Before you apply for an English Language Fellowship, please review the Eligibility Requirements. Former Fellows wishing to re-apply to the EL Fellow Program, please review application information specifically for Former Fellows. Former Fellows eligible to re-apply should update and re-submit their existing application instead of starting a new one. Once you find out whether you are eligible for the Fellowship, we invite you to complete the application process. Please read all the application instructions carefully. Failure to follow instructions can delay review of your application. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us via phone at 202-687-2608 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To receive priority consideration, all application materials for AY 2013-2014 must be completed and submitted to Georgetown University/CIED by February 1, 2013; however, applications will be accepted until all projects are filled.
- Complete application dossier must contain the following eight (8) items:
- Application - Application must be completed online. As part of your application, you will be required to answer whether or not you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations). If yes, you will need to include what you were convicted of, whether it was at the state or federal level, the nature of the conviction, and when and where you were convicted.
- Two one-page Lesson Plans/Teacher Training Modules*
You are requested to provide sample lesson plans/teacher training modules that you have developed and used in your work. Each sample should be drawn from a different area of language instruction and clearly demonstrate your methodology and design. Applicants interested in teacher training should submit at least one teacher training module.
- Statement of Purpose*
Explain why you are applying to the English Language Fellow Program. Include information on why you are applying to the Program and how you think this experience will enhance you as a person and as a professional. What do you expect to gain from the Program, what will you contribute to it, and how will this experience relate to your future English language goals? Your response must not exceed 800 words.
- Two Reference Letters
At least two professional references must be entered through online application. One recommendation letter must be from a current or most recent supervisor. Applications which do not have a letter from a supervisor will not be considered. Georgetown University/CIED will request Letters of Reference directly from the persons indicated in your application via an automated system that generates e-mail messages requesting Letters of Reference once you submit your complete online application. References follow a link in the e-mail that takes them to an online site where they fill in their recommendations. During the online application process, please be sure to enter current and valid e-mail addresses for the references. At the end of the process, you will receive an e-mail notification for every letter of reference that has been submitted on your behalf.
- Graduate Transcript
Graduate transcripts issued by registrar must be scanned and uploaded in PDF format to online application. If your qualifying degree was awarded by a non-U.S. institution, you must have your degree evaluated by an educational credential evaluation service. Visit National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of evaluation companies.
In addition to the required documents, you will also be able upload the following:
- Additional Information*
Should capture honors, awards, leadership activities, public speaking engagements, skills (such as computer software proficiency) or any other information that may help in the evaluation of your application.
- Professional Publications*
Should list any professional publications which you have written or to which you have contributed.
* Documents must be uploaded in Microsoft Word format through online application
All decisions related to the Fellowship (including candidate review, selection, funding, suspension, revocation, and termination) and all criteria related thereto are made and established by the U.S. Department of State.
Application Review Process
- Once the online application is submitted and if there are no felony/misdemeanor convictions, it is reviewed by a Regional Recruitment Center (RRC) to establish if the applicant is eligible. The RRC uses the eligibility requirements established by the U.S. Department of State. If an applicant has indicated that they have been convicted of a felony/misdemeanor, their application will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of State for review and determination of whether or not the application will be further considered.
- If the applicant is eligible, the RRC will schedule an interview, verify applicant's references and most recent employment.
- After the interview, the application will be sent to the U.S. Department of State for final review. The U.S. Department of State will review applicants based on their expertise and experience in the field of TEFL/TESL.
- Once this process is complete, applicants will either be placed in the applicant pool in consideration for rosters as directed by the U.S. Department of State or notified that their application will not be considered for the upcoming Fellowship projects.
If an applicant indicates that they have been convicted of one or more felonies/misdemeanors in their lifetime, their application will be sent to the U.S. Department of State for review. If the candidate has been convicted of a felony, the Department will not select such a candidate for a Fellowship (or, if the candidate has already been selected, the Department will annul the selection) unless the Department is satisfied that the conviction does not represent an absence of the requisite moral and social attitude desired of grantees. Such a determination will be based upon the nature of the crime, the time and place of conviction, and the subsequent conduct of the candidate. A candidate who has been convicted of a misdemeanor shall be eligible for selection unless the Department finds that the conviction represents an absence of the requisite moral and social attitude desired of grantees. Similarly, a selected candidate who has been convicted of a misdemeanor shall have his or her selection annulled only if the Department finds that the conviction represents an absence of the requisite moral and social attitude desired of grantees. Such a determination will be based upon the nature of the crime, the time and place of conviction, and the subsequent conduct of the candidate.