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IIE is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 edition of Funding for United States: A Guide for International Students and Professionals. With over 800 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States, making it an invaluable resource for advisers and international students worldwide.

Funding for United States Study features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States. Listings include grants, fellowships, financial aid, and scholarships available through: U.S. and foreign governments, colleges and universities, educational associations, research centers, libraries, foundations, corporations, and other organizations.

Each award description includes:

  • Contact information, including email addresses, of the award-granting agency
  • Purpose of the award
  • Amount and type of award
  • Location of study
  • Eligibility requirements, restrictions, duration
  • Application deadlines and notification date
  • How to apply

For more information and to purchase a copy, please visit: www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Publications-and-Reports/IIE-Bookstore/Funding-for-United-States-Study. You can also search for scholarship and grant listings on the Funding for U.S. Study website at www.fundingusstudy.org.

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The Times of India recently conducted an interview with Namrata Jha, the new director of IIE’s office in New Delhi, India. Jha talked about the wide range of activities that IIE-India will undertake in 2012 to help further international education in India and cultivate the next generation of leaders. According to Jha, "One strategic focus for 2012 will be to expand opportunities for those who have not traditionally had access to international education and leadership development; reaching out to the underprivileged and underrepresented, be it students, scholars, or institutions."

To read the full interview, please visit: http://educationtimes.com/educationTimes/CMSD/Editor's-Pick/69/2012010920120107174520859c32de5a7/Right-approach.html.

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An article in University World News notes that students who are seeking to enroll in higher education programs abroad are increasingly selecting nontraditional locations, a trend that will most likely continue in the future. As reported in Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education, a recently published book by IIE's Project Atlas, "while the top hotspot for mobile students in 2010 remained the United States, which attracted more than 720,000 of the 3.7 million international students worldwide, this total represented a decline in the US total market share from 28% in 2001 to 20%." Peggy Blumenthal, the Senior Counselor to the President at the Institute of International Education, noted that this trend was partly related to an emerging "proliferation of educational hubs" around the world. What this means is that students are pursuing higher education in locations other than just "traditional hotspots like the US, UK and Australia."

To read the full article, please visit: www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120106164011851.

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Francisco Marmolejo published a blog post in the Chronicle of Higher Education online about two conferences he attended recently—one in Sweden and one in Malaysia—that dealt with the internationalization of higher education. Noting that there seemed to be different rationales for internationalization espoused at the two events, Marmolejo opined that "there seems to exist a split in approaches and expectations in the developing and the developed world in matters related to the goals and means of internationalization of higher education. Nevertheless, the need to find common ground is crucial. At the end of the day, the key challenge faced by higher-education leaders and practitioners in both the developing and the developed world is how to reconcile both perspectives in such a way that future graduates of our institutions will have both the knowledge base and the cultural and linguistic skills that are required in today’s competitive world, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility and commitment toward social justice globally and locally."

To read the full post, please visit: http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/two-tales-of-internationalization/29003.

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Pitzer College invites applications and nominations for the faculty position of Associate Dean for Global-Local Programs and Founding Faculty Director, Institute for Global-Local Action and Study (I-GLAS).
I-GLAS is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary curricular and research programs and activities that link the global and the local, and addressing key issues of globalization and its effects on local communities and on nations. The Associate Dean for Global-Local Programs and Founding I-GLAS Director will provide strong academic leadership and vision for I-GLAS, infusing the College curriculum with critical community-based learning, research, and action initiatives that connect the global and the local; and encouraging faculty/student global-local research projects and new courses that build on the College’s successful community engagement and study abroad programs.

He or she will also oversee the Institute’s budget, teach two courses a year related to global-local issues, and advise students. This tenure-track faculty position is open with respect to rank. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and have a strong record of research and teaching on global-local issues as well as extensive experience with community-based pedagogies, research, and intercultural education. In addition, he or she will have the intellectual expertise to engage with globalization as a multilayered, uneven, and contested process, complicated by race, social class, gender, sexualities, diasporas, immigration, and unequal citizenship. The Director will hold an endowed chair.

Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented social groups. We favor candidates who contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with relevant interest, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, and/or Women’s Studies.

To apply, send in PDF format, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, statement on diversity, a description of your research, and three letters of recommendation (at least one (1) of which addresses your teaching effectiveness) via email to IGLAS_search@pitzer.edu. The deadline for applying is February 3, 2012, or until the position is filled.

