The 2000 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program is an opportunity for U.S. primary and secondary teachers and administrators to participate in a three-week study visit to Japan. Its goals are to increase the level of understanding between the two countries and to provide a significant opportunity for professional development. The program is fully funded by the government of Japan.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are employed full-time in any discipline as a teacher or administrator for grades 1-12. To apply, individuals complete an application, including a two-part essay describing a plan for imparting the knowledge gained through the experience to their classrooms, schools or communities. At least two letters of reference, as well as the approval and signature of the applicant's supervisor is required. There will be 600 award recipients nationally in 2000. Three groups of U.S. educators will be chosen to travel to Japan in July, October or November. Teachers may apply for any of the three cycles. Administrators may only apply for the two fall cycles.
Interested educators may request a 2000 application packet by calling the Institute of International Education at 1-888-527-2636 or by visiting the web site at http://www.iie.org/pgms/fmf/.
The application deadline is Tuesday, January 11, 2000.