Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program 2018

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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program allows students and alumni of U.S. higher education institutions to teach English for two academic semesters at Polish universities.

English Teaching Assistant awards are granted through a competition open to students and alumni of U.S. higher education institutions to teach and co-teach practical and specialized English language classes at higher higher education institutions and research institutes in Poland. Applications are accepted from candidates from all fields. The Fulbright Commission shall place grantees at institutions which declared their willingness to host candidates and were selected through an open competition. The grantee carries out a program agreed upon with the host institution.

Beside the teaching, grantees have the opportunity to participate in variety of enrichment activities (such as EU/NATO Seminar organized by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium or Berlin Seminar organized by Fulbright Commission in Germany), and engage in public diplomacy by delivering presentations, seminars, and workshops on U.S. higher education and culture across Poland.

Grant duration

9 months (1 academic year, from October 1 to June 30).

“Fulbright opens your world professionally and personally in every way possible. In Poland, I have experienced a different education and research system, culture, and language, but what’s perhaps even more important is that I have met so many friends and new colleagues.”

– Laken Brooks, 2017/18 ETA

Grant benefits

This award is funded by the governments of the Republic of Poland and the United States of America. Grant benefits are disbursed in Polish zlotys.

  • Stipend for grantee’s living expenses (1000 USD per month)

  • Travel allowance for grantee’s round trip to Poland (1500 USD)

  • One-off relocation and settling-in allowance (800 USD)

  • One-off conference, research, book allowance (500 USD)

  • Monthly family allowance for the dependent family, if the family accompanies the grantee for at least 80% of the grant period (250 USD per month per family member),and is listed as a dependent in the Embark application

  • Private health care benefit plan for the grantee (Allianz)

  • Accident and Sickness program for exchanges (ASPE)

  • Participation in events: Orientation (late September), Thanksgiving Dinner (November), Mid-Year Meeting (February) and End-of-the-Year Meeting (June)

  • Administrative and academic support through the Fulbright Commission and Host Institution in Poland

“My Fulbright year in Poland has allowed me to develop tremendously as a culturally competent leader, and to meet some of the most incredible and inspiring people in both the Fulbright program and my host town of Łomża.”

– Mike Gilmor, 2017/18 ETA

Eligibility

Individuals eligible to apply:

  • Are U.S. citizens (green card holders are not eligible to apply)

  • Have not resided outside the United States for 5 or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application

  • Hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree before the start of the grant

  • Do not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application

Application procedure and deadlines

For application procedure and deadlines please follow websites listed below. If you have any questions, check the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Program Officer.

Program Officer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Fulbright Commission shall place grantees at institutions which declared their willingness to host candidates and placed all across Poland in academic centers. Each host institution is expected, as best it can, to tailor the teaching and co-teaching to its English language teaching needs and the grantee’s background, academic interests and abilities.

You may have your own idea and inform Fulbright Commission about it, but please keep in mind that the Fulbright Commission is responsible for the placement procedure and placing grantees at institutions.

Previous teaching experience is strongly recommended. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their experience and interest in teaching.

Knowledge of the Polish language is not a formal requirement, but some Polish language proficiency is recommended. Applicants are encouraged to study Polish language prior to arrival in order to facilitate their deeper engagement with the host community during the grant period.

Alumni of this program