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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

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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. 

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Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.

Montenegro

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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

10 Months

The grant period is 10 months, or two semesters. 

The school year may vary, but candidates should expect to begin teaching in September 2021 and to conclude the exam period in June 2022.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grants.

Arrival Orientation

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded, articulate, self-driven candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at secondary school and university levels will be considered. Undergraduate and master degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American Studies and Education, are preferred. Degrees in biology, mathematics, physics or history, with an interest in teaching these subjects in English to high school students is also welcome. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but explaining the United States and the U.S. educational system to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America. Previous teaching experience is highly appreciated. Applicants must be fluent English-speakers.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Montenegrin language proficiency is not required but can be helpful. Some study of Montenegrin prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Grantees will be based at either universities or high schools. Grantees will teach in coordination with an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for classes and units focusing on conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, and American culture. Grantees will be strongly encouraged to be involved with educational advising and outreach as part of the local EducationUSA Center within American Corner Podgorica (For more information, visit: https://educationusa.state.gov/centers/educationusa-montenegro). Grantees will be expected to be able to work both independently and co-teach, depending on their placement.  Candidates must be prepared to take the initiative to develop and implement a curriculum with little to no guidance.

Supplementary project: 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 teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.  Grantees are also normally asked to design and/or participate in activities at Montenegrin American Corners (For more information, visit: https://me.usembassy.gov/education-culture/american-spaces/). 

Dependents

Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://me.usembassy.gov