Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarship 2009

Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Consulate General, Jerusalem
Announces the AY 2010 - 2011 Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarship PHD Student Program

The Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarship is a highly selective program for Ph.D. study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. Approximately 40 awards will be competed for worldwide looking for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, and a commitment to improving cross-cultural relations through international exchange.

The fellowship will provide the following benefits: activities, tuition and fees; a monthly stipend for up to 36 months; books and equipment; research and professional conference allowances; round-trip airfare from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the United States; health and accident coverage as per U.S. government guidelines; and specially tailored enrichment activities. After three years, the American host university will be expected to cover the remaining expenses toward completion of the Ph.D. J-1 visa sponsorship will be provided for up to five years.

Eligible fields include: aeronautics and astronomics/aeronautical engineering, agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only), astronomy/planetary sciences, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer sciences/engineering, energy, engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum), environmental science/engineering, geology/earth and atmospheric sciences, information sciences and systems (engineering focus only), materials science/engineering, mathematics, neuroscience/brain and cognitive sciences, oceanography, public health (theoretical research focus only) and physics. For 2010, agriculture has been included as a new field and while agriculture tends to be a fairly applied field of study, those wishing to pursue theoretical and research-based study in such areas as entomology, plant biology, plant pathology, and soil science are eligible for this award.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

  • Applicants must be citizens, nationals or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the country from which applicant is applying;
  • Applicants will have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1, 2010;
  • Applicants will be proficient in English with a recent TOEFL score (or equivalent) of 580 or higher; and
  • Applicants must provide a GRE General Exam score report prior to August 17, 2009. A nominee is expected to achieve a quantitative score of at least 700. (Note: a GRE Subject Exam score report will also be needed for all selected candidates in the following fields of study: biology; biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology; chemistry; computer science; mathematics; and physics)

Each applicant will be required to submit an online application at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international, along with all supporting documents.
A complete application includes:

  • An online application which includes:
    • a clearly written research objective
    • a professional resume
    • a completed Fulbright committee nomination advice form
  • Three letters of reference (submitted electronically and attached to the online application or official paper copies sent by mail)
  • Official (or scanned and attached to the online application; official paper transcripts should also be sent at a later date) academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Score reports (as soon as available but prior to U.S. screening committee review).
    • TOEFL or IELTS or other English language proficiency exam (when required)
    • General GRE exam
    • GRE Subject exam (if applicable and available)

Deadline: June 1, 2009. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
Applications are online: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international,
Please complete, sign and send your application to exchanges@state.gov.

Inquiries:
West Bank/East Jerusalem residents: Tel: (02) 622-7172 or exchanges@state.gov
Gaza Residents: (08) 286-4622 or 0599-239-044

Further Scholarship Information and Application