ACADEMIC AND CONFERENCE OPPORTUNTIES:
(Faculty and Students)
English Open Doors Program in Chile
The English Open Doors program was established in 2004 by the Chilean Ministry of Education to connect local children and teens with native English speakers. The program places native English-speakers in public schools throughout Chile to work with local teachers to plan activities and lead classes. There are no fees to participate and volunteers receive: a home-stay wit ha Chilean family, health insurance, TEFL training, access to an online Spanish course and a participation bonus of 60,000 CLP each month. Placements last from 5-11 months. Application details available online at www.bridgetefl.com/eod.
June 27, 2013
Themed “Engage the World,” the conference will feature more than 45 hands-on workshop organized into four intertwined strands that will help educators and their students better engage the future: Deeper Learning Help students learn how to learn and gain skills and knowledge an ever-changing world demands. Give them opportunities to apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to real-world issues and projects. Design learning experiences that allow students to work collaboratively and effectively with peers and experts around the world. Expanded Learning Adopt a global learning framework and open a world of opportunities for youth engagements. See how afterschool and summer programs, internships, service learning projects, and other out-of-school time activities can bolster academic success. A Digital World Integrate technology and media to create a truly global learning environment, right in your own classroom. Take Action Inspire students to create their own future through real-world projects. Globally competent students are change makers—they are not bystanders. They’re keenly able to recognize opportunities and problems and have the capacity to act on and defend their beliefs. A well-rounded global education not only opens student’s eyes, but also sets the stage for them to act in ways that are inspired by their course of study and driven by a desire to make a difference locally, regionally, and globally.
All sessions will also feature practical ways to help educators and school leaders work collaboratively to connect achieving global competence to the process of adopting the Common Core Standards.
FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
Australia Endeavour Research Fellowships and Executive Fellowships Now Open
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Endeavour Research Fellowships provide up to AUS$23,500 for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia. The Award enables researchers to undertake comparative or collaborative research in Australia as part of their current postgraduate or postdoctoral research program. It also assists recipients build international professional links and institutional collaborations.
Endeavour Executive Fellowships provide up to AUD$18,500 for mid-career faculty and administrators to undertake 1-4 months of professional development in Australia.The Award enables recipients to build skills and knowledge in a host work environment through activities such as: management training, peer-to-peer learning, mentoring, and short courses. Applicants must be nominated by a host organisation and the professional development activity must be vocationally useful and not geared toward completion of a degree, or an immediate commercial outcome.
NSF - Research Coordination Networks (RCN)
Undergraduate Biology Education (UBE) and UBE Incubator Tracks – June 14, 2013
General (non-targeted) Proposals – Deadlines vary. Refer to specific program website for submission dates.
The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. RCN provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged. RCN awards are not meant to support existing networks; nor are they meant to support the activities of established collaborations. RCN awards do not support primary research. RCN supports the means by which investigators can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, develop community standards, and in other ways advance science and education through communication and sharing of ideas. Contact Marquette’s ORSP if you are interested in applying.
Fulbright Flex Awards
Deadline: August 1, 2013
In order to engage U.S. scholars unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Scholar Program welcomes applications from faculty and researchers who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of two to three years. Flex Awards are also designed for scholars who require multiple visits abroad to accomplish their research objectives. In addition to their research activities, Flex award scholars will be required to give public talks, participate in seminars, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community. Specific details on invitation requirements and grant length will vary by country, and can be found in each individual award listing. To learn about the full range of Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities and eligibility requirements, visit: www.iie.org/cies.
Teach in Guizhou Province, China
The Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges in the Education Department of Guizhou Province in China has contacted the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) regarding an opportunity for teachers to teach in Guizhou Province at the elementary, secondary, or college levels. Applicants must be willing to teach at least half a year in Guizhou, must be in good health and born after 1948. Contact Ms. Mi Dan at email@example.com for more information.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2013
The grant is a unique Fulbright opportunity in Norway for those who have teaching experience, are interested in secondary education and have a keen interest in American Studies (history, geography, literature, cultural studies, etc.) Roving Scholars are based in Oslo but spend up to 50 percent of their time traveling all over Norway visiting secondary schools. Roving scholars are primarily guest speakers who engage secondary students in English on a variety of self-determined topics related to American Studies. A portion of their time is also spent offering workshops for teachers-in-service and teachers-in-training. The Fulbright grant includes a healthy stipend, on top of which all travel expenses, including a generous per diem, are paid for by the Fulbright Roving Scholars Program. This unique opportunity is currently only available for U.S. Scholars to Norway.
We are seeking scholars who are interested in the intersection of the theory, policy, and practicalities of education. As a Roving Scholar, one is offered an unparalleled opportunity to build teaching experience in a new educational setting while forging professional and personal ties through hands-on academic immersion.
We are seeking applications from interested and qualified candidates, through the usual Fulbright process (deadline August 1 for the 2014-15 school year). Please note a Ph.D. is not required for this Fulbright grant. University faculty as well as field supervisors, adjuncts or lecturers, and experienced classroom teachers with master’s degrees are encouraged to apply.
