fulbright_fullpresentation_2010 by niusheng11

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									                                           May 18, 2010
Aajar Zaman, Bangladesh, 2004




                                                                                    Xiao Li Tan, China 2005



                         John Reuter, Ukraine, 2004   Andrew Lee, Singapore, 2006
             Outline for today
                  Program Overview
                 Thinking of Applying
                  Grants and Benefits
                 Fulbright Application
                  Application Process
Q&A with Chris MacDonald, 2005 Fulbrighter to Australia
  and Julianne McCall, 2006 Fulbrighter to Sweden.
    Program Overview - The U.S. Student
          Program is designed for:
 Recent BA/BS graduates
 Master's & doctoral candidates
  Young professionals, including
writers, journalists, and those in
law, business, and other
professional fields
 Artists and musicians               Rosanna Brilliantes – Philippines
   Program Overview - A Fulbright allows
                  for:
                                  University coursework
                                  Independent library or field research
                                   Professional training in the arts and
                                 other fields
Rebecca Tyroler-Cooper - China    Assistant English-teaching
                                  Invaluable opportunities to meet,
                                 work, and live with the people of the
                                 host country, sharing daily experiences
Program Overview - A Fulbright allows
               for:
  Opportunities to promote mutual
understanding through engagement
in the community
  Appreciation of other’s viewpoints
and beliefs, the way they do things,
and the way they think, through
direct interaction with them

                                       Lydia Boyd - Uganda
Thinking of Applying - Who is eligible?
   U.S. Citizens
    Those with Bachelor’s degrees, equivalent training or
  professional experience by grant start
   Sufficient language ability as required by host country
  and in keeping with the Fulbright mission
   Able to pass simple physical exam (no conditions
  which would interfere with your ability to complete
  your project)
Thinking of Applying - Who is NOT
             eligible?
 Non U.S. citizens (including permanent residents)
 Ph.D. degree-holders
 Previous U.S. Student Fulbright grantees
  Dual citizens or residents in some host countries
(check website country descriptions)
Thinking of Applying - A Fulbrighter
                         has…
                             Strong academic and/or
                           professional preparation
                            Demonstrated leadership
                           ability
                            Less than six months spent in
                           host country (excluding
                           undergraduate study abroad)
   Phuong Do - Vietnam
                             Focus on community
                           involvement
Grants and Benefits - Types of awards
 Basic Grant Types
    Full Grants
    English Teaching Assistantships
    Travel-Only Grants (Italy, Germany, or Hungary only)
 Special Fulbright Programs (within the full grant structure)
    Business Grant (Australia, Mexico, the Netherlands, or Spain)
    Journalism Grant (Germany, UK, Taiwan)
    Critical Language Enhancement Awards
    Fulbright-mtvU Awards
Grants and Benefits - Types of awards
 Other Fulbright Country-Specific Awards
 While many countries offer specific awards, applicants must
 indicate in the SPECIAL PROGRAMS section of the application if
 they wish to be considered for one of the awards listed below.
 •Africa, Sub-Saharan:           •Italy: Deaf Studies
 Fulbright/Fogarty Fellowships   •Italy: Polytechnic of Turin
 •Australia: CSIRO               •Mexico: Graduate Degree Awards
 •Ireland: Irish Language        •Mexico: Public Policy Initiative
 •Italy: Slow Foods              •Netherlands: Water Management
                                 Award
           Fulbright Application
You can access the application here: https://us.fulbrightonline.org
          Fulbright Application - Online
Or go directly to embark site: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/23/
             Fulbright Application
  Complete the “face page” (Step B: Page 1) all in one
sitting. You may return to this page to update your answers
at any time prior to submitting the application, but it is
important that you complete the basic data at the start.

  Once you create an account, choose UC San Diego as your
institution, and me (Linda Vong) as your FPA, I will have you
on my list of applicants.
         Fulbright Application
Proposal
Personal Narrative
Letters of Recommendation
Letter of Affiliation
Language Evaluation
Transcripts
Supplemental materials (for those applying in the arts)
  Fulbright Application- Proposals
            What Fulbright wants to see
 Academic or Professional Qualifications
 Validity and Feasibility of Project
 Foreign Language Proficiency
 Evidence of Adaptability and Motivation
  Personal statements that read like an intellectual
biography, rather than a reiteration of a family history
        Application Process - General
 Three step review process
      -Institution review
      -National screening committee review
      -Country review
 Announcements on your application progress will be made at the
end of January, 2011
        -moved to country review or not
 Announcements regarding the funding status of your application
will be made on a rolling basis from the end of March – September.
         Application Process - General
  Application process – paper copy no longer needed (except for
supplemental arts materials)
 Make sure to “preview” each page since the embark application
may allow more characters than the pdf conversion will capture.
 Multiple letters of affiliation must be scanned and saved as ONE
pdf and uploaded in ONE pdf.
  2 language report forms allowed this year (for two different
languages, not two for the same language)
        Application Process - General
Significant coursework = need transcripts, but if you took 1 or
2 non-essential courses at cc, don’t need those transcripts.
UG transcripts are absolutely necessary!
  -Official transcripts needed
  -Need to be in this order: UG,
  master’s, PhD (name them
  accordingly to lessen confusion)

