Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2013 – 2014 Academic Year)

As part of the range of Fulbright programs, the Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States, thereby earning a master’s degree.

Eligible Fields of Studies

The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study, with the exception of business, economics, law, medicine, public administration, and public policy.

Eligibility:

· Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan residing in Kazakhstan at the time of application or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by Kazakhstan.

· 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

· Academic Transcripts, Diplomas, and Translations

· Three Reference Letters

· TOEFL and GRE Test Scores (if available)

· Signature Form

· 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

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 outstanding academic records.

· Nominees must have satisfactory required test scores of TOEFL, GRE, or GMAT.

· Nominees should have high motivation, serious commitment to completing the program and leadership potential upon returning home.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is July 15, 2012
Potential applicants can access the on-line application by going toprogram’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 Foreign Student program please contact the U.S. Consulate General Almaty at (727) 250-4873 or info@usembassy.kz

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

Leaders for a Global Society

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experience in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service either in the public or the private sector. Fifteen major universities across the United States host Humphrey Fellows. In recent years, these universities have included: American University-Washington College of Law, Boston University, University of California –Davis, Cornell University, Emory University, The Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland-College Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, Tulane University, University of Washington, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Professional Fields

Humphrey Fellowships are awarded to candidates who are mid-career professionals in the following fields:

· Agricultural and Rural Development

· Communications/Journalism

· Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention

· Economic Development/Finance and Banking

· Educational Administration, Planning and Policy

· Higher Education Administration

· HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention

· Human Resource Management

· Law and Human Rights

· Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change

· Public Health Policy and Management

· Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration

· Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development)

· Technology Policy and Management

· Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention

· Urban and Regional Planning

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. Consulate General in Almaty at (727) 250-4873 or by e-mail:info@usembassy.kz

The application deadline is August 1, 2012.

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

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.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (2013 – 2014 Academic Year)

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 of application or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by Kazakhstan.

· 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

· 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.

· Applicant should demonstrate the ability to serve as a cultural ambassador for Kazakhstan. 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 Application


Deadline: The application deadline is November 15, 2012.

Potential applicants can access the on-line application by going toprogram’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. Consulate General Almaty at (727) 250-4873 or info@usembassy.kz