Fulbright US Student Program 2022-23 Grant Competition Timeline

Are you interested in applying for a Fulbright US Student Program grant for the 2022-2023 competition?

The below checklist/timeline lists the national application deadline, October 12, 2021, 5 pm ET. Submission by the campus deadline, September 14, 2021, allows Chatham’s fellowship committee to provide applicants with feedback and applicants time to make final edits prior to the national deadline. There are suggested optional tasks to complete and check-ins throughout the summer to help applicants develop and organize required components of the application.

IIE has scheduled many webinars, panels and office hour sessions in the coming weeks and months on a variety of topics related to the Fulbright grants and the application process. Applicants can register for upcoming sessions and view past events here.  Please be sure to also review the resources at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/  and particularly the Getting Started tab which can answer many applicant questions.

Suggested tasks / deadlines:

March 31, 2021:

Online application opens.  View awards by clicking on specific countries at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries or use “Award Search” at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/

April-May 2021:

      • Thoroughly read Fulbright website and view tutorials at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/videos-tutorials . Participate in live webinars and/or view recorded sessions at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/information-sessions
      • Review differences between ETA (English Teaching Assistant) grants and Research/Study grants
      • Research your country and Fulbright commission (either grant). Carefully consider the profile of countries. Keep up with current events in the country.
      • Research your topic if you are applying for a Research grant; discuss your research topic with your academic advisor and department for ideas and input.
      • Begin networking and start looking for affiliations (names and universities) if you are applying for a Research grant. Make initial outreach to university/organization abroad. If you are unsure about how to approach universities, request assistance from your academic advisor, department and/or Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA)
      • Work on your language proficiency (register for summer classes and/or self-study)
      • Look for opportunities to strengthen your candidacy. Examples: volunteer, academic tutor, language partner for the English Language Program, participate in related research.
      • Be in touch with FPA to schedule advising appointments.

Summer 2021

      • Update your CV/resume
      • Start drafting statements for application
      • Fill out your personal details on the application
      • If needed, start looking for language reference writers; continue language study
      • Think about your recommenders and reach out to them.
      • Follow up contact with the university abroad as necessary, secure affiliation letter
      • Request university/college transcripts (unofficial is okay) from all schools attended in US and abroad
      • Share first drafts of your essays with FPA by July 16 (or earlier)

August 16, 2021, Deadline to share revised draft statements with FPA /Fellowship committee for feedback before campus deadline

September 14, 2021, Campus Deadline.  You must submit final drafts of your statements at this time and list your recommenders, language, etc.

September 20-24, 2021 Virtual and or on-campus interviews with Fellowship committee. (exact days/times TBD). Campus committee evaluation completed.  (FPA uploads form to Slate platform).

Applicants will be able to make additional revisions to application post-interview.

October 12, 2021, 5 pm EST.  Online application system closes at 5:00 P.M. EST.

Late January 2022. Semi-finalists announced.

March-June 2022. Fulbright finalists announced by country.

For more information:

Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) Karin Chipman, kchipman@chatham.edu

 

A Day in the Life of a Chatham Student

by Megan Delaney, sophomore, English and International Studies major

An average day at Chatham for me starts around 9:00 am. I am lucky to have not had too many early morning classes, and I like to be up around an hour before my first class begins. After waking up, I shower, get dressed, and brush my teeth. I try to eat breakfast every morning. Usually, it consists of something like cereal or a granola bar, but sometimes I use my blender to make a smoothie or protein shake. After eating, I head up the stairs to campus. Most of my classes take place in Falk or Coolidge Hall, but I have had some science-related classes in Buhl Hall.

Outside Buhl
Outside Falk

A majority of my classes fall under the realm of humanities, so this means a lot of discussion and collaboration in class. Some of these classes include Intro to Women Writers and Shakespeare Survey. After class is over, I might stop at Cafe Rachel for an iced tea. I usually make my own meals in my apartment’s kitchen, but I will also stop at Anderson or get a quick lunch at Cafe Rachel if I see something I like.

