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The Institute of International Education was featured in CNBC as one of the top 10 charities changing the world in 2015. IIE also received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency for the 8th year in a row. IIE is among only 2 percent of charities to receive at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that IIE outperforms most other charities in America.

Last week, Al Fanar Media, a bilingual publication covering higher education in the Arab world, featured a video and report on a workshop co-sponsored by IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund. The workshop, which was held at Koç University in October, brought industry leaders together to collaborate and identify immediate steps for providing displaced Syrian university students with opportunities to continue their educations. More than 7 million Syrians have been displaced by conflict within their country, leaving as many as 200,000 Syrian university-age students in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. "Higher education must be part of any humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria," said James King, program manager for the Scholar Rescue Fund. 

Visit Al Fanar Media to view the video and download the report as well as other resources for making university accessible to Syrian students.
IIE President Allan E. Goodman shares about his speaking event on international education at Cal State University campus in San Bernardino (CSUSB). He  writes that one student "wanted to come to the symposium to, like others, make sure that CSUSB stood up for greater engagement in the world and not more isolationism." Goodman’s visit overlapped with workshop at UC Davis attended by two other IIE colleagues. "Recognizing the vital role that institutions of higher learning play in promoting peace and prosperity," writes Goodman, "the workshop highlighted the expertise and capacity already existing within the higher education community, which can be utilized in times of crisis to support those who are most vulnerable."

Resolving this educational crisis requires the cooperation and prioritization of funds and efforts by many organizations.—WES World Education News and Resources

New study provides comparative analysis of the reasons why undergraduate students choose different destination countries. — University World News

Germany is getting more and more attractive for students from the USA, while German students appear to be losing interest in studying in the United States. — University World News
Spring 2016 Advertising Deadline: January 15, 2016 | Advertising Opportunities | Contact

For nearly 15 years, IIE’s flagship bi-annual magazine, IIENetworker, has addressed the pressing issues across the international education field. It targets the 7,000 international education professionals that represent IIE's 1,400 member institutions with both a print and digital edition. Over the years, IIENetworker advertisers from all aspects of international education and study abroad have reached important influencers, while better aligning their organizations with IIE. Contact Jeff Bunkin to learn more about advertising opportunities in 2016 at jbunkin@naylor.com or at +1.352.333.3342. To participate, act quickly, as our Spring issue closes in mid-January.

IIE members receive a 20-percent discount on all publications at www.iie.org/publications. Code: HOLIDAYSALE

For over 50 years, books and reports published by IIE have been standard reference resources for students and advisors alike. Annual publications such as Open Doors and Funding for United States Study are key resources that offer comprehensive information on student mobility and study abroad programs, grants, and fellowships. IIE's research reports and policy papers serve as a rapid response to the changing landscape of international education. 

We encourage you to learn more about our publications online at www.iie.org/publications. On this site, you can download briefing papers and presentations on myriad topics related to international education and browse through an archive of IIE's reports. 
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Events & Deadlines
Application Deadline: January 4, 2016 | Read More | Contact

The IIE Artist Protection Fund is now accepting applications for fellowship grants. Threatened artists can submit application and portfolio materials until January 4, 2016, for this inaugural round of grants. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the IIE Artist Protection Fund provides life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from every field of artistic discipline or practice and places them at host universities and art centers in countries where they can continue their work in safety. Applications will be reviewed for artistic merit and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces. 

IIE is also calling on arts organizations around the world to join in this important effort. Hosts can be university arts programs and arts residencies, as well as arts centers, performing arts organizations and less traditional arts communities. Hosts will be requested to match the fellowship support, through contributions that may include housing, studio space, art supplies, and other support from their networks. If you are interested in hosting an artist through this program, please contact apf@iie.org.
Early Registration Deadline: January 8, 2016 | Register Online | Contact

IIE invites you to the IIE Best Practices Conference "Lead your Campus to the Top: Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus" on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the University of California, Davis. Please register early, as registration is limited to space capacity. IIENetwork members receive a registration discount. 

