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Announcements for November 2012

International Education Week starts Monday, November 12!

Please join us in celebrating Global NIU this week; we begin with the International Recognition Reception Monday at 11:30 in the Sky Room of Holmes Student Center.  For a full listing of events please check out this link:
http://www.niu.edu/international/news/iew/IEW-Calendar.shtml
You can also visit the new NIU calendar at  https://calendar.niu.edu/

Fulbright Opportunities in Burma: 

From Nalinee Cain, Program Office, US Department of State:
We are currently recruiting American professors and professionals to go to Burma under the Fulbright Specialist program for short-term assignments (approximately 4-6 weeks) in early 2013.  We are specifically looking for Specialists in the following fields:  Rule of Law, Broadcast Journalism, American Literature, and Engineering Education.  Interested candidates may contact me (CainNL@state.gov ) for further information.  General information on the Fulbright Specialist Program can be found here: http://fulbright.state.gov/grants/scholar-program/us-citizen.html (scroll down under Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program).
We are also recruiting Americans to go to Burma under the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship. Candidates must be in receipt of a master's or J.D. degree by the beginning of the Fellowship or be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program.  Applicants must also have at least two years of work experience in public policy-related fields. Deadline is February 1, 2013.  http://fulbright.state.gov/grants/fulbright-public-policy-fellowship.
For further information please contact Nalinee Cain:
Nalinee Cain
Program Officer, East Asia Pacific Fulbright Programs
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State
SA-5, 4-K01 (ECA/A/E/EAP)
Washington, DC  20522-0504
Phone: 202-632-3219
Fax: 202-632-9411
Email: CainNL@state.gov<mailto:CainNL@state.gov>

AIFIS Small Grant Awards

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) invites applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are US citizens and wish to pursue their research activities in Indonesia. We are offering seven grants of $5,750 each for research in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian Studies, with preference given to applications focusing on science and technology, broadly understood; women’s empowerment; food security; and Islamic Studies and/or Indonesia-United States Relations. These grants can be applied toward travel, accommodation and support of research activities in Indonesia.
Funding for this program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Application forms are attached. For further information or to submit applications please contact American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), Kahin Center for Advanced Studies on Southeast Asia, 640 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 or email arkahin@yahoo.com .  Forms available at: http://aifis.org/fellowships/ .  For more information please contact Michael Buehler, mbuehler1@niu.edu.

Hope to see you this week at International Education Week events!  All the best,
Deb