                                          Steven J. Vanek, Bolivia
         Application Process - UCSD
 Submit online by our internal deadline of September 13
     -Please note that our internal deadline is WAY earlier
     than the national deadline – plan ahead!
     -official transcripts and letters of affiliation will now
     have to be scanned and uploaded as a word doc or
     PDF
  Once you have submitted your application, I review the
proposals to pick faculty for your interview
 Application Process – The Interview
  The interview will be with 1-2 faculty who fit into one of these
categories:
        -has/have been a past fulbrighter
        -has/have knowledge about your country of interest
        -has/have knowledge about your topic (but may not
        necessarily be from your home department)
  The interview is informal, but it is necessary that you come
prepared to talk about your research and plans in detail
        -can you talk to non-specialists as well as field experts?
Application Process – The Interview
 I will also be sitting in on interviews to take notes
  You will be evaluated at the institution level on several
factors:
               Academic qualifications
               Language qualifications
               Validity and feasibility of proposal
               Maturity
               Motivation
               Knowledge of host country
               Impression you would make abroad
Application Process - Fulbright tools
               online
  The Fulbright online application
(https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/23/)
  Fulbright blog – replaces the old applicant newsletter
(http://usfulbrightstudent.blogspot.com/)
  Podcasts and webinars
(https://us.fulbrightonline.org/podcast.html)
  PDF versions of application forms
(http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow_formsandinstructions.html)
        Application Process - Timeline
Spring: Start thinking about possible
project(s), identify people for LORs,
become familiar with country
specifications, identify affiliation
Summer: Write, revise, and refine
proposal and personal narrative.
Fall: Apply (by UCSD internal deadline of
September 13), interview with faculty,
and wait                                    Caleb Kim – South Korea
   Application Process – Contact Info
                World Regions/Areas      Relevant Program Managers
                    General Inquiries    Walter Jackson (wjackson@iie.org)
      East Asia and the Pacific Region   Jonathan Akeley (jakeley@iie.org)
               South and Central Asia    Cara Doble (cdoble@iie.org)
 Europe (except Germany) and Eurasia     Rachel Holskin (rholskin@iie.org)
             Africa and the Near East    Jermaine Jones (jjones@iie.org)
   South America, Mexico and Canada      Jody Dudderar (jdudderar@iie.org)
Central America (except Mexico) & the    Cara Wollinsky (cwollinsky@iie.org)
          Caribbean Regional Program
         External Relations/Outreach     Tony Claudino (tclaudino@iie.org)
   Application Process - What Now?
  Spend the summer thinking about your projects, setting up
affiliations, and writing/refining your proposal and personal
narrative.
  Get input on your project from professors, mentors,
specialists, colleagues and peers.
  Email Linda Vong (lkvong@ucsd.edu), the UCSD Fulbright
Program Adviser, if you would like to set up an appointment to
go over specific questions, concerns, proposals, etc.
Application Process – UCSD statistics
             at a glance
  2008: 28 applicants, 16 moved to country screening, 9 offered
a Fulbright

   -fields supported were: math, history, oceanography,
   psychology, and biology

   -host countries: Taiwan, Hungary, Australia, Germany, China
   Mexico, Venezuela, Spain
Application Process – UCSD statistics
             at a glance
  2009: 22 applications, 11 moved to country screening, 7
offered a Fulbright

   -fields supported were: musical instrument training, history,
   sociology, film media/visual arts and political science

   -host countries: Switzerland, Spain, China, Germany,
   Argentina, and Japan
 Q and A with past Fulbrighters
 Chris MacDonald and Julianne
            McCall

 Chris: Awarded a Fulbright to Australia in
                  2005
Julianne: Awarded a Fulbright to Sweden in
                  2006
Good Luck!

								
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