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  1. The Zonta Club of Joliet recently awarded Milica Maras the 2017 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship for women pursuing degrees in business leading to a business management field. Maras is an international student-athlete currently pursuing an accounting degree in the College of Business at Governors State University, where she maintains a 4.0 GPA. Growing up in Belgrade, Serbia, Maras dreamed about changing the common stereotypes of women, especially in the business world. In addition to her father who was an accountant and banker, Maras gained inspiration from her mother, who opened a private kindergarten in Serbia, becoming a successful business owner in 2003. This led to Maras’ enrollment in the Law and Business School of Belgrade, where she completed four years of education before receiving a volleyball scholarship to Southwestern Christian College in Texas. While completing her studies, Maras’ participated in a variety of service activities, including volunteer work for the Red Cross in Serbia and participation as a member of the Scout Group “Rarko Vujovic Croce,” member of Kiwanis International Club and the volleyball team in Serbia, Texas and Illinois. Original article located at http://www.theherald-news.com/2017/05/20/zonta-club-of-joliet-awards-jane-m-klausman-scholarship/a5hbpr8/
  2. We are looking for a full time postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department at Purdue to work on a new class of algorithms in numerical linear algebra that are robust to faults and failures in distributed systems and the next generation of exascale machines. An ideal candidate will have expertise and experience in: - matrix computations and sparse matrix computations, with some background on the convergence theory of stationary algorithms or Krylov methods - distributed and large scale implementations of matrix computations in engineering applications, such as linear system solvers, eigenvalue computations, and advanced matrix-based data analytics (e.g. PCA, clustering, etc.) We will consider exceptional candidates with experience in only one of these areas who wish to develop expertise in the other area. The postdoctoral advisors are David Gleich & Ananth Grama. Please send application materials to matrix-postdoc-2017@cs.purdue.edu Materials should consist of: - A 1-2 paragraph introduction explaining why you want the position. - A standard CV with your publications highlighted. - Two to four people who could provide references. - (Optional, but encouraged) an annotated CV explaining your specific contribution to 1-3 publications on your CV in 1-2 paragraphs each. Highlight the intellectual depth and engineering efforts in your work. Applications will be screened immediately upon receipt and will be accepted until the position has been filled. The starting date for the postdoc is negotiable, but no later than Fall 2017. This information can be easily shared through the web-page https://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/dgleich/matrix-postdoc-2017.html
  3. The Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia is pleased to announce two Fulbright competitions for the 2018-2019 academic year. Fulbright Graduate Study Program Fulbright Non-degree Research Program for Doctoral Students FULBRIGHT GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAM The Fulbright Graduate Study Program enables young professionals from Serbia to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue Master’s level of study in the following fields: Agriculture, Economics, Linguistics, American History, Education, Mathematics, American, Literature, Engineering, Philosophy, American Studies, Environmental Sciences, Physics/Astronomy, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Archaeology, Geology, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Information Sciences, Social Work, Chemistry, Journalism, Sociology, Communications, Library Science, TEFL/Applied Linguistics, Computer Science. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This prestigious award covers tuition and fees at a U.S. university, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and international airfare. Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Serbia. Permanent U.S. residents and persons with dual (Serbian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible. Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English (selected candidates will take TOEFL and GRE tests). Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to the Republic of Serbia for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period. Applicants must have completed undergraduate education at the time of application. Applicants already studying in the U.S. are ineligible for a Fulbright grant. Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance. Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. General Selection Criteria: Strong academic record. Adaptability and personal suitability. Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of Serbia. Preference is given to applicants who have not had a prior opportunity for studying in the United States. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, and sex. Selection Procedures: Applications are subject to pre-screening Applicants recommended by reviewers are invited for an interview conducted in person in English by a selection committee comprised of the Embassy representatives, U.S. and Serbian scholars, and Fulbright alumni Nominees are subject to final approval by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board How to apply: Completed applications must include: Online application at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international; Three (3) Letters of Reference (can be submitted online by instructors, professors or work supervisors, or sent via e-mail to the U.S. Embassy); Academic transcripts/diplomas (certified translation into English or verified copies of original academic transcript and degree certificate – scanned and attached to the application); Valid results from the U.S. standardized tests – TOEFL (required for all candidates) and GRE (required in most fields of study) – if the applicant has taken these tests in the past two years. Please note that we shall organize taking of the required tests for the selected candidates; Copy of passport. Please scan all the above mentioned documents and upload to your online application. Please note that all items should be translated into English. Nominated candidates will have to submit a copy of the original academic transcript bearing all official legalization stamps to the U.S. Embassy Belgrade. The U.S. Embassy will advise the nominated candidates to submit a medical history and examination report if and when necessary. Application Deadline: August 5, 2017 Any application submitted to the United States or elsewhere, separate from the official U.S. Embassy embark system noted above, will not be considered. For additional information about the Fulbright Scholarship please send an email to BelgradeFulbright@state.gov. FULBRIGHT NON-DEGREE RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS The Fulbright Non-degree Research Program for Doctoral Students enables young professionals from Serbia who are already enrolled in a PhD program at a Serbian university to conduct research at a U.S. related to their PhD thesis. Grants last 6 to 9 months, and the PhD students from the following fields can apply: Agriculture, American History, American Literature, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics/Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, TEFL/Applied Linguistics Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This prestigious award covers tuition and fees at a U.S. university, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and international airfare. Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Serbia. Permanent U.S. residents and persons with dual (Serbian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible. Applicants must hold at least a Master’s degree, and must be enrolled in a PhD program. Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English (selected candidates will take TOEFL test). Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to the Republic of Serbia for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period. Applicants already studying in the U.S. are ineligible for a Fulbright grant. Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance. Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. General Selection Criteria: Academic credentials. Significance and feasibility of the proposed research. Necessity to undertake the project in the U.S. Plans for popularizing the research findings. Adaptability and personal suitability. Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of Serbia. Preference is given to applicants who have not had a prior opportunity for studying in the United States. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, and sex. Selection Procedures: Applications are subject to pre-screening Applicants recommended by reviewers are invited for an interview conducted in person in English by a selection committee comprised of the Embassy representatives, U.S. and Serbian scholars, and Fulbright alumni Nominees are subject to final approval by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board How to apply: Completed applications must include: Online application at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international; Three (3) Letters of Reference (can be submitted online by instructors, professors or work supervisors, or sent via e-mail to the U.S. Embassy); Academic transcripts/diplomas (certified translation into English or verified copies of original academic transcript and degree certificate – scanned and attached to the application); Official English translation of certificate for the current academic status (scanned and attached to the application); Valid results from the U.S. standardized test – TOEFL – if the applicant has taken this test in the past two years. Please note that we shall organize taking of the required tests for the selected candidates; Copy of passport. Please scan all the above mentioned documents and upload to your online application. Please note that all items should be translated into English. Nominated candidates will have to submit a copy of the original academic transcript bearing all official legalization stamps to the U.S. Embassy Belgrade. The U.S. Embassy will advise the nominated candidates to submit a medical history and examination report if and when necessary. Application Deadline: August 5, 2017 Any application submitted to the United States or elsewhere, separate from the official U.S. Embassy embark system noted above, will not be considered. For additional information about the Fulbright Scholarship please send an email to BelgradeFulbright@state.gov.
