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Deadline: December 15, 2016 | More Information | Contact
IIE’s Center for International Partnerships is pleased to launch two partnership programs for 2017, featuring Colombia and Morocco. Participating universities have a unique chance to explore academic partnership opportunities in diverse locations. Both programs follow the IIE Partnership Program model (formerly known as IAPP), which has assisted more than 200 institutions around the world to develop strategic academic partnerships since 2009. Over the course of each program, institutions participate in a number of training activities focused on implementing sustainable partnerships and developing a strategic plan to increase academic collaboration with the select focus country. Core program elements include:  
  ·     Guided strategic planning  
  ·     Expert mentorship  
  ·     A delegation to the focus country  
  ·     Key information and resources  
We are pleased to announce a new lower price point for our 2017 programs. The program fee for IIE members is $9,000 per institution for the first participant and $5,000 for the second participant (non-members pay $10,000 for the first participant and $6,000 for the second participant). IIE is committed to partnering with minority serving institutions and community colleges. For information on special pricing opportunities please contact the Center for International Partnerships at iapp@iie.org. Eligible institutions are open to enroll to more than one program but must fill out one form per program. For more information on the programs and details on the enrollment form please visit the IAPP website.  
IIE is hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 12:00PM EST. Please register for the webinar here.
Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2017 | Download Form | Contact
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East. The prize recognizes outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Israeli Jew and one Arab Muslim, whether or not a citizen of Israel, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. The two individuals whose work is judged to be most successful in bringing people together and breaking down the barriers of hatred will share a $10,000 prize. 
To be eligible for the Prize, at least one of the nominated individuals must be an alumna/us of any program administered by IIE, or any exchange program funded by any of IIE's sponsors and administered by another organization. Alumni of the following IIE-administered programs, among others, are encouraged to apply: Fulbright Programs, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships, International Visitor Leadership Program (formerly International Visitor Program, or IVP), State Department Middle East Partnership Initiative, Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation Global Travel and Learning Fund, and training programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. 
Fulbright alumni and alumni of the Israel Arab Scholarship Program whose grants were administered by AMIDEAST are also eligible. Similarly, individuals who came to the United States under funding from the Ford Foundation or as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program are eligible even if they were participating in a program coordinated by another organization.
In war and conflict zones around the world, educators are in grave danger. IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund takes university professors who are under threat of violence or persecution out of harm’s way so they can live and work in safety – and continue make a difference for countless students. Every scholar we rescue is a beacon of hope in the world. November 29th is #GivingTuesday, and this year IIE is raising support for threatened educators through our campaign for the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund: Thank a Professor, Save a Scholar. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details on how you can get involved!
Deadline: November 21, 2016 | Application and Webinar Information
On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti), IIE announces a research partnership funding opportunity for the USAID Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (USAID SHERA) program to increase research capacity in Indonesia through U.S. – Indonesia partnerships. This program will foster long-term research alliances between top-tier Indonesian higher education institutions, affiliate Indonesian higher education institutions, U.S. higher education institutions, private sector partners, and other stakeholders on critical science and technology topics of local and global significance. USAID SHERA seeks to fund approximately five Centers for Collaborative Research (CCRs) in priority research topics at top-tier Indonesian institutions in partnership with at least one U.S. higher education institution partner and at least three Indonesian higher education institution partners. The anticipated amount of funding per CCR is US$3 million over approximately four years with the lead Indonesian institution as the primary sub-recipient of the funding. Interested U.S. higher education intuitions should contact potential Indonesian applicants directly to discuss participating as a partnership member.
Thousands of Syrian students’ schooling is on pause, and though many would like to continue their learning in America, immigration policies make that all but impossible. 
A Passport in the Sock Drawer Inside Higher Ed 
At the IIE Generation Study Abroad Summit, panelists discuss how to get a more diverse group of students abroad, including students enrolled at minority-serving institutions. 
In order to increase and diversify the number of American students who study abroad, K-12 educators, nonprofits and universities must pursue strategic partnerships to reach students from diverse backgrounds while they are still in high school.
The New York Times
In the Fall 2016 issue of the IIENetworker magazine, Ashley Holben, project specialist at Mobility International USA shares the many ways in which campuses and organizations can structure and adapt their virtual exchange programs in a way that has maximum benefit for students with disabilities. From the choosing the best e-learning platform to locating the appropriate accommodation, there is much that educators can do to make virtual exchange equally accessible to all. "Along with traditional in-person programs, virtual exchange promises to be one of many avenues for students with disabilities to develop and strengthen their intercultural competency," writes Holben.  

