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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.

Kenya

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

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9 Months

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

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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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Additional Information: Although English is one of the two official languages of Kenya, Kiswahili and/or other languages may be useful outside of Nairobi.

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It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure affiliation with an appropriate host institution. It is strongly recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. Fulbright grantees affiliate with a university department as graduate students for non-credit coursework, or as research associates who may teach in a classroom at the department’s discretion. Affiliation with Kenyan government ministries or research institutions are also acceptable.

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Many Kenyan universities have constituent colleges outside of Nairobi with acute capacity-building needs. To help alleviate these concerns, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider affiliations with these colleges wherever possible. However, candidates should note that most of these constituent colleges lack sufficient infrastructure, meaning that office space and housing might be difficult to find on campus.

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The website linked here details the process for obtaining a research permit. It is important to start early and work with your host institution to ensure you have the proper documentation to begin research.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi continues to place American Fulbrighters in Kenyan high schools to provide assistance to local English teachers through the U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program. Kenya is a diverse and multi-ethnic society with a population of more than 52 million. Kenya's capital city is Nairobi with the oldest and the second largest town being Mombasa followed by Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret. Kenya is divided into 47 counties governed by elected Governors. There are 43 ethnic groups, the largest being the Kikuyu, followed by Luhya, Kalenjin, Luo and others. Fulbrighters will enjoy Kenya's natural beauty and experience rich local culture. ETAs are mainly placed outside the capital cities where there is need for improving English Language skills for students. For many Kenyan students and teachers where ETAs are placed, previous interactions with Americans are minimal, and they know the U.S. mainly from watching movies and local media. Thus meeting and interacting daily with an American gives them a great opportunity to get to know Americans first-hand. ETAs play a crucial role as \"cultural ambassadors\" for the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. 

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Kenyans are known to be friendly and hospitable and ETAs sharing their experience will be an added advantage and life changing experience for Kenyans. Kenya has no single culture that one can identify with; it consists instead of multiple traditions of the country's different communities. There are many things to adapt to, and a posting as an ETA in Kenya requires tolerance, patience, and maturity. 

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The academic year begins in January 2023 and ends in November 2023. Kenyan schools close for holidays in April, August and November. 

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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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A mandatory in-country group orientation will be provided by the U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs Section.

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Candidates must be mature, articulate, resourceful, motivated, flexible, have relevant teaching experience, and be committed to working in an instructional setting with Kenyan high school students. Graduating seniors or graduate students with an undergraduate degree in English or Education, and who have experience teaching or tutoring are preferred. Candidates with the ability to incorporate or organize extracurricular activities–such as sports, arts, and debate–are encouraged to apply.  Those with experience in life skills, guidance and counseling, and other practical skills such as home economics, will have an added advantage.

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ETAs are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism and respect towards people in their host institutions and the community. They should also be prepared to work in challenging environments with living standards that are not as high as those in the U.S. or in Kenyan major cities.

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Additional Information: Kiswahili and English are the official languages in Kenya. A working knowledge of Kiswahili is necessary for every day interactions. Candidates interested in learning African languages, e.g., Kiswahili, and Kenyan culture and history are encouraged to apply. Kenya is a linguistically diverse country with 43 indigenous (Local) languages. Apart from English there are other exogenous languages including Arabic, French, German, Hindi and Chinese. There is a high influence of the local language especially in schools from rural areas.

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The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions to assist ETAs in identifying and securing housing. Most ETAs placements will be outside major cities, in locations ranging from remote or rural areas to small cities. Housing situations vary from site to site. Many placements lack conveniences such as gyms, hot water, and large supermarkets/ groceries. Candidates must be willing to adopt to local living conditions. Internet connectivity speeds will vary by location. This requires a high level of flexibility and adaptability on the part of ETAs.

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Placement will be made by the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, and will be at the secondary or college undergraduate level, with outreach to schools or institutions that have received sponsorship under U.S. government programs. ETAs will work with Kenyan high school teachers teaching English to students at selected public and private schools including boarding schools outside the major cities. ETAs are expected to engage in activities in the communities where they live. 

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Approximately 25 hours per week assisting teachers in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities will be expected. ETAs may assist in a variety of academic formats, from one-on-one tutoring to co-teaching large groups to improve the English academic reading and writing skills of secondary school students for whom English is the medium of instruction at school. An additional 5 – 10 hours will be devoted to participating in or leading school related activities, including visits, discussions, experimental programs, essay contests, sports and clubs etc. Application should highlight the applicant’s talent/experience in various fields. Whereas ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, and will not be responsible for teaching entire courses, some institutions have more needs and ETAs placed there may find themselves assigned more responsibility than they may have expected.

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In regard to the dress code, we recommend long skirts and long pants (for women) especially on official working hours. Otherwise ETAs are free to wear regular clothing on weekends.

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English Teaching Assistant Award