US Student

Call for Applications from March 31st  until October 11th - 5:00p.m. (EST)

Description

Up to 8 awards in this highly prestigious and competitive program will be offered for the 2017-2018 academic year to students who show academic excellence, leadership potential and the ability to be cultural ambassadors of the U.S. in Colombia.

The program is offered to:

• Recent graduates 
• Master's and doctoral candidates
• Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields

The US Study/Research Grant allows young professionals, recent graduates and graduate students to conduct research for one academic year (10 months) at a higher education institution or research centre in Colombia.

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered; however, graduate students conducting a thesis or dissertation research project are preferred.

Applications from all fields of study are eligible, however, applications from science and technology are strongly encouraged. Projects related to the fields of engineering, mathematics, biology, food science, agriculture, environmental sciences, are of particular interest. Applications from the social sciencies, humanities and education are also welcome.

Candidates who will base themselves in the Colombian regions (i.e. outside of Bogotá) will be given preference.

Fields of study

Applications from all fields of study are eligible, however, applications from science and technology are strongly encouraged. Projects related to the fields of engineering, mathematics, biology, food science, agriculture, environmental sciences, are of particular interest. Applications from the social sciencies, humanities and education are also welcome.

Requirements

·         Hold a B.S. or B.A. degree, or be currently enrolled in a master’s or Ph.D. program.

·         Proficient spoken and written Spanish.

·         Arrange own placement at an accredited Colombian university or research institute or organization.

·         Must be in Colombia during the academic year, from the last of week of July - May 31.

·         Must have U.S. citizenship. (Dual U.S.-Colombian citizens are ineligible.)

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who have not had substantial recent experience in the country to which they are applying.  Exceptions will be made only in rare and compelling circumstances.

Benefits

·         Round trip international airfare

·         Monthly living stipend

·         Accident and Sickness Insurance

·         Orientation Seminar

How to apply

This program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in the United States. Information on the application process, application instructions and a link to the application forms are available at www.fulbrightonline.org/us. You can also contact to:

Institute of International Education
Susan Muendl,Senior Program Officer, US Fulbright Student Programs 
smuendl@iie.org
212-984-5366


Fulbright Colombia
Andrea Angulo, Program Officer
usstudent@fulbright.edu.co
(571) 2324326 Ext. 21

Calendar

 

Call for Applications   

March 31, 2016

Application Deadline

October 11, 2016

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