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There are 2 opportunity(s) listed at this time .


Deadline: 07/26/2017
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

 The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program is an eight-month internship program for students (U.S. citizens) working remotely from their schools, while expanding the efforts of the U.S. Government. 

VSFS is managed by the Office of eDiplomacy in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Information Resource Management.  USDA in Colombia has designed four projects for the VSFS program (please see attached descriptions).


Student applications for the 2017-18 VSFS program will be accepted on from July 2-26, 2017Please read all instructions carefully.  Additional information is available at

A breif description of the proposed projects can be found below:

Projects 2017 and 18.docx
Posted: 06/01/2017

Deadline: 10/06/2017
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, was established on August 1, 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This program provides U.S. students and alums from all majors with funding to pursue grants (open study/degree, open research/projects, or English teaching assistantships) in countries all over the world.
Who Should Apply:

Must be a U.S. citizen. All majors are eligible, but each country outlines priority and/or restricted fields of study. Open to graduating seniors, bachelor’s and master’s degree holders, and master’s/Ph.D. students. No stated GPA, but 3.5 or higher is helpful. Applicants should emphasize a plan for study/research that is feasible and fits goals and should provide a good rationale for the host country. Language proficiency varies depending on the host country.

Fellowship Benefits:

In some countries, grants may also include:

  • book and research allowances*
  • mid-term enrichment activities
  • full or partial tuition language study programs
  • pre-departure and in-country orientations

*Grantees with projects that require extensive research support, in-country travel, study materials, or equipment should explore additional funding from other sources to supplement the Fulbright funding.

Program Duration:

9-12 months

Number & Amount Available:

Over 1500 awards to U.S. students annually . Different numbers of grants allotted to each host country. Funds most expenses associated with tenure abroad (round-trip transportation, maintenance for the academic year, book and research allowances, health insurance, full or partial tuition (if enrolled at a university), language or orientation courses (where appropriate).

Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:
NC State Endorsement Required:
Posted: 06/26/2017