Patio of Cafe Rachel

The number of classes I have in one day can vary, and I have had anywhere from one to four classes in a single day. Regardless, I usually have some free time for dinner. Similar to lunch, I often make my own dinner, but sometimes meet with friends at Anderson for a meal. I complete most of my studying and homework in the evenings, but I try to give myself enough time to wind down before sleeping around midnight. On the weekend, my schedule looks quite different, as I utilize those days to spend time with friends, run errands, and explore Pittsburgh. I have spent a lot of time in places like Shadyside, Oakland, and Squirrel Hill, trying out various restaurants and attractions. I find that mostly everything I need at college can be reached by walking or taking a quick bus ride.

Squirrel Hill
Pittsburgh skyline

Although mine is just one experience, I have found that life at Chatham can be what you make it. There are many exciting opportunities on campus and around the city to explore!

Summer 2021 – Virtual Study and Intern Abroad Options

This summer, participate in international programs without leaving home! There are many affordable and interesting virtual program options for studying or interning abroad during summer 2021.

University of Nicosia, Cyprus  

UNIC offers three virtual options: courses, Global Health Virtual Experience and virtual internships.

Courses June 14 – July 23, 2021 (apply by May 31)

$1,170 per each 3-US Credit Course (you may select 1-2 courses)

Courses available include: International Accounting; Blockchain Technology and Digital Currencies; Comparative Management of Care; Nationalism and Ethnic Politics; other courses  include options in Art, Biology, Business, History, Psychology, etc.

2. Global Health Virtual Experience (Course + Internship) 

July 5- July 30, 2021 (apply by May 15)

This program includes: a course on Medical Terminology (2 credits) and an Internship in clinical healthcare (3 credits)

5 credits – $2,650

3. Virtual Internships

June 14 – July 23, 2021 (apply by May 31)

$1,170 per each 3-US Credit Course

Internships are available in the following department/research centers:

Universidad Nebrija, Spain  

Nebrija offers a variety of language learning courses for levels A1 (beginner) through B2.1 (high intermediate – advanced)

Cost: 647 Euro per 6 ECTS (3 US credit) course

Additional 4-week courses in English (647 Euro per 6 ECTS/ 3 US credit course) with June and July starts:

      • International Management (June)
      • Intercultural Communication (June & July)
      • International Marketing (July)
      • International Business (July)
      • European Studies: Culture, History and Integration (June)
      • Art in Spain (June & July)
      • Present-Day Spain (July)

Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica

Veritas has two 5-week summer terms beginning 5/24 and 7/5/21.  Courses are $700 per each 3-credit English taught course; $715 per 3-credit Spanish language course, $195 reg fee.

Virtual English taught courses in the following areas:

      • Communications
      • Environmental Science
      • Health
      • History
      • Business
      • Photography
      • Psychology

Spanish Language Learning

      • Basic to Advanced Language courses

CIS Abroad

Virtual Study, Summer in South Korea, Sogang University

This is a 6 credit program  all students will take Korean Language (beginner level only) and one of the following courses: K-pop and Culture or Korean Society.

Dates: 6/28-7/16/21, apply by 5/1

Cost $1,990

Virtual Internship, choose from the following options:

      • Argentina, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 or 7/5 start
      • Barcelona, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 start
      • Ecuador, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 or 7/5 start
      • New Zealand, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 or 7/5 start
      • South Africa, 6-week, 3 credits for $1690 5/17 or 7/5 start

SIT Study Abroad

    • Virtual Language Study, apply by 4/1/21

Hindi, 3 credits, 6/1-7/12/21, $960

Arabic, 3 credits, 6/1-7/12/21, $960

    • SIT Virtual Internships, choose from the following 5-credit options. 6/14-7/23/21 – apply by 4/1/21

-Women’s Rights & Resilience in Conflict Situations in Cameroon $1,950

-Education & Social Change Organizations in Chile $1,950

-Environment, Conservation & Ecosystems in Ecuador $1,500

-Environment, Development & Sustainability in India $2,000

-Public Health in the Tropics in Kenya $2,000

-Finance or Social Entrepreneurship in Malaysia $2,000

-Sexuality, Gender & Non-Government Organizations in the Netherlands $2,250

-Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution & International Relations in South Africa $2,000

-Development & Gender in Vietnam, $2,400

USAC

Online courses, $985 per 3 credit course – you can enroll in 3-9 credits, 6/14/21-8/6/21, apply by 5/1/21. Options include:

Virtual Internship, 3 credit internships for $1,390.  Internships are a minimum of 120 hours plus internship seminar. Internships take place June- early August. Schedules determined in consultation with internship supervisor Apply by 4/14/21. Fields: Digital marketing and social media management, Business, Translation, Social Welfare, Journalism, Grant writing, Research, Health/wellness, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Human Resources.

