Fellowships Advising News



In this edition, we focus on the Fulbright US Student Program, including:

  • The schedule for Fulbright Week
  • Profiles of Temple students and alumni who are currently abroad on the Fulbright
  • Information for Temple faculty on the next Fulbright Scholars application cycle
  • Other upcoming information sessions
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Did you know that Temple University has been named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution twice in recent years? Where will the Fulbright take YOU?

Come to one of the information sessions or walk-in hours during Fulbright Week, March 23-27. If you don't know which type of Fulbright interests you, come to one of the Overview sessions.

All sessions are in Tuttleman Learning Center 201.


Fulbright Overview

Monday, March 23, 4-5:00 pm

Register here

Fulbright Research/Study/Arts Grants

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30-1:30 pm

Register here

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

Tuesday, March 24, 4:15-5:15 pm

Register here

Fulbright Overview

Wednesday, March 25, 12:00-1:00 pm

Register here

Fulbright Research/Study/Arts Grants

Wednesday, March 25, 5-6:00 pm

Register here

Fulbright Walk-In Hours, no appointment needed

Thursday, March 26, 10:00-12:00noon and 1:00-3:00pm

Panel: Brainstorming your Fulbright Application

Thursday, March 26, 3:30-4:40pm

Register here

Questions? Contact Barbara Gorka, barbara.gorka@temple.edu in Fellowships Advising.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ON A FULBRIGHT? Check out these profiles of Temple students and alumni currently abroad on the Fulbright.

Levi Krum, English Teaching Assistant in Macau

Levi (CLA'19) describes his experience as an ETA in Macau: "Even though I am a teaching assistant, I find myself learning something new each day. Whether it is a business, medicine, or translation course, the classes I assist allow me to meet with a wide variety of students from different academic backgrounds and career goals. Hearing everyone's different goals is really inspiring for me personally, and I'm excited that I get to support them in their higher education, and in their journey towards achieving those goals. Some of the fourth-year students I worked with in the Fall semester have even started to get acceptance letters into English-speaking Master's programs all around the world."

Amma Prociuk, English Teaching Assistant in Brazil

Amma (CLA'17) is currently in the state of Minas Gerais, more or less in between Belo Horizonte and Rio. "I’ll be working at the Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei in the Letras department.

I have a tentative schedule where I’ll be working in about four or five different classes with students who are English majors and want to be English teachers. I’ll also be hosting conversation clubs a couple times a week with my co-ETA and I’ll definitely be taking a Portuguese class."

Calling All Temple Faculty! Apply for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant

The 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open! A complete list of opportunities can be found in the Catalog of Awards and the application deadline is September 15, 2020.

Fulbright offers opportunities for faculty, administrators, artists, and professionals to teach, research, and exchange ideas in a variety of institutions. Fulbright Scholars come from all academic and professional backgrounds and represent every career stage, from postdoctoral students to retired faculty. As Fulbright staff likes to say, there is a Fulbright for everyone.

There are several Temple faculty on campus who have won Fulbright grants. To find a complete list, use the "Advanced filters" feature in the Fulbright Scholars Directory, and search "Temple University" under "Home Institution."

Fellowship Week Recap

We wrapped up Fellowship Week with a panel on Applying for Fellowships from the perspective of current and past applicants! We thank everyone who came and made it a successful and productive week, with an excellent attendance of over 180 students in our 10 sessions.

If you missed one of them, make sure to check out our next section on other information sessions during the Spring Semester. Remember: now is the time to start thinking about next Fall!

(On our panel, from left, Claire McGlinchey, Maeve Moran, Amanda Morrison, Adam Brock, Daniel Jovin, Sean Welch, and Benjamin Burch)

Other Information Sessions of Interest

All sessions in 201 Tuttleman.

NEW! Smith Future Scholars Program: Tuesday, March 10 at 12:30-1:30 pm.
Generously supported by W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, the new Smith Future Scholars (SFS) Program offers awards of $8,000-10,000 per year to support high achieving Temple University undergraduates from the five-county Philadelphia area and from the City of Camden, N.J.The goal of the Smith Future Scholars program is to identify and support talented Temple undergraduates who have faced financial challenges and other obstacles. Deadline to apply: March 20, 2020. Register here.

Fellowships 101: Monday, March 16, 4-5:00 pm and Tuesday, March 17, 12:30-1:30 pm. This is an overview of the major national awards, selection criteria, and tips for making yourself more competitive. Register here for 3/13 and here for 3/17.

UK Awards 202: Wednesday, April 15, 5-6:00 pm. UK Awards 202 is for students intending to apply for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, or Gates scholarships in the next application cycle (current juniors, seniors, or recent alumni). We'll review the campus nomination process, expectations for your personal statement, how to find appropriate graduate programs in the UK and Ireland, and expectations for letters of reference. This is the second of a two-part series. The expectation is that you already understand the basics of the UK awards and are seriously considering applying in the next cycle. Register here.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Friday, April 17, 12-1:00 pm. The GRFP funds three years of a graduate degree in STEM research (including some social sciences). Apply as a senior, recent grad, or first or second year graduate student. U.S. citizenship required. Register here.

Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising

Schedule a time to meet with Barbara Gorka or Dana Muniz Pacheco at temple.joinhandshake.com/appointments