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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.

Ecuador

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Ecuador is among the smallest countries in South America; nonetheless, it is a diverse and multiethnic country, and  among the five most bio-diverse countries in the world.  Ecuador offers innumerable opportunities for research and study. 

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The Fulbright Commission in Ecuador welcomes applications in all fields of stuy, including the arts.

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Grant Length: From 6 to 10 months. 

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Grantees enrolled in coursework should plan to arrive at the beginning of classes in Fall. Otherwise, grantees should plan to arrive by August or early September 2022.

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Participation in Commission-led virtual pre-departure orientation activities and attendance at the in-country arrival orientation are mandatory for all grantees.

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Applications from recent graduates, master's degree students, and doctoral candidates are welcome. Applications from all fields of study are accepted.

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Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to communicate on a daily basis. Advanced level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should include in the Language Self-Evaluation plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is also required.

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All candidates must include in their application a letter of affiliation from a university, research institution, non-profit, or government research organization. 

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Fulbrighters may take coursework at local institutions, but tuition costs are not covered by the Fulbright grant. Some universities have granted tuition waivers on a case-by-case basis with a letter from the Fulbright Commission. Students entering degree programs should make provisions to cover tuition costs for the duration of the program. 

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Preference will be given to U.S. citizen applicants over applicants with dual (U.S.-Ecuadorian) citizenship.

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Please note that a temporary resident visa sponsored by the Fulbright Commission in Ecuador is required for the duration of the grant period.  Finalists must be in the United States in the weeks prior to the start of their grants for visa processing purposes.

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Proposals will not be approved for areas in which there is a Level 4 Travel Advisory. At present, some areas in the provinces of Esmeraldas, Carchi and Sucumbios are off limits. Check consult the Department of State Travel Advisories website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/ecuador-travel-advisory.html.

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Archaeological sites, national parks, and many wildlife reserves require entrance permits for research and submission of a final report to the institution granting the permit. Permits should be requested by the grantee before the beginning of the grant with enough lead time. Applicants should consult with their institution of affiliation regarding requirements for specific places. Some sites and research will require an ethics board approval of the research project.

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Temporary residence permits are required and must be obtained through the institution of affiliation. There are no additional allowances to cover the entrance fee to the National Park, costs for residence permits, or research permits.

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All grantees must have a temporary resident visa - voluntario before arrival in Ecuador.  The visa can be obtained at an Ecuadorian Consulate in the United States.  The Commission will provide information about visa necessary documents and process to selected candidates.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Ecuadorian education institutions by establishing the presence of native speakers. At the same time, U.S. participants will gain from intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational and/or research opportunities provided at the host institution.

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The grantee will be assigned to a specific academic institution based on the candidate's academic profile and the specific needs of the host institution. ETAs will be assigned as language-teaching assistants for up to 25 hours per week. Responsibilities may include giving presentations on different topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, and/or encouraging students to communicate in English.

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Grantees are required to engage in a social/volunteer project related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. Approximately 10 to 15 hours per week are to be spent on this project. These activities should be flexible with respect to geographic location. 

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Grant Length: 9-month grant from mid September 2022 to mid June 2023.

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The grant period starts with an orientation in Ecuador organized by the Fulbright Commission in Ecuador. Attendance at the orientation program is mandatory for all English Teaching Assistants.

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Participation in Commission-led virtual pre-departure orientation activities and attendance at the in-country arrival orientation are mandatory for all grantees.

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Applications should demonstrate an interest in working in an educational environment. Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, education, or TEFL/applied linguistics with some experience teaching or tutoring are preferred. Other fields will be considered seriously if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.

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Because this is a student program, candidates with more than three years of teaching experience or a Master’s degree in TESOL at the time of application may be considered over-qualified and not eligible for this program.

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English Teaching Assistant responsibilities will be up to 25 hours per week; therefore, grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. Applicants should consider a project that they intend to pursue if awarded the grant. They should keep in mind that these activities should be flexible respective to geographic location, since they will not know where they will be placed. For example, grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research into topics or issues related to Ecuador, engage in specific volunteer activities, or a combination of these.

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In the Statements of Grant Purpose, applicants should briefly describe their project plans and address some or all of the following: 1) why the activities are appropriate to Ecuador; 2) skills, talents or other qualifications that they bring to the project plan; 3) how they view this plan as contributing to their professional or educational development; and 4) if and how the plan contributes to the Fulbright goals of mutual understanding and host community engagement.

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Remember that the primary activity for ETAs is in the classroom and not carrying out the supplementary project. The Commission may discuss alternative projects with the grantee when the placement is made. Applicants with strong project proposals may wish to consider the Study/Research grant program.

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Additional Information:  Spanish language proficiency is necessary in order to communicate on a daily basis. Applicants should include in the Language Self-Evaluation plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant.  A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.

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Successful candidates must be articulate English-speakers with native fluency.

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ETAs will be assigned a tutor at the host institution. ETA tutor will help the ETA locate a safe place to live.

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Grantees will be placed at middle or secondary public schools, language centers at public universities, or universities preparing future English teachers. 

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ETAs will be assigned as language-training assistants, but will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. Responsibilities may include preparing classroom activities, encouraging students to speak and write in English, and giving presentations on different topics related to the United States and its culture. The Fulbright Commission will match the grantee with the appropriate host institution.

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Preference will be given to U.S. citizen applicants over dual citizenship (U.S.-Ecuadorian) applicants.

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Please note that a temporary resident visa sponsored by the Fulbright Commission in Ecuador is required for the duration of the grant period. Finalists must be in the United States in the weeks prior to the start of their grants for visa processing purposes.

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Placements are usually in cities outside Quito, including rural locations in the outskirts of the capital city.

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English Teaching Assistant Award