2018-2019 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: Overview of Online Application



welcome this is an overview of the 2018-2019 Fulbright distinguished awards and teaching program online application process for u.s. applicants the Fulbright distinguished awards and teaching program is sponsored by the u.s. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs it is administered by the Institute of International Education IIE before completing the application all potential applicants should first review the program eligibility requirements found on the program webpage u.s. applicants must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered for the Fulbright Program if you applied in previous years we encourage you to reapply all the applicants must fill out the online application being sure to update any information that has changed as well as complete any new questions on the application re applicants must also submit new reference and leave authorization forms here is a list of some of the participating countries for the 2018-2019 school year please continue to check our website for a complete list of participating countries visit our website to view language requirements eligible program dates program length and more details about the participating country please note that this is an example of a country list from 2017 2018 please continue to check our website for an updated 2018 to 2019 country list this is a basic overview of the selection and notification timeline found on our website the application deadline for the 2018 2019 program for us teachers is December 13th 2017 here are here are a few tips for you to keep in mind before you start allow ample time in advance for the application deadlines before starting the application review the online instructions thoroughly as well as print a blank sample application from our website teachers can access the application from the program website this screen is the home page of the online application applicants creating an application for the first time should click create new application applicants who applied using the online application previously should click reapply to retrieve your information and register for this year's application once registered returning users should enter their email address and password into the fields on the online application home page to log back into the system when creating a new application applicants are brought to the registration page any fields throughout the application with a red asterisk are required for submission after registration the applicant will be taken to the first page of the application there are 16 sections total once you begin the online application click the Save button often there is a timer on the top left corner of the application an applicants will be logged out after 20 minutes of inactivity we will now highlight several sections of the application in the educational background section applicants should list all earn degrees and/or certificates starting with the most recent earned once you click Save a grid will appear with your inputted information a similar grid is displayed in other parts of the application including the previous employment international experience professional development activities teaching schedule family travel reference and file upload applicants should upload transcripts for all degrees earned in the file upload section of the ocation this is the language proficiency section please list languages that are applicable to the program teachers should review the requirements for each country should you have any questions about the recommended or required languages for our particular country you should be proficient enough in the required language to read academic text and carry on conversations about academic level topics narrative questions are limited to a set character count which includes punctuation and spaces applicants can find the character count at the bottom of each text box we recommend that teachers prepare their answers in a word processing system such as Microsoft Word then copy and paste the text into the text box on the online application any text that goes beyond the allowed character count will be cut off so be sure you remain within the character count limit the leave authorization section generates a form that must be printed from within the application and signed by an official at the district level who has the ability to approve participation in the program grant a leave of absence and approved the appropriate salary arrangements for the school or school system in which the applicant is employed the signed form must be scanned and emailed to IIE at Fulbright dat at IIE org all applicants must submit three reference forms before the December 13th application deadline these three forms are in addition to leave authorization form one reference must come from your immediate supervisor usually the principal or a department chair while the other two may come from anyone in your professional community all three forms must be submitted through the online system no supplemental letters of reference will be accepted in addition all applicants must upload and submit copies of their resume or CV University transcript copies of previous significant teaching or leadership awards and a clear scan of the photo page of their passport if you do not have a passport right no passport at this time on the basic information page and do not upload a passport the final step before submission is to check and preview the application first click check application which will populate a grid with errors you must fix before being allowed to submit then preview your application and enter print or save a copy of the PDF application for your files you should not send a printed copy of your application to IIE once applicants have checked and previewed their application click submit online application teachers will not be allowed to make changes once they submit the application throughout the application process including after submission teachers should use the reference tab to check the progress of completed applications and references in this section you are able to resend an email to your reference to remind them to complete the reference it is common for the automated emails to end up in the junk mail folder please tell your references that the email will come from Fulbright dat at IIE org it is your responsibility to ensure that each of your references submits the online reference form by the application deadline of December 13 2017 in this section teachers can also see when IIE has received the leave of a leave authorization form please contact IIE Fulbright Program staff at Fulbright dat at IIE org with any questions we wish all potential applicants the best of luck and remember the application deadline is December 13 2017

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