Awards are available in a variety of disciplines although most countries also have grants that allow applicants to shape their own projects.
With my strong background in English literature and Polish studies, I am seeking a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Poland.
In addition to my native knowledge of English grammar, I am eager to share my passion for American literature and utilize the works of different authors andpoets—from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Maya Angelou—to open discussion about American history and culture.
Finally, applicants are notified of their final Fulbright status between March and May.
In looking back at my experience for applying to a Fulbright Scholarship, I am most struck by how much my initial thoughts and ideas for my application changed as I began to write my grant proposal.
I plan to pursue a career in international relations, focused on the region of Central and Eastern Europe with a particular interest in the area of education.
My experience teaching English in Poland will be a cornerstone for developing this career.
Between August 1 and October 1, students on college campuses will be required to meet their institution’s Fulbright deadline, which they can learn about through their campus Fulbright advisor.
For those not currently attending college, the national deadline is at the beginning of October, which may change based on the application year.
This course of study sparked my interest in Poland.
This interest was further fueled by my internship with the U. Department of State, where I worked alongside Foreign Service Officers who had served in Warsaw and directly observed Poland’s transition to democracy.