  4. Potencijalni studenti u Sjedinjenim Državama koji još uvek traže mogućnost za početak studija od avgusta ili septembra ove godine imaju dodatnu šansu u vidu EducationUSA stipendije na Grand Valley State University. Ova institucija nudi mogućnost finansiranja studija u iznosu od 10,000 američkih dolara tokom svake od četiri godine osnovnih studija. Uslovi za prijavljivanje za ovu stipendiju su podnošenje svih dokumenata potrebnih za upis na ovu instituciju, navedenih na zvaničnoj stranici www.gvsu.edu, slanje originalnog eseja na temu “How EducationUSA has helped with my college search” i pismo preporuke savetnika mreže EducationUSA. Ako imate pitanja o ovoj stipendiji, pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org .
  5. Leto je već tu i za mnoge od vas donosi novitete - počinjete dalje školovanje ili krećete sa pripremama za jesenje prijave na koledže i univerzitete. Šta god da je u pitanju, navijamo za vas i podržavamo vas u odlukama koje su vas dovele do ovog trenutka. Vas koji ste se već uspešno upisali na osnovne ili postdiplomske studije u Americi od avgusta, septembra ili oktobra ove godine, pozivamo da nam se pridružite na redovnoj besplatnoj godišnjoj Orijentaciji pred odlazak. U subotu, 24. juna gosti ste nam vi, trenutni i nekadašnji studenti u Americi i predstavnici Ambasade SAD. Pričaćemo o studentskim vizama, životu u Americi, studentskim aktivnostima i svemu drugom što je od interesa za nove studente. Uz sve što ćemo vam pružiti od informacija, u pisanom i usmenom obliku, sigurno nećete biti izgubljeni brucoš. Svi novi studenti koji se pojave na Orijentaciji mogu biti dobitnici 100 dolara ili neke druge nagrade. Prijava za Orijentaciju obavlja se na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/besplatna-grupna-orijentacija-pred-odlazak-na-studije-u-ameriku-24-jun-2017. Datum je 24. jun, vreme početka je 17:30. U međuvremenu možete da se prijavite za dobijanje studentske vize, preporučujemo vam da nam se javite ako vam procedura na zvaničnom sajtu za zakazivanje termina https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-RS/niv zvuči komplikovano. Na našim stranicama objavljeno je kratko uputstvo - pogledajte ga na stranici http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/viza_uputstvo.pdf. Ako vam formular DS-160 zadaje muke, nazovite nas tokom radnog vremena da vam pomognemo. Na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/prijavljivanje-za-studentsku-vizu-za-sjedinjene-drzave smo u kratkim crtama objasnili osnovne stvari koje bi trebalo da znate o prijavljivanju za vizu. Za vas koji još niste odustali od ideje da studirate od ovog leta, Grand Valley State University nudi mogućnost dobijanja specijalne EducationUSA stipendije u iznosu od 10,000 dolara tokom četiri godine osnovnih studija. Uslov za dobijanje stipendije je da se obavi prijava za studije, prateći uputstva sa stranice www.gvsu.edu, da se pošalje originalni esej na temu “How EducationUSA has helped with my college search”, kao i da se pošalje preporuka od savetnika EducationUSA kojom se potvrđuje da je kandidat za studije koristio usluge EducationUSA. Prosledite nam pitanja o ovoj stipendiji na office@iacbg.org ili ostavite poruku na nekom od brojeva telefona Centra. Ako ste voljni da ove jeseni uđete u proces pretraživanja, prijavljivanja i izbora koledža i univerziteta u Americi i na drugim lokacijama, do sada je već trebalo da se odlučite o početku priprema. Raspored pojedinih ispita, potrebnih za upis osnovnih studija u Americi, tokom jeseni će biti promenjen, tako da će i naši sledeći kursevi morati da pretrpe promene. Naravno, sa njima će možda i vaši planovi morati da budu izmenjeni. Kalendar priprema za standardizovane testove od avgusta biće uskoro objavljen na našim stranicama. U međuvremenu održavamo letnje pripreme koje su od koristi svima koji već znaju da tokom jeseni neće moći da prate ritam priprema i ostalih obaveza. Za SAT vas pripremamo na intenzivnom kursu od 27. juna do 