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2012-2013 Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program, USA


Fulbright funded Distinguished Fulbright Awards for teachers from Argentina, India, Israel, Finland, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore and South Africa 2012-2013, USA
Study Subject(s):Action-based research project of their own design.
Course Level: Teaching
Scholarship Provider: Fulbright
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility:
* Hold at least a bachelor’s degree and a teacher training degree;
* Be full time teachers teaching at any level (primary, middle or secondary) or administrators/academic coordinators who spend 50% of their time in classroom teaching;
* Teachers of any subject may apply;
* Have at least five years teaching experience;
* Demonstrate experience conducting and leading professional development activities;
* Demonstrate accomplishment in teaching or have previously received a teaching award or an exemplary evaluation by a school administrator;
* Demonstrate good English language competence and possess a paper based TOEFL score of 550 (213 Computer Based TOEFL, 79 Internet Based TOEFL) or an IELTS score of 6.5.
* If you have taken any standard test of English language proficiency such as the TOEFL or IELTS, please attach a photocopy of the score report to your application. If you have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS and are selected as a nominee, you will be required to take the TOEFL in December 2011. USIEF will provide fee vouchers towards the TOEFL exam.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries:  Argentina, India, Israel, Finland, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore and South Africa
Scholarship Description: The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in teaching program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching in the U.S. and abroad. It is part of the overall Fulbright Program, named in honor of Senator William Fulbright, which promotes mutual understanding among people of the United States and other countries. The program will send highly accomplished primary to secondary school teachers from the U.S. abroad and bring international teachers to the U.S for a semester-long program. For international teachers, the program is open to teachers from Argentina, India, Israel, Finland, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore and South Africa. Selected international participants will be placed at a U.S. host university with a respected School of Education from late August to mid-December, 2012. The host university will provide a broad range of resources in the teachers’ fields of teaching expertise. The participants will enroll in advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes, team-teach in local schools and/or conduct seminars or workshops for U.S. teachers; and engage in other teaching related activities. During the program Distinguished Teachers will work toward the completion of an action-based research project of their own design. Upon returning home, teachers will be expected to share knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and with their communities.
How to Apply: Online and by post
Scholarship Application Deadline: October1, 2011
Further Scholarship Information and Application