Academic Fellowships

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places grantees in schools across the world to help with local English language instruction and provide a native speaker presence in the classroom. The age and academic level of the students vary by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Fulbright scholars are offered round-trip transportation to their host country, funding to cover room and board, and potential allowance based on the host country. You can view the list of countries who offer ETA Awards on the Fulbright website. In addition to teaching English, Fulbright ETAs engage in cultural exchange and promote mutual understanding between the US and their host country.

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  • U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • Must complete an undergraduate degree before the start of the Fulbright grant
  • Graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni
  • Must meet language requirements of the award to which they are applying and demonstrate sufficient competency to complete their project and adjust to life in the host country

Application Timeline

  • Priority Intent-to-Apply Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Regular Intent-to-Apply Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Campus Deadline: August 30, 2024
  • National Deadline: October 8, 2024


  • Round-trip transportation to the host country
  • Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country
  • Pre-departure and/or in-country orientations
  • Based on the award and country, some grants may include an additional allowance