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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.

Benin

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Benin aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Benin. 

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Fulbright grants will begin between August 2022 and March 2023, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou.

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Additional Information: French language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis. Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Local languages (e.g., Fon or Yoruba in the south; Bariba, Dendi, or Hausa in the north) may also be needed depending on the area of research.

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A letter requesting authorization of research should be sent to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research along with the affiliation letter. The Public Affairs Section is willing to help with this.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Benin aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Benin. 

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The academic year begins in October 2022 and ends in June 2023. 

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A mandatory in-country group orientation will be provided by the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou.

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Graduating seniors or graduate students with an undergraduate degree in English or education who are considering careers in English, education, or TEFL/applied linguistics and who have experience teaching or tutoring will be considered. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.

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The U.S. Embassy will provide support to ETAs in identifying and securing housing.

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Placement will be made by the U.S. Embassy at the university (undergraduate or graduate) or high school level in Benin, or at local teacher-training institutions. Mr. Cyrille Vito, the academic advisor at the Embassy, can assist applicants with English teaching-related questions.

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ETAs will work approximately 20 hours per week assisting professors in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities. At the host institution, ETAs will help with research, lesson plans, and course presentation to improve the English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills of students for whom English is a second language, with a focus on spoken English. ETAs may also assist with English for Specific Purposes, curriculum design, training academic and administrative staff, information technology and school-related activities including English clubs.

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Responsibilities may also include working with U.S. Embassy programs such as the American Corners, the Information Resource Center, the Access program, webinars, and conferences.

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ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, but may be asked to be responsible for teaching entire courses.  

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English Teaching Assistant Award