[England] Fulbright Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism

The award is offered for a Masters in Journalism or for specialist study (e.g. Middle Eastern Studies) leading to a career in Journalism at any accredited US university. The award, offered in the first year of study only, is for up to $40,000 plus health insurance and university application and test fees. Successful candidates will work with the Fulbright Commission and the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York to identify and apply to the university departments which offer the best academic fit for their purpose.

The 2009-2010 competition is now open.
Application Deadline: Saturday, 31 May 2008

Notes on Placement and IIE

(This information does not pertain to the Fulbright British Friends of Harvard Business School MBA Award.)

The Institute of International Education (IIE), based in New York, is contracted by the US Dept of State to provide a number of services for the Fulbright Commission and scholars. Once the Commission has made offers of a Fulbright award to UK candidates, IIE will begin the process of compiling and submitting applications to relevant US universities on their behalf. In addition to the university/ies selected by the scholar, IIE will recommend alternative programmes where there is a good or better academic fit.

IIE has unparalleled expertise in placing international students in US institutions of higher education. Their knowledgeable placement specialists, skilled negotiators who can often ensure special consideration for students, work with the full range of US colleges and universities. Their placement services are dedicated to matching each student with the best possible academic program.

Organized by field of study, University Placement staff members develop strong relationships not only with admissions officers but also with faculty and staff in academic departments. They keep abreast of the rapidly changing specialisations and trends within each field of study as well as the relative merits and quality of different university programmes both within the US and compared to top universities outside of the US. Through an annual review of admissions information and other advising resources, the placement advisors are able to identify the academic programmes that will best suit each student’s study plans.

IIE also offers guidance and advice on essay-writing for the application and pays all the application and required test fees