2013-2014 Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program
Applications have closed for the current academic year
The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program brings international teachers to the U.S. for a semester and sends U.S. teachers abroad for three to six months. For program year 2013-2014, the participating countries are: Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, and South Africa.
This program provides fellowships to highly accomplished South African teachers. Participants pursue individual action-based research projects, take courses for professional development, and lead master classes and seminars for teachers and students at local primary and secondary schools. Participants will be placed at two U.S. host universities for a semester-long program (from late August, 2013 to mid-December 2014). A host university faculty mentor will be assigned to each teacher; the mentor will advise and guide the participant in the refinement and implementation of their action-based research projects.
|Application deadline:||December 15, 2012|
|Length of grant:
||3 to 6 months|
|Start of Grant:
||Late August- Mid-December, 2013|
|Avr number of grants per year:||2 to 4|
|Competition base:||South African citizens residing in South Africa|
- Teachers of any subject may apply;
- Primary and secondary school teachers are eligible to apply, as well as individuals involved in their training support;
- Library and media specialists who work primarily with students at the primary or secondary level may also apply;
- The deadline for submitting applications is December 15, 2012. Selected participants will begin in fall 2013.
- Hold citizenship and be residents in South Africa;
- Be full time teachers or educators;
- Have at least five years teaching experience;
- Demonstrate experience conducting and leading professional development activities;
- Demonstrate accomplishment in teaching or have previously received an exemplary evaluation by a school administrator;
- Attain a minimum score of 550 on the paper based TOEFL (213 Computer Based TOEFL, 79 Internet Based TOEFL) or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS.