Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Taiwan


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8 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months

Grants begin in September.


Candidate Profile :

Candidates must be willing and able to work with a high degree of independence.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Doctoral


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

 

Additional Information: A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is strongly encouraged, but not required.  If applicants plan to conduct dissertation research in Traditional Chinese studies, they must have the necessary language skills.  Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Affiliation:

It is required that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. 


Special Opportunity for Research:

If the research project requires it and the Fulbright Commission approves, up to one-fifth of the total grant period may be spent in mainland China with unsuspended maintenance.


Ineligibility :

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered.  Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwan citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible. Applicants with completed doctorates at the time of the start of the award are not eligible.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available.


Websites:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw

- List of Universities and Colleges: http://english.moe.gov.tw/public/Attachment/18211281771.xls

- Academia Sinica: http://www.sinica.edu.tw/main_e.shtml

- National Palace Museum: http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/home.htm

- National Central Library: http://www.ncl.edu.tw/mp.asp?mp=5

- National Health Research Institute: http://www.English.nhri.org.tw/NHRI_WEB/nhri.org.tw/NHRI_WEB/nhriw001Action.do

- Public Television Service Foundation: http://www.pts.org.tw

- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


5 Fulbright M.A. Degree Program Grants

Grant Period:

12 months

The grant is initially awarded for 12 months, and renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s  academic success.  Programs are taught in English.


Candidate Profile:

Candidate must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and intend to pursue a two-year Master's degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary. Candidates must specify to which university program they are applying and will be evaluated against that cohort.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor’s


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

 

Additional Information: A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required.  Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates must be accepted by both Fulbright Taiwan and one of the university programs listed.  It is required that applicants identify appropriate host institutions and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. 


Tuition:

The grant provides full tuition support at one of the university programs listed as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.

Other Benefits:

  • Housing (provided by the University)
  • Round Trip Airfare (provided by Fulbright Taiwan, return upon completion of the MA)
  • Monthly Maintenance Allowance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
  • National Health Insurance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
  • Educational Enrichment (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)

Eligible Programs:

National Chengchi University: http://www.nccu.edu.tw/?locale=en

National Cheng Kung University: http://web.ncku.edu.tw/bin/home.php?Lang=en

National Taiwan Universityhttp://www.ntu.edu.tw/english/


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living there during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered.  Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwan citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select "Taiwan-MA Degree Program" in the Special Opportunity field of the application.


Dependents:

Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents.


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw;

- List  of Universities and Colleges: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.aspxItem=552&CtNode=415&mp=1;

- Education in Taiwan: http://english.education.edu.tw;

- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.mov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


73 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

11 months

All grantees must begin their grants on August 1, 2015 in order to attend a four-week orientation program. The school year is from September through June.


Candidate Profile:

Applicants from all majors are welcome but Education majors are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be native English-speakers and need to be adaptable, flexible, and independent, and need to enjoy working with children. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.


Health Disclosure and Eligibility:

In compliance with Taiwan regulations regarding health and employment in the school systems, all candidates must indicate in their applications if they suffer from any medical conditions that could impair their abilities to teach English to Taiwan students.  These conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Visual impairment even with corrective lenses
  • Hearing impairments above 40dB
  • Conditions worsened by stress such as: Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, etc.
  • HIV/AIDS infection, AIDS

Strict adherence to these regulations is Mandatory. Any attempts to misguide Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) or falsify information are immediate grounds for revoking/terminating the grant.


Placement Type:

Grantees will assist local English teachers at elementary or junior high schools in the following areas of Taiwan: Kaohsiung, Kinmen, Taichung, Taitung and Yilan.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor’s

Master’s


Foreign Language Proficiency :

Not Required

Additional Information: No Chinese language skills are required. All classroom instruction is in English. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.

 


Nature of Assignment:

English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) are placed full-time in one or more elementary schools or junior high schools, usually assisting local English teachers. A few may teach independently. They are in-school 35 hours per week, although only about 20 hours are actually spent in the classroom. Other work can include: consulting with teachers on American cultural issues and assisting in the editing or writing of educational materials for English teaching. ETAs are placed in schools located in Yilan County in northern Taiwan, in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, in Taichung City in central Taiwan, in Taitung County in south east Taiwan, and in Kinmen County on an outlying island of Taiwan. Other assignments may also be made.

Note: To assist in placement, candidates should indicate preferences in the Statement of Grant Purpose for any or all of the following: elementary school, junior high school, rural area, urban area, minority area, underprivileged area, large city, small city, town, village, and/or island. Preferences are taken into consideration, but final assignments are based on the needs of the program.


Housing:

Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) makes arrangement for housing.


Independent Study:

No research or independent study is required. ETA awards are not study/research awards, and teaching takes most of the grantee’s time. In applying, the Statement of Grant Purpose should focus on why the applicant wishes to teach English in Taiwan and how to make it a memorable cultural experience.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living there during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered.  Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwan citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible. 


Dependents:

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.


Websites:

The following sites may be of use:

-Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw

-Kaohsiung City Government:  http://www.kcg.gov.tw/EN/Index.aspx

-Kinmen County Government:  http://www.kinmen.gov.tw/Layout/main_en/index.aspx?frame=18

-Taichung City Government: http://eng.taichung.gov.tw/mp.aspx?mp=1

-Taitung County Government: http://www.taitung.gov.tw/en/Default.aspx

-Yilan County Government:  http://enwww.e-land.gov.tw

-Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.