is primarily at universities. Grantees will assistant-teach under the supervision of 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.

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Please note that security considerations may restrict placement options in certain cities and regions. Placements will be arranged by the Fulbright Office in Kyiv.

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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 assigned assistant-teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary project in their Statement of Grant Purpose.

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Candidates with dual U.S.-Ukrainian citizenship must give up their Ukrainian citizenship if they are selected for and accept a Fulbright Grant to Ukraine.

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Grantees who were born in Soviet Ukraine or independent Ukraine (post-1991) and are now naturalized U.S. citizens, and have entered the U.S. on post-1991 passports of independent Ukraine, will be required to show proof that they have formally renounced their Ukrainian citizenship. Otherwise, they will not be issued a Ukrainian visa, as the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens, and they will not be able to stay in Ukraine beyond a period of 90 days out of 180 days from their first arrival in Ukraine. Grantees who left Ukraine and entered the U.S. before 1991 on passports issued by Soviet Ukraine will not have a problem receiving a Ukrainian visa and will not be required to renounce their Ukrainian citizenship, as they have never held citizenship in independent Ukraine. However, if grantees entered the U.S. after 1991 on a valid passport issued by Soviet Ukraine, the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens, as all valid Soviet Ukraine passports automatically became valid Ukrainian passports after independent Ukraine came into being.

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The procedure to renounce Ukrainian citizenship can take up to a year and requires the signature of the President of Ukraine. Those who can provide official documentation to demonstrate they have started the process can be issued a visa. For more information, please contact an official at the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States or a senior Consular official at your designated Consulate-General office to make sure that this is, in fact, the proper procedure to acquire your visa.

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is available"]},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://www.fulbright.org.ua"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Inna Barysh","value":"IBarysh@iie.org"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-03-29 13:37:34 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 12:46:34 [countryName] => Ukraine [regionId] => 21 [countryCode] => UA [countryAlias] => ukraine [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