Virtual Short-Term French Study with Université Grenoble Alpes, 4 US credits (Beginner A1 to Advanced C1 French language), $1850, May 31- June 25, 2021, apply by May 17th.

Virtual Global Internship, 3-6 credit internships, $1,650, Summer 1 – 5/31-7/23; Summer 2 – 6/28-8/20, Customized placements, can be full or part time in the following fields: STEM, NGO, Sports, Art and Design, Accounting and Finance, Business, Advertising, Communication & Journalism, Education

CET Study Abroad

Intensive Language and Culture programs, 6/15-8/6/21. These programs are 8 weeks and 9 credits, combining a group class with one-on-one instruction.

      • Virtual Intensive Language and Culture (China), $4,990
      • Virtual Intensive Language and Culture (Japan), $5,390
      • Virtual Intensive Language and Culture (Jordan) $4,790

CET Global Virtual Internship, 10 week, 3 credit internships for $1,995. There are multiple placement options in Jordan, Colombia, Czech Republic, and China and an optional one-on-one language training add on.

CEA study abroad offers 8-week virtual global internship (3 credits) for $1995.

Program includes career Coaching and individual placement process and Multicultural Workplace Internship Course and minimum of 120 hours in internship placement.  Career Fields: Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Arts, Broadcasting, Business Management, Communication, Computer Science, Data Management, Design, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Exercise, Finance, Food Science, Health, Information Technology (IT), International Relations, Journalism, Law, Life Sciences & Resource Management, Marketing, Media Technology, Museum Studies, NGO & Development, Non Profit Administration, Political Science, Psychology , Public Relations, Publishing, Sales, Social Sciences, Social Services, Sports Science, Sustainability, Teaching, Theatre, Urban Planning, Veterinary Medicine, Visual & Digital Arts, Visual Arts & Design

CIEE Virtual Global internship, 8-week virtual global internship (3 credits) for $1,450.  Jun 14 – Aug 6, 2021  Apply by 5/1/21

This program contains 200-240 internship hours in total. That breaks down to 25-30 hours/week. Career Fields: Arts, Business Development & Sales, Business finance and accounting, communications, data science and data analytics, design, digital health, engineering, entrepreneurship, IT and computer science, Marketing, Media/film/photography, NGO, social media, sustainability and the environment

  • IFSA Remote International Internship, 8-week virtual global internships (3 credits) for $1,450 per session.
    • Session 1, Application Deadline: March 15, 2021, Program Dates: May 24 — July 16, 2021
    • Session 2, Application Deadline: March 15, 2021, Program Dates: June 21 — August 13, 2021
      This program contains at least 120 internship hours
    • One-on-one placements –in one of 13 countries and in a wide range of fields

IES Virtual internship, 8-week virtual internship offered May 31 – July 23; apply by March 15, 2021.  Cost and credit options: $1695 (0 credit) $1,995 (3 credit) $2295 (6 credits), 10 to 32 work hours per week.

Variety fields and locations available– Archeology, Art, Biology, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Education, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Health, Film, International Studies, Exercise Science in one of 13 program locations.

Students must submit Chatham’s study abroad application for consideration of any credit-bearing international experience. Students completing an internship must complete an Internship Learning Agreement through the Office of Career Development, contact internships@chatham.edu.  Questions about international opportunities or funding your experience abroad? We are happy to help! Please reach out to the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu.

Fellowship Opportunity: China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP)

The China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) is an exchange fellowship program for Chinese and American scholars and students in the arts, humanities and social sciences to teach, study or conduct research abroad in China, Hong Kong SAR or the US. in 2021-2022. The program will award 48 grants to selected faculty and students. The distribution of grants is anticipated to be roughly equal among Chinese students and scholars traveling to the US, and US students and scholars traveling to China.  The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Henry Luce Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

The application for the China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) will open on March 1, 2021 and close on April 15, 2021. Programs can range from five to ten months and must take place between August 2021 and May 2022.

