Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Turkey


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10 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Award Profile:

The U.S. Student Program offers recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, developing professionals and artists an opportunity to conduct career-launching studies and research in Turkey.


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in mid-September 2016 and run through mid-June 2017.

Grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation program in Ankara in late September/early October. This will consist of a variety of activities including lectures on Turkish history, culture, and recent challenges and developments in Turkey as well as group visits to significant sites.

Grantees are also required to attend the Mid-Year Evaluation Meeting in February and the Final Evaluation Meeting in May.

Grantees’ expenses during for all meetings are covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.


Candidate Profile:

Applications at all degree levels and disciplines are eligible to apply.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended - Novice
1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Level: Beginner to Intermediate, depending on the nature of the project. 

Turkish language proficiency commensurate with the project is strongly recommended. Students who wish to attend lectures and/or make use of library facilities should have some degree of proficiency in Turkish. The medium of instruction at most universities is Turkish; however, some private and state universities offer classes in English.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own affiliation and submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. Applicants without formal affiliation should state their preference for placement at a particular institution and provide reasoning for this preference.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

Applicants proposing research projects are not charged affiliation fees; however, applicants proposing a Master's or Ph.D. program will be liable for any fees involved. 


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship will not be considered. 


Dependents:

Candidates may bring their dependents, but the program cannot provide them with any financial or logistical support (visas, residency permits, etc.). 


Visa Requirements:

All candidates are required to obtain a Research Visa (Araştırma Vizesi) from the Turkish Embassy/Consulate in the United States. The grantee is responsible for obtaining the proper visa for his/her grant. The Turkish Embassy/Consulate will be informed by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the names of the Fulbright Student Grantees to ease the visa application process. 

Some research centers might require grantees to obtain research permission from the related ministries, research centers, museums or libraries. Grantees are responsible for obtaining research permission (if necessary) for their research projects; however, guidance will be provided by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

www.fulbright.org.tr

For further information and questions, please contact:

Ms. Mevlude Bakir

American Programs Officer

amprog@fulbright.org.tr


90 Fulbright-Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK) English Teaching Assistantship Program

Award Profile:

The English Teaching Assistantship Program in Turkey is administered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission and the Council of Higher Education (YOK). ETAs work at state universities and carry out their duties in accordance with the regulations of their host universities and the Higher Education Staff Law. ETAs will be employed full-time directly by their host universities. The responsibilities and duties assigned to the ETAs will vary from university to university.  

ETAs are generally placed at developing universities, some of which are located far from major urban centers. Because the physical conditions and social expectations vary, ETAs are expected to be flexible and conscientious in their particular placements. In some rural areas of Turkey, foreigners are still uncommon, which makes the ETA Program both valuable and challenging. 

Grantees will be paid monthly by their host universities.


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grantees are expected to arrive in Turkey in late August/early September for the orientation program. Grants begin in mid-September and end in mid-June.

Grantees will be required to attend the two-week in-country orientation program in late August/early September. This will consist of a variety of activities including lectures on Turkey, Turkish culture, and English language teaching methods, rules and regulations of the ETA Program, as well as an introductory Turkish language course.

Grantees are also required to attend the Mid-Year Evaluation Meeting in late February. Grantees’ expenses during both meetings are covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level are eligible to apply. Applicants should be open-minded, committed, flexible and able to take the initiative. Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates in the field of Education (including TESOL and TEFL), the Humanities, Social Sciences, English Language and Literature, and American Studies. 

Candidates should be committed to teaching and learning about different cultures. Additionally, they should be self-sufficient and able to think and act independently. Previous teaching experience or completion of a teaching certificate is helpful but not required. Successful candidates should be able to lead classes with minimal guidance and serve as cultural interpreters of the United States for their Turkish students and colleagues. Selected candidates will be working as full time teachers at their host universities. 

Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study and/or career interests and include relevant extracurricular activities. Research proposals are not required; however, applicants may propose small research projects as long as they do not conflict with assigned classroom responsibilities.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Knowledge of Turkish may be helpful.

Applicants must be native speakers of English. Knowledge of and experience teaching English is helpful. Basic Turkish language lessons are provided during the orientation program, and host universities will arrange for Turkish language lessons to be provided during the grant period.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: n/a


Graduate Degree Enrollment: n/a


Placement Type:

ETAs will be placed through a process of random selection after they have been accepted to the ETA Program. Candidates will be placed in developing universities throughout Turkey. ETAs will be assigned approximately 21 classroom contact hours per week teaching English (with a focus on Speaking/Listening skills). ETAs are expected to spend an equivalent amount of time preparing for class, assisting with extra-curricular activities, attending departmental meetings and helping with other activities at the university. These duties and hours will vary, depending on the university’s needs. 


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship will not be considered. 


Housing:

Housing arrangements will be made with the help of the host university. Some universities may offer housing to grantees on their campuses, but most grantees rent apartments in their host cities. 


Visa Requirements:

All candidates are required to obtain a Work Visa (Çalışma Vizesi) from the Turkish Embassy/Consulate in the United States prior to their arrival in Turkey. The Turkish Embassy/Consulate will be informed by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the names of the Fulbright ETA Grantees to ease the visa application process. 


Dependents:

ETAs may bring their dependents, but the program cannot provide them with any financial or logistical support (visas, residency permits, etc.). 


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

www.fulbright.org.tr

For further information and questions, please contact:

Ms. Mevlude Bakir

American Programs Officer

eta@fulbright.org.tr 


Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award

Grant Period:

9 months

Grants will begin October and end in June.

Grant will commence in Greece or Turkey depending on the project proposal.

Grantees are expected in the first country of destination at least ten days before the beginning of the academic year on October 1 for required Commission orientation.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Candidates at all degree levels are accepted, but preference is given to Master's and Ph.D. candidates. Applications will be considered in the following fields related to Greece and Turkey: environmental studies, marine biology, disaster management and emergency preparedness, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies / archaeology, cultural policy, music and the arts, and tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism).


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: Turkish or Greek proficiency is not required. Some study of Turkish and Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliations and submit letters of invitation. If an invitation is not available, applicants may indicate preferences for affiliation in the application. The Fulbright Commissions can assist in establishing contacts at prospective host institutions and coordinate final assignments.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, access the Special Opportunity please select Greek Turkish Grant from the drop down menu to be considered for this award. Select Greece for Country 1 and Turkey for Country 2.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


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.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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.