Fulbright Student Grant competition opens

Fulbright Student Grant competition opens

International study, research and teaching assistantship grants are available for 2008-2009.

Students who will be graduating seniors in the 2007-2008 academic year especially are encouraged to apply.

For more than 58 years, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research, or teach in other nations.

The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,100 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright full grants provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident insurance, and full or partial tuition.  Fulbright teaching assistantships and travel-only grants also are available to more than 20 countries. The program is designed to give recent B.S. and B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates opportunities for personal development and international experience.

To apply for a Fulbright, students must be U.S. citizens, hold a B.A. degree by the time of the grant, and have sufficient proficiency in the host language to carry out the proposed study. Applicants plan their own projects. Project proposals may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. The project must be feasible and must require a presence in the host country.

All St. Thomas students apply through the International Education Center by Oct. 1, 2007.

Fulbright information can be found at www.fulbrightonline.org. Additional resources and advising are available at the International Education Center; contact Catherine Spaeth, (962) 6450.