Funding brief: The Fellowship is a leadership development program for outstanding university graduates and young professionals who are looking for a personal and professional challenge while working to end educational inequity in Bangladesh. Fellows work full-time for two years as teachers in low-income primary schools across Dhaka and Chattogram city. They also take weekly courses to complete a diploma in Educational Leadership, Planning, and Management through the BRAC Institute of Educational Development, which strengthens their understanding of the landscape of education in our country.
Teach For Bangladesh is looking for our country’s most promising leaders to take on the challenge of rebuilding our nation. Our admissions process is highly selective, and they normally admit less than 6% of applicants. Successful candidates typically demonstrate a proven record of academic excellence and non-academic leadership, alignment with their core values and mission, strong critical thinking skills and the ability to overcome challenges. Candidates must also be proficient in both Bangla and English, and communicate compellingly.
The Teach For Bangladesh Fellowship is your opportunity to play a part in helping your country overcome one of its greatest challenges. As a full-time teacher, you will affect the lives of each and every one of your students. You will join an international network of Fellows who are leading this global movement, and be among the special few who are pioneering the movement in Bangladesh. The Fellowship presents an intense, difficult, yet highly rewarding challenge which will help you develop and hone leadership, organization, and communication skills – skills that will accelerate your growth in any career you subsequently choose to pursue.
Teach For Bangladesh is looking for leaders who are willing to commit to long-term change and have the tenacity to work hard in challenging situations – skills that top employers also value highly. The two-year commitment is necessary for the program to be truly transformational for you and your students. During the first year, you will refine your teaching skills and establish respect and trust within the school community. Laying this groundwork will allow you to achieve academic gains for students and to successfully implement your end-of-year Capstone advocacy project.
Selection Process: Applicants will be notified of their application status 1-3 weeks after the online application deadline. If your application has been accepted to the second stage of the admissions process, you will be invited to sign up for a phone interview.
The phone interview typically lasts 30-40 minutes, and is an opportunity for you to speak with someone from Teach For Bangladesh about your experiences and interest in the Fellowship. Be prepared to answer questions about your CV and your application.
You will be notified of your updated application status 2-10 working days after your phone interview. If your application has been accepted to the third and final stage of the admissions process, you will be invited to sign up to attend an Assessment Center.
At Assessment Center, you will be asked to teach a sample lesson, participate in several group activities, complete a critical thinking test, and sit for a one-on-one interview. The Assessment Center usually takes an entire day, so we recommend planning in advance by following the instructions emailed to you along with your invitation to participate.
Candidates will be informed of their final admissions decision within 2-10 working days of their Assessment Center date. Successful candidates will have up to one week to accept their offer.
You will teach core subjects like English, Bengali, mathematics, science and social science in urban primary schools that serve disadvantaged children in Dhaka and Chittagong.
Donor Name: Teach For Bangladesh
Funding name: The 2020 Fellowship
● Deadline 1: March, 7th
● Deadline 2: May, 30th
● Deadline 3: September, 5th
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: The Fellowship is designed to prepare you to excel in any field you choose, as the skills that Fellows will develop are all transferrable. The level of challenge involved in completing the two year Fellowship makes it as, if not more effective in comparison to spending an equal amount of time in entry-level positions in most sectors. The Fellowship offers the following:
● Opportunity to lead a global movement and bring about significant change
● Professional ongoing training and support
● Opportunities for networking and career development
● International learning opportunities through the Teach For All network
● Local and international graduate school tie-ups
● Ever expanding network of corporate tie-ups
● Fellows will be given a monthly stipend of 32,000 BDT from day one of Academy.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Two years
Eligible organization: As below
● The minimum education requirement to apply for the Teach For Bangladesh Fellowship is a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Candidates must hold a valid Bachelor’s degree at the time of application, or expect to hold a valid Bachelor’s degree by December 31 of the year in which they are applying. Candidates should have all coursework completed by October 31 in order to partake in Winter Academy full-time starting November 1st.
● The Teach For Bangladesh Fellowship is open only to Bangladeshi nationals, dual citizens who hold a Bangladeshi passport, and foreign nationals of Bangladeshi origin who have a No Visa Required seal on their passport.
Please note: You can only apply to the Fellowship ONCE in a year. If you apply more than once for the same cohort, your application will automatically be rejected. If you would like to apply again in the following year, you must re-register.
Eligible Country: Bangladesh
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
The 2020 Fellowship application form is divided into 2 parts:
● Part 1: Registration
Please take 5-10 minutes to fill out the registration form below. By filling out this form, you are indicating your interest in applying to the 2020 Fellowship.
● Part 2: Application
Once you have successfully submitted the registration form below, a link to the full application form will be e-mailed to you. This is an extensive application form which can take anywhere from 3-5 hours to complete (although you will not have to complete the form in one sitting).
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