Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program was created in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It encompasses numerous student and teacher exchange programs.  The American government offers a certain number of Fulbright scholarships for Senegalese students and teachers in all fields as part of their commitment to educational exchange.

Background

“It is a modest program with an immodest aim.”

This is how Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright described the exchange program that has borne his name since 1946. The program has allowed tens of thousands of university students and teachers to bring different cultures and civilizations together. It is today considered the most important and diverse educational exchange program in the world. Almost 6,000 scholarships are granted each year to Americans and to citizens of more than 140 countries around the world. The objective of the program, since its inception, has been to promote mutual understanding between American citizens and citizens of other countries.

The Fulbright program is managed by the American government, and administered by the Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, by the Fulbright Commission, and by the Department of Education. These governmental bodies collaborate with organizations such as the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars-CIES.

FULBRIGHT FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT (FLTA)

Program Description:  The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, ECA-funded, non-degree program for early career (not more than seven years of teaching experience) English teachers or professionals in related fields.  In preparation for their return to careers in their home countries at the conclusion of the program, participants have the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States while serving as teaching assistants for their native language to U.S. students and strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities.  Fulbright FLTA participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.  Fulbright FLTA participants must return to their home countries upon completion of the program.

Fulbright FLTA participants may assist in up to twenty hours of  Wolof language classes a week and are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies.  Coursework is offered on either an audit or a credit basis.  Fulbright FLTA participants will also be expected to facilitate cultural events, language clubs, and language tables.

Fulbright FLTA participants will be required to attend two activities, which are sponsored by ECA and coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  There is both an orientation after participants’ arrivals in the United States and prior to their arrivals at U.S. host institutions as well as a mid-year conference.  Upon arrival in the United States, attendance at a U.S.-based orientation during summer 2020, prior to arrival at host institutions in August, is required of all Fulbright FLTAs.  Additionally, Fulbright FLTA participants will be required to attend a mid-year enrichment conference in the United States (December 2020) to receive additional training on teaching techniques and pedagogy and share information about their current teaching experiences with other Fulbright FLTA participants.

Background:  The Fulbright FLTA Program has been an integral part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program since 1968.

Eligibility and Ineligibility Factors:  Applicants are typically teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English, and at minimum must possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree by June 1, 2020 to allow time to submit an official transcript prior to the start of the Fulbright FLTA Program.  Applicants must also have a maximum of 7 years or less of teaching experience. Fluency in English is mandatory, demonstrated by a score of no less than 550 (paper based TOEFL); 213 (computer based TOEFL – CBT); 79-80 (internet based TOEFL – IBT) or 6.0 (overall score International English Language Testing System – IELTS).  Satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores should be obtained from candidates prior to the interview stage.

Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism.  FLTA applicants should be energetic, early career educators capable of succeeding in the dual role of teaching assistant and student.  They must be open to living with their U.S. student peers in undergraduate or graduate level campus housing and also engaging with faculty and staff with maturity and professionalism.

Applicants must be residing in their home countries throughout the nomination and selection process and must intend to return to their home countries immediately following the nine-month FLTA program.  ECA will not support any extension requests for FLTAs.  Participants must fulfill the two year home residency requirement required by exchange participants’ J-1 visas, in which they pledge to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing mutual understanding by returning to their home countries and sharing the skills and knowledge that they have gained as program participants.   Applicants with active applications for permanent residency or the green card lottery will not be considered.  Candidates who have a history of repeatedly attempting to immigrate to the United States are not eligible.

Interested applicants may apply via this website: https://apply.iie.org/FLTA2020 until May 24, 2019.

For any questions, please email: FulbrightSenegal@state.gov

PROGRAMME DE BOURSES FULBRIGHT
AFRICAN RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM
ANNEE ACADEMIQUE 2020-2021

 

  1. Description du programme

Le programme de bourses du Gouvernement des Etats-Unis intitulé “Fulbright African Research Senior Scholar Program” permet aux chercheurs africains de concevoir et mener des programmes de recherches de haut niveau dans des universités, centres de recherches ou autres institutions culturelles telles que les musées. Le programme est ouvert à tous les enseignants du Supérieur sans distinction de rang, de grade ou de sexe.  La préférence est accordée aux projets qui traduisent le mieux l’esprit et le but du Programme Fulbright, c’est-à-dire renforcer l’entente mutuelle entre les Etats-Unis et les pays africains par le truchement des contacts personnels, des échanges professionnels et académiques avec le plus vaste public possible.

  1. Types de bourses octroyées

Le programme comprend 2 volets : le volet “Senior Research” et le volet “Professional Development”. La procédure de candidature est la même pour les deux catégories. La différence se situe au niveau des projets de recherches proposés et de l’expérience du candidat.

