Fulbright in your future?


Contributed by Hugh Egan

If you are in your junior or senior year, now is the time to begin thinking about the possibility of a Fulbright application for the 2014-15 academic year. (Recent graduates are eligible to apply as well.)

Fulbright awards fund study or teaching abroad, and they are available to students in every discipline. Research awards require applicants to develop a research project to be completed in the host country. English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) do not require a full-blown research project; rather, the applicant commits to serving as a teaching assistant in an English language class in the host country. The ETA application is relatively simple, no prior teaching experience is necessary, and students of any major are eligible and encouraged to apply. Fulbright ETAs are available in countries across the globe. Applications are due in September, but now is the time to startplanning! Make an appointment with Hugh Egan (eganh@ithaca.edu), faculty liaison for external grants and awards, to find out more.