Darlene DeMarie, Ph.D. Fulbright Faculty Advisor, University ofSouth FloridaFulbright Scholar, South Africa 20072009Fulbright Scholar, Hungary 2019Reviewing Experience: U.S., SouthAfrica, Pakistan, & HungaryFulbright is in my blood!
Outline of Today’s Workshop History of Fulbright AwardsVariation In Competitiveness from Year to YearTypes of AwardsFulbright Alumni StoriesStrategies for SuccessSample Narrative
J. William Fulbright (1905-1995), Senator, Arkansas, 1945-1974Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee between 1959 and 1974"We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn toexplore all the options and possibilities that confront us in acomplex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcomeand not to fear the voices of dissent."
The Fulbright Program Established in 1946 to expand and strengthen the relationshipsbetween the people of the United States and citizens of the rest ofthe worldU.S. 2/3 funding; other countries 1/3 of fundingThe finances are provided by the U.S. budget and the government ofthe partner countries, plus other fundingIt is the largest and most prestigous educational program in the worldMore than 160 countries participate.50 countries have Fulbright Commissions, Hungary has had aFulbright Commission since 1992 (in the remaining countries the U.S.Embassy administers the program)Number of grantees per year for Hungary: 20-25 U.S. citizens, 20-25 Hungarian citizens
INTRODUCTIONFulbright in Numbers380,000 59Fulbrights awardedsince 1946NobelLaureates80082U.S. Scholargrants annuallyPulitzer Fellows3716Heads of State orGovernmentPresidential Medal ofFreedom recipients
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Number of Applicants and Granteesper year between 2009-2019Students120100806040200Diák pályázókDiákösztöndíjasok
Diversity of Disciplines, AY 2018-2019Grantees/Fields: 22/17Arts (Music and Film)ArcheologyBiologyBusiness & MgmtCommunicationComputer ian LiteratureInternational RelationsLawLiteratureMedical SciencesPhysicsPolitical SciencePsychologyTourism112211111
Diversity of Disciplines, AY 2019-2020Grantees/Fields: 26/16AgricultureArchitectureArt neering12122251Hungarian Lang & LitLawLiteratureMathematicsMedical SciencesPsychologySociology1231111
Top 10 Hungarian Host Institutions out of 551992-2019 Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, BudapestUniversity of DebrecenHungarian Academy of SciencesUniversity of PécsUniversity of SzegedCorvinus University, BudapestBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsSemmelweis University of Medicine, BudapestCentral European UniversityUniversity of Pannonia, Veszprém85544039363425201915Most popular fields among US Fulbrighters:music and arts, mathematics, natural sciences (includingbioengineering), ethnic minority studies
Teaching and Research ScholarshipsApplication Submission Deadline:October 12, 2020
Reserchers/LecturersApplication requirements: Hungarian citizenshipPh.D. / DLA degree obtained by Dec. 1, 2020!Excellent knowledge of EnglishComplete and submit an online application3 reference lettersLetter of invitation from the U.S. institution at which you will workDuration of Scholarship: Researchers: 3 – 5 monthsLecturers: 1 or 2 semestersThe categories of Teaching and Research can be combined.Monthly allowance for lecturers / researchers: 2.700 – 3.200 USD/month
Timeline of the selection process October 12, 2020October – DecemberApplication submission deadline!Peer-reviewing, personal interviews January 2021 March 2021 Mid-May 2021Board decision on selection,sending the applications to the USpartner agency (IIE)Final approval of FFSB, sendingnotifications to granteesPre-departure orientation From August 2021Travel to the United States
Select the Best Award for YOU!Match expertise, experience infield, and proposal to theaward descriptionWhat do you bring? What willothers gain from you?How will you, future students,and USF benefit in the future?Awards change every year!
Special Fellowship for Lecturers Fulbright – Cleveland State University, College of Liberal Artsand Sciences – STEMTeaching and Curriculum Developmentwww.csuohio.edu
Special Fellowship for LecturersFulbright – Indiana University, Bloomington,Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies International Relations, Hungary and Central Europe https://hls.indiana.edu/
Special Fellowship for Lecturers Fulbright – TCU, Fort Worth, TexasTeaching Fellowship to Graduate Studies institute at TCUhttp://tcu.edu/
Special Joint Scholarship for Researchers Fulbright – American Hungarian Foundation(New Brunswick, NJ)A research grant for 5 monthsLibrary archive stock exploration, cataloguing, preservationIndividual research opportunity
Fulbright– HAS Joint Scholarship (to be confirmed)Members of the HAS research network In any field of science Fulbright: Monthly allowance, insuranceHAS (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Roundtrip airfare, accommodation cost
Hubert H. Humphrey ProgramA one school year study program combined with professional training.Recommended: For professionals dedicated to the civil service who want toexpend their professional experience.Detailed informaton: http://www.humphreyfellowship.org andwww.fulbright.hu/humphrey-osztondijThe online application will be launched in early April 2020!1911 – 1978,VP 1965-1969
Strategies for a Successful Application Fulbright is more than a grantTell your storyThink about outcomes Foryour partner school/faculty member For the university/community where you work For Hungary For your profession For the community
Fulbright Commission Activities Operation of the Fulbright Program EducationUSA Advising Cooperation with the Alumni Association Computer-based testing
MY FULBRIGHTSCHOLAR AWARD 20072009:Safe Environment:Security 24/7;Close to OfficesCO-CREATED UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPOCHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTREHealthy, Nutritious Meals3 Classrooms: Separated by age: 23’s,3-4’s, 5-6-year-olds
Sample Narrative1st Draft versus Final Draft:What’s Different?