25. jula. Četiri nedelje rada, tri puta nedeljno, uz simulaciju testa, trebalo bi da bude dovoljno da izađete spremni na prvi sledeći SAT u toku jeseni. Više detalja o ovoj pripremi dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/intenzivna-priprema-za-sat-od-27-juna-2017. Letnja priprema za TOEFL kreće 7. juna i traje sada već uobičajenih šest nedelja. Više detalja dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/priprema-za-toefl-od-7-juna. Letnji vikend program GMAT pripreme počeli smo u subotu, 3. juna, ali još uvek nije kasno da se priključite grupi. Subotnji program od koristi je svima koji rade tokom nedelje i ne mogu da izdvoje vreme u večernjim terminima dva puta nedeljno. Više detalja o ovoj pripremi dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/specijalni-letnji-vikend-program-za-pripremu-gmat. Promene tokom jeseni u kalendaru testiranja odnose se na SAT. Kako je već pomenuto ranije (http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/najnovija-vest-promene-u-terminima-polaganja-sat-na-medunarodnim-lokacijama), CollegeBoard je svoj ispit SAT General ograničio tokom ove godine na manje termina na lokacijama van Sjedinjenih Država. Nakon oktobra, sledeći ispit se održava u decembru. Kandidatima za upis studija u Americi savetujemo da razmotre polaganje ACT, ispita koji se na isti način priznaje za upis studija u Sjedinjenim Državama i koji se može polagati u Beogradu. Više detalja o ispitu možete pronaći na www.actstudent.org, a novu pripremu za ovaj ispit najavićemo u skoroj budućnosti na našim stranicama. Drugi zvanični testovi neće imati veća ograničenja, osim onih koje mogu imati pojedinačni centri za testiranje zbog sopstvene sezone odmora. Prijavite se za testove na vreme i pratite svoje profile na zvaničnim sajtovima testova zbog mogućih promena. Na našem sajtu možete videti uputstvo za prijavu TOEFL-a (http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx) i uputstvo za slanje rezultata sa testa izabranim institucijama (http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/TOEFL_slanjerezultata_Dec2016.ppsx). Centar ima mogućnost organizovanja simulacija za skoro sve ispite - pogledajte osnovne informacije na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/strane/simulacije i javite nam se za više detalja. Tokom letnjeg perioda u Centru će biti organizovani specijalni termini grupnih savetovanja, a redovni termini biće nastavljeni nakon sezone odmora. Kalendar “Otvorenih vrata”, termina kratkih savetovanja za rešavanje konkretnih problema budućih studenata osnovnih studija i njihovih roditelja, otvoren je i tokom letnjih meseci. Pogledajte kako izgleda kalendar na ovoj stranici - http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/letnji-termini-otvorenih-vrata. Lutrijski program za američke vize od 2. maja otvoren je za provere prošlogodišnjih prijava. Čak i ako niste izvučeni, predlažemo vam da nakon provere sačuvate potvrdu prijave, sve dok se ne završi period važenja prijave. Više detalja dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/provera-statusa-lutrijskog-viznog-programa-za-sad. Diskusije su ponovo otvorene! Deo našeg sajta koji otvara mogućnost diskutovanja o raznim temama, ali i prenosi sve informacije o ponudama za studiranje i finansiranje studija u Americi i o aktivnostima Centra na jednom mestu ponovo je aktivan. Pogledajte više na forum.iacbg.rs. Softver je oporavljen od pada sajta prošle godine, ali ako imate problema sa pristupom, lozinkom ili korisničkim imenom, pošaljite nam e-mail i rešićemo sve što je pre moguće. Pratite najnovije vesti na našem sajtu www.iacbg.org, na društvenim mrežama - www.facebook.com/iacbg, http://twitter.com/iacbg, kao i na već pomenutom diskusionom forumu - http://forum.iacbg.rs . Sve hitne upite pošaljite porukom na 065/3349639, nazovite nas tokom radnog vremena na 011/3349639 i 011/3349638 ili ostavite poruku i na tim brojevima telefona. Radimo od utorka do petka, od 11 do 19 sati i subotom od 10 do 15.