Beth Garriott, Senior Program Officer for IIE's Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) program, shares the incredible progress and outcomes of the WeTech program, three years after its inception. Fostering entrepreneurship among girls, investing in university women, and strengthening the ecosystem are just a few of the many ways in which this program, designed to provide training and building networks for girls and women in the STEM fields. Beth writes, "WeTech is driven by partners with a shared vision of women building the tech pipeline, from entry level to the executive level. [...] Much more work is necessary to make a lasting impact in this space, and IIE, through WeTech and other innovative programs, is committed to leading the way.

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Events & Deadlines
Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline: February 9, 2017 | Graduate Fellowship Deadline: January 31, 2017  
Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad, and Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate-level research, and academic internships abroad. Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution-specific guidance.  
IIE administers the Boren Scholarships, Boren Fellowships, and The Language Flagship Fellowships and Grants on behalf of the National Security Education Program.
Deadline: November 14, 2016 | Guidelines | Submit by Email
For Diplomatic Courier’s upcoming January 2017 edition on "A Post-Employment World," interested parties are invited to submit an article for consideration. This special issue will be launching at Diplomatic Courier’s annual Global Talent Summit in Zurich in January. Preparing for the opportunities and challenges of the World in 2050 requires innovative thinking and fresh voices. Whether an ambassador, CEO, or student, we showcase new authors in addition to our curated content. Researched articles should be between 1200 to 1500 words in length; opinion pieces should be approximately 800 to 900 words in length. Articles should be original and not have been previously published in any other format – print or online. When submitting via email please include "Article Submission: A Post-Employment World" in the subject line.
February 23-24, 2017 | Washington, DC | Register
This conference is the original event focused on the recruitment and sponsorship of international students. Taking place at the University of California Washington, DC Center and at Embassies and sponsoring organizations throughout the city, the conference features exclusive access to the diplomatic community and sponsoring organizations and includes presentations from the leading authorities on international education. WIEC immediately follows the AIEA Conference, also in Washington, DC. 
Proposal Deadline: December 7, 2016 | Learn More | Contact 
The Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES) is pleased announce the opening of the application process for U.S. campuses to host cohorts of junior scholars from the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq.  
The intent of this 10-week program is to equip scholars with the knowledge and tools needed to build the capacity of their home institutions and to advance the education of future generations. In addition, it lays the foundation for junior scholars and their U.S. hosts to develop long-term institutional relationships and to identify areas of cooperation that can be sustained beyond the grant period. Participating institutions will enjoy a unique opportunity to establish lasting relationships with faculty members at universities within Iraq and to build upon current efforts to internationalize their campuses and surrounding communities.  
CIES seeks two host institutions to implement the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq, which is scheduled to take place June 30, 2017 through September 8, 2017. Scholars will be distributed across the following discipline-based cohorts: Law and Human Rights, and Business Administration and Global Entrepreneurship.  
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
The U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas are pleased to announce Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad, which are designed to create or expand the capacity of U.S. HEIs to administer study abroad programs under diversity goals. These goals include broadening the student population who studies abroad and/or the destinations and disciplines in which they study. These grants are also intended to allow U.S. institutions to collaborate with and help expand the capacity of overseas HEIs to provide academic programs for U.S. undergraduate students. This opportunity is part of the Department’s U.S. Study Abroad branch, located within its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.



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