Ameerika Ühendriikide saatkonnal on hea meel taas välja kuulutada konkurss Fulbright Scholar stipendiumile aastaks 2011-2012 teadustöö tegemiseks või loengute pidamiseks Ameerika Ühendriikide kõrgkoolides. Stipendiumile kandideerimise tähtaeg on sel aastal 11. detsembril ning info on saadaval aadressil http://estonia.usembassy.gov/fulb_scholar.html

2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar Program. Applying for Research Grants

The Fulbright program is administered by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs which is represented in Estonia by the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section. The primary purpose of the Fulbright program is to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries for a variety of educational activities.

The Fulbright Scholar Program in Estonia offers research grants in all fields, except for medical studies. These are grants for Estonians to conduct research at universities or special libraries/collections in the United States. Candidates may be university teachers or researchers, or professionals whose expertise would be enhanced by further study or research in their field.
Grants are awarded for a period of three to ten months within one study year. Subject to availability of funds, some grants may be extended for limited periods.
Eligibility requirements for Estonian researchers:

·         Estonian citizenship

·         doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience (in liberal arts)

·         proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed lecturing or research project to be carried out in the United States

·         a detailed statement of proposed activity for research or lecturing at an American institution

·         good health

·         Preferred candidates will present letter of invitation on behalf of the U.S. institution.

Initial screening and endorsement of a scholar's application will be done by a selection committee coordinated by the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section. Please note that the application is an electronic one.
After filling in the on-line application, please also submit a paper copy of the application together with other related documents, to the U.S. Embassy, Kentmanni 20, 15099 Tallinn. Finalists will be interviewed in December 2010/January 2011 by a bi-national (American-Estonian) selection committee.

Please click here to start your on-line application: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/

The DEADLINE for sending applications for the 2011-2012 academic year is DECEMBER 11, 2010. Complete applications should be sent following address:

Jane Susi
Fulbright Program
Embassy of the United States of America
Kentmanni 20
15099 Tallinn