Fulbright Program Info Session- Recapped

Fulbright Program Info Session- Recapped

The application for the 2021-2022 Fulbright award cycle is now open! The key to putting together a strong application is early preparation and understanding key components of the application and selection process. Read on to learn more about the Fulbright program and how to get started with applying!   What is the Fulbright program? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a federally-funded cultural exchange program that provides recent college graduates, graduate students, and early career professionals the opportunity to conduct independent research, pursue advanced coursework, or teach English in over 140 countries around the world.   Who is eligible to apply? Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the 2021-2022 award cycle: U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals Have earned a bachelor’s degree by Spring 2021 (i.e., Class of 2021 and alumni) Have not earned a doctoral degree by the time of application   When is the application deadline? There is a two-part deadline for the Fulbright: The Haverford campus deadline is Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The Fulbright program deadline is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.   Overview of Fulbright Program, Award Types, and Application Process This video provides a general overview of the Fulbright program, the different award types, the components of the application, and what the application process will look like for this year. Fulbright Info Session Transcript Slide 1 Hello everyone. My name is Jason Chan, the Fellowship and Career Advisor at CCPA. Welcome to the Fulbright information video for the 2021-2022 award cycle.    Slide 2 In this session, I’ll be providing a general overview of the Fulbright program, the different Fulbright award...
Fellowships 101 Video Series

Fellowships 101 Video Series

Did you miss the Fellowships 101 virtual info session earlier this week? Take a look at the videos and/or transcripts below to discover: What are Fellowships and Why Should I Consider Them? (Part 1) Finding Relevant Fellowship Opportunities. (Part 2) How Do I Get Started With Applying? (Part 3) Relevant links: Haverford’s Fellowships & Scholarships Webpage Handshake (For making an appointment with Fellowship Advisor, Jason Chan) ProFellow.com PART 1: What Are Fellowships and Why Should I Consider Them? In this first of three videos in the Fellowships 101 series, we’ll be talking about what fellowships are and why you might want to consider one as part of your academic or career plans. View Transcript Slide 1 Hello everyone. My name is Jason Chan, the Fellowship and Career Advisor at CCPA. Welcome to the first part of Fellowships 101. In this first of three videos, we’ll be talking about what fellowships are and why you might want to consider one as part of your academic or career plans. Slide 2 Before we dive in, I want to share some of Haverford’s successes in the world of fellowships. First, Haverford was recently named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for the 5th year in a row. In the last five years, since 2015, 24 Haverford students and alumni have received a Fulbright grant, this represents 30% of all Haverford students and alumni who applied. So this is a pretty high acceptance rate given how competitive the Fulbright can be. And in these same five years, Haverford students and alumni have also received a number of other fellowship awards, so all in all, you are...
Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101 By Jason Chan   Do you sometimes wish you could spend all your time exploring and learning about a topic or issue that you’re passionate about? Are there questions you have about the world that you wish you had the opportunity to answer? Do you feel you have the potential to make an impact in society? If you answered “yes” (or even “maybe”) to these questions, you might be a good candidate for a fellowship! Read more to learn about what fellowships are and how you can begin exploring possible opportunities.   What is a fellowship? Although fellowships encompass an array of opportunities, in general, they are short-term funded experiences that allow you to do a deep dive into a particular area of interest. Spending a year or two gaining expert knowledge about a subject you’re passionate about, developing new skills while cultivating ones you already have, and gaining exposure to new perspectives and new communities – these are hallmarks of many fellowship opportunities.   What would I be doing in a fellowship? Fellowships come in a variety of types. Some, like the Fulbright, involve conducting research, while others, like the Rhodes or the Soros, are intended for graduate study in a range of disciplines. Some, like the Fulbright-ETA, are oriented around teaching, while others like the Luce place fellows in service agencies or nonprofit organizations. And while some, like the Gaither, are based in the U.S., others take place overseas or – in the case of the Watson – across multiple countries around the world. Chances are there’s a fellowship opportunity out there that’s relevant to your...
Discover the Fulbright Fellowship

Discover the Fulbright Fellowship

The CCPA is already gearing up for next year! Specifically, we are beginning to prepare students for the 2020-2021 Fullbright Fellowship applications. Will you be one of the students applying? Read on to discover what the Fulbright Fellowship Program is, who should apply, and where you can learn more!  What is the Fulbright Fellowship Program?  “The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.” Source: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program Types of Awards Open Study/Research Awards: With this traditional award, candidates design a research project for a specific country. Read more here. English Teaching Assistant Awards: The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) awards match candidates with classrooms abroad where they will assist local English teachers and serve as a “Cultural ambassador for the U.S..” Read more here. Who should apply? Students can apply during their senior year...