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Submission Deadline: August 2, 2013

The fall 2013 issue of IIENetworker, IIE’s international education magazine, will focus on the Next Big Thing in International Education.  IIE is conducting a contest for the best cover design for IIENetworker. Administrators, advisors, faculty members and students are welcome to submit pictures, illustrations and other graphic art for our Fall 2013 Cover Contest. The top submissions will be highlighted on the cover and in the pages of this fall’s magazine.  

Submissions must meet the following criteria:  
  • represents international education
  • represents international education
  • represents a forward-looking and innovative idea
  • communicates the concept of the "next big thing"
  • is bold and colorful and appropriate for a magazine cover
To enter, log on to iie’s media port at iiemediaport.org, create a profile, and enter the following registration code: NetworkerCover13!

Then follow the directions to upload your cover art. Submissions must be in image file format (jpeg, tiff, InDesign, PSD, PDF). Submissions must be received by Friday, August 2. 

Winning Selections: The winning selection will be on the cover of the fall 2013 issue of IIENetworker magazine and will receive a $100 gift card. Up to five finalists will be featured inside the magazine and on IIE's website.

If you have any questions about the submissions process, please contact Madeline Friedman at mfriedman@iie.org
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More than 600 higher education officials came together in Washington, DC at the EducationUSA Forum last month. They brainstormed on ways to promote international education and attract a diverse group of international students to their campuses. IIE’s Mark Lazar writes in IIE's Opening Minds blog about the key themes addressed at the conference, including the role of international education in foreign policy, the needs of sponsored students, moving beyond recruitment, and diversity.  

Read the full blog post on Opening Minds.  
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University World News highlights a new report from the French government’s Campus France agency that says there were 380,376 African students on the move in 2010, representing about a tenth of all international students worldwide and 6 percent of all African students. The agency’s report, La Mobilité des Étudiants d’Afrique Sub-Saharienne et du Maghreb, focuses on the international mobility of students from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb – with emphasis on France’s contacts and activities.

Read the full article on University World News.  
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Following advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, many U.S. students are evacuating Egypt, USA Today reports. Last week the State Department ordered "non-essential" U.S. government personnel and their families to evacuate "due to the ongoing political and social unrest." 

Read the full article in USA Today. 
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Conferences

Proposal deadline: August 16, 2013

The Forum on Education Abroad is now accepting session and workshop proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference. The conference, "New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad," will be held in San Diego, CA, April 2-4, 2014. Education abroad is undergoing dramatic change driven by unprecedented commitment from U.S. and other governments and higher education institutions; strong faculty involvement in program design and delivery; advances in e-learning applications; and more effective assessment efforts and data collection. What new models and perspectives are shaping the future of education abroad? How do we know that these models are effective, and benefit students, faculty, institutions, and host countries? What innovative approaches have been developed in program design, development, management, and assessment? How do evolving conceptual models increase our understanding of education abroad? The Forum conference will address these and other questions by examining new and emerging paradigms shaping the field.

The full call for proposals can be read on the Forum website.  The deadline to submit proposals is August 16.
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Deadlines

Application Deadline: July 26, 2013 

The WISE Education Leadership Program (WISE ELP), an initiative of the Qatar Foundation, will take place in Doha, Qatar from October 26-28th, 2013. The goals of the WISE ELP are to enhance leadership skills for new university presidents from developing countries and to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to exercise leadership on behalf of innovation in the face of change within a wide variety of institutional, social, political, and economic contexts. Specifically, the 2013 WISE Education Leadership Program will support university leaders in identifying a specific "innovation" and implementing that innovation at their institution within a year. 

Presidents, vice-chancellors, and other heads of tertiary education institutions who took up office on or after January 1, 2012 are eligible to apply to the WISE ELP. Participants must be chief executive officers of their respective institutions and not subordinate officials.

All applications must be received by July 26, 2013. Participants who are selected for the program will be notified by the end of August. To apply, please complete the application form available at the WISE ELP web page. For more information, please email WISEProgram@iie.org.
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Fulbright

The Fulbright program is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics, offering opportunities in a range of countries and fields.  In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, postdoctoral and early career scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.

Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. Specialists in public health should take special note of the Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Awards for research at a National Institutes of Health Fogarty site in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi or Zimbabwe through the African Regional Research Program, or in South Africa, Bangladesh or Peru.  Grant lengths for the programs listed below range from one semester to 20 months, depending on the host country.

Postdoctoral/early career grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations. 

For more information on Fulbright postdoc opportunities, visit our website.  In addition, we encourage you to check out the following features:

Science magazine’s "ScienceInsider" blog:  Fulbright Program Reaches Out to Scientists

The deadline to apply for 2014-2015 core Fulbright Scholar Awards is August 1, 2013.  To start an application or learn more, click here.    

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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Scholar Rescue Fund

The Chicago Tribune published an opinion piece by IIE President and CEO Allan E. Goodman and IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Chairman Mark A. Angelson on the importance of preserving Syria’s intellectual capital. According to Goodman and Angelson, Syria's students, professors and researchers represent the country’s best chance to rebuild after the current violence subsides. They write, "...the international community must act now to preserve the intellectual capital of Syria. Universities, governments and the donor community — large and small — can take immediate action, even while world leaders are struggling with the correct foreign policy approach."
 
Read more in The Chicago Tribune 
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