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Fulbright Scholar Program 2017 (Post-Doc Opportunity)

Dear Faculty Members,

The United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has announced Fulbright Scholar Program 2017. This program funds up to 12 months of lectureship, post-doctoral research, or a combination of the two at a U.S. college or university. The grant funds airfare, an incidental research allowance, a living stipend and health insurance . The program also funds one accompanying dependent.

As part of our endeavours to encourage continuous development and exposure for learning, faculty members who hold PhD or terminal degree in their respective fields are encouraged to apply.

Please note that if you have already identified any university or research institution, which is preferable, then you can mention the name and other details of that in the application. However, if you haven't been able to find an institution matching your interests, then you can submit the application without any institution names and the Fulbright commission will apply on your behalf.

In addition, please note that you are NOT required to take TOEFL test for this program/grant.

Please see the attached ad for reference. Key details of FSP 2017 are listed below for your ready reference.

Deadline for application is Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

If you have any query, please feel free to contact me.


Kind regards,
Shehreena

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Applicant Profile:
- Scholars, professionals and artists from all disciplines are welcome to apply, with the exception of clinical medicine
- Every applicant must either hold Ph.D. or terminal degree in his/her field for at least two years
- Successful candidates will have an excellent command of written and spoken English
- Successful candidates will have a clear and well-formulated proposal about what they would like to accomplish in the U.S. and how it relates to their work in Pakistan. The proposal is the most important single portion of the application
- People applying for the lectureship must have demonstrated ability to teach in a university setting

Ineligibility:
- Persons who have completed their Ph.D. within the last two years or who have been to the U.S. for research or other long term educational opportunities within the last five years
Persons with a dual U.S./Pakistan nationality or who have a spouse, fiance, parent or child over 18 year of age who is U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Employees and dependents of USEFP, or the U.S. Department of State
Persons already studying in the U.S. or on a work/residence visa in any country

Online Application Link:
http://applications.usefpakistan.org/programs/fulbrightscholar/app/index.cfm

Complete application package for this program includes:
- Complete online application form for Fulbright Scholar Program 2017
- Reference letters
- Detailed Project Statement
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae
- Letters of invitation from U.S. institutions (If applicable)
- Results of an English proficiency test (If available and valid)
- Course syllabi (for lecturing proposals; upload if applicable)
- Bibliography (for research proposals; if applicable)
- Evidence of financial support for accompanying dependents (more than one dependent; attach if applicable)

Last date to submit the online application is Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (by 4:30 p.m.). If you have any query, then please feel free to contact me.

Note:
Short-listed applicants will be notified in November and will be called in for interviews at Islamabad between November and December 2016. Final candidates and alternates will be selected and notified in February or March 2017 (after a medical examination)