Application Overview

Eligible applicants include U.S. citizens who reside in the United States, a U.S. territory, or who work on a campus within the Department of Defense Education Activity. 

Eligible educators include classroom teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum coordinators, special education coordinators, media specialists, librarians, gifted and talented coordinators, and others who spend at least half of their time interacting with students. 

Applicants must have a master’s degree or be enrolled in a master’s degree program and/or be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards at the time of application. 

The application to Fulbright’s Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program can be found in IREX’s Online Application System. It includes sections to enter personal and professional demographics, education and certification information, language proficiency, and an opportunity to answer, in short essays, questions about the applicant’s goals for the program, their background and experience, an inquiry project plan, and how they will leverage the experience for impact in their school community. 

Applicants are asked to demonstrate how their skills and experience qualify them to conduct the inquiry project that they propose. 

The application also requires the submission of references and certain documentation: 

• Resume or curriculum vitae 

• Professional reference from someone the applicant has worked with in a professional capacity 

• Professional reference from the applicant’s school or district lead administrator 

• Leave Approval Form 

• Verification of master’s degree conferred or enrollment or certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

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