Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ernest Makulilo teaches children in W.Virginia about Tanzania




Fulbright FLTA 08 Ernest Makulilo teaches children in West Virginia about Tanzania.
On October 9, 2008 Fulbright FLTA Ernest Makulilo talked about Tanzania to 300 primary school children at Spring Hill Elementary School in Huntington City, West Virginia. Makulilo talked about Tanzanian culture in general, the meaning of the colours of the flag of Tanzania, and about the Maasai tribe. He demonstrated how the Maasai dress by dressing two of the students in the Maasai Shukas. He also taught them a few words of Kiswahili; their favorites were “Mwalimu”, “Asante” , and “Rafiki” . The event was organized by the Huntington Museum of Art as part of their two-month exhibition on African Art.

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program takes young graduate English teachers to the U.S. to teach their native Kiswahili and study at U.S. institutions for a year. The program is a fellowship under the U.S. Government funded Fulbright international exchange program and aims to foster mutual understanding between Tanzania and the United States. Makulilo teaches Kiswahili and a class called “Global Connections: Discover Africa” at Marshall University in West Virginia.

SOURCE: PRESS RELEASE - US EMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA Read more ...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) 2010-2011

*** Application cycle for 2010-2011 now open ***

Please note that from this year, we are moving up the application cycle by several months. Deadline for submission of online applications and all supporting documents will be June 1, 2009. Only successful candidates will be called for interviews scheduled for June. Please email drs_exchanges@state.gov for more information .

Information sessions will be held at the U.S. Embassy March 11-12, 2009. Sessions will last three hours; you may only attend one session. No registration is required. Please note that bags, briefcases, cigarette lighters, weapons and electronic items including cameras and cell phones are among items not permitted into the Embassy.


Session Schedule (come for one only):
1. Wednesday, Feb 18, 9:00 - 12:00 noon;
2. Thursday, Feb 19, 9:00 - 12:00 noon,
3. Thursday, Feb 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.;
4. Friday, Feb 20, 9:00 - 12:00 noon.

The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State. Teaching Assistants are vetted through the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The program aims to strengthen U.S. foreign language instruction and promote mutual understanding by establishing a foreign language native speaker expertise on U.S. campuses. The program enables the teaching assistants to complete their home country pre-service training by engaging in non-degree studies at accredited post-secondary U.S. educational institutions while teaching one or two language courses. Additionally they serve as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extracurricular activities or supervisors of clubs and language houses.Selected teaching assistants will enjoy Fulbright status in the United Status. They are expected to teach their language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. All FLTA's receive room and board, a monthly stipend, and tuition waiver for the required coursework, in addition to Fulbright immigration services. The Fulbright grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable.



The Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of Department of State, USA, would like to place several language teaching assistants at universities and colleges in the US as part of a strategic language initiative.


Kiswahili is one of the targeted languages.

These teaching assistants would be Fulbright Scholars and are expected to teach their language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. The grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable. The program is designed to have native language and cultural informants who are close in age to undergraduate students in the USA. Normally, FLTAs would teach:

beginning level or conversation courses

work in a language lab

animate a language table

organize cultural activities or have similar duties

Each institution assigns duties that will best meet the needs of their school's unique circumstances.

Fulbright will pay for travel, health insurance and monthly maintenance of the selected candidates. Institutions where the FLTAs are placed provide tuition scholarships for the required coursework. The selection process for Tanzania is facilitated through the American Embassy in Dar es Salaam.

Applicants must be English teachers with a Bachelors degree, between 21-29 years of age who are willing to travel without their dependants for one academic year.

This is an excellent opportunity for young teachers in Tanzania. To apply, please refer to the requirements listed here, and if you qualify, apply through online application process. Three reference letters should be filled out by teachers or other professionals you have worked with, and submitted directly to the address below. Signature page should be submitted together with relevant certificates and transcripts to:

Fulbright Program Coordinator,
Fulbright FLTA program,
Office of Public Affairs,
American Embassy,
686 Old Bagamoyo Rd. - Msasani,
Box 9123, Dar es Salaam.
Voice: 255 22 2668001
Fax: 255 22 2668251



Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. Also, only nominated candidates will be required to sit for the TOEFL exam in November and submit a medical report in February.

SOURCE: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/flta.html Read more ...

International Fulbright Science & Technology PHD Program

Deadline will be March 31, 2009. Only successful candidates will be called for interviews scheduled for early April.

Information sessions for this program will be held on February 18-20 at the U.S. Embassy. Session are open to the public and due to limited seating, are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each session will last three hours and applicants should only attend one session. Please note large bags, briefcases, phones, cameras, cigarette lighters, weapons and other electronic items are among things not permitted into the Embassy. It is advisable to come 20 minutes before the session start time to pass through security. Email drs_exchanges@state.gov for more information

Session Schedule (come for one only):
1. Wednesday, Feb 18, 9:00 – 12:00 noon;
2. Thursday, Feb 19, 9:00 – 12:00 noon,
3. Thursday, Feb 19, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.;
4. Friday, February 20, 9:00 – 12:00 noon.