Please email CUSP@iie.org to receive a notification once the application is open.

https://www.iie.org/Programs/China-US-Scholars-Program

Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

All students and alums are invited to attend an Information Session on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5 PM EST.

This information session is open to any Chatham student or alum with an interest in the Fulbright program, and will be particularly helpful for those looking to apply for the 2022-23 cycle. Speakers will include ambassadors from the Fulbright US Student Program. To attend, please register at the link below and email Fulbright Program Adviser Karin Chipman, kchipman@chatham.edu, with any questions. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides opportunities abroad for U.S. citizens to pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English.

Register at https://apply.iie.org/register/3.30General.

For more information see Fulbright_Event_Flyer_Chatham_33021 and https://us.fulbrightonline.org/ 

Apply for Scholarships for International Experiences!

Jay Jayathilak studied in Cyprus spring 2020.

Are you a Chatham student looking to fund your future study or internship abroad in-person or virtual experiences?  We can help! See scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines below.

Gilman International Scholarship – Pell grant recipients can apply for funding toward in-person or virtual study abroad and receive up to $5,000 (or $8,000 if you’re studying a Critical Need Language) to go abroad. The March 9, 2021 deadline application is open for applicants whose in-person or virtual programs start between May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022 (Summer 2021, Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 programs).

Freeman-Asia Awards provide need-based funding to assist students studying in East or Southeast Asia with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.  Check your eligibility and application instructions. Applications due March 30, 2021.

Bridging ScholarshipThe Bridging Project is accepting applications from American students who will participate in study-abroad programs in Japan beginning Fall 2021. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 16, 2021. Funding from private foundations, corporations, and individuals has made it possible to award scholarships for travel and living expenses while studying abroad in Japan beginning in August-October of 2021. Bridging Scholarship recipients will receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on single-semester programs), or either $4,000 or $4,500 (for students on full-year programs).

Inclusive Ireland Scholarships 2021 – Sponsored by Education in Ireland,  these scholarships will offer €3000 scholarships to study for a semester at one of 14 Irish institutions. In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university in the United States; identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color); intend to study abroad at one of the participating colleges or universities in Ireland during the Fall 2021 term; and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. The application will close on April 1st, 2021, at 11:59 PM PST. The application requires contact information and two essay questions.

Fund for Education Abroad supports  US citizen or permanent resident undergraduate students who are underrepresented in study abroad. The application will open July 1, 2021 at 12pm EST for Spring 2022 study abroad programs.

There are several experiential learning scholarships offered by Chatham for summer study abroad.  These include the Glenda Rich DeBroff Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Sally Mercke Heym Award for Cross Cultural Understanding, the Lorin Maazel- Rachel Carson Award for Environmental Field Studies and the Theo Colburn-Rachel Carson Endowed Scholarship for Environmental Field Studies. The application deadline for summer experiential learning scholarships is February 28, 2021.

Two Chatham scholarships are offered to Chatham undergraduates for participation in semester study abroad programs:

IFSA Scholarship— Scholarships of up to $4250 to study abroad for semester in Cyprus (Nicosia), Thailand (Mahidol) or Costa Rica (Veritas).  The deadline to apply for a IFSA Scholarship for Fall 2021 study abroad is March 15, 2021.

Benter Scholarship – Scholarships of up to $5000 to study abroad for semester at any Chatham exchange or partner institution. The deadline to apply for a Benter Scholarship for Fall 2021 study abroad is March 15, 2021.

Additionally, study abroad vouchers ($1200) and  International Studies Certificate vouchers ($1800) can be applied toward in-person or virtual credit bearing experiences abroad.

For information on approval of in-person mobility during COVID-19, please see the blog post on Study Abroad for Summer 2021 and Future Terms.

Are you looking for information on program options (in person or virtual)?  If you have any questions, or for more information on study abroad vouchers, program options and scholarships contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu or make an appointment: https://calendly.com/kchipman.

 

Study abroad for summer 2021 and future terms

On January 22, Chatham posted the following update to its COVID-19 Academics and Calendar page.