  6. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University is a new postgraduate scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Starting in fall 2018, Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually welcome up to 100 high-achieving students to campus who have demonstrated leadership and civic commitment. Scholars will receive full funding to pursue a postgraduate education at Stanford, may pursue studies at any of the university’s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors. The application is available on the Knight-Hennessy Scholars website - read more and apply here. The application submission deadline is September 27, 2017, with an accelerated November 15, 2017 deadline for most Stanford graduate degree program applications (other than MBA and MD, which have mid-September deadlines). Application Process: 1. Online application for admission (including personal and academic information, etc.). You must complete and submit the online application. We will ask for basic biographic and demographic information, as well as information about your activities and interests. There is no application fee for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, but you must pay the application fee required of your graduate degree program. 2. An unofficial or self-reported transcript of your academic performance in college and, if applicable, graduate school. We do not need transcripts from study-abroad experiences if those credits are included on your transcript. 3. Scores on standardized tests for admission, as required by the graduate program that you are pursuing - e.g., GMAT for the MBA Program, LSAT for the JD Program, MCAT for the MD Program, GRE (with GRE subject test encouraged) for PhD in biophysics. It's helpful and preferred if you have the test scores by the time you apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, but this is not a requirement. You must, however, have these test scores by the departmental deadline. If you have a degree from a university at which English is the language of instruction, then you do not need results of the TOEFL. Otherwise you do. 4. Resume / C.V. You will include a one-page resume or curriculum vitae that provides an overview of your education, personal activities, and professional experiences. Our guideline is one page for every decade of experience after secondary school. 5. Two recommendation letters. Through the online application, you will select two individuals who know you well to provide specific examples, anecdotes, and evidence of your ability and determination to make a difference. Your Knight-Hennessy Scholars recommendation letters are the only letters that we will review before we provide input to your graduate program. Once your graduate degree program shares its feedback with the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, we also will review your departmental recommendation letters. As such, your recommendation choices for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program should make a compelling independent case, and also complement those of the graduate program. It's fine to ask the same person to provide recommendations for your graduate department and for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, but ensure that he/she submits distinctive letters focused that answer the questions each application requires. We will ask your recommenders to assess some character and leadership traits, and to address the following questions: 1. Please explain how you know and interact with the candidate. 2. Tell us about a time the candidate did something that benefited others. 3. Tell us about a time the candidate did something that surprised you. 4. Is there anything else (positive or constructive) that we should know about the candidate? If you are still in college or graduated within the last few months, we will request: A reference that addresses your leadership experiences and potential - your professional competence and personal character. An institutional assessment from your university that provides context on your academic experience that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. Some institutions will require you to obtain a campus endorsement, which may have an internal deadline that is well in advance of the September 27, 2017 deadline. Seek guidance from the campus contact at your university If your college has no campus contact (which is often the case for international institutions) then follow the guidance on the campus contacts page. If you graduated from college more than a year ago, we will request: Two references that address your professional competence and personal character. You may request these letters of current or past supervisors, advisors, mentors, peers (but remember there's a difference between a friend and a peer), etc. Use your best judgment. 6. Two personal essays. These reflections give us a chance to understand who you are and how you aspire to grow and learn. There are two prompts: 1) Connect the dots. Tell us how the influences in your life have shaped you. 2) Describe three potential paths for your career and life. To prepare for them, what do you need to learn at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar? While there are no word limits for these questions, most applicants will find a range of 750 to 1,750 words sufficient. 7. Two short-answer responses. These responses help to see a different side of you. We'll ask you two questions: 1) Please tell us eight improbable facts about you. 2) If you could take any course or study with any instructor at Stanford, what would you take or with whom would you study, and why? (And no, you can't pick John Hennessy. You'll already spend plenty of time with John as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.) 8. A video submission. We would love to interview every applicant, but it's not feasible. Instead, we will allow you to submit a video of no more than two minutes. This medium gives you a chance to introduce yourself and present a different view of the person we've met in your application. We are not worried about "production value" for this; we just want to get a chance to meet you. We'll give you three different questions to choose among: 1) Tell us about something for which you are grateful. 2) Tell us about your Crazy Idea. 3) Tell us about your most meaningful commitment. 9. In-person assessment. We will invite the finalists for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program to visit Stanford for Immersion Weekend, which will be evaluative and informative (and fun!). We'll give you a chance to learn more about your department, about the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, about Stanford University, about your fellow Scholars, and about yourself. All Citizens Welcome We encourage applications to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program from citizens of all countries. That’s natural since we expect Knight-Hennessy Scholars to have global impact. We expect that over time about one third of our Scholars will be from the United States, and about two thirds will be from countries outside the United States. Those numbers will fluctuate from year to year, since our goal is to admit the world’s very best students, regardless of location. All Graduate Programs at Stanford; Only for Graduate Degrees You are eligible to apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program if you are applying to enroll in any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (for example, but not limited to, DFA, Eng, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, or PhD) or if you plan on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joint- and dual- graduate degree options (for example, but not limited to, MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS). The Stanford education of Knight-Hennessy Scholars is fully funded. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program funds up to the first three years of your graduate education, and if your degree program exceeds three years - such as an MD or PhD program, or a Stanford dual- or joint-degree program - then your Stanford home department will fund the remainder of your education to the extent consistent with its standard funding commitment for that program. (That is, for example, typically six years for PhDs in engineering, five years for PhDs in humanities.) While we are excited to build a cohort that reflects the breadth of excellence at Stanford, there are no allocations or quotas by discipline or program. Please note, however, that we will give priority to applicants who will spend at least two years at Stanford: we do not believe one year is sufficient to form the community we envision and benefit from the leadership platform we are developing. First/Bachelor's Degree Received in 2013 or Later; Enrolling in 2018 or Later You are eligible to apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program if you apply during your final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree or within four years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree. For the pioneer class that applies in 2017, that means you must have graduated in January 2013 through September 2018 to enroll at Stanford in September 2018. We do not make exceptions to this policy. If you’re still in college studying for your first/bachelor’s degree, you’re eligible to apply as long as you complete your first/bachelor’s degree before you enroll as a graduate student at Stanford. If you have earned a graduate degree, you remain eligible to apply in 2017 as long as you earned your first/bachelor's degree in 2013 or later. If you graduated with your first/bachelor's degree more than four years ago (in 2012 or earlier, for the pioneer class), then you are not eligible for consideration as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar. This applies even if you have earned an additional degree in 2013 or later. The good news is that you still may apply to the Stanford graduate program of your choice, and there are many other options for funding your graduate education at Stanford. Other Eligibility Requirements Beyond the eligibility requirements listed above, you are eligible for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program as long as you meet the requirements of the Stanford graduate program(s) that you wish to pursue. You must complete not only your Knight-Hennessy Scholars application, but also the entire application process for your graduate degree program - including any standardized test that your discipline requires (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) and, if needed, an English proficiency test. Although we expect Knight-Hennessy Scholars to have performed well - there are only 50 among the 2,600 graduate students entering Stanford annually - there is no minimum requirement for your grades or scores. A Special Note for Graduate Students Enrolling at Stanford Before 2018 Are you enrolled or planning to enroll as a graduate student at Stanford? If you enroll in a graduate degree program at Stanford in 2017 or earlier, you are ineligible for consideration as a Knight-Hennessy Scholars program for your current degree program. You are, however, welcome to apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program if you either defer enrollment to 2018 or later, or if you apply for a new graduate degree program at Stanford that starts in 2018 or later. Deferring Enrollment? Apply the Year Before You Enroll The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program does not defer Scholar offers. If you are selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar and are unable to enroll, we ask you to reapply. We consider exceptions to this policy only under rare and unforeseen circumstances (e.g., delayed separation from the military, health issues). Deferral of enrollment to a graduate program is the purview of that department. Some programs allow deferral while others do not. If you defer enrollment to a Stanford graduate program, you may apply to start as a Knight-Hennessy Scholars program for the year that you enroll in that graduate program. For example, if you have been admitted to the Stanford MBA Program and deferred enrollment to September 2020, then you could apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program in 2019 to enroll as a Scholar in 2020 - thus aligning your initial enrollment in the MBA Program and as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.