The conference will cover many exciting keynote, plenary, and session themes, and will feature high-level experts, including presidents, provosts, and international education administrators from institutions around the world. In addition, a special awards portion of the conference will honor the winners of the 2016 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. We also invite you to attend the optional pre-conference roundtable discussions and a networking reception on March 10.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2016 | Read More | Contact

IIE continues to welcome applications for the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Fellowships for awards starting in fall 2016 or spring 2017. There are two fellowships available:

The Research Ph.D. Fellowship offers generous funding to students in doctoral programs at U.S. institutions who are pursuing China-related research across a broad range of fields in the arts, education, humanities and social sciences. Grantees will be supported for a period of at least one semester up to two years.

The Ph.D. in China Fellowship provides funding to students holding a master’s degree in a China related field who wish to earn a doctoral degree at a Chinese institution. Funding is normally available for three to four years.
April 16-20, 2016, in Fortaleza, Brazil | Call for Proposals Deadline: January 15, 2016 | Contact

The theme of the FAUBAI Conference 2016 in is "Social Responsibility in the Internationalization of Higher Education." The conference will congregate hundreds of participants and will feature sessions, workshops and several networking opportunities. The 2016 Conference Committee is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by research, best practices, models, discussions of public and institutional policies. The Committee will select the best submissions in different relevant themes to stimulate discussion of relevant topics.
Proposal Deadline: January 22, 2016 | View RFP | Contact

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and IIE have opened a Request for Proposals for a four-day Fulbright Seminar for Fulbright Master’s and Ph.D. students in fields of education. The Seminar, titled, "Educational Justice: Overcoming Barriers to Quality Education in the 21st Century Seminar," is designed to provide a forum for Fulbright students to critically examine efforts to extend access to quality education around the world. The RFP, along with the budget and agenda templates, can be found on IIE’s Procurements page under 2016 Fulbright Educational Justice Seminar, RFP No.: D615-3058-EJS-1.22.16
Study Abroad
Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2016 | Read More & Nominate | Contact

Selected by a panel of experts in the field, the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in International Education Award (EDIE) recognizes exemplary practices that increase access and foster diversity and inclusion in international education and exchange. Awardees are announced every spring at the annual Diversity Abroad Conference. Nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in International Education (EDIE) Awards are now being accepted for Institutional, Organizational, and Individual Awards and available for Diversity & Inclusion in Education Abroad, Intl Student & Scholar Services, and International Education.

All female colleagues in the field of international education are invited to participate in a survey of today’s women leaders in international education around the world. This survey is being conducted by Helen Gaudette (Director, Office of Global Education Initiatives at Queens College, CUNY); Joanna Regulska (Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor for Global Affairs at University of California Davis) and Clare Banks (Assistant Director for International Partnerships and IIE Initiatives at the Institute of International Education). The results will be shared during the February 2016 AIEA Conference in Montreal.
The purpose of this informal but wide-ranging survey is to highlight and explore the role of women in international education as effective leaders at home and abroad. It is also meant to gauge attitudes, ideas, and concerns amongst women leaders in the field. The researchers hope to generate dialogue about the current challenges for women SIOs and think about effective strategies to overcome them. We also hope to discuss how women already established in the field of international education can support and mentor other women. Participation is voluntary and responses are being collected anonymously.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2016 | Read More | Contact

Eurasia Foundation’s U.S.-Russia University Partnership Program (UPP) invites accredited higher education institutions from Russia and the United States to submit joint proposals for new bilateral partnerships under the Winter 2016 Linkage funding competition. UPP accepts proposals in any academic field that are jointly developed by at least one U.S. and one Russian partner institution. The Linkage funding competition will offer funding of up to $41,000 for joint implementation of partnership projects over a period of up to twelve months.



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