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Fair Dates: September 7 - October 12, 2013
Registration Deadline: August 16

The Institute of International Education will be hosting its U.S. Higher Education Fairs this fall from September 7, until October 12, 2013, in 14 cities throughout Asia and India.  
This Fair series provide a unique opportunity for institutions to expand and widen their presence in Asia, which sends more students to U.S. colleges and universities than any other region in the world.  School representatives will interact face to face with thousands of qualified students; expand academic exchanges, by connect with local schools and university officials for additional access to their students; and talk to experts about the education system in the region, scholarships available and other academic opportunities.  

Fall 2013 Fair Schedule 

IIE-USIEF-EducationUSA Fairs 
Sept 7 (Sat) Delhi, India 
Sept 8 (Sun) Kolkata, India 
Sept 10 (Tue) Chennai, India 
Sept 14 (Sat) Hyderabad, India 
Sept 15 (Sun) Mumbai, India 

IIE Fairs 
Sept 26 (Thu) Taipei, Taiwan 
Sept 28 (Sat) Hong Kong, China 
Oct 1 (Tue) Jakarta, Indonesia 
Oct 2 (Wed) Surabaya, Indonesia 
Oct 4 (Fri) Medan, Indonesia 
Oct 6 (Sun) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 
Oct 8 (Tue) Hanoi, Vietnam 
Oct 10 (Thu) Danang, Vietnam 
Oct 12 (Sat) Bangkok, Thailand

To learn more about the fairs or to register now, please visit: www.iie.org/fairs.  

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Christine Farrugia, Senior Research Officer with IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research, writes about how higher education institutions can harness Open Doors to inform their international student recruitment. 

"Open Doors, is a rich data source that allows you to compare your institution with national trends to see where you might be ahead of the pack, as well as identify growth areas that you might want to develop at your institution," Farrugia writes in IIE's Opening Minds blog.

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The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) is a new international professional association that has the single purpose of supporting and serving the profession of international credential evaluation. For a number of years informal groups of credential evaluators around the world have been discussing the need for a new professional association to address their unique needs.  TAICEP, the only association dedicated solely to the interests and needs of the profession of international credential evaluators, was created to identify and develop theories, methodologies, and best practices used in international credential evaluation and to be an advocate for the profession. 

The primary goals of the Association are to:
  • define and promote the profession,
  • develop and promote common standards,
  • advocate for the profession,
  • conduct research and disseminate information that supports the profession,
  • identify and develop theories, methodologies and best practices used in international credential evaluation,
  • obtain appropriate official recognition for the association,
  • promote cooperation with other groups involved in international education, and
  • identify and promote professional development, training, and other educational opportunities.
The operational principles of TAICEP are collaboration, volunteerism, inclusiveness, and international orientation where members will have a place to develop their knowledge and skills, interact with colleagues from around the world and contribute to the professionalism of their field. 

Please visit the TAICEP website at www.taicep.org to learn more about this exciting new association and for information on becoming a member, friend or a supporter.

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October 16-18, 2013
Monterrey, Mexico

The third edition of the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) is set to take place this October 16th to 18th in Monterrey Mexico. Under the theme "Knowledge Mobility: Responsibility and Resources", CAIE Mexico will gather over 600 key actors and stakeholders involved in higher education from over 40 across the Americas and abroad to engage in discourse and debate regarding the realities and challenges facing International Higher Education specifically in the American hemisphere. 

Over 60 concurrent sessions and workshops will responds directly to the most important issues facing the Americas, and how it can benefit all implicated parties: university management, academics, government officials, students, researchers and actors from outside sectors (both private and philanthropic). Moreover, it is an exceptional event because of its innovative approach that promotes collaboration between institutions, governments and associations so they may work together to strategize, both short and long term, on internationalization and develop best-practices that benefit everyone. 

For more information, visit their website at www.caie-caei.org and follow them on Twitter @caie_caei.

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May 6-7, 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Submission deadline: September 1, 2013

You are invited to submit a proposal for the 4th QS-MAPLE conference and exhibition early as the submission deadline is only a month away. The upcoming QS-MAPLE conference is a very special event since the government authority for higher education in Abu Dhabi—Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)—is one of the Organizing Partners. 

The key success factor of the QS-MAPLE annual conferences has been the active engagement of university leaders, academics and senior administrators, who have contributed to the conference program by sharing their experiences, providing case studies of globalization and taking part in constructive debates about the internationalization of students, faculty and the curriculum. 

The mission of QS-MAPLE is "to provide a forum that promotes the development of higher education in the Middle East and Africa in the global context that stimulates international partnership and to support the processes of institutional evaluation and upgrading that will lead to greater worldwide recognition of Middle Eastern and African universities." This annual conference offers delegates the opportunity to network, exchange best practice and explore the rapidly changing shape of higher education in the region.   

Submissions should be made online through the QS-MAPLE website.The deadline for proposal submission is September 1, 2013. For more information, visit: www.qsmaple.org/3rdqsmaple/index.php/contact

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Deadline for Proposals: August 15, 2013

AIEA invites the submission of proposals for its 2014 conference at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. The theme of the conference is Universalizing Global Learning in the 21ST-Century Academy. Pre-conference workshops will be held February 16-17. The conference will begin in the afternoon of February 17 and end in the afternoon of February 19.  Session proposals can be in the form of standard proposals (maximum of 3 presenters including chair with at least 30 minutes of discussion time) or discussion roundtables (maximum of 2 facilitators including chair and NO formal presentations). 

