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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.

Paraguay

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Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines and topic areas are preferred: Business Entrepreneurship and Export Development, Agronomy and Sustainable Agriculture, Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology, Public Administration, Public Accountability, Rule of Law, Law Enforcement Management, STEM Education, Education, Gender Studies and other Social Sciences.

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Grant Length: 10 months.

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The academic year runs February through December with summer holidays from mid-December until early February. Universities and research centers are usually closed for part of this period. Two-week winter vacations usually take place in July. Candidates must take this into consideration when proposing a timeline for their projects.  The latest possible start date is March 31, 2023. 

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As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Paraguay are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation.

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Additional Information: Higher level proficiency in Spanish may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should discuss plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant with the Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation (FLE) by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.

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Guarani is required if necessary for research projects. An FLE for Guarani should be submitted if the candidate possesses skills beyond Basic.

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Candidates should establish contact with local hosts before submitting applications. Proposals that demonstrate such contacts and/or guaranteed institutional support in Paraguay will be given preference.

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Applicants seeking assistance with local contacts may contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion. Inquiries may be directed to Jazmin Ramirez

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The U.S. Embassy does not assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees, but we are happy to answer any specific questions you might have about potential housing. Your host institution should be your primary source of assistance in your housing search.

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Open Study/Research Award
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ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants working up to 25 hours per week, but they will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. They will develop and lead language learning activities and classes under the supervision of faculty and/or host staff, and promote U.S. culture through cultural and social programs.

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Grant Length: 10 months.

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Grants begin in February 2023 and correspond to the academic year in Paraguay. 

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As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Paraguay are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation.

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Applications from graduating seniors and graduate students are welcome. Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education or TEFL/applied linguistics with experience teaching or tutoring, and who have an interest in working in an international educational environment, are preferred. Other fields will be seriously considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in TEFL and/or pedagogy.

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ETA grantees will also pursue an independent research, study, or volunteer project. The project is a secondary activity that will supplement the grantee’s ETA responsibilities. Applicants should briefly describe this project in the Statement of Grant Purpose and may address some or all of the following: 1) why the activities are appropriate to Paraguay; 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. Remember that the primary activity for ETAs is assisting at their host institution and not carrying out this project.

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A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is required.

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The U.S. embassy does not assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees, but we are happy to answer any specific questions you might have about potential housing.  Your host institution should be your primary source of assistance in your housing search.

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All ETA activities are expected to take place at host institutions in Asunción or the immediate metro area, including the Thomas Edison American Corner at the National University of Asunción and the Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano (CCPA), assisting with the Access Micro-scholarship Program and EducationUSA.  Past ETAs in Paraguay have also assisted with activities at the Benjamin Franklin Science Corner.

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ETAs are assigned as language-learning assistants and are not responsible for teaching entire courses. Responsibilities may include giving presentations on different topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, leading language clubs, assisting with essay-writing and test preparation, and/or encouraging students to communicate in English.

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Final placements and responsibilities will be based on host institution availability and needs, along with the grantee's background, skills, and interests, to the extent possible.

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English Teaching Assistant Award