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

  • Provides for individually designed study/research ("academic" grant) or English teaching assistantship (ETA) in a single country.
  • Facilitates 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.
  • 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