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Fulbright Outreach Master's Degree Fellowships

Fellowships for Israel Students for Master's Degree
Studies in a USA Institution of Higher Education

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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United States - Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Deadline Date:

06/01/19 11:59 PM

Description:

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Fellowships to Israel students of eligible cultural background who plan to begin a master’s degree at a USA university during the upcoming academic year. This fellowship program is open to Israelis who are of Arab or Ethiopian descent. Funding is intended to promote cultural understanding between Israel and the USA. Consideration will be given to students pursuing degrees in any discipline, with the exception of medicine, nursing, and other clinical fields in which hands-on contact with patients is required.

Candidates who have been accepted to the Fulbright Outreach Program can choose between two placement tracks. For details, see the URL for Full Text link below.
- Track 1: Self Placement
- Track 2: IIE Placement

Grant Benefits:
- Tuition and fees for a maximum of two years;
- Monthly maintenance allowance, fixed according to IIE estimates, for a maximum of two years for the grantee only;
- Books and equipment allowance;
- Round trip airfare from Israel to the US academic institution for the grantee only;
- Basic health insurance for the grantee only for the duration of the grant;
- J1/J2 visa administration;
- Pre-departure orientation meeting in Israel;
- A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events and networking.

Evaluation Criteria:
- Academic excellence.
- Leadership qualities.
- Demonstrable ambassadorial skills required to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Israel. Fulbright fellows serve as cultural ambassadors and should be prepared to speak about their countries, cultures and research to academic and community groups.
- Potential for gaining value from the program.
- English language proficiency.
- Since the aim of the Fulbright Program is to foster cultural understanding between the US and Israel, preference will be given to applicants who have not had a substantial recent academic experience in the United States or another English-speaking country.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167782

Number of Grants:

Approximately five Fulbright Outreach Program Fellowships will be awarded.

Term of Contract:

Grantees must begin their studies in the United States no later than the fall semester of the 2020/2021 academic year.

Awards cannot be deferred to the following academic year.

Funding is for a maximum of two years for the grantee only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:
- Israeli citizens of Arab origin or of Ethiopian origin are eligible. Dual American-Israeli citizens or permanent residents of the United States are not eligible to apply.
- Candidates will be considered without regard to race, religion, gender, age, and/or physical impairment.
- Candidates must be resident in Israel at the time of application and must continue to be resident in Israel until the beginning of their studies in the United States as Fulbright Outreach Fellows. Candidates working, residing, or studying outside of Israel are not eligible to apply.
- Students who have already begun their program of studies in the United States or who are planning to begin study in the US before the 2020 Fall semester are not eligible to apply.
- Those who have already been awarded Bachelor’s degrees and students who will complete their Bachelor’s degree studies during the 2018/2019 academic year are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be required to provide proof that they have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree by December 31, 2019.
- Candidates who have already received a Master’s degree are not eligible to request a Fulbright Outreach Fellowship in support of study towards the receipt of an additional Master’s degree.
- Students in medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing and other programs which involve treatment of patients are not eligible for Fulbright grants.
- Candidates who have applied on two occasions in the past and whose applications have not been accepted are not eligible to reapply.
- All candidates, including those who have studied in English-speaking countries, must submit a recent TOEFL score. No application will be considered without a valid official TOEFL score.
- After the nomination process, selected candidates (except those in law) will have to submit a GRE/GMAT score.
- Prior to their departure, nominees must provide proof of financial coverage for all expenses exceeding the grant, according to IIE's guidelines.
- Candidates must be in good health. All applicants selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be activated.
- Prior conviction or current indictment for a felony may result in disqualification.

Pre-Application Information:

The highest-ranked candidates will be invited for an interview. All interviews are held on the same day. In order to be considered for an award, applicants must be available for interview in person on the date fixed by USIEF.

Timetable for 2020/2021:
- Earliest date for submission of applications: March 01, 2019
- Final deadline for submission of applications: June 01, 2019
- Academic referees review applications: June/July 2019
- Interviews of finalists: August 2019
- Candidates notified of results: August 2019
- Placement process begins: September-October 2019
- J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board approves selection of candidates: October 2019
- Nominees notified if accepted to studies by American universities: April 2020
- Program Fellows begin studies in the United States: August 2020, Fall semester

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sandy Mattar, Programs Manager
03-5172131, ext. 204
Smattar@fulbright.org.il

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Geographic Focus:

Israel