Complete proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Committee and notifications will be sent out by early November. You can also find the full information on the AIEA website.

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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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Application Deadline: October 15

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports research in all academic disciplines that is directed toward or extends inquiry on ultimate questions and questions of value. Fellows are encouraged to reflect on broad questions that link multiple areas of inquiry and to explore the relationship between the descriptive and the normative in an engaging academic community of scholars, scientists, artists, and professionals.

NDIAS offers three types of residential fellowships. Each fellowship offers a stipend, funds for research expenditures, participation in NDIAS weekly seminars, computer, printer, and office space. Residential Fellows receive stipends of up to $60,000. Graduate Student Fellows receive stipends of up to $25,000. Distinguished scholars with extensive records of accomplishment are invited to apply for Templeton Fellowships at the NDIAS. Templeton Fellows must address one of four major questions, as detailed on the NDIAS website, and they receive stipends of up to $100,000. Applicants may submit proposals for one type of fellowship only per year.

Application deadline for all fellowships is October 15, 2013. Awards will be announced in spring 2014.

NDIAS is committed to excellence and diversity. All those with promising and appropriate projects are invited to apply. Details are available at http://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/.

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Deadline: September 29, 2013

The Global Young Academy (GYA) provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to come together to address topics of global importance. The call for GYA membership from 2014 is open and running until September 29, 2013. GYA is looking for young, independent researchers who are passionate about their research area and excited to contribute to a
global community of young scientists. Applicants from the field of social science and humanities are especially welcome to apply. 

For more information and to apply, visit: http://gya.bbaw.de/membership/2013-call-for-new-members.
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The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions abroad.  The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. Eligible non-U.S. institutions submit project requests through the appropriate Fulbright agency in their country (the U.S. embassy or a Fulbright Commission).
The Specialist Program is currently seeking projects and potential Fulbright Specialists that focus on or incorporate the training and sharing of information that involve the production and use of Open Educational Resources (OER). Please visit www.cies.org/Specialist/ for more information.
To learn more about Fulbright Specialist Program, visit the Fulbright Scholar Blog or our archive of recent webinars.  
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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IIE welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,200 member institutions with a commitment to internationalization. For more information about IIE's membership program, please visit: www.iie.org/IIENetwork

All new IIE members will be added to the next edition of the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators. This resource includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus is available online for members: here. To order copies of the IIENetwork Handbook, please go to: www.iiebooks.org/iienmemdir.html.

Membership Contact: Dr. Paul M. Brown, Director of International Education

Membership Contact: Kristin Williams-Griffin, Director of Graduate & Global Recruitment 

Membership Contact: Dayna Crabb, International Student Services Coordinator 

Membership Contact: Sarah Keating, Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing 

Membership Contact: Chris Payne, Head of USA Office 

Membership Contact: Michelle Grajek, Director of Political & Diplomatic Affairs 

Membership Contact: Rebecca Bolin, Director of English Language Institute 

Membership Contact: Yolanda Ballesteros, Vice President for Int'l Cooperation

Membership Contact: Daniel Burgos, Vice Chancellor for Research & Technology

Membership Contact: Lea Minniti, Executive Director foe Center for International Education 

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Application Deadline: Sept. 4, 2013

The Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education has launched the North America Strategy for Higher Education Cooperation (2012-2015) to study the importance of collaboration with the U.S. and Canada. 
As part of the North America strategy, the Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) administers funds for increased institutional cooperation, available for partners from Norway, the U.S and Canada to collaborate on joint education activities and increased student mobility. 

The deadline for the current call for applications for Project Funds for North America is September 4, 2013. Norwegian institutions with North American partners can apply for up to USD $25,000 for collaboration activities. 
Find more information about the Project Funds at www.siu.no/northamerica. More information about study in Norway can be found at www.studyinnorway.no. You can also contact SIU at noram@siu.no.

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Study Abroad

We invite you to attend one of the Gilman ScholarshipBoren Awards, and Fulbright Student and Scholar workshops scheduled for the fall. These are intended for advisors, faculty, or administrators. We hope to see some of you there, and please feel free to forward this workshop invitation to relevant faculty and staff at your institution. You can RSVP to any or all of the workshops online with the below links. All workshops are free.

September 4 - Seattle, Washington
Host: University of Washington
RSVP Online here
9:00am - 10:00am: Gilman Scholarship Program 
10:00am - 12:00pm: Fulbright U.S. Student Program
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Boren Awards

September 6 - Phoenix, Arizona
Host: Arizona State University 
RSVP Online here
9:00am - 10:00am: Gilman Scholarship Program 
10:00am - 12:00pm: Fulbright U.S. Student Program 
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Boren Awards

September 13 - Washington, DC
IIE DC Office (1400 K Street NW)
RSVP Online here
9:00am - 10:00am: Gilman Scholarship Program 
10:00am - 12:00pm: Boren Awards 
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Fulbright U.S. Student Program 
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Fulbright Scholar Program

October 30 - New York City, New York
IIE New York Headquarters (809 United Nations Plaza)
RSVP Online here
9:00am - 10:00am: Gilman Scholarship Program 
10:00am - 12:00pm: Boren Awards 
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

November 19 or 20 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Host: TBD.  Please watch for additional announcements and RSVP information.
Presenters: Boren Awards and Gilman Scholarship Program

Please contact us with questions or comments by email: boren@iie.org or phone: 1-800-618-NSEP.

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