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Deadline: July 15, 2016 | Update/Add Listing | Contact

The Institute of International Education is currently preparing the 2017 edition of its annual directory Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals, the print companion to IIE's online search engine www.fundingusstudy.org. With more than 800 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on locating funding for study in the United States. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States. All basic listings are free of charge and provide an excellent opportunity to publicize your institution's programs.

How to Add or Update Scholarship Listings:
For institutions whose listings appeared in the previous year's directory, we ask that you verify and update your listings. Institutions whose listings did not appear in previous years' directories can add scholarships or grants that are available for international students.

We offer affordable opportunities to further promote your organization. For details, see www.fundingusstudy.org/Advertising.asp, or contact Jeff Bunkin at Naylor, LLC, at 352.333.3342 or via email at jbunkin@naylor.com.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) and Juniper Networks announced four U.S. college students who will receive the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) Scholarship and Internship for University Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Dana Christo of North Carolina State, Kelcy Newton and Liubov Nikolenko of Georgia Tech, and Yoo Jeong Shim of Harvey Mudd College have each been awarded a $10,000 scholarship and a paid 12-week internship at Juniper’s Global Headquarters in California. Through various WeTech initiatives, IIE is working to encourage women around the world to pursue and sustain careers in STEM-related fields, focusing on the U.S. and India. Later this year, eight additional scholarships will be awarded to young women from India to pursue STEM studies and internships. Read more about IIE’s work to invest in women and girls in STEM in "IIE at a Glance."
The Assistant Director, Outreach and Publicity, based in New York City, assists in the overall management of the Fulbright Student Outreach team with a strong focus on operational management.  Leading a small team of subject matter experts, the Assistant Director provides day to day guidance and manages the accomplishment of key project deliverables and ongoing reporting. The ideal candidate is an adept people and project manager able to bring teams together to produce their best work. Click here to learn more and apply.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 8,000 grants are awarded annually. The Fulbright Student Program Outreach team is responsible for the recruitment to the U.S. Student Program, print/digital media and publications, and press for the Fulbright Student program.
World Education Services has begun a pilot program in Canada that will provide Syrian refugees with recognition of their academic credentials. The initiative will also be rolled out in the U.S. and eventually be made available to refugees from any country.  

Why I Started my Faculty Career in the Middle East The Chronicle of Higher Education
Author James Hodapp makes the case for why new Ph.D.s in the humanities should consider working overseas. 

Can Individual Outcomes Lead to Communal Impacts?The Association of Commonwealth Universities
IIE’s Mirka Martel discusses the methodology behind tracking the institutional and societal outcomes of individual scholarship programs, including that of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP).
The New York Times
Thank you to those who visited IIE’s booth at NAFSA in Denver earlier this month. You may have seen copies of our recent publication, Preparing to Study in the USA: 15 Things Every International Student Should Know. This book is available for purchase through IIE’s online bookstore, with a bulk order discount of 20 books for $20. An eBook version is also available for $2.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.
Samantha Lasry, a Gender Education Specialist at the Institute of International Education, shares with us the top 5 ways in which IIE is creating news ties throughout Africa with programs such as Higher Education Readiness (HER) and ACE for Women’s Leadership. "IIE is partnering with local, national, and global leaders to tackle issues across the continent. From Addis to Nairobi to Ghana, IIE is working with African students, leaders, and politicians to promote advocacy and build networks within countries and across borders."

Events & Deadlines
September 23-24, 2016 | London, UK | Exhibitor Registration | Contact 

The UK is the number one European sender of students to the U.S., and universities can take advantage of this growing attraction of the U.S. to UK students. On September 23-24, the U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission – EducationUSA will host USA College Day in London. This undergraduate fair is the largest in Europe with 4,700 attendees and 190 institutions attending last year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 5,207 UK students were undertaking full undergraduate degrees in the U.S., marking a 23% increase from 2009-10.

Many students choose the U.S. for the quality and reputation of its universities, the flexibility of the liberal arts curriculum, and the availability of funding. Students are also drawn to U.S. campus life and culture. Additionally, university fees tripled in the UK with the 2012-13 academic year, and this may also have contributed to a rise in interest in study abroad in recent years. Jordan Clark, Northwestern University (2015-19), from Nottingham, said: "I was drawn to the U.S. by the flexibility of a liberal arts degree and the ability to pursue two major fields of study. There's also a strong focus on extracurricular activities and opportunities outside the classroom. Compared to my peers in the UK, I'm taking a wider variety of classes and I’m involved with more things on campus. It seems to be more academically rigorous here too - after two weeks of classes I was already taking exams."
November 13-16, 2016 | Ottawa, Canada | Early Bird Deadline: August 31 | Learn More | Register

CBIE’s International Education Conference is the Canadian meeting place for international educators and stakeholders from across Canada and around the world. This annual event attracts 800+ participants, 40+ exhibitors, and renowned thought leaders from over 35 countries. It offers dozens of sessions for new professionals, experienced practitioners and internationalization decision-makers, and strategists featuring the latest trends, knowledge, and tools in the sector. Pre-conference development workshops, regional & country information sessions, keynote speakers from around the world, sessions on timely themes, and an array of social gatherings round out this annual event.
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program offers U.S. higher education institutions the opportunity to host a non-U.S. scholar.  By supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component, both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit.
S-I-R gives preference to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, community colleges, small, liberal arts institutions, Asian-American and Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, American Indian and Alaskan Native and Predominantly Black Institutions. There are also opportunities for other institutions to partner with preference organizations. 
Visit the S-I-R website to learn how the program can help advance your institution’s international presence, assist in faculty and curriculum development, and diversify the educational experiences of its students, scholars and surrounding community. 
Application Deadline: October 17, 2016 
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/Fulbright
Study Abroad
October 23-25, 2016 | Washington, DC | Register | Contact
The 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will take place on October 23-25, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC to bring education, government and business leaders and journalists together for action-oriented discussion on how to ensure international experience is a key part of a 21st century education and make study abroad opportunities available to all. The 2016 IIE Summit is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad®, a five year initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. Generation Study Abroad seeks to significantly increase and diversify participation by bringing higher education institutions, employers, governments, K-12 teachers, associations, and others together to build on current best practices and find new ways to extend study abroad opportunities and resources to tens of thousands of college students whose needs are not currently served by existing study abroad programs. The Summit will continue to push the envelope to change how we think and "do" study abroad as we work together to achieve our ambitious goal of doubling by the end of the decade.
India Fall Recruitment Tour – September 21-October 5, 2016 
Early Registration Deadline: July 31, 2016 | Regular Registration Deadline: August 31, 2016

This year, the tour travels through Bangalore, Mumbai, Ooty/Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, and Ahmedabad. Last year, 40 U.S. institutions participated and met with over 7,000 prepared students across eight cities. 

Kazakhstan Fall Recruitment Tour – October 8-16, 2016
Early Registration Deadline: June 15, 2016 | Regular Registration Deadline: August 5, 2016

The EducationUSA advising centers and U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan invites U.S. higher education institutions to the 2016 EducationUSA Fall Tour through Almaty, Karaganda, and Astana. Last year, 31 U.S. institutions participated and met with over 1,000 students across three cities. This year's tour will also line up with the Bolashak fair in Kazakhstan.
Deadline: July 31, 2016 | Apply | Learn More

Partners of the Americas' 100,000 Strong in the Americas introduces Competition #11: Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Environmental Sciences and Water. Thanks to a generous contribution from the Coca Cola Foundation, this competition is open to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. HEIs in these countries that focus on promoting study abroad programs in the field of Environmental Sciences, with an emphasis on water, are eligible to compete.



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