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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.

Botswana

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Botswana aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Botswana. Projects in the areas of natural sciences, economics, computer forensics, biology, aerospace, education policy and law enforcement are especially welcome.

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9 Months

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Fulbright grants will begin between the summer of 2022 and March 2023, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone. (Note: this is good timing for research students to be able to meet local professors and engage undergraduate students as assistants if needed. Most universities start vacations in May, November and March.)

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As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2022.

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Ph.D. and Master’s degree candidates who plan to conduct dissertation research are preferred.

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Candidates must present serious projects in line with U.S. Embassy strategic priorities as follows: public health (cervical cancer, TB, diabetes, obesity, drug abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS; teaching hospital staffing and operation); security and stability (regional security capacity, anti-poaching, human/wildlife conflict, sustainable and economically-beneficial management of natural resources); heritage preservation; civil society strengthening, particularly with respect to a free and vibrant media or the human rights of key populations; technical and vocational education; regional economic communities (SADC); economic diversification; regional economic integration; and foreign direct investment.

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All candidates must be mature and able to carry out independent research projects. Collaboration with local institutions and individuals is encouraged. Grantees are required to report their project progress to the U.S. Embassy on a quarterly basis and to consider themselves part of the ongoing U.S. Mission program.

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Additional Information: Although English is the official language, Setswana or other local languages may be needed for research conducted in rural areas.

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It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure affiliation with an appropriate institution in Botswana. Candidates must affiliate with local colleges and universities, research institutions, and NGOs, and include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. The U.S. Embassy may be able to advise candidates about organizations that match their research interests.

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Prospective host institutions include:

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Some academic institutions may charge professional fees for a local professor/advisor working with the grantee.

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Grantees planning to credit/audit some courses need to check fees and student requirements directly with the institutions before they make financial commitments.

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Grantees are advised to verify with their home institutions if there are no existing collaborations with the prospective hosts before they pay affiliation fees. 

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Candidates must obtain research approval from the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs or the relevant Ministry prior to conducting their research. Applications for research clearance normally take several months to process. Since the research clearance process is easier with the support of an affiliate institution, regular communication with the prospective affiliation is strongly recommended four months prior to arrival in Botswana.

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For additional information on the research clearance process, contact the Educational Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Botswana, or visit the website linked here for more information and application forms. You may also contact the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs (Research Permits), Private Bag 002, Gaborone, Botswana.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program in Botswana aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Botswana. More specifically, it serves to strengthen English learning and teaching in Botswana's primary and secondary schools, which operate under the guidance of the Ministry of Basic Education.

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ETAs will be assigned to and supervised by the heads of the English departments at their host schools, and will work alongside English teachers. They will be placed in peri-urban and rural schools where English speaking and writing are a challenge. (English is an official language of Botswana, but is overwhelmingly spoken as a second language.) ETAs will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas on pedagogy with colleagues, participate in community and volunteer activities, and collaborate with public libraries on public outreach efforts.

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The academic calendar for public schools in Botswana runs in three quarter terms: January to April, May to August, and August to December with short breaks in between.

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It is recommended that ETAs arrive during the first week of January 2023 to allow time to settle in before classes start. This is also when class enrollment schedules are determined.

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

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Bachelor's and Master's-level candidates considering careers in education, and who have a degree in English, education or TEFL/applied linguistics along with experience teaching or tutoring will be considered. Candidates with degrees in other fields will be considered if they have experience: working with first-generation college students, teaching youth in a rural environment, teaching English as a second language, and teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy. Candidates with the ability to incorporate or organize extra-curricular activities – such as music, art, dance, English Clubs, Reading and Writing Clubs - are preferred. Candidates with an interest in African languages, culture, and history are also encouraged to apply. 

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A supplementary project (to be worked on when the grantee is not engaged in ETA-related duties) is encouraged.

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Local language is not required, but some proficiency in Setswana is recommended.

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The U.S. Embassy will secure temporary lodging for ETAs during the in-country orientation in Gaborone. The Embassy will also work with host schools to identify appropriate local, long-term housing for ETAs.  However, finding and securing housing is ultimately the responsibility of each ETA.

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ETAs spend approximately 20 hours per week assisting and supporting vocational instructors and English teachers in primary and secondary schools, and working on additional projects. ETA roles may include giving presentations on topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, modelling interactive activities with partner teachers, and/or encouraging students to communicate in English. ETAs may assist in a variety of academic formats such as one-on-one tutoring or co-teaching large groups. ETAs are also encouraged to create their own projects with institutions or communities. These projects might involve a literacy celebration week, dance groups and athletic teams, job fairs, women's groups, journalism clubs, book clubs, cultural days, debate clubs, etc.  Involvement in EducationUSA activities would also be welcome.

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ETAs will be placed in peri-urban and rural schools.

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