2024-2025 competition is closed. 2025-2026 competition will open in April 2024. 

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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

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 Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.


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.


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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


4 English Teaching Assistant Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
October Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), known as Fulbright Israel, plans to award up to 4 English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Fellowships for the 2024/2025 academic year (starting October 2024). 

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
October Start

October 2024 - June 2025.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). However, the Fulbright Commission in Israel will schedule a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation. Grantees will also receive pre-departure material prior to arrival. 

An in-country orientation is also held at the beginning of the academic year.

Candidate Profile

Applicants with degrees in all fields of study will be considered, but preference will be given to those who hold a degree in English literature, TEFL/linguistics, American studies, or education. Candidates should be articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to teach the English language as well as share American culture with Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli college students. This may include teaching 'one-on-one' sessions, leading the local English Club, curriculum building assistance and more. Awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and their potential to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel.

Preference will be given to applicants who have had limited or no prior experience in Israel.


Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
1 Month
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Placement Type
  • Vocational/Technical School
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution

ETAs should expect to be engaged in ETA related commitments for approximately 20 hours per week.

Placement Locations
  • Regional City
Supplementary Project

The Commission welcomes ETAs engagement in the optional supplementary projects that promote English language teaching and learning about American culture. ETAs can start book clubs, American culture clubs, and conversation groups on their campuses. They can also volunteer with organizations outside of their host institution for English language professional development at the local level, such as assisting English language teachers with material on writing applications and presentation skills.

Housing Arrangements

Living Stipend of $29,000 and up to $1,000 for language studies. 

Grantees are responsible for housing arrangements.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Security Information

For travel around Israel, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Israel.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Fulbright Commission in Israel: usprograms@fulbright.org.il