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Application Deadline: July 1, 2013

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund (IBEX Fund), a new project administered by the Global Learning Programs Division and supported by The Christensen Fund. This initiative makes financial support available to indigenous peoples and members of the local traditional communities to attend a global biocultural event/exchange or meeting of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region.

Award Benefits:
The IBEX Fund will help to defray costs, which include international airfare, hotel/lodging, conference fees, meals, incidentals, local transportation, visa fees, and travel insurance. 

Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant must be Indigenous or a member of a local traditional community. Additional preference will be given to: women, youth and first time travelers (or to those applying with an organization to support a first time traveler). 

For additional information and to apply, please visit: www.iie.org/ibexapply or send questions to IBEX@iie.org
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Deadline for Submission: June 21, 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 21, 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: Shannon Harrison at sharrison@iie.org.
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Professional Mentor Deadline: June 15

TechWomen is now recruiting women in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve as Professional and Cultural Mentors for the October 2013 program. Professional Mentors host participants at their company during the month of October and coach them on a project. Cultural Mentors serve as ambassadors and help participants acclimate to life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mentors have a chance to impact the life of an emerging woman leader from Africa and/or the Middle East and build a network of like-minded professionals across the globe. 

The Professional Mentor online application deadline is June 15 and the Cultural Mentor application deadline is August 1. For more details, visit: www.techwomen.org/mentors

About TechWomen: TechWomen, initiated by former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2011, connects emerging leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East with their counterparts in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area for a professional mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is managed by IIE’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives in San Francisco

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"If the country's future is its children, Syria's reconciliation and reconstruction will fall to a group of young people forced from schools -- a 'lost generation'," writes J. Dana Stuster in Foreign Policy


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The State Department’s EducationUSA network promotes U.S. higher education to international students and encourages Americans to study abroad. During the EducationUSA Forum in Washington, DC, June 26-28, EducationUSA advisers, regional coordinators, and State Department staff will share insights and best practices with U.S. higher education representatives on opportunities to increase international student mobility. 

EducationUSA invites the U.S. higher education community to contribute insights from U.S. admissions professionals of the countries likely to send increasing numbers of students to the United States. To contribute your insights (anonymously) and explore the results, U.S. colleges and universities are invited to complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/CountryTrends
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Conferences

Global Imperative - Local Realities
October 8-11, 2013
National Convention Centre, Canberra
Early bird registration deadline: July 5

The 2013 Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) theme is Global Imperative - Local Realities. Book before Friday, 5 July 2013 and save $200 off the price of a full delegate registration.

This year’s AIEC will focus on the key global, regional and local drivers that influence and shape international education. What impact do these drivers have and how can we respond to them most effectively? Conversely, what impact does international education have on the world around us globally and locally? How do local realities affect our ability to respond to global imperatives and opportunities? How do we achieve balance between global imperatives and local realities? How will international education influence and shape the future of the nation and the world?

Book before Friday, July 5 and save $200 off the price of a full delegate registration. For more information and to register, please see www.aiec.idp.com
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Deadlines

Application Deadline: 11:59PM, June 20, 2013

Seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in a renewable two-year appointment as a Democracy Fellow for Comparative Politics, Democratization, Research Methods, and Statistics. Eligible candidates will be specialists in a DRG field (e.g., rule of law, governance, civil society, or elections/political processes) from either an institutional or behavioral perspective and be trained at an advanced level in research methods and statistics. Click here for the full position description. 

USAID Democracy Fellows and Grants Program (DFG)
The DFG program is designed 1) to develop a pool of committed professionals at the junior, mid-, and senior levels; 2) to strengthen relations between USAID and academic, think tank, and research organizations; and 3) to promote research and innovative solutions to DRG programs.

