2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program Deadline is February 10, 2021

The Fulbright TEA Program brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program to take academic seminars for professional development at a host university and to observe and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.

Applications Modes:

Applicant may apply through either:

  1. The online application


  1. The Writable.pdf paper application (PDF 933 KB)

For the online application, Please register as a new applicant by creating an account at https://fulbright.irex.org/ to apply through the online application.

Applicants must not revert to paper application, if already registered for the online application.

Both applications have equal opportunities for final recruitment to the Fulbright TEA Program.

Eligibility Requirements for Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA)

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Current secondary-level, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math,

science, or social studies (civics, history, geography, global studies, etc.), including special education

teachers in those subjects at institutions serving primarily a local population.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Five or more years of full-time teaching experience by the start of the program. Pre-service practicum years are not included in the five-year minimum
  • Demonstrated oral and written English language proficiency
  • Citizen and resident in Sudan.
  • Other requirements as indicated in the application

An independent review committee will be convened to select participants for the program through merit-based competition.

What is the profile of the ideal Fulbright TEA candidate?

Successful Fulbright TEA candidates are current, full-time secondary school teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, or special education at institutions serving primarily a local population.

Candidates should be planning to continue working in secondary education for at least five years after the conclusion of the program.

Candidates should be educators who demonstrate strong leadership potential and the ability to function well in an intensive and collaborative learning environment with teachers from around the world.

Candidates should be able to live and work closely with people from a variety of backgrounds and interact in a culturally sensitive way with students (minors) and colleagues in U.S. secondary schools.

Program Components

Teachers who are selected to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program will:

  1. Participate in advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes at a U.S. host university.
  2. Observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues in U.S. secondary schools.
  3. Participate in an online professional learning community with other participants to share best practices and other elements of host and home country educational systems; and take part in other education and cultural activities while on program in the United States.

Upon returning home, teachers are expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and within their communities.

The most competitive applicants will have shown evidence of leadership in their schools, localities or states.