Welcome back to spring semester; I hope it will be most productive for everyone.
The Haitian earthquake disaster reminds us of how fortunate we are. Our
hearts go out to the people of that wounded country, and to our
colleagues at Lynn University in Florida, with six members of their
campus community still missing: four students and two faculty members who were in Haiti on a study abroad program have not yet been found.
Cobb Fellowships: deadline 02/12/2010 The deadline to submit applications for the Cobb Fellowships this year is very near. Please get completed proposals to International Programs by close of business on Friday, February 12. For more information about the Cobb program, along with the required proposal format, please visit this site: www.niu.edu/international/resources/lillian_cobb.shtm
CIEE IFDS Scholarships
This year NIU will have two $1500 scholarships available for two NIU faculty attending International Faculty Development Seminar programs from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in 2010. Here’s the website for IFDS programs: http://www.ciee.org/ifds/ The deadline to apply for the programs is March 1, 2010. If
you’re interested in applying for one of the two NIU scholarships, please write to me as well by March 1, listing the top five reasons you should be awarded a scholarship for the IFDS and noting which program you are applying for. Please put “CIEE Scholarship” in the subject line of your e-mail and copy Sara Clayton on the note, as well. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Call for Applications: European Union-United States Atlantis Program Application Deadline: April 8, 2010
European Union-United States Atlantis Program is a grant competition conducted cooperatively by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC). The purpose of this competition is to promote a student-centered, transatlantic dimension to higher education and training in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. The Atlantis Program will fund collaborative efforts to develop programs of study leading to joint or dual undergraduate or graduate degrees. The program will also fund a small number of policy-oriented grants and one-team mobility grants.
The program supports projects that develop organizational frameworks for transatlantic student mobility, including work placements and internships that will provide adequate language preparation and full academic credit. Also supported are innovative curricula; teaching materials, methods, and modules; research internships; and teaching assignments.
Student Fulbright Competition Opens May 1, 2010 Please be thinking of strong students, junior year or above, whom you might recommend for the Student Fulbright program. We will be offering a workshop for interested students later this semester. Student Fulbright provides funding for graduate study, research, or teaching abroad. If
you would be interested in having a Fulbright representative visit one
of your classes to provide information, please let us know. For more information please contact Pamela Rosenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sara Clayton, email@example.com.
Summer 2010 Washington Internship program, National Council on US-Arab
Relations. Deadline: March 15, 2010
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program
provides undergraduate and graduate students a professional, academic,
and career opportunity internship in the Nation's Capital. The program
combines professional work experiences with a parallel two-month series
of seminars. By design, the primary focus of the academic component of
the program centers on a sub-region of the Arab countries, the Middle
East, and the Islamic world: Arabia and the Gulf.
Deadline: March 15, 2010
When: June 1 - August 6, 2010 With Whom:
The program is administered by National Council professionals and
staff, together with more than two dozen of America's foremost scholars
and leading foreign affairs practitioners. The programs, activities, and
functions represented by the organizations and corporations that
provide the professional work experience component of the program are
varied. Included are educational development and exchange, bimonthly and
quarterly publications, humanitarian relief, public broadcasting,
academic area studies, international transportation, foreign trade, and
peace and justice advocacy. An additional feature of the program is site
visits to public and private sector institutions such as Arab
embassies, energy corporations, congressional committees, and executive
FELLOWSHIP - 2010-2011 US Embassy Policy Specialist Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2010
IREX is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 competition for the US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program. EPS
provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to eight
weeks to serve US Embassies in Eurasia as policy specialists on a chosen
topic and while pursuing their own research project independently.
EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and in-country housing and provides a stipend for living expenses. Eligible
Embassies and Fields (for more detailed descriptions of research fields
please see application instructions posted on the link below):
Armenia (US Embassy, Yerevan)
Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku)
Alternative/ Renewable Energy
Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
Higher Education/Public Policy
Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
Kyrgyzstan (US Embassy, Bishkek)
Foreign Investment and Trade
Kyrgyz Attitudes towards the US
Moldova (US Embassy, Chisinau)
Democracy Building/Civil Society
History of US-Russia Relations (US Consulate, St. Petersburg)
Completed applications are due no later than March 15, 2010
Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA,
MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and US citizenship or permanent residency are
eligible to apply for the EPS Program. Questions may be addressed to the
EPS Program Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188. EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program
2010 Faculty Research Grant for Taiwan Studies The
Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago
is seeking proposals for up to three weeks of research in Taiwan on
topics related to Taiwan. For more information please contact Deb at 753-1989 or email@example.com.
In cooperation with International Programs, Human Resource Services is offering a cross-cultural structured experience on March 1, 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., in 506 Holmes Student Center. "From Cards to Cultural Understanding" will allow participants to experience directly what those who live and work in cultures not their own feel and think on a daily
basis. For more information please call 753-6000 or 753-9526.
Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership
Proposal deadline -- March 1, 2010.
The Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) is hosting a
conference September 30 - October 2, 2010, on Women as Intercultural
Leaders: Imagination, Innovation, Integrity, at Saint Mary's College in
Notre Dame, Indiana. This ineractive conference brings together
theorists, scholars, professionals, educators, community activitis,
pracitioners, and students. CWIL welcomes proposals for panels,
individual papers, interactive workshops, roundtables, and posters.
Visit CWIL's conference web site at www.saintmarys.edu/cwil-conference to dowload the Conference Proposal Forms.