Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) - Re-advertised here (USA Opportunity)

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 to drs_exchanges@state.gov for more information .


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.

NOTE: Application is ONLY Online, and Certificates/Transcripts and other supporting documentsby postal way

ONLINE APPLICATION: CLICK HERE or Visit https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/flta/26/

SOURCE: CLICK HERE

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International Scholarships Schemes (Biological Sciences)

Africa China India Middle East South-East Asia Other non-EU countries (see below)

The Faculty of Biological Sciences offers a number of different scholarships for overseas students paying full overseas rated fees. There are schemes open to students of all nationalities as well as a number of country specific schemes. The schemes are open to new undergraduate and taught postgraduate (Masters) students who commence a programme of study within the Faculty in September 2009..


1. Biological Sciences International Prize Scholarships - £3,000
For 2009 entry there will be two competitive prize scholarships of £3,000 available for outstanding international students; one for undergraduates and one for taught postgraduates. Applicants should normally apply for a programme of study within the Faculty by 30 May 2009.

a) Biological Sciences International Undergraduate Prize Scholarship

How to apply: All applicants will be considered via their UCAS application form.
Academic criteria: To be awarded as determined by the Faculty International Scholarships Committee.
Renewal of scholarship: For undergraduate study, the scholarship may be renewed for up to a maximum of three years of study subject to satisfactory academic progress.
b) Biological Sciences International Masters Prize Scholarship

How to apply: All applicants will be considered via their application to the University.
Academic criteria: To be awarded as determined by the Faculty International Scholarships Committee.
Renewal of scholarship: There is no renewal of scholarships for the Masters programmes as duration is just one year.
2. Biological Sciences International Scholarships Scheme - £2,000
Scholarships of £2,000 are available to high achieving international students commencing undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

Undergraduate students: Your application through UCAS will enable us to consider you (subject to the terms of the scheme).

Postgraduate students: Your application to the University will enable us to consider you (subject to the terms of the scheme).

Terms and conditions vary across our different schemes, but the following will apply in all cases. To receive a Faculty of Biological Sciences International Scholarship successful candidates must meet the all following conditions:

commence a programme of study in the Faculty of Biological Sciences in September 2009 and be fully registered on 1st December 2009
be a full-time student paying full overseas rated fees
be in receipt of a written scholarship offer from us and fulfil the academic conditions of that offer.
Further information about our programmes is available from our overseas offices and Admissions Tutors. Scholarships will be allocated subject to the terms of the scheme.

For undergraduate study, the scholarship may be renewed for up to a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic progress. The Faculty of Biological Sciences International Scholarships are not available to students who have other University of Leeds scholarships or bursaries or who have secured alternative external sources of funding e.g. government sponsorship. Only one Faculty of Biological Sciences Scholarship may be awarded per student. The Faculty reserves the right not to award scholarships if candidates do not meet the required criteria.


Students from India, China and South-East Asia should follow the links below for information about country-specific scholarship schemes.


Country–specific Scholarships

Please follow the links below to find out about Faculty scholarships for students from the following countries;

Africa
China
India
Middle East
South-East Asia


Contact details
Undergraduate Degrees

UG Admissions Office
LC Miall Building
Faculty of Biological Sciences
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
UK

Graduate School Office

Garstang Building
Faculty of Biological Sciences
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
UK

T: +44 (0) 113 343 2829
F: + 44 (0) 113 343 3091
E: fbsadmissions@leeds.ac.uk
W:www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/admissions
T: +44(0) 113 343 3022
F: +44(0) 113 343 1407
E: fbsgrad@leeds.ac.uk
W:www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/gradschool/index.htm




Other sources of scholarships
Infomation about other scholarships and bursaries for new students can be obtained from the University of Leeds Scholarships Website


SOURCE: CLICK HERE

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