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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

19.408:  Educational Exchange: Teachers from Secondary and Postsecondary Levels

Popular Name:  Fulbright Program

Objectives:  To improve and strengthen international relations of the United States by promoting better mutual understanding among the peoples of the world through educational exchanges.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


19.408 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  (a) Hold at least a Bachelor's degree; (b) be a U.S. citizen fluent in English at the time of application; (c) have a current full-time teaching or administrative assignment in the U.S. or one of its territories; (d) be in at least the third year of full-time teaching or administration (teachers applying to the seminar only need to be in their second full-year; (e) have not participated in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange longer than 8 weeks in the last 3 years (there is no required waiting period for teachers who have participated in exchanges of 8 weeks or less).

Beneficiary Eligibility:  U.S. and foreign teachers and administrators who want to live and study in a foreign country for 6 weeks, a semester, or an academic year.

Credentials/Documentation:  Documentation of educational qualifications and language proficiency may be required.

19.408 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  Not applicable. This program is exlcuded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:  U.S. educators apply through a nation-wide open competition. Seventy Peer Review Committees screen their applications and conduct personal interviews. Foreign educators are screened and nominated by either U.S. Embassies, by Fulbright Commissions, or counterpart agencies. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board gives final approval. The Office of Global Educational Programs and counterpart staff abroad arrange the pairing of U.S. and foreign educators, implement the two-way exchanges or one-way placements and supervise the foreign educators while on assignment.

Award Procedure:  Final selection of grantees is made by the Presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Deadlines:  Outreach and recruitment efforts are ongoing all year. Applications are available in April. Deadline for submission is October 15, 2000. The application and Fulbright teacher diaries are available on the internet: www.grad.usda.gov/info.for/fulbright.cfm.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  Variable.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  Extensions are possible.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Not applicable.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Not applicable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  $2,000 to $24,500.

19.408 RELATED PROGRAMS:

None.

19.408 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In fiscal year 1999, the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program awarded 435 grants. Estimates for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, are 457 grants.

19.408 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Type of Assistance:  Project Grants.

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $3,117,528; FY 00 est $3,117,528; and FY 01 est $3,117,528.

Budget Account Number:  19-0201-0-1-154.

Authorization:  Public Law 87-256, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  An application booklet is issued by the Office of Global Educational Programs, Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program, 600 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington DC, 20024. Phone: (202) 314-3520; fax: (202) 479-6808. Email: fulbright@grad.usda.gov. Website: www.grad.usda.gov/info_for/fulbright.cfm.

19.408 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Department of State, ECA/A/S/X, Teacher Exchange Branch, SA#44, 301 4th Street SW., Washington DC, 20547. Program Contact: Dehab Ghebreab. Phone: (202) 619-4556. Fax: (202) 401-1433. E-mail: dghebrea@state.gov. Website: www.grad.usda.gov/info_for/fulbright.cfm.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

19.408 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Six weeks, a semester, or an academic year.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  The grants are designed to give U.S. and foreign teachers and administrators the opportunity to live and teach in a foreign country for 6 weeks, a semester, or an academic year. U.S. and foreign educators, from elementary and secondary levels, 2-year colleges and 4-year institutions are eligible to apply for positions abroad. As the only direct, person-to-person Fulbright Exchange Program, participants receive leave with pay and benefits from their respective university/college/school authorities. U.S. and foreign participants whose salary is insufficient to defray their cost-of-living receive a top-off stipend. U.S. educators, many of them teacher trainers or curriculum developers, teach in all fields, including foreign languages. Grants specify terms and conditions to meet the goals of the program approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarships Board (FSB) in making the award. Full grants: Round trip transportation, maintenance allowance, and health and accident insurance.

19.408 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Reports by all academic grantees are required at the end of their grants.

Audits:  Not applicable.

Records:  As prescribed by grant terms.

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