First internal deadline (full application required): September 10, 2018
Internal interviews: TBA (September 2018)
Final internal deadline: TBA (October 2018, 5 p.m. PST)
National deadline: October 9, 2018, 2 p.m. PST

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen at time of application
  • B.A. degree or equivalent (see website for definitions) before start of grant
  • Good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory medical certificate of health from a physician
  • Proficiency in the written and spoken language of host country 

Award summary: Fellowship provides for individually designed study/research ("academic" grant) or English teaching assistantship (ETA) in a single country. Fellows will experience cultural exchange through direct interaction in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks; focus of program is on appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, customs and approaches to daily life. The fellowship promotes mutual understanding through community engagement in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

Application process: online (Embark system)
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Application requirements:

  • Biographical information
  • Statement of grant purpose
  • Personal statement
  • Letter(s) of affiliation for "academic" grants (research/arts applicants) 
  • Language report form (if needed; consult country summary)
  • Language evaluation (if required)
  • Critical Language Enhancement Award supplementary form (if applicable)
  • Academic grants: long-form letters of recommendation (3)
  • ETA grants: responses to prompts from recommenders (3)
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Supplementary form and materials required for creative/performing arts applications

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

Internal committee: Yes

Internal interview: Yes

Internal nomination required: No. A campus evaluation form is completed by the Whitman committee following the interview and submitted with each application to the national committee.

National committee interview: No