Fulbright Week 2018

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"The Fulbright awards provide grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Fulbrighters 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, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think." 

Fulbright Week 2018 is a week of information sessions and panels about the awards and Notre Dame's application process for these awards. 

Study/Research General Information Session

Yvonne Mikuljan

Daily from 12:00-1:00pm

110 Brownson Hall

Learn about the study and research awards from the award advisor. Yvonne will go over what the award is, possible opportunities, and the Notre Dame application process.

English Teaching Assistantship General Information Session

Elise Rudt and Evan Gage

Daily from 5:00-6:00pm

110 Brownson Hall

Learn about the English Teaching Assistantship award from the award advisor and previous recipient. Elise and Evan will go over what the award is and the Notre Dame application process.

Graduate Student General Information Session

Kathryn Sawyer

3/19/2018 from 4:00-5:00pm

Kathryn Sawyer, Fulbright Research recipient (2015-16) and Fulbright Coordinator at the Graduate School Office of Grants and Fellowships, will present on the Graduate process for all Fulbright awards. If you are a graduate student who is considering applying, this session will teach you more about the award, when to apply, and how to think strategically about preparing your application. There will be time for Q&A following the session. The Graduate School will provide light refreshments for this session.

Deferrals and Reneging: How We Can Help You With Jobs After Fulbright

The Center for Career Development

03/19/2018 and 03/23/2018 from 3:00-4:00pm

110 Brownson Hall

Bridget Kibbe and Anita Rees go over some of the key benefits of a Fulbright award for a future career in many different fields. Fulbright award notification comes out in two stages, first round in January, and the second round in March. This timeframe can be difficult to manage with other job applications, and they will also go over the consequences of reneging on a job offer and how to ask for a deferral from a job offer while waiting to hear back from Fulbright. 

Regional Panels

Fulbright Recipients

When applying for a Fulbright, you will apply to a specific country. Most countries in the same region have a lot of requirements in common. For example, countries in East Asia do not have strict language requirements, while the Western Hemisphere generally requires intermediate-advanced Spanish skills. Similarly, countries in the same region tend to have similar cultural practices surrounding research and education. Each panel includes previous Fulbright awardees both undergraduate and graduate who can speak to their experience in their specific country and the region in general.

Middle East, Northern & Sub-Saharan Africa Panel

Tuesday, 3/20/2018, 2:00-3:00pm

Silvia Junde, FLTA, Tanzania
Andrea Castonguay, History, Morocco
Raghdaa Abouserie, FLTA, Egypt

South, Central and East Asia-Pacific Panel

Tuesday, 3/20/2018, 3:00-4:00pm

Gourab Ghosh, FLTA, India
Libby Baker, History, India
Madeline Cole, ETA, Taiwan
Han-Wen Hsu, FLTA, Taiwan
Zoë Gioja, ETA, South Korea

Europe & Eurasia Panel

Wednesday, 3/21/2018, 3:00-4:00pm

JR Drause, History, Russia
Dr. Deb Rotman, Anthropology, Ireland
Madeline Hahn, ETA, Spain
David Arney, ETA, Poland

Western Hemisphere Panel

Thursday, 3/22/2018, 3:00-4:00pm

Catherine Brix, Literature, Chile
Alexa Fedynsky, ETA, Brazil
Emily Migliore, ETA, Mexico

Gearing Your Undergraduate Career Toward...


Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, Center for Social Concerns

Wednesday, 03/21/2018, 3:00-4:00pm

110 Brownson Hall

Learn from representatives, Holly Rivers of the Kellogg Institute, Yvonne Mikulijan of CUSE, and Father Kevin Sandberg of the CSC, how you can build experiences with research into your time in South Bend or study abroad to make yourself a competitive applicant for the Fulbright Study/Research awards. 

English Teaching Assistantship

Education Schooling and Society minor, Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, Center for Social Concerns

Thursday, 03/22/2018, 3:00-4:00pm

110 Brownson Hall

Learn from representatives Ann Primus Berends of the Education, Schooling and Society minor, Dr. Brian O'Conchubhair of the CSLC, and Dr. Connie Mick of the CSC how to build educational experiences into your degree plan, and community service to make yourself an excellent candidate for the English Teaching Assistantship award.

An Inside Scoop 

Fulbright Representative Lee Rivers

Friday, 03/23/2018, 1:30-3:00pm 

110 Brownson Hall

What happens to your award after you hit submit? International Institute for Education representative, Lee Rivers, will present on the process behind the scenes and what resources Fulbright offers throughout the application process to supplement Notre Dame advising. This session is an hour and half so there will be plenty of time for Mr. Rivers to answer your questions. 

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