Fulbright week at UIC is happening! Please take note of these information sessions and follow up with OSSP if you would like to talk about Fulbright options:
Tuesday 4/15: College of Medicine Fulbright and Other Scholarships Info Session
Information about opportunities for students of medicine
3 - 4pm, CMW 106
Wednesday 4/16: Fulbright Panel
UIC Alumni discuss their experiences applying for and participating in Fulbright
4-5pm, 2550 UH
Thursday, 4/17: Fulbright School of Public Health Presentation
Information about funded opportunities to pursue research in public health overseas
12 - 1pm, SPH 192
UIC deadline: Sept. 12, national deadline: Oct.17
Students who plan projects early and work on them over the summer will find the application process MUCHeasier.
What is the Fulbright grant?
The Fulbright Scholarship sends students abroad to do a program of study or research in one of around 140 countries OR to teach English for a year in one of over 50 countries. You must have your bachelor's degree before you leave, but you can apply at any point in your life once you have that first degree. For a Fulbright Full Grant you put together a proposal of study or research that would take 10-12 months to perform. Some countries require you to know the language well, others are flexible on language requirements. Programs of study can include classes, research projects, library work, observations, training in the creative arts, surveys, lab work - in short, anything that would help you study or learn more about your proposed topic.
Tell me more about the teaching grants...
Fulbright also offers students the chance to apply to teach English. In some countries you would teach in a high school, in others elementary and in others at the college level. Language requirements vary from country to country. Many countries have no language requirement. The English Teaching Assistants (ETA) are generally students who have some teaching experience, and believe that the ETA experience will help to prepare them for what they are doing in the future.
Why should I consider it?
The Fulbright name is well respected in the U.S. and beyond. Past scholars have considered it an experience of a lifetime. They learn about new cultures or deepen their knowledge of one they already were acquainted with. They make new friends and engage in an in-depth teaching or learning experience that gives them depth of knowledge and skills in their chosen field, and helps set the stage for greater independence in their next career move. They develop a more sophisticated understanding of their host country, the U.S. and themselves.
OSSP staff welcome questions from students and advisors about the Fulbright. Please direct questions about the full grant to Beth Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org; questions about the teaching assistantships to Sheena Miller, email@example.com; and questions about graduate students applying to Marie Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org