OVERSEA S SCHOL ARSH I PS
MANAGED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY IN KINGSTON
(Actual scholarships offered)
These programs are funded by the US Department of State
The Department of State is the US government agency
officially responsible to US Congress for management and
supervision of the Fulbright Program worldwide. The
Fulbright Program is an umbrella term for a number of
grants from the people and government of the United States
of America, as permitted under the Fulbright-Hayes Act.
All grants are advertised a year in advance of the expected
program start date in August (i.e. advertise January 2017 for
program start in August 2018). US Embassy, Kingston offers
three such grants as follows:
FULBRIGHT GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAM
(2-3 grants per year)
A mainstay of America’s public-diplomacy efforts, the
Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other
countries to the United States for Master’s degree or PhD
study at US universities or other appropriate institutions.
The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds
to U.S. campuses and offers insight into US society and
values to program participants.
Many foreign Fulbright grantees are academically
successful recent first degree graduates or early-career
professionals who will return to take leadership positions in
their home countries, often working at universities, the
private sector or in government service.
More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter US
academic programs each year. Foreign students apply for
Fulbright Fellowships through the US Embassy in their
home countries. The Institute of International Education
(IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright
nominees and supervises participants during their stay in
the United States.
Under this Fulbright program, grants are awarded to
qualified Jamaican graduates of local universities with a
first-class or an upper-second class honours Bachelor’s
degree in the humanities or social sciences who wish to
continue their studies in the US for either a Master’s or a
PhD degree in these fields. Applications will be accepted by
the Public Affairs Section of the American Embassy with a
deadline in late May or early June each year.
Applicants are required take the Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission
Test (GMAT) and share the test scores on their application
for the grant. Recipients should plan to return to Jamaica to
contribute to its development.
FULBRIGHT/LASPAU FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
(2-3 grants per year)
Under this program, scholarships are available for lecturers
at tertiary level institutions in Jamaica to undertake
master’s- or doctoral-level study at US universities.
Citizenship and current residency in Jamaica
Undergraduate degree and excellent academic
performance (first class or upper second class honors)
Commitment to university lecturing and nomination by
FIELDS OF STUDY
All fields of study are included, with the exception of law,
medicine, nursing, and dentistry.
The scholarship is for one year beginning August/September
and is renewable for a second year. It does not cover
expenses for the grantee’s family. This program is typically
announced in January/February each year.
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
(1- 2 grants per year)
This program is a Fulbright professional exchange
program that brings accomplished professionals from
designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the
Caribbean, the Middle East and Eurasia to the US, at a
midpoint in their careers, for one year of study and related
professional experiences. Fellowships are granted
competitively to candidates primarily in the fields of public
administration, economic development, environmental
management, education, law and human rights, public
health and communications/journalism.
Fellows are nominated by the Public Affairs Section (PAS)
of the US Embassy in Kingston based on their potential for
national leadership. By providing these future leaders and
policymakers with a shared experience of US society and
culture and current US approaches to the fields in which
they work, the program intends to provide a basis for lasting,
productive ties between Americans and their professional
counterparts in other countries. The program fosters an
exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding through
which the US joins in a significant partnership with
developing countries. This program is not designed to lead to
a degree. Rather, Fellows pursue tailored study programs at
participating US institutions. The Humphrey Program is
typically announced in April each year.
** There are a number of short-term grants that are occasionally
offered for professional enrichment and youth leadership
exposure opportunities. We invite the public to visit our website
for further information on the Fulbright Program and short-term
grant offerings athttps://jm.usembassy.gov/
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PEC-G 2018 (BRAZIL UNDERGRADUATE
Specialist area of study:
All subject areas
High-school graduate with a
grade average of at least 60% in the last three years of
school, must be a citizen on developing countries with
which Brazil has a cultural Cooperation Agreement (i.e.
Preferably be aged a minimum of 18 years old and a
maximum of 23 years old by 31st December 2017 . Older
students can apply but priority will be given to the 18 to 23
year-old age group.
No specific amount, free university
Number of awards offered:
Over 3,000 to 40 countries
Deadline for applications:
July 17, 2017
86 universities in Brazil
Four to six years, depending on university course.
Organisation awarding scholarship:
Embassy of Brazil on
behalf of Ministry of Education of Brazil and Education
Division of Ministry of External Relations
876-978-8608, ext 5221
CALENDAR FOR PEC-G 2018
1. Applications should be made between 15th May to 17th
July 2017, at the Embassy of Brazil, 23 Millsborough
Crescent, Kingston 6. Email:email@example.com
2. The Selection Committee will meet in Brasilia from the
13th to the 15th September 2017.
3. Preliminary results will be sent to the Embassy of Brazil by
2nd October 2017.
4. Successful candidates should indicate their acceptance or
non-acceptance of the university and course offered by
mid- October 2017.
5. Final results of candidates selected by the Selection
Committee will be sent to the Embassy by 6th November
6. The 2018 university year in Brazil begins in February 2018
and the first year of study is the Portuguese language,
ending with the CELPE-Bras examination in October-
November. Candidates who are not successful in this
examination cannot continue to the degree course.
7. The degree course will then begin in the next academic
year – i.e. February 2019. The University for the
Portuguese Course will not necessarily be the same
university where the degree course will be studied, but is
generally in the same geographical area of Brazil.
the final day
THE GLEANER’S 2017 SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS
| TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017