The International Fulbright Science and Technology award is for Ph.D. study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, which encourages scientists from around the world to study in the U.S.

Approximately 40 awards will be competed worldwide for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields. The United States remains the most attractive destination for serious scientific and technological research and study. The Department views this program as an important step to sustain that position. The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award reaffirms America’s pre-eminence and competitiveness in the fields of science, technology, and engineering. The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award was first announced at the U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education in January 2006.

Winners of previous awards came from over 30 countries (with all world regions represented) and represent a wide variety of fields in science, technology and engineering, including biology, computer science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, and physics. Thirty-five percent of the winners were women. Recipients were chosen through a rigorous, multi-tiered, merit-based selection process consisting of in-country competition and review, field and discipline merit review by top-level U.S. academic leaders, and nomination by a blue ribbon Advisory Panel, which includes university deans and presidents. Final selection was made by the Presidentially appointed Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Winners in previous years were placed at leading universities including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford University.

The U.S. Embassy is now soliciting nominations for candidates to participate in the 2009 International Fulbright Science and Technology Program. Grantees will be enrolled for Ph.D. study at top U.S. universities in the fields of science, technology, or engineering for academic year 2009-2010. The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award is a worldwide program.

Eligible fields include: aeronautics and astronomics/aeronautical engineering, astronomy/planetary sciences, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer sciences/engineering, energy, engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum), environmental science/engineering, geology/earth and atmospheric sciences, information sciences and systems (engineering focus only), materials science/engineering, mathematics, neuroscience/brain and cognitive sciences, oceanography, public health (theoretical research focus only) and physics. (Please note: A brief description of each field of study is available at http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/scienceandtech)

The Office of Academic Exchange Programs in the U.S. Department of State will fund grants for up to three years for this award. After three years, U.S. universities will be expected to cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a Ph.D. Placement of students will be handled by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Applicants must be residents and citizens of Tanzania and must apply through the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Public Affairs in Dar es Salaam. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree and be eligible for a doctoral degree before August 1, 2009, and be proficient in English. The best applicants work for institutions that are contributing to Tanzania’s development in science, technology and engineering and who work in hard sciences. This program is not for simple theoretical study. Successful candidates are usually scientists who are leaders in their respective fields and people who are making a difference in Tanzania and have the support of their employers to apply for the program. In addition, candidates should have strong inter-personal skills and the ability to share Tanzanian culture with others. Short-listed candidates will be required to sit for TOEFL, GRE and when necessary, GRE Subject Tests.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview that will take place in early May. Short-listed candidates will be asked to sit for appropriate tests and complete other necessary paperwork and will then be nominated for the worldwide competition. IIE will be responsible for placement of all Fulbright Science and Technology Award recipients. IIE will work closely with the recipients and the U.S. State Department to ensure the best placement available for field of study and research interests.

All grantees receive tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 36 months, health and accident coverage, a book and equipment allowance, professional conference allowance, travel support, and specially tailored enrichment activities, and are eligible to apply for additional research funding. After three years, U.S. universities will be expected to cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a Ph.D.

Information sessions are usually held in March the year prior to the award year and applicants are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions. In order to apply, applicants will be required to submit an online application at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/internationalalong with all supporting documents.

A complete application package includes:

1. An online application which includes:
a. a clearly written research objective
b. a professional resume
c. Three letters of reference (submitted electronically and attached to the online application
or official paper copies sent by mail)
d. Official (or scanned and attached to the online application; official paper transcripts should also be sent at a later date) certified true copies of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
2. A 10-15 pages writing sample
3. For short-listed candidates - score reports: TOEFL or IELTS; General GRE exam; GRE Subject exam (if applicable and available)
4. For short-listed candidates – copy of passport bio page


Submit the online application and any supporting documents by March 31, 2009 to:

Fulbright Program Officer
Fulbright Science and Technology PhD Program
Office of Public Affairs, American Embassy
686 Old Bagamoyo Rd., Msasani
Box 9123, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Voice: +255 22 2668001
Fax: +255 22 2668251
Email: drs_exchanges@state.gov
Website: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html

Contact the address above for more information.

SOURCE: Deadline will be March 31, 2009. Only successful candidates will be called for interviews scheduled for early April.

