through educational and cultural exchange
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS IRAQ
Second Annual Competition
Opportunities for Iraqis to Study and Teach in the United States
► What? Fulbright Scholarships will enable Iraqis to pursue study or teaching in the United States, build leadership skills, and exchange cultural understandings with Americans
Scholarships are open to Iraqi citizens living in Iraq who:
▪ hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree;
▪ are proficient in English;
▪ are able to function easily in academic and social settings; and
▪ want to pursue graduate study at the masters degree level, generally in humanities or social sciences.* This program is not meant for those interested in working on a PhD.
A handful of additional scholarship opportunities may also become available for:
▪ junior faculty in the humanities or social sciences who have strong leadership skills and are committed to educational reform; and
▪ Iraqi university students planning to become English teachers, or Iraqis who are currently teachers of English early in their careers. Recipients would become teaching assistants (TAs) in Arabic language classes in the US while taking courses in teaching methodology.
Individuals who do not meet the above criteria should refer to the handout RESOURCES FOR STUDY ABROAD - In the U.S. and the U.K.
► When? The deadline for submitting applications is September 14, 2004. Scholarships will be awarded for study in the United States beginning in September 2005. (See attached calendar.)
►How? You can now access the Fulbright application at: http://www.iie.org/programs/fulbright/iraq.
You may submit your application via email to Fulbrightiraq@state.gov , or send a paper copy to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
In addition to information about yourself, the application will ask you to describe or cite your:
▪ proposed field of study ▪ future plans ▪ educational background
▪ scholarships/honors/societies ▪ teaching experience/research ▪ work experience
▪ language skills ▪ English proficiency** ▪ study/research objective
** NOTE: You will not be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam score when you apply. A test score will only be required for applicants who are finalists.
You will also need to provide:
▪ a personal statement ▪ 3 letters of reference (from teachers/supervisors)
▪ a copy of your academic record/certificate
►Where? As a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, you will study at a university in the United States for up to two years. You may name universities at which you would like to study. These placement options will be explored, but unfortunately cannot be assured.
CALENDAR Fulbright Student Competition for 2005-06:
> May 2004 Second Fulbright competition opens
> June 1, 2004 2005-06 application available online
> September 14, 2004 Application submission deadline
> September October 2004 Interviews, TOEFL, review panel/Bi-National Committee
> November 2004 Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarship review; placement process starts
> February 2005 Scholarship notifications begin
> July August, 2005 Arrive in the United States to begin study program
BENEFITS The scholarship covers: 1) tuition at the U.S. university; 2) a living and book/supply stipend; 3) round trip international airfare to the US; 4) insurance for the duration of the study program.
Fulbright students may also be invited to attend special seminars and presentations during their time in the U.S.
The scholarship is provided for the student/junior faculty/teacher only; family members cannot be supported by the grant.
TOEFL testing You do not need to submit a TOEFL test score with your application; the test will be required only of those recommended as finalists in the review process. However, any score that has been obtained within one year may be submitted at the time of application. If you wish to take the test prior to submitting your Fulbright application, you may be able to do so as follows:
Bldg #5, Street 240/4/15
Former WFP Office
Ainkawa, Erbil, Iraq
Telephone: (local Arbil number) 225-0054; (Thuraya) dial +44-707-752-28-36, then listen for recorded voice then dial 9, then wait for dial tone, then dial 225-0054.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Amiral Ibrahim.
Tests are given every Wednesday; to register please notify 48 hours in advance.
Amideast/Iraq conducted a TOEFL test in Baghdad on June 4th at the University of Technology. The cost was $35 per person. More tests may be administered in Baghdad or in other locations in Iraq. For information about future testing, contact Amideast above.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (www.exchanges.state.gov) and administered by the Institute of International Education (www.iie.org)