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2015 FULBRIGHT U.S. – ASEAN VISITING SCHOLAR PROGRAM (USAS)

Posted by Arakan Indobhasa Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2015 FULBRIGHT U.S. – ASEAN VISITING SCHOLAR PROGRAM (USAS)
Program Summary
The U.S. Embassy Rangoon is pleased to announce the 2015 U.S. – ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program (USAS) which supports U.S. efforts at regional and multilateral engagement in East Asia and Pacific.

WHAT: conduct scholarly/professional research and lecture in the United States for 3-4 months in late 2015; seek opportunities to provide an ASEAN perspective through guest lectures, seminars, or participation in academic or professional conferences.

WHO: open to all university faculty, ministry and government officials, and professional staff of think tanks and other NGOs.

FIELDS OF STUDY:  any issue that is relevant and useful to ASEAN member nations and central to the U.S. - ASEAN relationship, including but not limited to: Education, Environmental Sciences, Financial Market Integration, Food Technology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Trade and Investment, Trade Facilitation, and TEFL & Applied Linguistics, and many others. 
Eligibility
An applicant:
  • must be a Myanmar citizen in good health, age not exceeding 55 at the time of application;
  • must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher;
  • must be university faculty, ministry or government official, or professional in a think tank or other NGO whose work focuses on U.S.-ASEAN issues;
  • must be proficient in English (minimum TOEFL 550)  Note: You do not need a TOEFL score in order to apply for this program, but you may be asked to take the TOEFL during the application process.  For more info. about the TOEFL, please visit http://www.ets.org/toefl/
  • should have relevant degrees or professional experience in the proposed field of study;
  • should have little or no previous experience studying or working in the U.S.;
  • must be able to take leave from home institution or post
Application
A complete application set includes:
1. Original completed application form (with a photo attached)
2. Project Statement (3 - 5 pages typed)
3. Resume/CV
4. Bibliography (up to 3 pages; this is required for research or combined teaching/research awards)
5. A copy of your academic transcripts
6. Three letters of recommendation A complete application set includes:
  1. Original completed application form (with a photo attached)
  2. Project Statement (3 - 5 pages typed)
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Bibliography (up to 3 pages; this is required for research or combined teaching/research awards)
  5. A copy of your academic transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendation
The deadline for applications is November 16, 2014.
For more information, Please contact the Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Rangoon, Ph: 01- 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4369, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Follow us on facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/usembassy.rangoon.

http://burma.usembassy.gov/fulbright-asean.html

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