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.

San Francisco Global Career Forum 2015
February 20-21st
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
The San Francisco Career Forum 2015 will draw globally expanding businesses from various industries to California’s Silicon Valley. International companies will be seeking Japanese-English bilinguals to join their teams and assist in their efforts to bridge global economies and cultures. Learn more online.

Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads Conference
February 21, 2015
Clark University
Worcester, MA outside of Boston
Clark University is hosting a Third Culture Kid (TCK)/Global Nomad Conference this February. TCKs are individuals of any age or nationality who has lived a significant part of his/her developmental years in one or more countries outside his/her passport country because of a parent's occupation.  For TCKs, there is often no simple answer to the basic question 'where are you from?' The conference will offer a variety of sessions that will be of interest to TCKs and their allies as well as faculty, staff and administrators who work with these students. All are welcome to attend. Learn more and register here.

Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale
March 28-29, 2015
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register now to secure the lowest registration rate by December 31.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

FACULTY


Palestinian American Research Center Research Fellowship
Deadline: December 22, 2014
Palestinian American Research Center announces its 16th annual U.S. citizen fellowship competition for doctoral and post-doctoral field-based research on Palestine to take place in Palestine, Jordan or Lebanon. All fields of study will be considered. Applications are due December 22, 2014. For more details, please see our website.

Palestinian American Research Center National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
Deadline: December 22, 2014
PARC announces its third National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral scholars conducting field-based research in Palestine in the humanities or research with a humanistic approach. The program is open to U.S. scholars and scholars who have been resident in the U.S. for the last three years. Applications are due December 22, 2014. For more details, please see our website.

Palestinian American Research Center Faculty Development Seminar
Deadline: January 9, 2015
PARC announces its sixth Faculty Development Seminar (FDS). This 12-day travel seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applications are due January 9, 2015. For more details, please see our website.

Middle East Research Fellowship Program at Harvard Kennedy School
Deadline: January 15, 2015
The Middle East Research Fellowship Program offers one year fellowships for researchers at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and faculty level for research related to Middle Eastern governance and public policy. All fellowships carry a stipend. Eligible candidates include current doctoral students, recent recipients of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions with significant academic research experience.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees - typically within the five previous years. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted PhDs to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, grantees will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.

Whitaker International Program
Fellows and Scholars Program deadline:  January 20, 2015
Summer Program deadline:  February 3, 2015

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.  Full details can be found at www.whitaker.org

SUNY Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Center Conference
Project Proposals due: January 20, 2015
The SUNY COIL Center's annual conference is the leading international event in the field and brings together 250+ professors, international programs staff, instructional technologists, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to share innovative models and best practices. The year's conference agenda will include sessions from both invited speakers as well as those resulting from our international Call for Presentations at http://coil.suny.edu/page/call-presentations-7th-coil-conference.

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program
Deadline: applications available in January 2014
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program is a scholar exchange program funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). Applicant must be an African-born academic currently living in the United States and Canada working in higher education. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty of higher education institutions in sub-Saharan African countries in which Carnegie Corporation operates. Eligible applicants are asked to request application information here.

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 midan1976@hotmail.com for more information.

 

 

STUDENTS (undergraduate & graduate)

 

Win a Trip with New York Times Journalist Nicholas Kristof
Deadline: January 7, 2015
New York Times op-ed columnist, Nicholas Kristof, has announced his annual win-a-trip contest. Since 2006, he has been taking a student with him once a year on a reporting trip to the developing world. His goal is to generate interest in global poverty, while creating an opportunity for journalism students to gain real-world reporting and blogging experience. All students currently enrolled in U.S. universities are invited to submit an essay or video explaining why they should be chosen. Full rules are available online.

German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2015
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit: https://www.daad.org/undergrad

Donald M. Payne International Development Program
Application Deadline: January 20, 2015, 11:59 PM
The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org.

Rotary Study Abroad Scholarship  - International Graduate Level Scholarship
Deadline: January 30, 2015
Rotary Scholarships sponsored by Southeastern Wissconsin have been released. These include a $30,000 Global Grant Scholarship for graduate students studying: peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.

