University of Northern Iowa

May Fulbright Announcement

1) Midway through 2015-16 Core Fulbright Scholar Competition

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program competition runs annually from February 1 through August 1.  More than 800 grants will be given in over 45 academic disciplines to 125+ countries around the world.  The 2015-16 academic year competition is well underway and we look forward to working with candidates as they proceed with the application process through the summer months.  Visit our website www.cies.org for more information on our programs and explore our catalog of awards by country, academic discipline or grant activity at http://catalog.cies.org/.  Best of luck to all those completing applications this cycle, first letters of notification will be sent starting in November.
2) International Education Administrator (IEA) Seminar: Competition OPEN
The competition for 2014-15 Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars is open and currently accepting applications. The seminars are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in: IndiaJapanKoreaGermany, or France.Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture and society of the host country and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. All participants gain a new perspective on the need to internationalize U.S. campuses and insight into how it can be done. They return to their home institutions empowered with an enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.Each country program will have varying qualification information and strategic goals, so applicants should read the award description carefully. All programs have intensive, pre-arranged itineraries, but in most cases, return travel can be arranged to allow for personal meetings or travel in-country.All awards include economy round-trip travel, travel within the country, lodging and a lump sum supplement for incidentals.The application deadlines and more information about each program can be found at http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-international-education-administrators-program-iea.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Alexandra Squitieri at asquitieri@iie.org.

3) Changes to the Occasional Lecturer Fund (OLF)

The Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Fund (OLF) has been renamed the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund and has shifted its focus from a scholar-centered program to an institution-centered program, adding a U.S. outreach/promotion function.  The OLF enables visiting Fulbright Scholars on assignment in the United States to travel to other U.S. colleges and universities for short visits to interact with students, faculty and staff and with the surrounding community, with an eye toward enhancing the host institution’s internationalization efforts.  While OLF-supported campus visits will still promote institutional internationalization, scholar visits will be made specifically to U.S. institutions that traditionally have been underrepresented in the Fulbright Program, including Minority-serving Institutions, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges and institutions in underrepresented geographic locations.  Scholar visits will help develop relationships, enhance Fulbright connections with these institutions throughout the United States and help to promote increased awareness, interest and participation in the Fulbright Program.  Starting in the 2014-15 academic year, institutions, rather than scholars, will submit OLF applications and invitation letters to CIES for consideration.  The list of Fulbright Visiting Scholars posted on the CIES website (http://www.cies.org/fulbright-scholars) each October serves as a roster from which institutions may select scholars they would be interested in hosting.  The institutions will be instructed to email CIES’ OLF team at OLF@iie.org in order to request that a scholar to visit their institution.  The OLF team will work to put the two parties in touch.  Simultaneously, CIES will be in touch with the Visiting Scholars as they arrive in the United States, surveying them to determine their interest in participating in the OLF.  While Visiting Fulbright scholars are welcome to visit any U.S. college campus, including those beyond the targeted groups, and may be in contact with such schools directly, such visits would take place outside of the OLF auspices.  For more detailed information about the OLF, please visit http://www.cies.org/program/outreach-lecturing-fund. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact the CIES OLF team at OLF@iie.org.