  7. Novi kurs za pripremu TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 7. juna 2017. godine i traje šest nedelja. Kandidate za polaganje u novom programu očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa koji traje šest nedelja iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/PcQYa9tHqsXFnQMx1 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici www.toefl.org. Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa. Ukoliko vam je potrebna pomoć u procesu registracije za test, savetnici Centra mogu da pomognu tokom radnog vremena.
  8. PRESTIŽNI svetski univerzitet Harvard završilo je više od 200 Srba. Svaki na svoj način, posle završenog usavršavanja u Americi, bio je promoter naše nauke i kulture. Većina od njih sledila je i tradiciju najumnijih Srba da pomognu zavičaju, ali i da ga predstave u nimalo podesnim okolnostima. U tome se nisu štedeli, kao i ovih dana kada potvrđuju da su se izborili da prestonica Srbije bude centar okupljanja harvardskih pravnika iz cele Evrope, upravo kada njihov fakultet obeležava dva veka postojanja. - Velika čast je što je Beograd domaćin ovako važnog događaja - kaže, za "Novosti", advokat Bogdan Gecić, koji je organizovao ovaj skup u Beogradu. - Okupili su se najbolji evropski pravnici, nekadašnji harvardski studenti. Potrudili smo se da promenimo sliku o Srbiji, jer je u njihovu memoriju duboko upisana ona iz devedesetih. Nadam se da smo uspeli, poruka koju će takvi ljudi odneti u svoju zemlju ista je kao i pet godina reklame Srbije na Si-En-Enu. Gecić je svoje snove pretvorio u javu - završio je postdiplomske studije u prestižnoj američkoj visokoškolskoj ustanovi. Iako je dobio posao u prestižnoj brokerskoj kući u Briselu, vratio se u zemlju da pomogne svojim kolegama. - Mislim da sam bio četvrti ili peti Srbin koji je primljen na pravni fakultet na Harvardu - govori nam Gecić. - Prvi je bio akademik Tibor Varadi. Brokerska kuća u kojoj sam dobio prvi posao, posle završenih studija, bavila se zastupanjem velikih firmi, a moj prvi predmet bio je spajanje njujorške i nemačke berze. Za moju usku specijalnost, antimonopolsko i evropsko pravo, bio je to apsolutni karijerni vrhunac. Ali, odlučio sam da se vratim u Srbiju. I, nisam pogrešio. Ovde se dešava pravna revolucija, čekaju nas ulazak u Evropsku uniju, promena i prilagođavanje mnogih zakona. Izuzetno je interesantno i kreativno. Pravni fakultet unutar Harvarda jedan je od najeminentnijih u svetu. Pre sedam godina Gecić je bio jedini Srbin, a sada ga pohađa troje mladih ljudi sa našeg prostora. - To je veliki uspeh. Stvari se menjaju i nadam se da će se taj trend nastaviti. Mlađe generacije imaju drugačiji odnos prema inostranstvu - objašnjava Gecić. - Poslednjih godina povećava se broj onih koji uspešno apliciraju za Harvard. Mladi ljudi ne znaju da su studije na Harvardu za mnoge besplatne. Za razliku od Beogradskog univerziteta, Harvard je zadužbina sa budžetom od 32 milijarde dolara. Harvard nije elitistička skupina dece bogataša, već umnih ljudi. Svi koji budu primljeni - kriterijumi su strogi, upiše se pet odsto od onih koji apliciraju - a njihova porodica zarađuje manje od 65.000 dolara godišnje, oslobođeni su plaćanja školarine. U Srbiji postoji Harvard klub, koji ima pedesetak članova, od kojih je dvadeset aktivno. Naš klub jedan je od 150 ogranaka mreže udruženja diplomiranih studenata ovog američkog udruženja. Predsednica je Aleksandra Drecun, a Gecić je bio potpredsednik do pre dve godine. - Ne znamo koliko je naših ljudi završilo Harvard, pitanje je da li je tačno da nas ima oko dve stotine. Srbija kao samostalna država ne postoji dugo, pre raspada smo bili Jugosloveni, a univerzitet odbija da nam da podatke o tadašnjim državljanima. Znamo samo za one koji se sami deklarišu kao harvardski diplomci. Generalno, malo ljudi iz naše zemlje je pohađalo ovaj univerzitet. Ljubomir Ilić je prvi Srbin koji je doktorirao medicinske nauke na Harvardu. Nekoliko ljudi iz naše zemlje je završilo njihov fakultet političkih nauka "Kenedi". Među njima je Vuk Jeremić, a Božidar Đelić je završio "Kenedi" i ekonomiju. - Za studije medicine i prava na Harvardu, neophodno je da ste prethodno završili bilo koji fakultet - priča Gecić. - Prolaze samo najbolji, a da biste konkurisali morate da imate visoku prosečnu ocenu sa prethodnih studija. Polaže se prijemni, i tu "ne pali" veza, čak i da ste predsednik Amerike, ne možete progurati nekog svog. Harvard pokriva i sve prirodne nauke, ali naši ljudi, koji završe neki od prirodnjačkih fakulteta, retko se vraćaju u zemlju. - Uglavnom se vraćamo mi sa društvenih nauka, najviše ekonomisti. Prirodnjaci retko dolaze i to je razumljivo. Na Harvardu uče da rade na najsavremenijim uređajima, kojih ovde nema, tako da je znanje koje su stekli u Srbiji neprimenljivo - objašnjava Gecić. Harvardski studenti poreklom iz Srbije zauzimaju vodeća mesta u bankama, velikim korporacijama, partneri su u advokatskim kancelarijama, uspešni lekari... - Ono što dobijate na Harvardu je dobar start, a ne ono što je poimanje završetka fakulteta u Srbiji - sa diplomom ste postali gospodin - kaže naš sagovornik. - Moji drugovi sa Harvarda rade do dva ujutru, ne do pet po podne kao ovde. Završiti prestižan fakultet u Americi znači da si dobio bolju priliku, dok se kod nas podrazumeva - radnu nedelju od tridesetak sati, slobodne vikende... U Americi se radi koliko ima posla, makar završili i najbolji fakultet na svetu. Ostatak teksta pročitajte ovde - http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/naslovna/drustvo/aktuelno.290.html:667482-Posle-Harvarda-u-Srbiju-ovde-je-perspektiva .