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Wednesday, January 18th
Reception: 6:00-6:30 pm; Program: 6:30-8:00 pm
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York

To register: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/special-briefing-apec-2011-outcomes

The Asia Society and the U.S. National Center for APEC are delighted to present a special briefing on the outcomes of the U.S. Chairmanship of APEC during 2011, including the historic APEC Leaders Meeting in Honolulu, HI, in November.

The private sector played a particularly important role in the U.S. Chairmanship, and APEC 2011 USA Host Committee member William Weldon, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, will share his views on the CEO Summit and discuss outcomes of the U.S. APEC year from the business perspective, which included a range of sector-specific initiatives, including a Health Systems Innovation dialogue held in September in San Francisco. A representative of the Russian Federation will also join for a look ahead at Russia's APEC Chairmanship in 2012.

The APEC meetings were the start of a two-week series of Asia-Pacific travel for President Obama, including stops in Australia and Indonesia. The cumulative effect of the meetings and the President's other official visits in the region was to underscore strong, continued U.S. commitment and engagement in the Asia-Pacific.

Karan Bhatia, Vice President and Senior Counsel, International Law & Policy, General Electric Company; Chairman, National Center for APEC
Peter Robinson, President and CEO, United States Council for International Business
William Weldon, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson; APEC 2011 USA Host Committee Member
Monica Whaley, President, National Center for APEC

Can't make it to this program? Tune into AsiaSociety.org/Live at 6:30 pm ET for a free live video webcast. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to moderator@asiasociety.org.

For more information, visit http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/special-briefing-apec-2011-outcomes.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Institute of International Education (IIE)

809 United Nations Plaza, New York City

The Institute of International Education (IIE) will host an event to commemorate the launch of Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education, a new publication that tells of innovation and change across campuses and national boundaries. This is an invitation-only event. For more information, please contact lepplin@iie.org.

IIE is convening this event on behalf of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA), an unprecedented collaboration between seven major U.S. foundations to support African higher education institutions in building capacity and training the next generation of scholars, public servants, and entrepreneurs. The ten-year, $440 million initiative was directly and indirectly responsible for improving conditions for over four million students at 379 African colleges and universities. The foundations are: Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Kresge Foundation.

Weaving Success details how the support from the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa helped to catalyze social and economic development in African higher education. With inspiring tales of success from African professors, university administrators, and students, Weaving Success examines the exceptional steps that African universities have made over the past decade to apply their innovations in ways that benefit their respective societies, and highlights the transformative processes that are shaping the future of African colleges and universities.

Weaving Success is available for download in a variety of electronic formats. For more information and to download the book, please visit: www.iie.org/weavingsuccess.

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November 14-17, 2012
Shanghai, China
Deadline to Submit a Proposal: February 1, 2012

The 2012 CIEE Annual Conference, Global Perspectives: Developing Strategic Initiatives, Educating for a World Economy, will take place in Shanghai, China, from November 14-17, 2012. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 1, 2012.

Submit a Session Proposal
CIEE requests session proposals on the theme of Global Perspectives: developing strategic initiatives, educating for a world economy, professional development topics, or any subject of interest to the international education community. General sessions should focus on concepts, theories, issues, problems, solutions, or controversies—not on case studies or descriptions of programs at a single institution.

The standard format is a presentation given by two to four speakers, with 15 minutes of questions/audience discussion. Alternative formats, such as panel discussions, breakout/working groups, debates, and poster sessions, are encouraged. Sessions are 75 minutes long. All proposals should include:

  • Session title
  • Session description (200–400 words)
  • Chair and presenters, including institutional affiliations and contact information
  • Session format and audiovisual requirements
  • Proposer’s name, institution, address, telephone, fax, and email

Please email proposals to conference2012@ciee.org by February 1, 2012.
For the full Call for Proposal, visit the CIEE Annual Conference website.

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Promoting Higher Education Internationalization through International Research Collaborations, Partnerships and Innovative Teaching
August 29–September 1, 2012
Cape Town, South Africa

The proposed topics for the 16th Annual IEASA (International Education Association of South Africa) Conference include: examples of successful research collaborations and partnerships; internationalization at home; policy environments for internationalization; the role of donors, governments, and government agencies in promoting internationalization; internationalization and quality assurance; the role of graduate business schools in the internationalization of higher education; the impact and value of international students in higher education; and research into international education.

For more information, please visit www.ieasa2012.cmc-uct.co.za/ or contact deidre.raubenheimer@uct.ac.za.

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February 3-4, 2012
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Mindlogicx Infratec Limited in association with Association of Indian Universities (AIU) announce the fourth edition of "Universities of India"—Knowledge Conclave of Intellects, on February 3-4, 2012, at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu.

