Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2022-23

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EligibilityFull-time school teachers
RegionUnited States
AwardVariable awards

About the Program


Last Updated On : 28-02-2022   Posted By : Salma

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2022-23 is an initiative by the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) for full-time senior secondary school teachers in India. The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) program is a 6-week non-degree, non-credit academic program that will take place at a US university. The program will provide participants with practical resources they can use in their teaching, as well as skills to train trainers. Up to seven teachers from India will participate in this program. The selected participants will receive variable awards.

  • Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2022-23

    To be eligible for this program, an applicant must -

    • Be a full-time senior secondary teacher (Class 6 to 12) in a school that serves a primarily local (not expatriate) population
    • Have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the start of the program in FTEA teaching disciplines - 
      • English
      • English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
      • Social Studies, Mathematics
      • Science, or Special Education

    For applicants who live and teach in India - 

    • Be citizens of and residents in India
    • Have earned a bachelor’s degree
    • Be present in India at the time of submitting the application and for the interview
    • Have obtained a minimum score of 61 on iBT TOEFL or equivalent English language examination*
    • Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program
    • Have submitted a complete application


    *Note - TOEFL scores are not required at the time of application. If the participants are shortlisted for an interview, USIEF will provide instructions for TOEFL or an equivalent for the English proficiency test.


    The teachers selected for the 6-week program will receive the following benefits - 

    • J-1 visa support
    • A baggage allowance
    • A pre-departure orientation held in the participant’s home country
    • Round-trip airfare to and within the US
    • Academic program fees
    • Housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals
    • Accident and sickness medical insurance coverage (does not cover pre-existing conditions)
    • Transportation to the practicum school (if necessary)
    • A daily allowance for incidentals during the university academic program
    • An end-of-program workshop in Washington, D.C.
    • An opportunity to apply for alumni small grants for alumni in good standing
    • Resume
    • Copy of latest University degree transcript
    • Teaching awards (if any)
    • Passport
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship by following the steps mentioned below -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2:
    Navigate to the 'How to Apply' section and click on the first link.
    Step 3: For first time users, click on the 'Create an Account' link, whereas registered users click on Login.
    Step 4:
    To register for an account, enter an email address, first and last name, birthday and click on 'Continue'.
    Step 5:
    Enter the pin received through email to activate the account and create a password to complete the process.
    Step 6: After successfully creating the account, log in using valid credentials.
    Step 7: Fill in the required information step-by-step and upload the required documents s in PDF format as required​.
    Step 8: Fill in the grant and additional information and submit the form.


    Note - For detailed information, kindly go through the "Application Instructions Guide".

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 10th March 2022
Paper screening of the Applications - Early April 2022
Interviews and TOEFL Testing - Early May 2022
Notifications of Finalists - September 2022
Pre-Departure Orientation Cohort I - December 2022
U.S. Program Dates Cohort I - Late January-March 2023
Pre-Departure Orientation Cohort II - July 2023
U.S. Program Dates Cohort II - September-November 2023

Selection Criteria

The applicants will be selected through a merit-based competition based on the criteria below - 

  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching in the field of secondary education
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Professional and educational experience and achievements
  • Potential for developing long-term linkages between US and Indian educational institutions and schools
  • Preparedness for an intensive US-based training program with very limited free time for personal travel or sightseeing
  • Willingness and capacity to work and live collaboratively with international peers to foster a positive learning community for professional development
  • Articulated ideas for applying program experience to improving secondary education in the home country
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively
  • English language skills adequate to manage coursework, develop lesson plans and team-teach in US schools
Terms and Conditions
  • USIEF will only accept online applications from Indian applicants. Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.
  • No changes can be made to the application after submission.
  • The application needs to be completed in English only.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are members of or who work with students from under-served communities or traditionally underrepresented groups including but not limited to women, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBTI community and people from diverse geographical areas of the country.
  • Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously received a Fulbright grant.
  • Applicants should keep the word limit in mind while answering the questions in the application.
  • Applications not fulfilling the eligibility criteria will not be forwarded to the selection committee.
  • Applicants who have had few or no opportunities to travel to the U.S. will be given priority.
  • The teachers will attend academic seminars on teaching methodologies and strategies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology training. They will also participate in a practicum at a US secondary school.
  • The candidates who apply for both FTEA and FDAI programs will be considered Ineligible.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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