Information sessions for this program will be held on February 18-20 at the U.S. Embassy. Session are open to the public and due to limited seating, are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each session will last three hours and applicants should only attend one session. Please note large bags, briefcases, phones, cameras, cigarette lighters, weapons and other electronic items are among things not permitted into the Embassy. It is advisable to come 20 minutes before the session start time to pass through security. Email mailto: drs_exchanges@state.gov for more information

Session Schedule (come for one only):
1. Wednesday, Feb 18, 9:00 – 12:00 noon;
2. Thursday, Feb 19, 9:00 – 12:00 noon,
3. Thursday, Feb 19, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.;
4. Friday, February 20, 9:00 – 12:00 noon.

The International Fulbright Science and Technology award is for Ph.D. study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, which encourages scientists from around the world to study in the U.S.

Approximately 40 awards will be competed worldwide for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields. The United States remains the most attractive destination for serious scientific and technological research and study. The Department views this program as an important step to sustain that position. The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award reaffirms America’s pre-eminence and competitiveness in the fields of science, technology, and engineering. The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award was first announced at the U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education in January 2006.

Winners of previous awards came from over 30 countries (with all world regions represented) and represent a wide variety of fields in science, technology and engineering, including biology, computer science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, and physics. Thirty-five percent of the winners were women. Recipients were chosen through a rigorous, multi-tiered, merit-based selection process consisting of in-country competition and review, field and discipline merit review by top-level U.S. academic leaders, and nomination by a blue ribbon Advisory Panel, which includes university deans and presidents. Final selection was made by the Presidentially appointed Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Winners in previous years were placed at leading universities including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford University.

The U.S. Embassy is now soliciting nominations for candidates to participate in the 2009 International Fulbright Science and Technology Program. Grantees will be enrolled for Ph.D. study at top U.S. universities in the fields of science, technology, or engineering for academic year 2009-2010. The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award is a worldwide program.

Eligible fields include: aeronautics and astronomics/aeronautical engineering, astronomy/planetary sciences, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer sciences/engineering, energy, engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum), environmental science/engineering, geology/earth and atmospheric sciences, information sciences and systems (engineering focus only), materials science/engineering, mathematics, neuroscience/brain and cognitive sciences, oceanography, public health (theoretical research focus only) and physics. (Please note: A brief description of each field of study is available at http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/scienceandtech)

The Office of Academic Exchange Programs in the U.S. Department of State will fund grants for up to three years for this award. After three years, U.S. universities will be expected to cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a Ph.D. Placement of students will be handled by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Applicants must be residents and citizens of Tanzania and must apply through the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Public Affairs in Dar es Salaam. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree and be eligible for a doctoral degree before August 1, 2009, and be proficient in English. The best applicants work for institutions that are contributing to Tanzania’s development in science, technology and engineering and who work in hard sciences. This program is not for simple theoretical study. Successful candidates are usually scientists who are leaders in their respective fields and people who are making a difference in Tanzania and have the support of their employers to apply for the program. In addition, candidates should have strong inter-personal skills and the ability to share Tanzanian culture with others. Short-listed candidates will be required to sit for TOEFL, GRE and when necessary, GRE Subject Tests.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview that will take place in early May. Short-listed candidates will be asked to sit for appropriate tests and complete other necessary paperwork and will then be nominated for the worldwide competition. IIE will be responsible for placement of all Fulbright Science and Technology Award recipients. IIE will work closely with the recipients and the U.S. State Department to ensure the best placement available for field of study and research interests.

All grantees receive tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 36 months, health and accident coverage, a book and equipment allowance, professional conference allowance, travel support, and specially tailored enrichment activities, and are eligible to apply for additional research funding. After three years, U.S. universities will be expected to cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a Ph.D.

Information sessions are usually held in March the year prior to the award year and applicants are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions. In order to apply, applicants will be required to submit an online application at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/internationalalong with all supporting documents.

A complete application package includes:

1. An online application which includes:
a. a clearly written research objective
b. a professional resume
c. Three letters of reference (submitted electronically and attached to the online application
or official paper copies sent by mail)
d. Official (or scanned and attached to the online application; official paper transcripts should also be sent at a later date) certified true copies of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
2. A 10-15 pages writing sample
3. For short-listed candidates - score reports: TOEFL or IELTS; General GRE exam; GRE Subject exam (if applicable and available)
4. For short-listed candidates – copy of passport bio page


Submit the online application and any supporting documents by March 31, 2009 to:

Fulbright Program Officer
Fulbright Science and Technology PhD Program
Office of Public Affairs, American Embassy
686 Old Bagamoyo Rd., Msasani
Box 9123, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Voice: +255 22 2668001
Fax: +255 22 2668251
Email: drs_exchanges@state.gov
Website: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html

Contact the address above for more information.

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The Fulbright Junior Staff Development (JSD) Program 2010 - 2011

*** Application cycle 2010 - 2011 now open. ***
Deadline will be April 30, 2009. Only successful candidates will be called for interviews scheduled for May.