  9. East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes and his staff announced Tuesday that Mladen Armus (Belgrade, Serbia) has signed his national letter of intent to join the Buccaneer program. Armus played for head coach Charles Baker at Southwest Christian Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he averaged 16.3 points and 12.8 rebounds, while shooting 60 percent from the field and 73 percent at the free throw line. The 6-foot-10 forward led Southwest Christian Academy to a 36-3 record en route to claiming the NACA National Championship. Armus earned NACA first team All-American honors and was also named MVP of the NACA National Tournament. During his time in Serbia, Armus played for the KK Paritzan Junior Team. In 2014, Armus helped guide Serbia to a Bronze medal in the U17 World Championship in Dubai, while he has been invited to play in the U20 European Championship this summer. Coach Forbes says Armus has a bright future and his international experience makes him college ready as soon as he arrives on campus. “Mladen is a tremendous young man. He has great size and strength, and he possesses an intense desire to work hard and succeed,” said Forbes. “His experience this past year at Southwest Christian Academy, along with his vast amount of international experience, allows Mladen to be college ready when he steps on campus. He has a very bright future. “Charles Baker has 20-plus years of Division I experience. He’s done an unbelievable job in a short amount of time turning SW Christian Academy into a nationally recognized program. Mladen received outstanding coaching this year from Coach Baker, Ron Crawford, and Marco Cole – who I coached at Louisiana Tech.” Armus felt right at home during his visit to ETSU and like the family environment that Coach Forbes and his staff has created within the program. “I felt right at home during my visit to ETSU,” said Armus. “I fell in love with the campus, the high-quality of academic studies that are offered and the organized student life. Coach Forbes has instilled a family atmosphere within the program, and that left a very strong impression on me, as did the entire coaching staff.” Read the rest of the article here - http://www.wcyb.com/sports/etsu-signs-610-big-man-from-serbia/501712462
  10. George Bugarinovic, a 2015 graduate of Johns Hopkins, has been awarded the 2017 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship by the NCAA. He is the first student-athlete from Johns Hopkins and the Centennial Conference to earn the prestigious award. Established in 1988, the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program each year awards one male and one female recipient a $24,000 grant, which can be renewed for a second year. Recipients are recognized as combining the best elements of mind and body to achieve national distinction for their achievements and to be future leaders in their chosen field of career service. Bugarinovic is just the fifth men's basketball player and first since 2001 to receive the award. He is also just the 14th Division III student-athlete to receive the award. Bugarinovic, who is currently in his first year of medical school at Harvard University, previously earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2015. While at Hopkins, he was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American as well as the 2015 Jostens Trophy winner, which recognizes outstanding student-athletes in NCAA Division III basketball for excellence in the classroom, on the playing court, and in the community. Bugarinovic earned a bachelor's degree in public health and natural sciences with a 3.87 cumulative GPA. Bugarinovic hopes to incorporate a global health component into the field of medicine that he ultimately pursues. Along those lines, he is helping to establish a hospital shadowing exchange program for U.S. undergraduate students in his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia through the Atlantis Project. He hopes to continue to work towards sustainable support initiatives in Serbia and other countries of need in the future. A four-time All-Centennial Conference selection and two-time CC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Bugarinovic was named a Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic pick by both the NABC and D3hoops.com in 2015. As a senior, he led Hopkins to a 25-5 overall record, including a 16-2 mark in the CC, and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16. He led the team with 7.4 rebounds and ranked second with 13.6 points per contest on 54.5 percent shooting in 2014-15. He also led the team in steals (43) and ranked third in assists (58) and blocks (26). For his career, Bugarinovic averaged 12.1 points and reached double figures 77 times (in 110 games). He finished his career with 1,331 points and he ranks in the top five in school history in points, field goals (516), rebounds (751) and steals (124) and ranks in the top 10 in nine other categories. Off the court, Bugarinovic was just as impressive during his time at Johns Hopkins. In 2013, he was selected for one of the competitive summer research internships at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri. During his internship, he investigated the Tcof1, Polr1c, and Polr1d genes and their accompanying proteins on the cellular and genetic basis of Treacher Collins syndrome. He has also completed internships at the molecular biology pathology department at the University of Kansas and the Jackson County Health Department. As a freshman, Bugarinovic worked as a lab assistant in the otolaryngology lab at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In his spare time, Bugarinovic volunteered with the Maryland School for the Blind, where he organized and implemented weekly arts and crafts projects for the students with varying degrees of blindness and neurodegenerative diseases. He was also involved with Kids Enjoy Exercise Now, where he engaged in recreational activities with children and young adults with developmental or physical disabilities. In addition, Bugarinovic volunteered with Optimal Translation and Transportation Services in Kansas City, Kansas serving as a Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian translator. https://hub.jhu.edu/2017/05/26/bugarinovic-awarded-ncaa-walter-byers-scholarship/
  11. Kandidati za polaganje TOEFL iBT su tokom proteklih godina imali brojna pitanja o funkcionisanju sajta www.toefl.org. Navedeni sajt za prijavu i upravljanje sopstvenim profilom za test nije komplikovan, ali je mnogim kandidatima bio problematičan zbog do tada neviđenog koncepta rada. Brojnim studentima i roditeljima smo pomogli telefonom, ali smo odlučili da i na naš sajt postavimo obaveštenje o dva dela funkcionisanja sajta za koja smo imali najviše pitanja. Prijavljivanje za ispit pokriveno je uputstvom koje se nalazi na lokaciji http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx, a slanje rezultata sa testa nakon i pre polaganja može se videti na ovoj lokaciji - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/TOEFL_slanjerezultata_Dec2016.ppsx Ako u uputstvu vidite znatna odstupanja od trenutne situacije, pošaljite nam poruku na office@iacbg.org ili privatnu poruku administratoru ovde na forumu.
