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OVERSEA S SCHOL ARSH I PS

FULBRIGHT PROGRAMS

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.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

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

applicant’s university

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 at

https://jm.usembassy.gov/

or follow us on

Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyJamaica/

*****

PEC-G 2018 (BRAZIL UNDERGRADUATE

EXCHANGE PROGRAMME)

Specialist area of study:

All subject areas

Eligibility/qualifications:

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.

Jamaica)

Age:

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.

Amount awarded:

No specific amount, free university

tuition only.

Number of awards offered:

Over 3,000 to 40 countries

Deadline for applications:

July 17, 2017

Where tenable:

86 universities in Brazil

Duration:

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

Website:

www.dce.mre.gov.br

Contact:

Dawn McCaulay

Telephone:

876-978-8608, ext 5221

Email:

brasemb.kingston@itamaraty.gov.br, cultural.kingston@gmail.com

and

cultural.kingston@itamaraty.gov.br

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:

cultural.kingston@itamaraty.gov.br

or

cultural.kingston@gmail.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

2017.

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.

Students at

the Bowden

Hill Primary

School in

St Andrew

reading the

Bible and

praying

before sitting

the final day

of the

two-day

Grade Six

Achievement

Test in

March.

THE GLEANER’S 2017 SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS

| TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017