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"Francis P. Duvinage" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: FULBRIGHT - New Info Sessions for Research Opportunities

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in
pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching
opportunities during the 2015-16 academic year? (Interested first and second
year students are welcome to attend too!)

Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most
prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates
opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open
exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1900 Fulbright grants
are currently available to over 140 nations. There are two distinct types of
grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and
significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find
below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For
detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting
information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching
opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend
(and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to
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FULBRIGHT STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT WORKSHOPS: Please specify which day/time you
plan to attend in your response

Thursday, March 13 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
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Friday, March 14 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
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Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads –
All Majors – GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday,
September 2, 2014

There are two types of Fulbright grants:

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research
are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research
projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and
research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living
costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance;
tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English
language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries
(the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Europe: Andorra,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy,
Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey,
Ukraine; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz
Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan,
Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan Vietnam; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama,
Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Oman;
Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa;  A stipend is
provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award
covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and
orientation costs.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the
following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance
for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical
Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants
may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in
most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies
by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 2, 2014 – contact us at [log in to unmask]
for details.

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Contact Person: Francis P. Duvinage
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]