  12. Kompletno prijavljivanje za američke neuseljeničke vize obavlja se na zvaničnom sajtu za informacije i zakazivanje termina - https://ais.usvisa-info.com/sr-rs/niv Na ovoj lokaciji možete pristupiti potrebnim formularima, pročitati detalje potrebnih dokumenata, zakazati termin i platiti razgovor u Ambasadi sa konzularnim službenicima. Studenti ili kandidati za turističke vize počinju od popunjavanja DS-160 obrasca na linku https://ceac.state.gov/genniv dostupnom i na sistemu za registraciju za vize. Obratite pažnju da će svim kandidatima za vizu biti potrebna i digitalna lična fotografija, a za studente će biti potreban i I-20 formular sa fakulteta na koji su primljeni. Kratko uputstvo u .pdf formatu dostupno je i na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/viza_uputstvo.pdf Za sve zvanične informacije o funkcionisanju sistema za zakazivanje razgovora za vize pratite sajt zvanične službe, naveden na početku teksta. Centar vam može asistirati oko popunjavanja formulara - kontaktirajte nas za više detalja.
  13. Internet sajt Međunarodnog akademskog centra je osvežen u leto 2016. godine. Novi izgled stranice prilagođen je pregledu sa svih uređaja, a meni je lakši za navigaciju. Naravno, razmatramo nove načine kako da sajt još više prilagodimo potrebama korisnika kojima su potrebne informacije o studiranju u Americi i o svemu što Centar može da uradi na putu do obrazovanja na drugom kontinentu. Vaše komentare i sve drugo što smatrate važnim za funkcionisanje sajta prosledite nam na office@iacbg.org. Ozbiljnije probleme u funkcionisanju linkova ili delova sajta možete poslati i u privatnim porukama na društvenim mrežama gde imamo prezentacije, kao i na mobilni telefon Centra (sms ili Viber 065/3349639).
  14. Ambasada Sjedinjenih Američkih Država objavila je konkurs za dodelu Hubert H. Humpfrey stipendija za akademsku 2018-2019. godinu. Rok za prijave je 4. jun 2017. godine. U.S. EMBASSY BELGRADE ANNOUNCES THE COMPETITION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR CITIZENS OF SERBIA THE COMPETITION IS OPEN FROM APRIL 1 TO JUNE 4, 2017 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from citizens of Serbia for participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the academic year 2018-2019. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State Fulbright program that brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the U.S. for 10-months of combined academic (NON-DEGREE) and professional work. The program provides a basis for lasting ties between citizens of Serbia and their professional counterparts in the United States. The Humphrey Fellowship is granted competitively to public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the following fields: Sustainable Development Agricultural and Rural Development Economic Development/Finance and Banking Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change Urban and Regional Planning Democratic Institution Building Law and Human Rights Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention Technology Policy and Management Human Resource Management Education Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Higher Education Administration BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Serbian citizenship, permanent employment in Serbia, university degree, and English proficiency. In addition to the pre-academic language training traditionally available, the Humphrey Program offers a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate participation of candidates who lack the necessary language skills. LTE participants will travel to the U.S for intensive 20-25 week language training to improve language skills before transitioning to their academic-year Humphrey program university campuses. Candidates for LTE typically have TOEFL scores in the 440-500 range (paper-based test) or 42-61 (internet-based test). RECRUITMENT: Candidates should be mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have the required experience, skills and commitment to public service, as well as the potential for professional advancement. Applicants must have a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience (prior to August 2018) in the relevant field, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization. NOT ELIGIBLE: –Recent university graduates, university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities; –Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for more than one academic year during the seven years prior to August 2018; –Individuals with U.S. in-country experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2018; –Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Serbia who work for the U.S. Department of State, and members of their families; –Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status. DEPENDENTS: The Humphrey Fellowship stipend is budgeted only for the grantee. The award does not include additional allowances for dependents. Candidates who are planning to have dependents join them during all or part of their fellowship year in the U.S. should bear in mind the high cost of living, and must receive prior approval following a technical review of evidence that they have adequate personal funds to cover living expenses and dependents’ health insurance and child care. APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 4, 2017 Interested candidates should apply online at: http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/ ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: copy of passport (bio data); evidence of employment in Serbia (letter from employer confirming employment, and certified translation if the letter is in Serbian); certified transcript(s) and university diploma(s); curriculum vitae; and TOEFL scores (if available). Additional documents must be mailed to the following address by June 4, 2017: U.S. Embassy Belgrade Public Affairs Section Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadjordjevica 92 11000 Belgrade SELECTION: Following a technical review, qualified candidates will be invited for an interview in June, 2017. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates who pass the interview will be registered for the TOEFL exam. The final selection and placement will be made in February 2018, in Washington, DC. For additional information about the Humphrey Fellowship: The Humphrey Fellowship program is administered by the Institute of International Education – www.iie.org. For more information on the Humphrey Fellowship program see www.humphreyfellowship.org, or contact Embassy Belgrade’s Public Affairs Section belgradehumphrey@state.gov, Tel: 011/706-4263.
