The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. German programs last 10 months.
Study/Research: The study/research grant category includes projects in both academic and arts fields. The study/research grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Applicants can come from any recognized academic field and be at any academic level with a Bachelor's Degree as a minimum at the start of the grant. They should have a very good academic record and reference letters. As Fulbright grantees are representing the U.S., applicants should have strong cultural and leadership skills. Proposed projects should be innovative, feasible in Germany, and based on the candidate's overall academic education.
ETA: The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms. Candidates should be well-rounded, articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist in teaching American studies, including English language, to German students at all pre-university levels. These grants are especially suited for students of German (e.g., German studies and history). Applicants from other academic fields will be considered if they have adequate German proficiency. Strong preference will be given to applicants younger than 29.
During their grants, Fulbright recipients 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. This allows 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.