Additional ETA Opportunities

Fulbright Taiwan offers current grantees the opportunity to extend their grants in Taiwan through the Second-Year ETA Program in Taipei; the Second-Year Extension Award; and the Summer Assistantship. Further details about each program are detailed below.

Second-Year ETA Program (Taipei)

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Deadline: 2/26/2018
Grant Period: 8/13/2018 - 7/12/2019

There are tentatively 6 awards for 2017-2018 ETAs to continue a second year with Fulbright from August 13, 2018 to July 12, 2019 (11-month grant).

Grantees will serve at underprivileged junior high schools in Taipei. 

The grant includes a monthly stipend of NT$50,000 and round-trip Taiwan-U.S. airfare.

How to apply:

If you are interested in the above, please submit:

  • A statement of purpose (up to 1,500 words)
  • A plan for your year outside of the classroom. (500 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation from Taiwan (Excluding Local FSE coordinators, FSE staff, ETA Professors, and county Government representatives)
  • Your permission to allow FSE to use the information from your Fulbright application materials for your current ETA scholarship
  • The deadline of submission is February 26, 2018
  • Interviews will be held in early March 2018.

Second-Year Extension Award

Deadline: 2/26/2018
Grant Period: 8/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

The extension award is given to one ETA per county, allowing them to remain in their current location for an additional (second) year. Please note that the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange must negotiate with all stakeholders (e.g. county government, school administrators, etc.) after receiving applications for this award. With the exception of Taipei, extension awards are generally limited to one per site.

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Grantees receive the same benefits as they did in their first year, including round-trip Taiwan-U.S. airfare. However, unlike first-year ETAs, extension grantees will have different expectations:

  • Reports will be submitted monthly instead of weekly.
  • Required attendance to only 3 workshops per semester
  • Assistance with summer training for new ETAs
  • Role as Remote Service Project Lead

Extension grant recipients have the opportunity to continue or complete any unfinished or ongoing projects in their school and local community, and ultimately prolong their relationships with students and co-teachers.

How to apply:

Please prepare and submit a one-page Statement of Purpose by February 26, 2018. Grantees may apply for both the Extension Award and Second-Year Program in Taipei. Awards are contingent on administrative cooperation; therefore, placements are not guaranteed. Successful applicants will be notified by early March.

Summer Assistantship

Deadline: 3/9/2018
Grant Period: 8/1/2018 - 8/31/2018

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The Summer Assistantship is a one-month award given to support the new incoming ETAs in August 2018. The assistantship runs from August 1 to August 30, 2018. The Foundation of Scholarly Exchange will extend grantees' visas until the end of September 2018, with the grant stipend extended one additional month. The stipend will be split into two payments for the months of July and August (NT$40,000 total). Grantees may continue living in their current housing for July; housing will change for August, depending on the different sites.

Summer Assistants will primarily aid local coordinators in training incoming ETAs. While they will spend most of their time in their original host site, they will also travel to 2-3 other sites to advise other ETAs and provide insight from their own experience. Transportation and accommodation costs will be reimbursed by the foundation.

How to apply:

If you are interested, please submit a one-page State of Purpose to Kelly Change (kchang@fulbright.org.tw) by March 9, 2018.

Note: ETAs may apply for both the Second-Year Awards and Summer Assistantship. However, if awarded with a Second-Year Grant, ETAs are unable to serve as Summer Assistant.