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Proposals Due: September 22, 2014 | Download Request for Proposals

The Institute of International Education, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ EducationUSA Advising Network, invites accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions (non-profit and for-profit), U.S. higher education associations, university systems, consortia, and qualified entities that meet provisions in IRS section 26 USC 501(c)(3) to submit proposals to be a Partner Organization for the first round of EducationUSA Leadership Institutes. Partner Organizations will develop and manage one or more EducationUSA Leadership Institute(s) for 12-15 mid- to upper-level foreign college or university administrators, Ministry of Education or other government officials, or other qualified participants from select countries and world regions. The EducationUSA Leadership Institutes will provide meaningful and timely training to participants from selected countries to increase their understanding of U.S. higher education, develop the tools necessary to build capacity within their own systems, and engage with the U.S. higher education sector in effective, sustained ways. These Institutes are a component of the State Department’s EducationUSA network, which assists international citizens in accessing U.S. higher education and in supporting U.S. higher education to better recruit international students.  

Each Leadership Institute is comprised of a pre-departure virtual training component, a DC-based orientation, a two-week academic residency component in the United States, a four-month virtual follow-on component, and other follow-on activities. Additional program details and application instructions can be found in the Request for Proposals. This first round of EducationUSA Leadership Institutes will focus on three key focus areas:
  • EducationUSA Leadership Institute #1: Quality Assurance and Accreditation
  • EducationUSA Leadership Institute #2: Industry-Private Sector Linkages & Innovation
  • EducationUSA Leadership Institute #3: Campus Internationalization: Institutional Structures that Provide the Capacity to Support In and Outbound Student Mobility
Applicants are invited to submit proposals focusing on one or more of the above-mentioned topics. The Request for Proposals, which includes instructions for submission, can be downloaded here

For more information, please contact Clare Banks, Assistant Director, International Partnerships & IIE Initiatives cbanks@iie.org / 212-984-5481.
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