  15. The Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia is pleased to announce two Fulbright competitions for the 2017-2018 spring semester (starting in January 2018): Fulbright Non-degree Research Program for Doctoral Students Fulbright Graduate Study Program FULBRIGHT NON-DEGREE RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS The Fulbright Non-degree Research Program for Doctoral Students enables young professionals from Serbia who are already enrolled in a PhD program at a Serbian university to conduct research at a U.S. related to their PhD thesis. Grants last 6 to 9 months, and the PhD students from the following fields can apply: Agriculture, American History, American Literature, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics/Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, TEFL/Applied Linguistics Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This prestigious award covers tuition and fees at a U.S. university, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and international airfare. Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Serbia. Permanent U.S. residents and persons with dual (Serbian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible. Applicants must hold at least a Master’s degree, and must be enrolled in a PhD program. Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English (selected candidates will take TOEFL test). Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to the Republic of Serbia for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period. Applicants already studying in the U.S. are ineligible for a Fulbright grant. Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance. Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. General Selection Criteria: Academic credentials. Significance and feasibility of the proposed research. Necessity to undertake the project in the U.S. Plans for popularizing the research findings. Adaptability and personal suitability. Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of Serbia. Preference is given to applicants who have not had a prior opportunity for studying in the United States. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, and sex. Selection Procedures: Applications are subject to pre-screening Applicants recommended by reviewers are invited for an interview conducted in person in English by a selection committee comprised of the Embassy representatives, U.S. and Serbian scholars, and Fulbright alumni Nominees are subject to final approval by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board How to apply: Completed applications must include: Online application at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international; Three (3) Letters of Reference (can be submitted online by instructors, professors or work supervisors, or sent via e-mail to the U.S. Embassy); Academic transcripts/diplomas (certified translation into English or verified copies of original academic transcript and degree certificate – scanned and attached to the application); Official English translation of certificate for the current academic status (scanned and attached to the application); Valid results from the U.S. standardized test – TOEFL – if the applicant has taken this test in the past two years. Please note that we shall organize taking of the required tests for the selected candidates; Copy of passport. Please scan all the above mentioned documents and upload to your online application. Please note that all items should be translated into English. Nominated candidates will have to submit a copy of the original academic transcript bearing all official legalization stamps to the U.S. Embassy Belgrade. The U.S. Embassy will advise the nominated candidates to submit a medical history and examination report if and when necessary. Application Deadline: June 2, 2017 Any application submitted to the United States or elsewhere, separate from the official U.S. Embassy embark system noted above, will not be considered. For additional information about the Fulbright Scholarship please send an email to BelgradeFulbright@state.gov. FULBRIGHT GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAM The Fulbright Graduate Study Program enables young professionals from Serbia to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue Master’s level of study in the following fields: Agriculture, American History, American Literature, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics/Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, TEFL/Applied Linguistics Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This prestigious award covers tuition and fees at a U.S. university, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and international airfare. Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Serbia. Permanent U.S. residents and persons with dual (Serbian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible. Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English (selected candidates will take TOEFL and GRE tests). Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to the Republic of Serbia for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period. Applicants must have completed undergraduate education at the time of application. Applicants already studying in the U.S. are ineligible for a Fulbright grant. Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance. Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. General Selection Criteria: Strong academic record. Adaptability and personal suitability. Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of Serbia. Preference is given to applicants who have not had a prior opportunity for studying in the United States. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, and sex. Selection Procedures: Applications are subject to pre-screening Applicants recommended by reviewers are invited for an interview conducted in person in English by a selection committee comprised of the Embassy representatives, U.S. and Serbian scholars, and Fulbright alumni Nominees are subject to final approval by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board How to apply: Completed applications must include: Online application at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international; Three (3) Letters of Reference (can be submitted online by instructors, professors or work supervisors, or sent via e-mail to the U.S. Embassy); Academic transcripts/diplomas (certified translation into English or verified copies of original academic transcript and degree certificate – scanned and attached to the application); Valid results from the U.S. standardized tests – TOEFL (required for all candidates) and GRE (required in most fields of study) – if the applicant has taken these tests in the past two years. Please note that we shall organize taking of the required tests for the selected candidates; Copy of passport. Please scan all the above mentioned documents and upload to your online application. Please note that all items should be translated into English. Nominated candidates will have to submit a copy of the original academic transcript bearing all official legalization stamps to the U.S. Embassy Belgrade. The U.S. Embassy will advise the nominated candidates to submit a medical history and examination report if and when necessary. Application Deadline: June 2, 2017 Any application submitted to the United States or elsewhere, separate from the official U.S. Embassy embark system noted above, will not be considered. For additional information about the Fulbright Scholarship please send an email to BelgradeFulbright@state.gov. Original announcement located at https://rs.usembassy.gov/fulbright-non-degree-research-program-doctoral-students-competition-2017-2018-open/