FFDP PROGRAM: Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must possess all of the following qualifications in order to be eligible:
- Citizenship and permanent resident status qualifying the applicant to hold a valid passport issued in Russia. Persons applying for or holding permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. Persons who are citizens of both a partner country and the United States are also ineligible.
- Date of birth not earlier than June 15, 1978.
- All candidates must either have their diploma of higher education or BA.
- Candidates must be actively lecturing or teaching and should have not less than 3 years of full-time teaching experience at the institution of higher education.
- Program supports curriculum development ONLY not dissertation research (dissertation research candidates should apply for the student program).
- Candidates must propose clear concept of course for development, its importance to their institution, and plans for implementation upon return to Russia.
- Fulbright Grantees enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under a Department of State program and are subject to the two-year home-country residence requirement associated with the J-1 visa. For those candidates who have already traveled to the US on a J-1 visa, there should be a minimum of two years at the time of application since your return to Russia.
Criteria of Review
In reviewing Fulbright proposals that are submitted by junior faculty or other eligible candidates under the age of 39, the following elements will be stressed:
* Evidence of appropriate scholarly achievement
* Demonstrated commitment to teaching, curriculum development and expansion of course contents
* Likelihood of immediate continuation of academic work at an academic institution
* Potential for active cooperation with US and home country colleagues in projects that could have a major impact on home country educational policy and practice
* Evidence of community commitment in and outside academia