Fulbright EducationUSA Advising CenterMember of the internationalEducationUSA network sponsored bythe U.S. State Department Study programs Scholarships Admission requirements, tests Preparation workshops Application writing seminars Book rentals, trial tests Individual and group advising EducationUSA [email protected]
Grants for StudentsApplication Submission Deadline:May 18, 2020
Postgraduate Student ScholarshipsBrief Summary of Requirements Hungarian citizenshipDiploma (priority is given to those holding MA or MSc degree)English language exam: TOEFL ITP (577/677) or TOEFL iBT (90/120) or IELTS (6.5/9)GRE: only for degree-seeking programs3 recommendation letters (people who know your work or who evaluate some aspectof it)Complete and submit online applicationOpportunities:degree seeking (Master’s or PhD) programsnon-degree programspursuing research for PhD dissertation – Visiting Student Researcher(VSR)Duration:1 school year (9 months) Master’s or PhD, and non-degree programs5 months for VSR applicantsUniversities:Any higher education institutions in the U.S. can be selected!University Preference List – 3-5 marking of university
Application and Evaluation Process May 18, 2020Early May, 2020 May – July 2020 September 2020October 2020 Nov 2020 – March 2021March 2021May 2021From August 2021Deadline for Submission!TOEFL ITP Exam(only Student/Humphrey scholarships!)Professional peer-reviews, personalinterviewsBoard of Trustees’ decisionSending applications to the U.S.,notification of applicantsUniversity placement processFinal approval of scholarships,notification of granteesOrientation for outgoing fellowsTravel to the United States
Exam dates and Fulbright application writing seminarsPlease register at [email protected] ITP (institutional) Early MayExam fee 15.000 FtApplication writingseminars: April May http://www.fulbright.hu/specialprograms/GRE (institutional) Between April and May , pre-arranged timesExam fee 5.000 FtPlease register here:EducationUSA Advising [email protected]
Jointly funded student programsplus ANY accredited U.S. university programs can be chosen! Texas Christian University Student Grant Sandor Turanyi Scholarship to the University of Houston Bard College Conservatory of Music, Advanced Performance Studies Purdue University, STEM student grant University of Houston, STEM student grant University of Georgia School of Law LL.M. Marymount University Graduate Scholarship Program University of Denver, Sturm College of Law Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsCollege of Engineering top 10-ranked (biomedical,agricultural, nuclear engineering) Two graduate scholarships MSc, PhD, VSR Engineering subjects Mathematics www.purdue.edu top 100-ranked (chemical eng,aerospace, aeronautics, industrialengineering) Two graduate scholarships MSc, PhD, VSR Engineering subjects Mathematics www.uh.edu
Fulbright - Texas Christian University Graduate Scholarshipand Turányi Fellowship to the University of Houston 3 graduate scholarships Master’s, PhD, VSR 53 Master’s and 25 Ph.Dprograms www.tcu.edu With the support ofSándor Turányi Foundation Any subject fields Master’s, PhD, VSR 139 Master’s and 54 Ph.D. programswww.uh.edu
Fulbright – Bard CollegeJoint Orchestral Musician Scholarship Postgraduate studentscholarship for musicians Two-year AdvancedPerformance Studies (APS)‘non-degree’ program Who has obtained their BAdegree by July 15, 2020 The cost of the first year iscivered by Fulbright; the secondby Bard College. (Students mustapply separately during firstyear.) www.bard.edu/conservatory/aps
U of Georgia Law School LL.M. and Marymount Universitywww.law.uga.edu Two graduate scholarshipsLL.M. (Master of Laws) programFor those already with a basic legaleducationwww.marymount.edu Two graduate scholarships M.S., M.A., MBA and CertificateprogramsBusiness – Humanities – IT – Nursing– Cybersecurity – Forensic Psychology
Indiana UniversityMaurer School of Law Two scholarships (esp. IP)LL.M. program (Master ofLaws)For those already with a basiclegal educationlaw.indiana.eduUniversity of DenverSturm College of Law One scholarship Master of Legal Studies inEnvironmental and NaturalResources Law and Policy For those already with a basiclegal educationwww.law.du.eduJerome Hall Law LibraryLEED Gold – the Greenest Law Building in the Nation
A Fulbright Study Scholarship Covers: Monthly Maintenance Allowance (varies depending onlocation: 1.280 – 2.100 /month) Settling-In Allowance, one-time 500Book/Research AllowanceDependent Allowance for accompanying familymembersOne-time roundtrip airfare 50 %Health and accident insuranceTuition support up to 15.000
Fulbright Commission Budapest1111 Budapest XI.Bertalan Lajos u. 2.BME Building ZFloor 9Tel.: [email protected]
Fulbright - Texas Christian University Graduate Scholarship and Turányi Fellowship to the University of Houston With the support of Sándor Turányi Foundation Any subject fields Master’s, PhD, VSR 139 Master’sand 54 Ph.D. programs www.uh.edu 3 graduate scholarships Master’s, PhD, VSR 53 Master’sand 25