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IIE's USAID-funded Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) Program is pleased to announce the release of an Annual Program Statement (APS) to invite applications for Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) Campus Challenge Research Grants. This first grants portfolio in the DFG Research and Innovation Grants program is open to scholars at universities and research institutes worldwide. IIE will award two to three grants for research projects in one of three priority areas identified by USAID's Center of Excellence for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center):

- Comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of a selected USAID C-TIP intervention.
- Public opinion survey to generate data on, and awareness of, TIP.
- Applicant-proposed research that increases knowledge about effective C-TIP interventions.
This grant opportunity is part of USAID's C-TIP Campus Challenge, which includes an online community at www.challengeslavery.org; a Tech Contest that provided prizes for innovative technological solutions to address human trafficking; and this APS. Instructions for applying for a C-TIP Campus Challenge Research Grant may be found on the DFG website. Grant applications may be submitted at any time during the APS open period, but applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals by May 17, 2013 in order to be considered in the first review.
IIE's DFG Research and Innovation Grants program is intended to strengthen the quality of USAID-funded democracy promotion work globally by integrating the knowledge and skills of the academic community in the design and evaluation of that work. USAID uses Annual Program Statements to invite and support creative and innovative solutions to challenging problems in developing countries. IIE will publish several research grant opportunities in the DRG fields during the five years of the DFG program (September 2012 – September 2017). Interested applicants are encouraged to contact dem.grants@iie.org to receive email alerts when new grant opportunities are published.

For more details about the research grant opportunity, please visit: 

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Deadline for Submission: June 15th, 2013

IIENetworker, the international education magazine of the Institute of International Education (IIE), invites submissions for publication in its upcoming Fall 2013 issue. The theme of the fall issue of IIENetworker will be: "The Next Big Thing in International Education."

Higher education institutions, educational organizations and governments around the world are continuously looking for new ways to engage internationally and to keep their academic institutions relevant and competitive. Funding organizations are seeking to identify new areas to support. A variety of concepts have been tossed around over the years: from student mobility to internationalization at home; from branch campuses to education hubs; from international education opportunities for all to the 'death of internationalization'.

This issue of IIENetworker seeks to identify what might be the "next big thing" in international education. What are the educational trends now and what promise do they hold for the future? Will MOOCs or open badges revolutionalize international education? Will the concept of the Global Network University win out? What role will higher education play in international development? Will higher education be part of the next Millennium Development Goals? Will China replace the U.S. and the UK as leading host country for international students? What will happen to immigration policies? What will governments and funding organizations likely seek to fund? Will research funding become predominantly focused on international project, managed by multilateral teams of institutions? What is the future of virtual exchanges and how will it impact study abroad? How is social media and the crowdsourcing model affect fundraising and selection processes? What new forms of international academic partnerships will emerge? Will the bi-lateral exchange and partnership model disappear in favor of multilateral cooperation?

We are particularly interested in presenting a variety of perspectives from around the globe. Submissions from individuals or institutions outside of the United States are strongly encouraged. Most articles in the magazine will be between 2 and 4 pages (between 1000 and 1500 words). Submissions should include the author’s full name, email address, mailing address, title and institution. Articles that include references should use MLA citation style and list sources at the end of the article. Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to submit an article. The deadline for submission of completed articles is June 15, 2013. The author will be notified as soon as a publication decision is made.

If you are interested in submitting an article for the Fall 2013 issue of IIENetworker, please address all inquiries to: Madeline Friedman at mfriedman@iie.org.

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We invite you to explore our new multimedia Annual Report highlighting IIE's accomplishments in 2012 and our vision for 2013. We hope our video welcome message and interactive presentation will help bring our work alive to our sponsors, donors, and friends around the world.

Programs administered by IIE in 2012 benefitted over 29,000 individuals from almost every nation in the world. Our highlights section describes IIE’s activities promoting education and academic exchange, supporting higher education in crisis and transition, providing leadership training, empowering women and girls, conducting groundbreaking research, and much more.

Explore the IIE 2012 Annual Report online at www.iie.org/annualreport

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University World News reports that "UK-based Lancaster University is to open a branch campus in Ghana this year – believed to be the first British branch campus in West Africa and the second in Africa."

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In an excellent essay in Inside Higher Ed, Arthur Levine writes:  "MOOCs alone are unlikely to reshape American higher education. When history looks back on them, they may receive no more than a footnote. However, they mark a revolution in higher education that is already occurring and which will continue."

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The Institute of International Education’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives invites you to celebrate the publication of Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change and the launch of IIE's new program "Higher Education Readiness: A Path to University for Girls."

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Panel discussion followed by a reception
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
(1st Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, NY

Panelists include:
  • Trish Tierney, Director of IIE’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives
  • Penny Abeywardena, Head of Girls & Women, Associate Director, Clinton Global Initiative
  • Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and International Coordinator, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO, Women’s World Banking
This event will celebrate the launch of Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change, the newest publication in the IIE/AIFS Global Education Research Reports Series. The book explores the landscape of women’s participation in the economy and the key role that women play in fueling economic growth by creating stable societies. The book notes the trajectory of transformation that has gained a foothold in recent years, where investing in women is increasingly seen as a driver for social and economic development. The book's editor and several authors will sign copies of the book at the event. The book is also available for purchase here

The event will also mark the launch of IIE’s new Higher Education Readiness (HER) Program. In its inaugural year, the HER pilot program will provide 100 girls entering 11th grade in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with scholarship support combined with innovative leadership and life skills training to help them complete their secondary education and equip them with the tools they need to continue to university. 

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Leaders from the Institute of International Education will travel to Brazil from May 5-10 with a high-level delegation of fifteen U.S. institutions to meet with potential partner campuses and learn about Brazilian higher education. The study tour is the centerpiece of IIE's year-long International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) focusing on Brazil. This timely visit comes at an exciting moment in U.S. – Brazil academic relations, with the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program in full swing and a major academic collaboration with Harvard and MIT in the works, following an unprecedented visit to Boston by Brazil’s president Dilma Roussef last year to sign agreements with these two campuses. 

The U.S. campuses who will take part in the IIE delegation to Brazil in May are: Arizona State University, Ball State University, California State University – Long Beach, Central College, Fort Hays State University, Howard University, Indian Hills Community College, Morgan State University, Parsons - The New School for Design, Savannah State University, SUNY Plattsburgh, The University of Tulsa, Washington and Jefferson College, Webster University, and Western Michigan University. 

IIE will lead the delegation of U.S. educators to São Paulo, Campinas, Recife, Salvador, and Brasília to visit public and private higher education institutions and meet with officials from the Fulbright Commission and other international organizations, as well as Brazil’s Ministry of Education, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). In addition, the delegation will partake in several high-level policy events, including a U.S.-Brazil Partnerships Roundtable in São Paulo. This roundtable discussion will include representatives of Brazilian higher education institutions from across the country, and will focus on the challenges and opportunities in expanding U.S.-Brazil educational relations. 

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