Information Sessions for this program will be held on Februar 18-20, 2009 at the U.S. Embassy. Sessions are open to the public and due to limited seating, are on first-come, first-serve basis. Each session will last three hours and applicants should only attend one session. Please note large bags, briefcases, phones, cameras, cigarette lighters, weapons and other electronic items are among things not permitted in the Embassy. It is advisable to come 20 minutes before the session start time to pass through security. Email drs_exchanges@state.gov for more information.

Session Schedule (come for one only):
1. Wednesday, Feb 18, 9:00 - 12:00 noon;
2. Thursday, Feb 19, 9:00 - 12:00 noon,
3. Thursday, Feb 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.;
4. Friday 20, 9:00 - 12:00 noon.

The Embassy of the United States in Dar es Salaam has the pleasure to announce the 2010-2011 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program and to invite applications from qualified candidates.

The Fulbright Junior Staff Development (JSD) Program is the largest Fulbright program with Africa and provides financial assistance for a maximum of two years of study toward a graduate degree in a U.S. university or for participation in a non-degree research or nonacademic professional program. It is designed primarily to strengthen African universities through higher degree training for faculty members. Applications are also accepted from prospective candidates in public and private educational and cultural institutions, independent research institutes, and professional institutions.

The JSD program is open to any qualified candidate but strongly encourages the inclusion of female candidates and prefers candidates who have not had extensive recent experience in the United States. Recent (within three years) recipients of Fulbright grants are not eligible to apply, and it should be emphasized that funding is for a maximum period of two years only. It is important to note that doctoral degree candidates will typically need to secure additional funding to complete their course of study.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Applicants must be citizens of Tanzania or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by Tanzania.
2. Applicants must have a record of outstanding academic achievement and preparation in their chosen field of study. They must show high motivation and serious commitment to completing the program and to returning home.
3. Applicants should either be candidates for an advanced degree in their current field or for a specialized non-degree program in a field for which they are well prepared. Applicants who wish to pursue study in a field other than their current field of study must demonstrate adequate background in that field.
4. Applicants must be affiliated with or committed to working at an academic institution or a public or private institution in Tanzania upon return, and should have the endorsement of their home institution.
5. Applicants must have a sufficiently high level of English proficiency to enable them to complete a full-time program of graduate study in the United States.

In Tanzania, the Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program is administered by the U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs Section, which nominates candidates to the Fulbright Scholarship Board in Washington, DC. The Fulbright Scholarship Board makes the final selection of candidates. In order for the Embassy to complete the nomination process before the deadline date for submission, we urge aspiring candidates to submit their applications to the Embassy by May 1, 2009; applications received after this date will not be considered.

All application forms must be typed or prepared electronically, on-line application is preferred: hand-written applications will not be accepted. Candidates must submit completed application forms, academic transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference. Please note that only those short-listed for final consideration will be called for a panel interview. Only finalists will be required to submit their medical history, supplemental forms and complete standardized English and Graduate Record Exam tests.

The online application utility can be found on the internet at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20/

Applications should be submitted to:

Fulbright Program Officer
Fulbright JSD Program
Office of Public Affairs, American Embassy,
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani,
P.O. Box 9123, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,
or by e-mail to drs_exchanges@state.gov,

or via the online application process.

Referrers should be directed to mail or deliver the letter of reference directly to the Fulbright Program Officer.

SOURCE: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/jsd.html Read more ...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

LGBT and Human Rights - International Training Programme 2009/2010

Stockholm, Sweden, October 26-November 13, 2009, Africa region June 14-18, 2010, and Asia region May 31-June 4, 2010.

In 2009/2010, RFSL together with RFSU (The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education) is organising an international training programme on LGBT and human rights with funding from Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). This will be the third year a training programme in this format will be organised. The 2009/2010 training programme is divided into into two sections, with participants from Africa participating in one of the sections and participants from Asia participating in the other.The closing dates to apply for this year's course is April 3 (Asia section) and April 17 (Africa section).

The training programme will include topics such as:
- Sexualities, Norms and Genders
- Human Rights and Protection for LGBT Persons
- Supporting LGBT in Practice

Requested qualifications are:

- A minimum of three years workinge experience in either LGBT or Human Rights’ field.

- Academic degree in social sciences, law, public health or related fields of study.

In 2007/2008 and 2008/2009, persons from the following countries participated: Bangladesh, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia,

Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine.


The Asian section 2009/2010 is open only for application by participants from the following countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.


The African section 2009/2010 is open only for application by participants from the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Moçambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Click on the links below to read more about the programme and to download the application forms for 2009/2010.

Information Brochure Africa (PDF 118 kB)

Information Brochure Asia (PDF 124 kB)

2009 Application Form Africa (PDF 71 kB)

2009 Application Form Asia (PDF 71 kB)

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