The symposium will brainstorm issues of relevance for universities from the standpoint of technology. It will address the need to improve the systems of higher learning within the institutes so that an unbridled focus can be laid on preparing the students of tomorrow.

Universities of India is the culmination of more than three years of dedicated effort of compiling and profiling universities in India and trying to connect them to the industry for meaningful partnerships. This conclave helps foster closer relationships between administrators of universities and human resource heads from the private sector. It will be an opportunity for academia and corporations to network and deliberate over issues related to higher education.

The conclave will take place at Radisson Resort Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram. For more information, please contact Shalini Sharma, Head of Higher Education, Confederation of Indian Industry, at shalini.sharma@cii.in.

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Student Application Deadline: February 15, 2012
Adviser Endorsement Deadline: February 22, 2012

Freeman-ASIA, which is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education, provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants should have a minimum 2.8 GPA. The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with firsthand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Awards of up to $3,000 are available for summer programs. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and the online application, please visit: www.iie.org/freeman-asia. For questions, please contact: freeman-asia@iie.org.

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2012

The Chinese Guest Teacher and Trainee Program is designed to help U.S. schools develop Chinese language and culture study programs and to promote international exchange between the United States and China. Made possible through a collaboration between the College Board and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), the program serves hundreds of K-12 schools and districts and reaches tens of thousands of U.S. students.

The application for K-12 schools to host a Chinese guest teacher or trainee for the 2012-13 school year is now open. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.collegeboard.org/guestteacher.

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Deadline for the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program: January 23, 2012
Deadline for the Summer Grants Program: February 6, 2012

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their own careers within the field. In the first five years of the Whitaker Program, 140 grants have been awarded to Fellows and Scholars to conduct projects in over 25 countries worldwide. The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars program competition deadline is coming up on January 23, 2012. The deadline for the Summer Grants Program is also coming up on February 6, 2012.

There will be approximately 60 grants available to high-quality candidates for the Fellows and Scholars program and close to 20 for the Summer program.

What Is the Whitaker Program?
The Whitaker Program provides grant funding for projects in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas. It includes:

  • Award: Monthly living stipend, round-trip international travel, accident and sickness insurance, and tuition allowance, where appropriate.
  • Projects: High-quality BME-relevant proposals will be funded, which can include: coursework, policy research, internships, and postdoctoral work.
  • Fellows (Pre-Doctoral): Partial to full tuition reimbursement.
  • Scholars (Post-Doctoral): Overall award competitive with postdoctoral fellowship salaries.

For more information on all the Whitaker International Programs, including profiles of past grantees and host institutions, as well as the online application, please visit: www.whitaker.org.

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2012

The Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese. The award is presented annually to two pre-college teachers in two categories, humanities and Japanese language, and consists of a certificate of recognition, a $2,500 monetary award, and $5,000 in project funds. It is named in honor of Elgin Heinz for his commitment to educating students about Asia as well as for the inspiration he has provided to the field of pre-college education.

Eligibility Requirements
The award is open to current full-time K-12 classroom teachers of any relevant subject in the United States. There are two award categories, one in the humanities and one in Japanese language.
Previous award recipients often have over 10 years of teaching experience and have been engaged in teaching their students about Japan for a substantial period of time. Candidates must demonstrate sustained commitment to improving mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese, and must have made a significant contribution to enhancing students’ knowledge of Japan.

Applicants for the Japanese language category must have excellent command of the Japanese language and may be contacted by members of the selection committee to verify this.

Nomination Procedures
Applicants for the Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award need not be nominated to apply. However, the Foundation is always seeking to encourage the nation's top educators to consider applying for the award. Letters of Nomination should briefly highlight the qualifications of the candidate and must include his/her name, contact information, and indicate the school at which the candidate currently teaches.

Nominators should keep in mind the deadline for applications is in early February. Letters of Nomination should be sent to:

Mr. David Janes
The United States-Japan Foundation
145 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016

or via email at djanes@us-jf.org

Review and Selection
A national selection committee will review complete applications received by or on February 1, 2012. The selection committee consists of leaders in the field of education about Japan. The award winners will be announced in May.

For more information, including the application procedures, please visit: www.us-jf.org/elginHeinz.html.

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Hanoi Fair: March 15, 2012
Ho Chi Minh City Fair: March 17, 2012
Extended Priority Registration Deadline: January 18, 2012
Extended Final Registration Deadline: February 3, 2012

Since 1982, the Institute of International Education's (IIE) Higher Education Fairs have served as effective, trustworthy platforms for accredited institutions to connect with serious students and build their brand in Asia. In 2012, IIE will hold two fairs in Vietnam: one in Hanoi on March 15th, and one in Ho Chi Minh City on March 17th. These fairs are particularly apt considering that Vietnam ranks eighth in the overall number of international students attending U.S. higher education institutions and second in those attending community colleges. Vietnam also had the fourth highest increase (13.5 percent) from 2009-10 in numbers of students studying at U.S. higher education institutions.

