Media Literacy Grant

For current secondary-level, full-time teachers

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6 Weeks


Annual competition


English language proficiency


Three or more years of teaching experience


Application deadline - March 29


Humanities, oral and written English language proficiency

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The program supports current secondary-level, full-time teachers of: English, English as a Foreign Language, Bulgarian and other foreign languages, social studies, history,  media studies, communications, journalism, global studies, psychology, ethics, philosophy. The candidates need to demonstrate interest in the field of modern media in 21-st century, and to be willing to support their pupils and colleagues.


Language Skills

Valid TOEFL scores are required

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Excellent English language competence, validated via a TOEFL score for the nominees. At the time of application you may not have a TOEFL score yet, and the English language skills could be demonstrated with other diplomas, certificates or standardized test results. If the candidate has been nominated by Bulgaria, they will get a free voucher for sitting a TOEFL test at their earliest convenience. 

Program Provisions

Round-trip airfare, housing and meals

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Housing, meals, daily allowance, Welcome Orientation and End-of-Program Workshop in Washington DC, professional and cultural enrichment, J-1 visa support, round-trip airfare, medical insurance.

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program
Media Literacy Cohorts

The grantees take academic seminars at a host university, work in team with their coleagues from other countries and participate in observation and practicum in U.S. secondary schools. The focus is on media literacy, recognizing bias/propaganda, stereotypes, and misinformation; strategies for improving students’ and colleagues’ critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills. The program ends with creating an action-plan on improving media literacy.

  • Grant duration: 6 weeks
  • February-March, 2025
  • September-October, 2025

Deadline for submitting application:

29 March 2024 

why should
you apply?


You get funding for you tuition


Qualification opportunity from an elite university in the USA


Educational and Cultural Exchange


Networking opportunities with top experts in your area of expertise


Develop an awareness and critical thinking skills

Contact person

Sophia Kleinsasser
Grant Coordinator
0879 588 511

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