Consistent with current Chatham study abroad approval policies, Chatham will approve individual students to participate in mobility-based study abroad for summer and upcoming terms in locations that have a U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory of Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions) or Level 2 (Exercise Increased Precautions) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID19 Travel Health Notice of Level 1 (Low) or Level 2 (Moderate). Virtual study and internship opportunities are available for many locations that do not meet these health and safety levels. Students must submit Chatham’s study abroad application for consideration of any credit-bearing international experience and should contact the Office of International Affairs, internationalaffairs@chatham.edu, with any questions.

What does this mean for students planning to study abroad in summer 2021 and upcoming terms?

Many students have indicated a plan to study/intern abroad in countries that do not currently meet Chatham’s approval criteria. To review the safety levels for your program location, please click on the above links and search for your program location.  Locations with US Department of State (USDOS) Level 3 or 4 and/or Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID19 Level 3 or 4, do not currently meet Chatham’s approval criteria, though conditions may change prior to a program’s start date.

Students may still choose to apply for these programs, but Chatham will not fully approve students for mobility-based study or internship abroad unless the program location’s USDOS and CDC levels are reduced. As you may be aware, there is no guarantee that a location’s USDOS and CDC levels would improve to an acceptable level prior to a program start date. If a student’s program location’s USDOS and CDC levels does not improve to USDOS Level 1 or 2 and CDC COVID19 Level 1 or 2 by 60 days before the program start date, Chatham will not approve study or internship abroad to that location. In these situations, students should make alternate arrangements; some options are listed below.

In any case, it is not recommended that students make nonrefundable deposits or definite plans for travel until students receive full approval to participate in a mobility-based study or internship abroad program. It is the student’s responsibility to know and understand their study abroad location’s entry requirements, health and safety policies and protocols of their study abroad destination, any program-specific codes of conduct or other local requirements, as well as the financial and withdrawal policies of their selected study abroad program.

 Other options students may consider include:

  • choose to study abroad in another location that meets approval criteria
  • opt for a virtual study/intern abroad program (for which Chatham study abroad voucher and International Studies certificate funding will be honored)
  • if possible, defer their study abroad to a future term

Please reach out to internationalaffairs@chatham.edu with any questions.

Using Port Authority Buses

All Chatham students have access to free bus transportation with their student ID. When boarding any Port Authority bus, simply scan your ID for free transportation!

Common Buses used by Chatham Students:

71B/71D Outbound

  • can take you towards nearby Target and other attractions on and near S HIghland Ave

71B/71D or 64 (Inbound)

  • can take you to Oakland, and with a short walk you can reach tons of restaurants and other attractions

64 (Outbound)

  • can take you to Squirrel Hill

Bus Stops Nearby:

Outbound at Fifth Ave and College St

Inbound at Fifth Ave and College St

Useful Navigation Apps:

  • Moovit Moovit: Public Transport Live on the App Store
    • Find bus and walking routes to locations around the city
  • Transit Transit: Bus & Subway Times - Apps on Google Play
    • Track the bus schedule and routes to your destination

Port Authority Website:

https://www.portauthority.org/

 

Let’s Talk Friday and More

Jan 15: Let’s Talk Friday 1

Time: 9-10am US Eastern Time (Pittsburgh Time)

Time zone Converter: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

Registration: https://chatham.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdu6qrj8qHtNiPsJtP6pLUAfMl5kvo4XN

Cost: Free

Description: 

Join Chatham University students and students from various countries in a Let’s Talk Friday event. You’ll have the opportunity to make friends, share your goal in 2021, and seek suggestions on overcoming the obstacles to achieve the goal.  Please prepare for these two questions in advance.

1. In 1-2 minutes, please tell us your name and three words or phrases that describe your background and why those words/phrases are important to you.

2. In 2 minutes, talk about a goal that you’d like to achieve in 2021 and what obstacles may stop you from achieving the goal.

Please be ON TIME as you may not be admitted to the meeting if you are not on time.

Spring 2021 English Language Program updates!

The Chatham University English Language Program recorded a short video about the Spring 2021 semester, and the options to study virtually or in-person.

If you are not able to join us for in-person classes, you can still register for the virtual English Language Program for Spring 2021!

Please apply by January 4 to join Spring 2021 virtual classes!

We will also have options to join the English Language Program to study a 7.5 week intensive course from March 4- April 23. Please contact us for more details!

Questions? Contact us at InternationalAffairs@Chatham.edu!

 

 

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