Hard at work on a Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship application and wish you had more time to complete it? Your wishes have been answered! The new deadline is now Wednesday, January, 22, 2014.
Have last minute questions or missed a recent Fulbright-Clinton webinar? Or want to review the online tutorials on how to apply? Please feel free to contact us with your questions. Webinars can be heard here and tutorials viewed here. Good luck!
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Join Fulbright staff and 2012-2013 Fulbright-Clinton Fellow Rebecca Bartlein tomorrow for a webinar offering tips and advice on how to apply for the 2014-2015 competition.
Optional Tutorials: Introduction to Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship
The webinar will begin at 8:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.
All times are U.S. Eastern Time Zone.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. If you have not already, you will need to download the GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar client software.
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Becky Bartlein, 2012-2013, Fulbright-Clinton Fellow to the Ivory Coast (left), with Ministry colleagues at the U.S. Embassy library in Abidjan
Since I arrived in Abidjan, Ivory Coast last September, I have been reminded over and over again how many aspects of Ivoirian life and work have been affected by the post-electoral crisis of 2011. Ivoirians, no matter what their political affiliation, are very ready for stability and peace in their country. Many of my conversations with colleagues and friends have revealed their personal experiences with violence, but mostly focus on weddings, births, and other life events. With the U.S. Presidential elections in 2012, we discussed how peaceful transfers of power are important in creating lasting development and stability. Walking around the National Public Health Institute (INSP) where I work, the destruction from the crisis is visible and permeates every aspect of the functioning of the institute: many researchers are camped out around the conference table, as their offices have yet to be refurbished; the laboratories are a mess of shattered glass and dusty, broken furniture; and the library is full of dusty, ripped and mildewed books, as the windows were smashed, thus leaving it open to the elements. Compared with the conditions and resources that I had while doing my public health training, I am even more amazed by the dedication and high quality of work done here at the institute.
There’s still time to sign up for the last Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship Webinar today at 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET!
Join IIE and U.S. Department of State Department staff as they discuss final steps to applying for the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship. Ask questions and get last-minute tips from the people who run the program.
We encourage everyone who attends to review the introductory tutorial to the Fulbright Program, and take a look at our page on the Public Policy Fellowship.
The webinar will start at 2:30 and end at 3:30.
All times are U.S. Eastern Time Zone
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the Webinar. If you have not already, you will need to download the GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar client software.
Windows: Windows XP or newer
Mac: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer
The February 1 deadline for the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is fast approaching, but there’s still time to get helpful advice on how to prepare your Statement of Grant Purpose: Public Policy Fellowship Goals & Situation Response.
Here are some tips:
- Develop intellectually-compelling goals and a thoughtful situational response – This is the most important factor in developing a successful application. Develop an intellectually-compelling set of Fellowship goals, and a thoughtful response to one of the scenarios for the Situational Response. The first step is to familiarize yourself with the major public policy issues impacting the country to which you apply. Fellowship placements will vary from country to country.
- Address the Following Points in the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship Section:
- Familiarity with the culture and chief public policy issues of the country/region.
- What are your goals; what do you propose to do?
- What knowledge, experience and skills do you possess that will make you successful in this kind of assignment?
- What contribution will you make toward the Fulbright goal of promoting cultural exchange and mutual understanding?
- How will the fellowship help further your academic or professional development?
- How will you engage with the host country community? Briefly describe what you propose for your academic component (independent research project or fellowship related coursework).
- Situational response (1 page) – You should highlight some of the following characteristics:
- service orientation;
- flexibility and resourcefulness;
- organizational skills;
- competencies such as writing, communication and IT skills;
- ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role.
- Be Clear and Concise – The individuals reading the proposal want applicants to get to the point and be direct. Avoid discipline-specific jargon.
- Organize the Statement Carefully – Don’t make reviewers search for information. We urge you to have several people read and critique your Statement, including a faculty adviser, a faculty member outside your discipline, a fellow student, and/or a colleague.
- Adhere to the Following Format:
- Length is limited to 2 pages for Part A: Fellowship Goals and 1 page for Part B: Situational Response. Please adhere to the page limit for each essay. Longer essays will not be presented to screening committees
- Do not include any bibliographies, publications, citations, etc., except those that will fit in the two-page limit.
- Use 1-inch margins and Times New Roman 12-point font.
At the top of each page include:
- On line 1: Essay 1, Part A: Policy Fellowship Goals/Essay 1, Part B: Situational Response as applicable.
- On line 2: Name, Country of Application, and Field of Study
- On line 3: Project Title as it appears in the Biographical Data section of the application
Want more tips? Click here. Also, but sure to check out the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship online tutorial (Tutorial 4) and attend the webinar on Wednesday, January 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Whether you’re in the final stages of completing your Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship application or interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, there’s still time to register for tomorrow’s webinar on completing essays and obtaining recommendations. Staff from the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education, along with current Fellow to Cote d’Ivoire, Rebecca Bartlein (see profile below), will be hosting the webinar and available to answer all of your questions. Click here to register now!
Rebecca Bartlein received a Fellowship for Cote d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Health, National Institute of Public Health. Ms. Bartlein was the research coordinator for the Global Medicines Program in the University of Washington Department of Global Health. In this capacity, she focused on the development and integration of pharmacovigilance programs into health systems. Ms. Bartlein received her MPH from the University of Washington (2010) in the Leadership, Policy and Management track and a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University (2004). She is interested in the nexus between conflict and health and in prevention and preparedness activities to mitigate the health effects of crises. Ms. Bartlein has also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal as a health educator and previously worked with the International Organization for Migration in the Philippines resettling displaced persons. She is looking forward to learning about health system strengthening in in a post conflict area during her Fellowship.