The US-SL Fulbright Commission invites applications from Sri Lankan professionals in the humanities, fine/performing arts as music, theatre, writing, painting, design, photography, sports, journalism, law, sciences, paramedical services and business.
These awards provide grantees an opportunity to gain exposure (through a project developed by the grantee) to the latest advancements in their respective fields of work in the US. The awards aim to provide an opportunity to collaborate with US counterparts, forge links between local and US professionals build lasting ties between the two countries through their collaborations and share the experience and learning gained in the U.S. with local counterparts.
These awards have been designed to provide Sri Lankan professionals in fields such as the humanities, fine arts, sciences, auxiliary medical services, business, an opportunity:
- · To gain exposure to the latest advancements in their respective fields of work in the U.S.
- · To collaborate with U.S. counterparts
- · To forge links between local and U.S. professionals in the fields and build lasting ties between the two countries through their collaborations.
- · To share the experience and learning gained in the U.S. with local counterparts.
- · 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.
- · Demonstrate aptitude and accomplishment in the field thorough professional involvement, awards received, achievements or output.
- · Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the area.
- · Demonstrate commitment to developing this field in Sri Lanka and sharing knowledge with counterparts and the public in Sri Lanka.
- · Possess a letter of invitation from a host institution in the U.S. (guidelines below).
Duration of award:
3 – 4.5 months (the minimum duration of the grant is 3 months)
All successful candidates will be required to reside in Sri Lanka for a minimum of 2 years on completion of the grant.
Deadline for supplications: On or before the 1st of October, 2012
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