Deadline: vary from country to country
Open to: holders of at least bachelor’s degree in technical sciences
Scholarship: tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 36 months, health and accident coverage, a book and equipment allowance, professional conference allowance, travel support
The Embassies of the United States of America around the world are pleased to announce the opening of the worldwide competition for the 2012 International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for outstanding foreign students. The award is designed to be among the most prestigious international scholarships in science and technology. The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award is for Ph.D. study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, and engineering.
Approximately 40 fellowships will be awarded worldwide for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields.
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.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree (comparable to a U.S. bachelor’s degree) on or before August 2012 and cannot reside in the U.S. at the time of application to the program. It is highly recommended that the applicant have received his/her bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field for which he/she plans to pursue Ph.D. study. Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency with a recent TOEFL score (or equivalent) of 580 or an IBT of 90 or higher.
Applicants to the S&T Program must plan to study in one of the following fields:
* Aeronautics and Aeronautical Engineering
* Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only)*
* Astronomy/Planetary Sciences
* Biomedical Engineering
* Computer Science
* Engineering (aerospace, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum)
* Environmental Science/Engineering
* Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
* Information Sciences/Engineering (engineering focus only; business-focused study is not eligible)
* Materials Science/Engineering
* Public Health (biostatistics or epidemiology)
You apply for this award through the Fulbright Office in your country of citizenship. Each Fulbright Office will conduct a preliminary selection and forward a limited number of applications for final screening and selection in the U.S. The final selection committee will include prominent academics and professionals.
Applications for the next competition will be accepted starting February 1, 2011. Application deadlines will vary from country to country. Check with the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country for the last possible date to apply. Finalists will be identified by mid-September 2011 and will begin their doctoral programs in the U.S. in the 2012-2013 academic year, which at most U.S. universities begins in August or September.
Each applicant will be required to submit an online International Fulbright Science and Technology Application which is located here.
The completed online application includes:
* a clearly written study and research objective
* a clearly written personal statement
* a professional resume
* a minimum of two letters of recommendation (three preferred) – they must be submitted electronically and attached to the online application or official paper copies sent by mail
* official (or scanned and attached to the online application) ranscripts for all post-secondary study attempted (they do not need to be translated into English)
* English Proficiency Measure (when available): TOEFL or IELTS examinee score reports for tests taken within two years of July 2011 (can be scanned into the online application)
* GRE General and GRE subject exam test scores taken within two years of July 2011 (when available)
Since application dates vary among participating countries, please check with the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country to learn of the application deadline date.