For more information, contact Rena Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2013
There has never been a better time to apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program in South and Central Asia. India has become the largest Fulbright Program in the world, with more opportunities for grants than any other country. The India program funds more than 80 grants annually for Americans to teach, conduct research, or do both, in virtually any academic discipline. Learn more about new initiatives this year, which include flex awards, postdocs and TEFL. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.
There are also short-term seminar grants for administrators to go to India in March 2014. These grants offer higher education administrators the opportunity to familiarize themselves with program designs, organizational structures, quality assurance procedures, and credit and degree expectations in Indian higher education. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of a cross-section of Indian institutions and meet with high-ranking university administrators and public sector officials.
To learn more, view the archived webinars on Fulbright Opportunities in India and Fulbright Opportunities in South and Central Asia. The full schedule of upcoming webinars is available online.
Please distribute this announcement as widely as possible. Because applications are submitted by the individual rather than the institution, it is important that information about Fulbright options be shared.
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), one of several Fulbright initiatives administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), is looking for qualified academics and professionals in Communications and Journalism, Education, Engineering Education, Law and U.S. Studies to join the Specialist Roster of approved candidates for possible projects in Burma (Myanmar) and elsewhere around the world. The Fulbright Specialist Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is designed to provide short-term grant opportunities of 2 to 6 weeks for U.S. faculty and professionals to more than 135 countries worldwide. Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the needs of higher education institutions overseas and do not fund research.
STUDENTS (undergraduate & graduate)
Shorewood Family Seeking French Speaker to Speak French with Children
Shorewood family with three children - an almost 5 year old boy, a 2 year old boy, and an 8 month old girl - would like to find a French speaker to spend 3 to 6 hours a week with the children playing, reading, and conversing in French. The children take classes at the Alliance Francaise and I would like them to have additional exposure to French. I will be present at the home with you during the sessions to look after the children. Days/times are flexible and pay is negotiable. If you are interested, please contact Amy at 414/962-6277 or email@example.com.
Teach English in China or South Korea through the University of Colorado
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is looking for individuals to undertake twelve-month contracts to teach at the Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village, which our office helps to manage with its Korean partner, Yeungjin College (the legal employer of all teachers). This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to have an experience working with students of different ages and abilities in a creative, dynamic environment. Our diverse faculty of 45-50 teachers provides a supportive community in which to work and live, with more support coming from an on-site management team and UCCS-OIA. For more information visit: www.uccs.edu/international/teaching-abroad.html
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is also looking for individuals to undertake twelve-month contracts to teach at the Milo International Kindergarten in Guangzhou, China. If you have a passion for early childhood education, are committed to helping to create a warm and nurturing environment for young learners, and are eager to spend a year experiencing life in an exciting Chinese city, this may be just the opportunity for you!
Intern at the US-UK Fulbright Commission in London
The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London is seeking applicants for their internship program for autumn 2013. This opportunity is a great fit for: Study abroad students seeking to gain work experience alongside their academic work in the UK (Student must be on a Tier 4 Student Visa.). Interns at Fulbright work closely alongside our staff to promote US-UK exchange and provide advice on studying in the USA to some 5,000+ British students each year. Internships are unpaid and may be offered on full-time or part-time basis. To apply, please follow the directions found here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/about/employment-and-volunteering.
National Geographic Expands Young Explorers Grant Program
Young Explorers Grants help cover field project costs for individuals ages 18 to 25 pursuing research, conservation and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's grant programs. The program has expanded the Young Explorers Grant program to include more opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries. National Geographic is accepting applications from hard-working, passionate, creative young individuals from all over the world who are interested in doing fieldwork in Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Rotary Peace Fellowship Offers Full Funding for Peace Study
Deadline: July 1, 2013
The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides peace leaders with two options to pursue academic and practical training in peace and conflict resolution. Candidates can apply for either a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers.
Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students
Deadline: rolling applications
The Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin American and Caribbean OAS member countries finance a portion of their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States by awarding interest-free loans. Prospective applicants must be accepted to, or currently studying at, an accredited U.S. university and demonstrate good academic records in addition to full-time enrollment. Applications are received and reviewed on a year-round basis. The maximum loan amount per student is $15,000. For eligibility requirements and application forms, visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund or www.facebook.com/rowefund. Please send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Universidad Pontificia Comillas in collaboration with Gestamp (a leading enterprise in the automotive business), is launching a new Master in International Industrial Project Management (MIIPM) field of Engineering or Business Administration. This program will be open to international students and includes an internship at Gestamp facilities, which are found around the world, with a foreseeable likelihood of finding a highly-qualified job after completion of the internship. Moreover, the sponsor is offering to partially or even totally finance the scholarship fees, travel and accommodation allowances.
The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships
The U.S. Department of State is offering programs for graduate/post graduate, undergraduate and high school students. The U.S. Department of State will continue to offer both paid internships under the Pathways Internship Program, as well as unpaid opportunities under the U.S. Departments of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as Summer, Fall and Spring internships). The Pathways Internships are Civil Service opportunities located mostly in Washington, D.C., while the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. There are 10 opportunities to choose from. Go to their website for information on each internship offered.
Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship
Deadline: September 15, 2013
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Brazil and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts. The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany's established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow's international leaders.