Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program

This program provides K-12 educators form the United States to take part in a three- to six-month professional development experience abroad. Participants will pursue individual inquiry projects, take courses at a host university, and collaborate with colleagues on best educational practices. The Fulbright DA Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. 

We are keenly interested in enhancing the diversity of Fulbright DA applicants and participants. Knowing of NEA – Alaska’s work, we’re writing to request your cooperation in promoting this program to your constituents. Would you be willing to circulate information to NEA – Alaska’s network of teachers?

Below is some additional information about the program:

Fulbright DA aims to grow educators’ professional leadership skills, promote mutual understanding, and allow educators to inform research, policy, and practice. The program offers the following:

  • Individual inquiry project: Teachers will pursue individual inquiry projects supported by practical research at a host institution throughout their professional development experience abroad.
  • Three- to six-month professional development experience abroad: Outstanding elementary, middle, and high school teachers from the United States have the opportunity to take part in a three- to six-month professional development experience abroad. Explore the participating country/territory locations.
  • Professional development courses: Host institutions will provide courses pertaining to the candidate’s subject area and/or inquiry project proposal.

Applications are due by January 15, 2019. Find more information about the program here.