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The Faculty Development Program is designed for junior faculty, currently teaching in Georgia. Applicants should intend to return to their position at their home institution upon completion of the program, continue their teaching responsibilities, and apply newly gained knowledge and experience. The goal of the program model is to introduce participants to best practices and theoretical approaches to curriculum development in the U.S. and provide them with concrete strategies on how to develop curriculum for a course, including an overview of academic and research resources. During the program, fellows will be expected to research and develop a course description, syllabus and outline specific teaching strategies for their proposed course.
The submission deadline for the online application is 18:00 (local Georgian time), September 6, 2023.
The Fulbright Scholarship is one of the most exclusive and important scholarships offered by the U.S. Government to Georgian academics. The recruitment of candidates for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program is based on an open competition by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi.
To qualify for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, an applicant must:
– have citizenship of Georgia and permanent residence in the country;
– be eligible for a J-1 visa (with two-year home-country residence requirement);
– hold a university degree;
– be currently teaching at an institution of higher education;
– have at least two years of teaching experience at an institution of higher education by the time of application;
– demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English (selected finalists will be required to take the TOEFL test in October 2023).
The program offers equal opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, native language, handicap, or disability.
As part of their university research affiliations, grantees receive a certain number of privileges. Since each university affiliation will vary, each grantee may receive different benefits. For example, some privileges may include:
– Permission to observe classes (non-credit);
– Access to appropriate laboratories;
– Accounts for computer facilities;
– Access to health services;
– Access to recreational facilities (for a fee);
– Borrowing privileges at university libraries;
– Office space;
– Shared workspace;
– A university ID card;
– On-campus housing;
– Off-campus housing help.
Grantees receive a monthly stipend, as well as standard allowances. The Fulbright Faculty Development Program provides round-trip international and domestic transportation, medical insurance, a monthly stipend, and funds for professional development. Because the Fulbright Faculty Development Program is a non-degree program, Fellows are not permitted to receive transcripts, grades, or credit.
Please note: Applicants for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program will need to fill out the online application for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. This application is used for both the foreign student and faculty development programs. In the Study Plan section of the application, under the intended degree objective, please choose Visiting Student Researcher.
Online application – https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2024
If you experience difficulties with the online application form, contact us at TbilisiExchanges@state.gov with the subject line “2024 Fulbright Faculty Development Program”.