Le Senior Research:

Ce volet est destiné aux enseignants titulaires d’un Doctorat, auteurs de nombreuses publications et ayant accumulé une grande expérience dans l’enseignement universitaire.

Le programme leur permet de conduire des recherches post-doctorales approfondies aux Etats-Unis pour une durée allant de 3 mois au minimum et de 9 mois au maximum (entre aout 2020 et mars 2021). Une expérience de 3 ans d’enseignement et de recherches est exigée. Les projets de recherche soumis doivent, de préférence, avoir un lien direct avec les enseignements et la recherche du candidat. Les projets de recherches pour terminer une thèse de doctorat ne sont pas acceptés.

Le Professional Development :

Ce volet permet aux enseignants d’entreprendre un programme de recherches et de collecte de données en vue de mettre à jour leurs connaissances dans une discipline donnée. Les projets de recherches soumis doivent être étroitement liés aux responsabilités professionnelles du candidat (enseignement, pédagogie, administration) et démontrer comment les connaissances acquises seront utilisées par le candidat à son retour pour introduire de nouveaux Enseignements, des curricula et programmes de recherches dans son institution. La durée de la bourse est de 3 mois à 5 mois, entre aout 2020 et mars 2021.Les candidats doivent avoir au minimum un master pour postuler. 

  1. Formalités de candidature

Les candidats intéressés doivent ouvrir un compte sur le site suivant : https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020

Les formulaires devront être remplis en anglais. Ils devront être accompagnés d’une liste de publications et d’un curriculum vitae du candidat, en anglais.

Les candidats présélectionnés subiront un test en anglais dans un centre de langue de la place. Suite au test, des entretiens oraux seront organisés avec un jury de sélection au Bureau des Affaires Publiques de l’Ambassade. Un très bon niveau d’anglais (écrit, parlé et compréhension) est indispensable pour bénéficier de ce programme.

  1. Eligibilité 

Le programme Fulbright exige que chaque postulant soit citoyen du pays où il fait acte de candidature, en d’autres termes, seuls ceux qui ont la nationalité sénégalaise peuvent postuler à partir du Sénégal.  Les personnes ayant bénéficié des bourses du Gouvernement américain ou ayant bénéficié d’une longue période de recherche aux Etats-Unis ne sont pas éligibles.  Les recherches médicales portant sur des expériences humaines ne sont pas autorisées.
Ce programme s’adresse aux Enseignants du supérieur.

  1. Délais

Les dossiers de candidature remplis en ligne devront être soumis au plus tard, le vendredi 29 mars 2019.

7. Questions: les questions peuvent être adressées à l’adresse email : FulbrightSenegal@state.gov

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI) formerly known as ILEP

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. Fulbright DAI consists of a semester-long non-degree, non-credit academic program at a U.S. University including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and teaching strategies. Participants will audit two courses in the host university’s School or Department of Education and participate in a practicum in a U.S. secondary school near the host university. All participants will also receive a technology allowance and instructional technology training. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided throughout the program. The program will begin in January 2020 and conclude in May 2020.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be current secondary-level, full-time teachers with 7 or more years of classroom experience in English teaching, French, mathematics, history and geography;
  • Be citizens and residents of Senegal;
  • “Vacataires” are not eligible;
  • Continue teaching after completion of the program;
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Have proficiency in written and spoken English with an PBT TOEFL score of 500 or higher (61 IBT);

Women are highly recommended to apply to this program.

Eligible candidates may apply through this website: https://oas.irex.org/fulbrightdai

The deadline to submit the electronic application is January 11, 2019.

If you have questions, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at this phone number:  338794898

Fulbright FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM FOR 2020

 Call for applications

 

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the call for application for the Fulbright Foreign Student program for 2020.

This scholarship is for people who are interested in earning a 2-year Master’s degree from a U.S. University.

Candidates may apply via this website: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2020

The deadline to apply is Friday march 15, 2019. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must be Senegalese citizens residing in Sénégal;
  • People who have studied in the U.S. for over a semester are not eligible;
  • Candidates must have a highly qualified academic background;
  • Candidates must have a Master’s degree (Master 1 + 2);
  • Candidates must have a strong level of English (reading, writing, and speaking);
  • Candidates must be serious and motivated to properly conduct their program and return to Sénégal after completion;
  • Candidates who have already benefited from State Department exchanges are not eligible;

Candidates in STEM fields, women and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

  • TOEFL, GRE, GMAT tests will be offered to preselected candidates;
  • The final selection will be done by the Washington D.C. Fulbright committee;
  • Successful candidates will be travelling between January and August 2020; 

Please note that due to the large number of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted.                        

 Questions may be addressed via e-mail: FulbrightSenegal@state.gov