[Acmsmajors] NEW spring Fulbright competition--15 English Teaching
to Italy, 2 Water Management Fellowships to the Netherlands (fwd)
miller at math.washington.edu
Tue Feb 13 13:30:34 PST 2007
Fulbright has announced a special competition for 15 English Teaching
Assistantships to Italy and 2 Water Management Fellowships to the
Netherlands. The Fulbright deadline is March 15th, for receipt of
applications in the New York Office. If students wish to apply through
the UW, the campus deadline is March 12th. These fellowships will begin
late summer or early fall 2007.
There will be no campus interviews for this competition. For
information and the special online application, please go to
15 Fulbright Teaching Assistantships to Italy
The Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Program aims to strengthen English
language instruction at Italian educational institutions by establishing
a native speaker presence to provide part-time assistance for between 12
and 16 teaching hours per week to permanent teaching staff. At the same
time, U.S. participants will gain from intensive cross-cultural
interaction and international educational and/or research opportunities
at Italian institutions.
Language A good knowledge of Italian is strongly recommended; basic
facility in Italian is required. Successful candidates must be
articulate native-English speakers.
Academic year Mid-September to the end of May.
Grant period 9 Months (Grant dates must correspond to the school year in
Italy.) Fulbright Teaching Assistants will be required to participate in
a one-to-two day orientation program organized by the Fulbright
Commission in mid-September.
Candidate profile Applications are welcome from graduating seniors with
the initiative needed to assist in teaching English language and
American studies to Italian students in high schools or elementary
Affiliation The Commission will match the grantee with the appropriate
educational institution. Details of assignments will be subject to
communication between the Fulbright Commission and the school and based
on the academic profile of the selected candidate, the school's needs,
and the grantee's research or study requirements.
General comments Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their
study or career interests and also include well-thought-out and feasible
project proposals. In addition to their TA activities, grantees may
enroll in academic courses each semester, if the regional assignment
permits such activity, or engage in independent research related to
their fields of study. These activities, combined with the TA
responsibilities, will comprise a full-time program.
Each host institution will tailor the assistantship to its language
teaching needs and the grantee's background, academic interests, and
TA activities may include:
Serving as resource persons in conversation groups;
*Providing small group tutorials;
*Serving as attendants in language laboratories;
*Giving talks related to American studies in English classes or
Teaching assistantships may include home stays with Italian families.
2 Fulbright/NAF Fellowships in Water Management
As part of its mission to initiate and support educational exchange
programs between the United States and the Netherlands, the
Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) has established Water Management
Fulbright Fellowships in response to the devastation of New Orleans by
Hurricane Katrina. Given its unique geographic position (with roughly
50% of its territory below seal level), the Netherlands can provide
significant insight into relevant water management issues, while also
gaining benefit of United States viewpoints and expertise through the
Language A working knowledge of Dutch is useful at the time of arrival
in the Netherlands.
Academic year September through May.
Grant period/duration 9 months. Grants must start September 1.
Candidate profile Candidates at all degree levels are considered.
Applicants will already have attained their undergraduate core technical
skills, but will want to complement these with a graduate
multidisciplinary study of water management aspects, such as:
1. Assessment of flooding risks; (e.g. determining acceptable flooding
risks in relation to other natural disasters; distributing risks to
minimize damage; effects of climate change; assessing economic, social,
environmental, and/or cultural damages using studies conducted by
insurance companies; insurability)
2. Spatial planning in flood prone areas; (e.g. the use of simulation
hydraulic modeling tools applied to complicated interdependent resource
3. Mitigating flood impact; (e.g. influence land development of
flood-prone areas through legislation; development of evacuation plans
and disaster management).
Factors affecting eligibility U.S. students currently residing in The
Netherlands will not be considered.
Affiliation Fellowship recipients will be placed at the Water Research
Centre at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, one of the
most advanced centers for water management studies in the world.
Dependents No dependent allowance is available.
Questions can be addressed to:
Jean Whitcomb, UW Fulbright Program Advisor
Fellowship & Assistantship Office of the Graduate School
309 Loew Hall, Box 352192
206-616-3519, whitcomb at u.washington.edu
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