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Fulbright Master’s Student Awards for 2014-‘15

Fulbright Master’s Student Awards for 2014-‘15

The US-SLFC invites applications from qualified candidates for the Fulbright Student Programme for the academic year 2014 – 2015 in the following disciplines; Social Sciences & Humanities, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Architecture and Engineering, Commerce and Management Studies. The awards are intended to assist a limited number of scholars, selected for their academic excellence, to do their post-graduate (master’s level only) study in American universities. Graduates who have not had extensive prior exposure to the United States are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:

1. Be a Sri Lankan citizen and have continuously resided in Sri Lanka for a minimum of 2 years up to the time of applying for this award.

2. Possess a 4-year bachelor’s from a Sri Lankan university. Those with degrees from non-Sri Lankan universities are welcome to apply provided they possess the equivalent of a 4-year Sri Lankan degree. Applicants with 3-year degrees from Sri Lanka and India are required to possess a relevant post-graduate qualification (for example, a post-graduate diploma in a relevant subject).

3. Be committed to reside in Sri Lanka on completion of the award for a minimum of 2 years.

4. Possess at a minimum, 1 year of post-qualifying experience in the proposed field of study.

5. Be below the age of 35 years on the 1st of October, 2013.

Duration of award: a maximum of 2 academic years

Deadline: 30th of July 2013

Interviews (of shortlisted candidates): August/September

· Preference is given to applicants in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Instructions:

You need to complete Foreign Fulbright Programme Application which can be accessed by going to the site at the following link:

http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/fulbrightpage.html

1 .  At this stage we require only the following Supplemental Forms out of those asked for on the web page at the above link.

   ·  3 letters of reference – please ask your referees to send the letters of reference ( copies of references upload on to your online application by your referees need to posted to the Commission by your referees )under confidential cover to the Fulbright Commission before the 30th of July 2013

   ·  The Signature Form