U.S. Government Scholarships
These programs are administered in Croatia by the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports.
Fulbright Fellowship Program
The flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, widely known as the Fulbright Program, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 234,000 participants, chosen for their leadership potential, with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.
- Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Programs - Applications
- Fulbright Alumni Initiative Award Program
- Fulbright Specialist Program
Want to know more about Fulbright? See Fulbrightweb.org.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The program brings accomplished mid level professionals to the United States for a 10-month combined academic (NON-DEGREE) and professional work. Fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service. For more information on the program see: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/
Evidence of employment in the Republic of Croatia
Five years of professional experience
University degree (4-year undergraduate degree is required)
Proficiency in English
Access on-line application here:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND COMPETITION SCHEDULE
The competition and on-line applications are open from April 15 through May 15, 2013.
All applications, including references, undergo technical and academic reviews. Candidates who satisfy all requirements will be interviewed by Croatian-American interviewing teams in Zagreb in June 2013. Personal interviews are obligatory. Skype or phone interview will not be available. Based on the interview results, the list of finalists will be submitted for final approval to the J. William Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships in the United States. Selected grantees will be notified of the final approval in March 2014. For the most part, the programs will start in mid-August of 2014.
Finalists for Humphrey awards will be required to take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
LAW / HUMAN RIGHTS
URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
HIV/AIDS POLICY AND PREVENTION
TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) – teacher training or curriculum development
PREVENTION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND POLICY
RECRUITMENT: Appropriate candidates are mid career professionals in leadership positions who have the required experience/skills, commitment to public service and potential for advancement in their professions. Prospective fellows should have a minimum of five years professional experience and should be policy rather than research or technically oriented .
NOT ELIGIBLE: Recent university graduates, university teachers with no management responsibilities (except in the field of TOEFL), and individuals with recent U.S. or third country experience (more than 6 months during the 7 years prior to August 2014), individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residence status, individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2014.
Additional documents which must be mailed (post-marked) by registered mail by May 15, 2013 include:
• xerox copy of "domovnica" (in Croatian)
• xerox copy of university degree (in Croatian)
• letter from employer confirming employment in Croatia (in English or Croatian)
Please mail to:
American Embassy, Public Affairs Office
attn. Ms. Sasa Brlek
Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 2, 10010 Zagreb
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth
We are pleased to announce summer institutes for young Americans, Europeans, and Central Asians under the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative. This initiative is intended to foster relationships among the younger generations of Europeans, Central Asians and Americans in order to advance the global freedom agenda; to build relationships between European and American youth; and to promote awareness of shared values in light of the global challenges of the 21st Century.
The Summer Institutes will enable teenagers ages 16-18 to participate in an intensive exchange program in the U.S. that focuses on the global issues that youth face on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Students will participate in a variety of activities such as training sessions, workshops, community-based programs, study tours, and cultural events. Participants will together prepare a joint project that promotes the stated goals and objectives of the Initiative.
For detailed information and application forms please visit our Franklin Fellows Initiative webpage.
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program
The Office of English Language Programs at the State Department announces the seventh offering of its acclaimed E-Teacher courses that train foreign English language professionals in the latest U.S. methods of English language teaching via distance education. Participation is open to teachers worldwide.
Seeven 10-week courses will be offered in the fall of 2010 and the winter, spring, and summer of 2011, though not all seven courses will be offered each term. Tuition and materials will be paid by State Department. Twenty-six of all E-Teacher course participants will be selected to attend a three-week professional development workshop in the U.S. in the summer of 2011.
For detailed information and application forms review our E-Teacher Scholarship Program webpage