University of Northern Iowa Overseas Teaching Placement Fair
Date: January 30- February 1, 2015
A successful international job search requires an early start, careful planning, proactive strategies, thorough research, and a willingness to persist. Recruiting fairs provide an ideal opportunity to meet, network, and interview with many prospective employers in a short amount of time. The UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair will be held January 30 - February 1, 2015. UNI is the birthplace of international recruitment fairs, offering services since 1976. You must be a currently certified school counselor, PK-12 teacher, or administrator to register with the University of Northern Iowa. Additional services covered by the registration fee include the UNI newsletter, Fact Sheet Book, and a year round credential and referral service. Final registration date is Jan. 9.

Humanity in Action Fellowship    

Deadline:  January 8, 2015                               

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), or recent graduates (for the 2014 Fellowship, this means undergraduate classes of 2012 and 2013) at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States.

U.S. Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs (BMBF) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program.  The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students. For more information on the program or how to apply, click here

Boren Graduate Fellowships
Application Deadline: January 16, 2015
Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students. Graduating seniors applying for graduate school are eligible to apply! Contact Dr. Patricia Quinn at quinnpa@uwec.edu to discuss the campus application process.  Complete information is at http://www.borenawards.org/.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015 *Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline.
The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. 
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

 

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars Summer Program  

Deadline:  February 3, 2015           

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.  The program provides seminars that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing; introduces participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs; and helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs. Costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day are covered and students receive a stipend of $3,200.

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 4, 2015
Six-week summer program for undergraduates interested in careers in international affairs and fully-funded graduate fellowships for graduating seniors Interested in a career as a Foreign Service Officer.  The Rangel graduate fellowship provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a Master's program, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Complete information is available at http://www.rangelprogram.org.

US- UK Fulbright – UKSummer Institute
Application Deadline: February 26, 2015
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. Application and information can be found here.

Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship      

Deadline: February 27, 2015                                    

A component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship is a special opportunity for up to four U.S. students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference is given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.

Rotary Peace Fellow Scholarships 
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available:

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: rowefund@oas.org.

Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Deadline: varies
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
Deadline: varies
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.

Teach and Learn in Korea Government-sponsored scholarship
Deadline: Rolling
"Teach and Learn in Korea" or the TaLK Program is the South Korean government-sponsored English teaching program offering native English speakers an opportunity to teach elementary students in rural areas during a one year commitment. Established in 2008, the TaLK Program participants engage in arranged classes for 15 hours per week from Monday to Friday with plenty of time to explore the nation, meet other adventure-minded young people, and experience a truly unique culture. Learn more about the program at: http://www.talk.go.kr/

Scholarships to attend: 2015 Summer Field School for Social and Cultural Anthropology
This call is aimed at budding researchers with a creative and open mind towards the challenges of applied research. We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven hand out eight scholarships that cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2015 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal. Eligible students include: Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program    

Deadline: TBD                                   

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Undergraduate, master's and doctoral-level students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply for the seven-to-10-week-long programs. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

 

INTERNSHIPS:

 

The US-UK Fulbright Commission internship program

Deadline: After Oct. 1, 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London is seeking applicants for our Internship program for winter/spring 2015. Interns at Fulbright work closely alongside our staff to promote and provide advice on studying in the USA to some 5,000+ British students each year. We do this through our advisory service, USA College Day University fair, student seminars, outreach to UK schools and universities and more! Applications are welcome from a variety of fields. Internships are unpaid and may be offered full-time or on a part-time basis around students’ class schedules. Internships may vary from one to six months in length. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis starting from 1st October. To apply, students may email a CV and covering letter to advising@fulbright.org.uk, with the subject line “Advising Internship”.

 

High School Opportunities:

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program
Deadline: January 7, 2015
This program offers  merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations.  Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-16 programs are due January 7, 2015. 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
Deadline: Rolling
This program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany.  The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/.