Fulbright HAEF Teaching Fellowships

Fulbright HAEF Teaching Fellowships

Fulbright HAEF Fellows

Application period opens: April 1, 2019

Application deadline: October 8, 2019 (at 5:00 p.m. EST)

13 Fulbright/HAEF English Teaching Assistant Award

Award Profile
Up to 13 grants are available to recent graduates to serve as Fulbright Fellows at Athens College, the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) and act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Foundation and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience. The role of grantees includes infusing their culture, enthusiasm, ideas, language and knowledge into the school's community.

Grant Period

10.5 months

Grants will begin on September 1 and conclude on July 15.

Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in September 2020 and a seminar in Spring 2021.

Pre-Departure Orientation
No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile
HAEF encourages enthusiastic, outgoing individuals with a genuine passion for education and a wide spectrum of personal strengths and interests to apply. The Fellowship is open to recent U.S. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree holders with a record of academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level (due to the entry-level nature of the post, the preferred age limit at the time of application is 26.) Majors in Education and English literature and language (including TESOL/TEFL) are preferred, but are not required. Applicants should be open-minded and adaptable to the experience and challenges of living abroad. They should be highly motivated, flexible, willing to be involved in a number of different projects at the same time, and possess a relatively active lifestyle. Past experience should reflect a desire to work with children and teenagers. Some educational experience and/or experience in college counselling and admissions will be favored.

HAEF may interview finalists for the Fulbright Fellowship program via Skype or telephone.

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

Accepted Degree Levels

Foreign Language Proficiency: Not Required

Modern Greek proficiency is not required. As part of the HAEF Fellowship Program, grantees are expected to attend a Modern Greek language course, which is offered free of charge. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Placement Type
Elementary School
Middle School
Secondary School

Grantees will be placed at elementary, middle, or high school level and will be involved in activities through-out the school day (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.), with the occasional Saturday for specific events. Grantees will participate actively in supervised English classes and/or be assigned to the HAEF University Applications and Counseling Office and/or the HAEF Library, and have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students. All grantees are also involved as coaches and mentors in the Forensics Club–the School’s largest English language theater and debate club–where they are able to connect with the students in a fun, creative, and supportive setting. At the end of the school year, grantees serve as camp counselors at HAEF’s English language Summer Camp in June-July.

Outside school hours, the Fellowship affords ample time and opportunity to explore Greece. Past Fellows have complemented school responsibilities with travel and cultural exploration. Due to the intensive nature of this particular ETA program, however, supplementary projects and/or personal research will not be feasible outside of HAEF related activities.

Dependent support is not available


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  • US citizenship is required for application. Grantees who are dual nationals of both Greece and the US are eligible to apply. However, preference will be given to those candidates who have minimal exposure to the host country
  • All candidates must receive an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution prior to the start of the grant term
  • Proposed project must be feasible within the academic term of the grant
  • Sound affiliations in the host country must be in place before the grant commences

For a full description of eligibility requirements please review the grant category you are interested in and also visit the Fulbright US Student Program website http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility

Benefits vary according to Grant Category. The list below is a summary of benefits for a) the US Fulbright Student Program (Academic/Research) and b) the Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellows program:

US Fulbright Student Program (Academic/Research)

  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 1300 USD (increased by 10% per month for up to two dependents)
  • A one-time settling allowance at 1200 USD
  • Round-trip air fare from place of residence in the U.S. to Greece and back (for grantee only)
  • Baggage allowance of up to 200 USD (for grantee only)
  • Modern Greek language lesson allowance of up to 450 USD (for grantee only)
  • Books/Research Materials allowance of up to 350 USD (for grantee only)
  • Membership fee at the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) for grantees affiliated with this institution
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State

Fulbright/HAEF Fellows*

  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 860 USD
  • Housing provided by HAEF, the host institution
  • Round-trip air fare from place of residence in the U.S. to Greece and back
  • Modern Greek Language lessons provided by HAEF, the host institution
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State
  • Additional health insurance coverage provided by HAEF, the host institution

*Benefits are for grantees only. Dependents are not eligible under this program

Specific terms and conditions apply to all U.S. Fulbright Student programs as outlined by the Fulbright Scholarship Board. A full description of those terms and conditions can be found here

The U.S. Fulbright Student program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) based on an agreement with the U.S. Department of State.

All applicants interested in applying under this Fulbright category must thoroughly review the U.S. Fulbright Student program website and apply there http://us.fulbrightonline.org/


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