The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos is pleased to announce the annual call for applications for the 2020-2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program. TEA is a six-week non-degree, professional development program fully funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and implemented by IREX, a U.S. based NGO and the Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria.
TEA consists of customized academic program in U.S. universities including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, teaching strategies and instructional technology. Participants will also participate in practicums in U.S. secondary schools near their host universities to work closely with U.S. teachers to teach U.S. students. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided throughout the program. Selected teachers will travel to the United States and participate in either of two cohorts: Spring (January-March 2021) or Fall (September-October 2021).
Upon returning home, TEA program participants are eligible to apply for small grants for essential teaching materials, follow-on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between schools in their home country and the United States, and other activities that build on their exchange experience in the United States.
Note: The TEA program promotes diversity in the classroom and in learning, and it supports inclusion and strongly encourages teachers with disabilities to apply.
The Purpose of the TEA Program: The TEA program offers a unique opportunity for outstanding secondary school teachers who lack international exposure and is designed to:
Application Deadline: Please note that the STRICT deadline for submitting online applications with supplemental documents uploaded as part of the applications is Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Grant Benefits: The TEA program provides J-1 visa support, a pre-departure orientation to be held in PAS, round-trip airfare to and within the U.S, a welcome orientation in Washington, D.C., academic program fees, housing (generally shared with other program fellows), accident and sickness medical insurance coverage, transportation to the teaching practicum school (if necessary), a daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the academic program, baggage/shipping allowance, book/professional development allowance and the opportunity to apply for alumni small grants after the completion of the program.
Note: TEA program does not cover travel of family members; hence participants will not be allowed to travel with spouse, children, relatives and friends to the United States even at their own expense.
Eligible Teaching Disciplines for the TEA Program are:
TEA Program Eligibility: Fulbright TEA fellows are selected through a merit-based, open competition based on eligibility criteria below. Applicants must:
TEA program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers. Applicants that are found to have plagiarized in their application will be disqualified.
Teachers who have participated in the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) are not eligible for Fulbright TEA.
Attached program flyer provides additional information on the program and you can also visit the program website at https://www.irex.org/fulbright-tea
Applicants with specific questions should send e-mails to [email protected] indicating “Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program” in the subject line.