The program will offer two types of opportunities to engage experts, students, and academic institutions in supporting USAID programming and policy: 1) fellowships to junior, mid-level, and senior DRG professionals and 2) grants to academic or research institutions working in the DRG fields.
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Seoul: September 27-29, 2013
Busan: October 1- 2, 2013
Application Deadline: June 14, 2013

Within the scope of the European Commission-funded PromoDoc project, a series of targeted appointments will be organised between European higher education institutions and research institutes and potential doctoral candidates in South Korea, in both Seoul and Busan. The event will consist of four days with student information sessions in the morning and scheduled appointments between potential doctoral candidates and representatives from European higher education institutions and research institutes in the afternoon. 

Deadline for applications: European HEIs are invited to apply for participation before June 14, 2013. From each European Union Member State only a limited number of institutions will be able to participate. Places will be allocated to institutions from the same Member State on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon the receipt of the complete application by the organizers.

For more information or to register, please go to: www.promodoc.eu/institutions-events or contact: korea@promodoc.eu.

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Fulbright

Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2013

In order to engage U.S. scholars unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Scholar Program welcomes applications from faculty and researchers who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of two to three years. Flex Awards are also designed for scholars who require multiple visits abroad to accomplish their research objectives. In addition to their research activities, Flex award scholars will be required to give public talks, participate in seminars, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.  Specific details on invitation requirements and grant length will vary by country, and can be found in each individual award listing.  For more information about this new program model, visit our website or the Fulbright Scholar Blog.

The deadline to apply for the core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is August 1, 2013.  To learn about the full range of Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities and eligibility requirements, visit: www.iie.org/cies

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.

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Partnerships

Application Deadline: June 21, 2013

If your institution is seeking to develop strategic institutional partnerships with higher education institutions in India, please consider applying for IIE's International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP). 

Since 2009, IAPP has engaged more nearly 100 U.S. higher education institutions in comprehensive strategy-focused programs aimed at increasing the number of institutional partnerships between U.S. higher education institutions and their counterparts abroad. For the 2013/14 IAPP cycle, IIE will again select a group of U.S. higher education institutions to participate in a one-year program focused on developing sustainable partnerships with higher education institutions in India. Past participants have implemented institutional strategic plans, increased faculty exchanges, received major research grants, and expanded study abroad offerings with India. 

Program Information:
Application Deadline: June 21, 2013
Program Cycle: August 2013–July 2014 
Study Tour to India: January or February 2014 (tentative) 
Program Cost: IIENetwork Members $11,500/Non-members $13,000 (This includes all in-country costs for one representative from your institution to travel on the IAPP study tour, not including international airfare.) 

Five Core IAPP Services 
  1. Strategic planning process, including guidelines for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in India.
  2. Expert advice and guidance on developing or expanding a strategic plan for partnerships with Indian higher education institutions by one of the members of the IAPP India Advisory Board and IIE staff in the United States and in India.
  3. A study tour to the focus country that will include visits with select higher education institutions, the U.S. Embassy/Consulate representatives, EducationUSA, the Fulbright Commission, and other educational exchange organizations. All in-country expenses for one representative from each institution will be covered as part of the program fees. Participants are responsible for covering their international airfare. 
  4. A series of training webinars, focused on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, developing a consolidated partnership strategy, and higher education in India. 
  5. A suite of information resources on the higher education system in the focus country, and IIE publications and policy research reports. 
For more information, or to download the IAPP India application please go to: www.iie.org/iapp or contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org.
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Scholar Rescue Fund

Application/Nomination Deadline: July 5, 2013 

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

Since IIE-SRF's founding in 2002, the program has provided academic fellowships to over 500 scholars from 50 countries, placing them at nearly 300 host partner institutions in 40 countries.       
 
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 terminal 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 under-represented 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 (outreach messages are available in Arabic, French, Persian and Spanish)     
 
To nominate a threatened scholar:    
IIE-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 an IIE-SRF scholar: 
 
A list of scholars who are seeking hosts for their IIE-SRF fellowships can be found here. Please contact SRF@iie.org for more details.
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