Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (2016 - 2017 Academic Year)

 
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The Fulbright Visiting Scholar program brings accomplished Kazakhstani scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research at U.S. universities for a period up to one academic year.
 
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan residing in Kazakhstan at the time application
  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent professional qualification at the time of application.

Eligible Research Fields:
  • Agriculture
  • American History
  • American Literature
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History (non-U.S.)
  • Information Sciences
  • Journalism
  • Language/Literature (non-U.S.)
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Sciences 
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics/Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public/Global Health
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • TEFL/Applied Linguistics
  • Theater
  • Urban Planning

 

Selection Criteria:
  • Applicants must submit a detailed statement of proposed research activity at a U.S. university (only research grants are available for citizens of Kazakhstan).
  • Applicants must possess English language proficiency sufficient to achieve the project goals.
  • Applicant should demonstrate the intrinsic value of the project to the scholar, his/her home institution, country and U.S. institution.

Grant Benefits:

  • Round-trip travel from Kazakhstan to a host institution in the United States
  • Full financial support in the United States
  • Medical Insurance
  • Access to professional and cultural enrichment opportunities

Deadline: The application deadline is October 15, 2015.

Potential applicants can access the on-line application by going to program's website

Nominations are made by the U.S. Embassy and are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees.  The J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board has final approval of all nominees. 

To receive additional information regarding the Fulbright Visiting Scholar program please contact the U.S. Embassy Astana at (7172) 70-22-95 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

(2016 - 2017 Academic Year) 

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree.   

Eligible Fields of Studies

The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. 


Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and hold at least a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
Complete Application Includes:
  • Completed online application form
  • Official copies of academic transcripts, diplomas, and translations
  • Three reference letters
  • TOEFL and GRE test scores (if available)
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of passport bio-data page

 

Grant Benefits:
  • J-1 visa support
  • Tuition and fees
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Monthly stipend
  • Books and supplies
  • International airfare to and from the US 
Selection Criteria:
  • Nominees must have a sufficiently high-level of English to undertake full-time graduate level study in the U.S.
  • Nominees should have an outstanding academic record.
  • Nominees must have satisfactory   TOEFL and GRE test scores.
  • Nominees must demonstrate high motivation, serious commitment to completing the program and the leadership potential to create positive influence upon returning home.
Selection Process:

After the application deadline, all submitted online applications undergo a technical review. Applications that pass the technical review, will then be reviewed by an independent reading panel that will evaluate and score each application based on a set of standard criteria. Applicants with the highest scores will then be invited to an interview, held either in Astana or Almaty. Nominations will be made from the top candidates, after the interviews.  

All nominated candidates will be requested to register for TOEFL and GRE if they have not taken the tests already. The nominated candidates are entitled to an exemption from the test fees by vouchers. Vouchers will be distributed by the U.S. Embassy. Final grantee selection is contingent upon the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board’s (FSB) approval, available funding, and successful academic placement. The selected grantees are expected to travel to their host universities in the US in July or August 2016. 

Application Deadline: 
June 1, 2015. Potential applicants can access the online application by going to program's website.

For questions regarding the Fulbright Foreign Student program please contact the U.S. Embassy at (7172) 702-295 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)

2016-2017 Academic Year

Program Purpose

To help U.S. universities and colleges strengthen foreign language instruction, while providing current or future teachers of English the opportunity to refine their skills,  increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of U.S. society and culture.

Activities

The Fulbright FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree program.  FLTA participants will help strengthen Kazakh language instruction at a U.S. university or college and also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.  

Benefits

All FLTA participants will receive a monthly stipend, accident and sickness coverage, and travel support. U.S. host universities will provide tuition waivers to support the required coursework. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English.
  • Applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree by July 2015.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old and no more than 29 years old by October 1, 2015. 

Selection criteria

  • Applicants must be native speakers of Kazakh
  • Applicants must be fluent in English
  • Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism
  • Applicants must reside in Kazakhstan throughout the nomination and selection process 

Nominations are made by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan and are reviewed in the United States by an independent review committee. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has final approval of nominees.

Application Details

The application deadline is June 1, 2015. 

Candidates can access the on-line application at Program's website.   

For more information please call (7172) 70-22-95 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2016-2017 Academic Year

Leaders for a Global Society 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service either in the public or the private sector. Seventeen major universities across the United States host Humphrey Fellows. In recent years, these universities have included: Arizona State University, Emory University, Tulane University, American University-Washington College of Law, Boston University, University of California –Davis, Cornell University, Emory University, University of Maryland-College Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Pennsylvania State University, Tulane University, University of Washington, Seattle, Virginia Commonwealth University, Syracuse University, and Vanderbilt University. 

Professional Fields 

Humphrey Fellowships are awarded to candidates in the following fields:


Sustainable Development

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building

  • Communications/Journalism
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management

Education

  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development)

Public Health

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention 

Requirements for Applicants

  • University degree;
  • A minimum of five years of substantial professional experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities;
  • A record of public service in the community;
  • Strong English skills;
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States

 

Application Procedure

Interested applicants may contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Astana at (7172) 70-22-95 or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The on-line application is available at program's website.

The application deadline is July 15, 2015.

Nominations are made by the Embassy and are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has final approval of nominees. The new Humphrey Fellowships are announced in March 2016.

 

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