Fulbright Scholar Program

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======================================================================================================= 1) Deadline Approaching & Hidden Gems: Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program – August 3, 2015 The August 3, 2015 deadline for the 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is quickly approaching! If you are unsure of where to begin when selecting an award from the Catalog of Awards, you might start by looking at one of the larger programs. With both named and Distinguished Chair awards and broad All Disciplines opportunities, Austria, Brazil, Canada, India, and Spain have an extraordinary number of options. Join one of our upcoming Virtual Advising Webinars for application support and suggestions.

Hidden Gems: When selecting an award from the Catalog of Awards, you may want to pay special attention to some of these hidden gems for each region.

The Core Program overview and application guidelines, as well as project statement samples will be helpful as you progress with the application. Review committees consider professional qualifications and requisite experience, intellectual merits, quality and feasibility of the proposal, and impactful projects with broad multiplier effects.

Be sure to start an application soon! The deadline is August 3, 2015 for awards in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Early Career and Postdoctoral Scholars: There are over 350 Awards in 131 Countries actively targeting early career and postdoctoral scholars in the current competition. Israel and Brazil host key programs but there are many more to choose from. These awards present an excellent opportunity for recently minted PhDs to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources, and to make long-lasting connections with others in their fields. Please consult the application guidelines as you continue with the application process and contact the U.S. Program team at scholars@iie.org with any questions.

2) Request for Proposal: Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Seminars – August 7 The Fulbright Enrichment Program is currently accepting proposals from organizations and academic institutions to host a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Seminar during the 2015-2016 academic year. These multi-day Enrichment Seminars include interactive discussions, community service projects and local cultural activities designed to address topics of global importance for up to 75 Fulbright Visiting Scholars. Through Enrichment Seminars, Fulbright Scholars gain a deeper understanding of the selected seminar topic and its local and global impact, connect with fellow Fulbright Scholars and alumni, and expand professional networks. Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015

A Request for Proposal can be found online at: www.iie.org/~/media/Files/Corporate/Procurement-Solicitations/D401-3069-FVSES-8-7-15/RFP-Enrichment-Seminars-15-16.ashx?la=en For more additional information, please visit the IIE Solicitations for Goods and Services page: http://www.iie.org/What-We-Do/Our-Procurements/Solicitations-For-Goods-and-Services

Please contact Korin Hoffman, Program Officer for Fulbright Visiting Scholar Initiatives, for details and questions regarding this opportunity: khoffman@iie.org or 202-686-4025.

3) Afghanistan Junior Faculty Development Program: Seeing a U.S. Institution for 2016 Cohort Proposal Deadline: September 16, 2015 | Host institution Application Details

The Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES) is pleased to invite U.S. campuses to apply to host scholars for the 2016 Afghanistan Junior Faculty Development Program (AJFDP). This 10-week program will sponsor 10 junior faculty from Afghanistan to be placed at one selected U.S. institution for intensive professional development from January through March 2016.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered by IIE/CIES, AJFDP is designed to enhance and broaden the professional skill sets of junior faculty in various disciplines, provide insight into the American system of higher education, and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Afghanistan. Components of the 10-week program include:

• A nine-week academic program on campus with a focus on teaching methodology, pedagogy, and English for teaching, academic writing and research. • Various cultural and community engagement activities. • Attendance at a relevant off-campus professional conference. • A one-week program wrap-up session in Washington, DC conducted by IIE/CIES.

For information on how to apply, please view the AJFDP request for proposal on the IIE website at: http://www.iie.org/What-We-Do/Our-Procurements/Subaward-Opportunities

To learn more about the program, please visit the CIES website here. The deadline to submit a proposal is: September 16, 2015. Stay Connected:

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