Program Introduction

Deadline: March 2nd, 2024, at 11:59 P.M. NPT

Program Introduction

2021 grantee Roma Shrestha at University of Arkansas

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Teacher Exchange Branch, Office of Global Educational Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides funding and overall policy guidance for the Fulbright TEA Program in cooperation with the bi-national Fulbright Commission and International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).

The Fulbright TEA Program will bring approximately 168 international secondary-level teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language, math, science, foreign languages, journalism, communication and social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects, to the United States for a six-week program in January 2025 or September 2025 to take academic seminars for professional development at a host university and to observe and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.

Participants take part in academic seminars, observe and co-teach in U.S. classrooms, and collaborate on best educational practices with educators and students at the host university and at local secondary schools. Participants engage in various civic and cultural activities in their host communities to promote mutual understanding.

Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational and professional experience, academic training, and leadership. The final selection of Fulbright TEA teachers is made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). The FFSB is an independent, presidentially appointed board that has oversight responsibility for all Fulbright academic exchange programs.

Preference will be given to candidates from disadvantaged groups and out-of-valley schools. Individuals with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.