Thursday, October 15, 2009

Polishing Your Application, By IIE Staff

1. Make sure that your application follows the directions and is neat and easy to read. A 12 point non-script font is required with one-inch margins. Make sure that the paper copy mailed to IIE is on 8½ x 11" white bond paper only.

2. Be sure your name, field and country are on each page of the application.

3. Do not send resumes. They will not be passed on to the screening committees.

4. Make sure that you are not proposing a multi-country project that is not allowed, (i.e., across world regions, or between or among countries that do not allow multi-country projects).

5. Make sure that you are not listing alternate countries as a 2nd or 3rd choice; this is not allowed.

6. If you are applying for one of the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) programs, be sure to select "Teaching Assistantship," code 5120, as your field of study. Only applicants applying for an ETA program should use this code.

7. Please do not staple anything to the application.

8. Please collate the application in numerical page order and fasten all pieces together with a paper clip or binder clip. Do not staple the application.

9. Make sure to answer both questions asked in item #27 pertaining to felony convictions.

10. Don’t forget to SIGN the application at the bottom of Page 1.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Final Steps Before You Submit Electronically, By IIE Staff

As you prepare to submit your application, please make sure to take the following steps:

1. Click on the Preview button. Make sure that all data is correct and that your responses were not cut off due to size limitations.

2. Print the application before electronically submitting it.

3. When complete, click the Print function.

Please note that we will accept only applications that are printed in PDF format. DO NOT submit applications printed in HTML format.

Missing university fields in started online applications

We have had several Fulbright Program Advisers comment that they are not able to see some of their candidates in the online application database. It is important that you fill in your institution's name and Fulbright Program Adviser's information on page one of the application. Check the final hard copy to make sure this information has been included on the Student Record Card (if you are applying through a U.S. college or university and have also included your name). We urge you to complete the basic data: Name, Country of Application, Field of Study, and Academic Affiliation or At-Large, as soon as possible.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fulbright-mtvU Grant Webinar - Join Us on October 2, 2009

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Fulbright and mtvU have partnered to send students around the world to study and promote “the power of music.” Join us to learn more about how you can apply for a Fulbright-mtvU Grant.


Jennifer McComb, mtvU

Tony Claudino, Institute of International Education

Alexis Tucker, Fulbright-mtvU alumna to France

Katie Day Good, Fulbright-mtvU alumna to Mexico


Friday, October 2, 2009


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer


Tips on Submitting Your Application, By Walter Jackson, Program Manager, Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Submitting your Application

1. Don’t forget that all applications must be submitted both electronically AND in hard-copy PDF format. Please carefully follow the instructions for printing your online application, available on the application system website. Please keep a paper copy of your application.

2. Electronic applications MUST be submitted by midnight, Pacific Daylight Time, on October 19, 2009. The application system will not be available after that time. If you do not submit by midnight on the 19th, you will not be able to submit your application. You should receive an email confirming that your online application was submitted. If you do not receive this email, please contact Embark’s technical support immediately.

3. The deadline for receipt of the hard copy of the Fulbright applications is October 21, 2009. This is NOT a postmark date.

4. IIE cannot confirm the receipt of any documents, whether it is your Fulbright application, letters of support or any other supplementary information. Please do not contact us about receipt of all of your documents. We recommend that you send materials to IIE in a traceable format such as FedEx, UPS, etc.

5. Please ensure that your application is printed on only one side of a page.

6. Don’t forget to SIGN the application at the bottom of Page 1 of the PDF version of your application.

After Submitting your Application

1. Continue to work on your language skills. Even if you don’t receive a grant, the time and effort you put into language study will pay off.

2. You are welcome to submit letters of support from your in-country host affiliations after the deadline, but we make no guarantee that the letters will be matched with your application in time for review.

3. All applicants will be informed by email of the status of their application at the end of January. If you do not receive an email by February 5, 2010, please contact us.

4. If you need to change your mailing address after you've submitted your application, you must do so by letter or by email. We will not accept address changes over the phone.

5. Candidates who are recommended to the host country for further consideration will learn the final decision by the end of spring 2010.

6. Please note that for some country programs (i.e., Swiss Government Grants, English Teaching Assistants for France or Germany, etc.) additional applications will be required. Applicants recommended for these programs will be contacted at the appropriate time and will be given the opportunity to complete the next steps of the application process.

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