Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers (Fulbright DAST) provides an opportunity for outstanding K–12 teachers from the United States to take part in a two- to six-week professional development experience abroad. Teachers will share their educational expertise with schools, nonprofits, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations abroad.

The Fulbright DAST Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. It is governed by policies established by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers (Fulbright DAST) provides an opportunity for outstanding K–12 teachers from the United States to take part in a two- to six-week professional development experience abroad. Teachers will share their educational expertise with schools, nonprofits, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations abroad.

The Fulbright DAST Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. It is governed by policies established by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Apply for the program

Choose a country for your Fulbright DAST Program experience abroad, and learn how to apply.

Applications for Cycle I are due on January 25, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST. Applications for Cycle II (for projects taking place between October 2019 and May 2020) will open in February 2019.

Sponsor

US flag and seal of the US Department of State`

The Fulbright DAST Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.

Project Activities

  • Two- to six-week professional development experience abroad: Outstanding elementary, middle, and high school teachers from the United States have the opportunity to take part in a two- to six-week professional development experience abroad.
  • Collaborative projects: Teachers will have the opportunity to share their educational expertise on this program by serving in their role consulting with and providing support for schools, nonprofit organizations, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations abroad.

Country Program Descriptions

Explore the participating country locations:

  • Mexico: Improve teaching methods in the field of natural sciences and/or STEM by hosting a teacher trainer.
  • Uganda: Equip 60 teachers with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to effectively use modern information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning outcomes.
  • Uzbekistan: Train local specialists in bilingual and monolingual methods of teaching and learning English.

Project Timeline

Cycle I (projects in Mexico, Uganda, Uzbekistan)

  • Applications due: January 25, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST
  • Applicants notified: April 2019
  • Program dates: Projects can take place from June to September 2019

Cycle II

  • Applications due: May 2019*
  • Applicants notified: August 2019
  • Program dates: Projects can take place from October 2019 to May 2020

*Cycle II projects will be posted in February 2019.

Contact

E-mail: FulbrightDAST@irex.org

 

 

The Fulbright DAST Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.