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New Deadline: October 6, 2014 | Program and Proposal Details

The Institute of International Education has extended the deadline to apply to be a Partner Organization for the EducationUSA Leadership Institutes. 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) are invited to submit proposals to be a Partner Organization for the first round of EducationUSA Leadership Institutes, a new initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ EducationUSA Advising Network. The new deadline for proposals is October 6th.

Partner Organizations will develop and manage the EducationUSA Leadership Institutes 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. 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 Proposal.

This first round of EducationUSA Leadership Institutes will focus on three key focus areas: (1) Quality Assurance and Accreditation; (2) Industry-Private Sector Linkages & Innovation; and (3) Campus Internationalization: Institutional Structures that Provide the Capacity to Support In and Outbound Student Mobility. 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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