This year’s fairs include the added component of visiting high schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi at no additional cost. The extended final registration deadline for both fairs is February 3, 2012.

For more information and to register, please visit: www.iiehongkong.org/ufair. If you have questions, please contact info@iiehongkong.org.

IIE member institutions receive a discount at registration.

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The Institute of International Education (IIE) will lead a delegation of high-level administrators from eleven U.S. colleges and universities on a study tour through three different cities in India to strengthen ties in higher education between India and the United States. U.S. participants will meet their counterparts at diverse institutions in India and experience the country’s higher education system. The U.S. educators will spend one week visiting campuses and meeting with higher education officials in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Delhi from January 29 to February 3 to learn about educational partnership priorities from the Indian perspective.

The group will visit India as part of the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), an initiative of IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education that seeks to increase international partnerships between higher education institutions. The study tour is an integral part of the yearlong training program that guides U.S. institutions on implementing and sustaining partnerships with higher education institutions in India and aligning their partnerships with other campus-wide internationalization strategies.

IIE launched the partnership program in 2009 with a pilot grant from the Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, but now manages the initiative independently. The 2012 delegation is the second cohort to participate in the program for India. The IAPP initiative has also conducted yearlong partnership training programs focused on Brazil and China, and a separate initiative for U.S.-Indonesia partnerships. The 2012 IAPP India initiative will build on the knowledge base and best practices from the previous partnership delegations.

The U.S. institutions participating in the 2012 program with India were chosen from a competitive candidate pool and represent the breadth of U.S. institutions interested in building ties with India, including large research institutions, liberal arts schools, and community colleges. They are: Fort Hays State University; George Mason University; Northern Illinois University; Queens College, CUNY; Rollins College; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Suffolk University; Thomas College; the University of Kentucky; the University of Montana; and the University of Oregon.

For more information, please visit: www.iie.org/en/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2012/01-11-2012-IAPP-India-Delegation.

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Scholar Rescue Fund

We are pleased to announce a new tab on the IIE.Interactive that will showcase IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF). Appearing bimonthly, the Scholar Rescue Fund tab will include information, scholar profiles, and other resources for scholars and host institutions.

About IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund
Around the world, scholars have long suffered harassment, torture, and persecution as a result of their work. In the worst cases, scholars pay with their lives for their dedication to scholarship and freedom of thought. The Institute of International Education has participated in the rescue of persecuted scholars since its founding in 1919. In 2002, IIE launched the Scholar Rescue Fund as a formalized response to this ongoing international dilemma.

The Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit professors, researchers, and other senior academics to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. During the fellowship, conditions in a scholar’s home country may improve, permitting safe return to help rebuild universities and societies ravaged by fear, conflict, and repression. If safe return is not possible, the scholar may use the fellowship period to identify a longer-term opportunity.

For more information, please visit: www.scholarrescuefund.org.

To support the Scholar Rescue Fund, please go to www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/donate.php or contact Margot Steinberg at msteinberg@iie.org.

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Application Deadline: February 3, 2012

The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications for threatened scholars whose lives or work are endangered in their home countries. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at safe universities, colleges, and other research institutions anywhere in the world.

Who Can Apply
Professors, researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, field, or discipline may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.

  • Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats.
  • Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field and who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning.
  • We strongly encourage applications from female scholars and underrepresented groups.

Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.

To Apply
Please download the application materials from: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php

To Nominate a Threatened Scholar
SRF accepts referrals and applications from third-party nominators who know of a threatened scholar's need for assistance. Please contact SRF@iie.org for details.

To Host a SRF Scholar
Please visit: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-hosts.php. Contact SRF@iie.org for questions.

How The Scholar Rescue Fund Works
Fellowships support visiting academic positions for up to one calendar year. Awards of up to US$25,000 are issued with individual health insurance coverage and professional development assistance.

Fellowships are disbursed through dedicated host academic institutions, which provide direct support and a safe haven for scholar-grantees. In most cases, hosts are asked to match the SRF fellowship award by providing partial salary/stipend support and/or housing, material support for research/publications, and other in-kind assistance.

For a decision by early March, please submit application materials by February 3, 2012.

Please note that applications are accepted at any time and can be considered on an emergency basis.
Visit www.scholarrescuefund.org for more details.

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