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Application Deadline: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST | Contest Details
Participants of IIE programs are encouraged to submit photos that tell the visual story of IIE. 

This is an opportunity for you to:
  • Share the importance of your work
  • Inspire other grantees
  • Gain artistic recognition
  • Win prizes
IIE is seeking a well-rounded group of images that represent the international scope of our work, not only geographically, but also in ethnicity, age, and the multidisciplinary aspect of their work. It is important that photos show participants in professional situations that are representative of their field of study or profession.


Application deadline: January 31, 2015 | Application and Award Details

There is perhaps no greater challenge facing our country than increasing understanding and cooperation among people of different racial backgrounds. It is a challenge that every new generation encounters. Princeton University believes that young people have a particularly important role to play, and hope, through the Princeton Prize, to recognize and encourage young people who have made or are making efforts to improve racial harmony. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations consists of regionally awarded $1,000 cash awards as well as an annual symposium on race. 


Application Deadline: February 5, 2015 | Application and Award Details

The Elgin Heinz Teacher Award was authorized by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in September 2001 and recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese. The award is presented annually to two pre-college teachers in two categories, humanities and Japanese language, and consists of a certificate of recognition, a $2,500 monetary award, and $5,000 in project funds. It is named in honor of Elgin Heinz for his commitment to educating students about Asia as well as for the inspiration he has provided to the field of pre-college education.


This course, offered by the U.S. Institute of Peace in collaboration with the Global Peacebuilding Center, is designed to support the work of community-based peacebuilders—for example, teachers, conflict resolution trainers, community leaders—who want to channel the energy and enthusiasm of young people in positive ways. The course will run from January 5 - February 1, 2015.

Click here for more information.


This fall, NPR has been celebrating teachers and examining what makes great teachers. In November 2014, NPR featured Amanda Siepiola, a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program alumna in an article titled "Channeling Springsteen: Teachers as Performers." In the article, Amanda reveals her role models for teaching and explains her view on teachers as performers. To read the full article, please visit NPR's website.

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by IIE.


Betsey Coleman had traveled to the Middle East several times before, but it was not until her four-month Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program in 2012 that she truly began to understand what diversity in Middle Eastern countries means.

Read more about Betsey's experience on the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' International Exchange Alumni website.


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These events are not sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The Program for Teaching East Asia, the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado, announces 2015 courses and summer institutes on China, Japan and Korea.

Registration is open for two online NCTA seminars beginning in January 2015 and applications are available for NCTA 2015 residential summer institutes for teachers on the University of Colorado Campus.

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