University of Northern Iowa

December Fulbright Announcement

1)      Spring Campus Representative Workshop: Washington, D.C., Friday, February 8th

The workshop will discuss the full suite of programs available through the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and administrators and will also include remarks from colleagues from the U.S. Department of State.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there will be a reception the night before that will also be open to registrants. This year’s spring Campus Rep workshop will coincide with the orientation of the fourth cohort of Fulbright Ambassadors, who will be representing Fulbright Alumni from the STEM fields. For more information or to register e-mail afulay@iie.org.

2)      Seeking U.S. University Proposals to Host Fulbright Visiting Scholars in Natural Sciences from Libya, Extended Deadline: January 28, 2013

U.S. universities are invited to apply to host the Natural Sciences cohort of approximately ten Fulbright Visiting Scholars from Libya for faculty development, mentoring and cultural exchange activities.  Participating institutions will enjoy a unique opportunity to establish lasting relationships with faculty members at universities in Libya and to build upon current efforts to internationalize their campuses and surrounding communities.

Program Goals

  • Build higher education capacity in Libya through faculty development and mentoring for junior scholars
  • Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Libyan scholars and U.S. academics
  • Promote mutual understanding between Libyans and Americans by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community

CIES seeks proposals from U.S. universities to implement the ten-week summer program scheduled to be held from July 7, 2013 to September 14, 2013. The selected host institution will receive $7,500 per scholar for administration of the program and may be reimbursed up to $4,500 per scholar for housing, as well as up to $1,000 per scholar for lab fees and other costs associated with facilitating the scholars’ access to library, computer, or other lab resources.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), this program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education (IIE).

For more information about program goals, host institution eligibility requirements, and proposal information, visit www.cies.org/Fulbright/Libya/

Proposals should be submitted to Jillian Foster, jfoster@iie.org, by Monday, January 28.

3)      2014-15 Fulbright Scholar Core Competition OPENS February 1

As our offices are working with our colleagues overseas to build the catalog of awards and opportunities for academic year 2014-15, we wanted to take a moment to remind you that the program opens on February 1.  To view a list of what was offered for the 2013-14 academic year, please visit http://catalog.cies.org/.

There will be a Campus Representative “Sneak Peek” webinar on Wednesday, January 23 to discuss new award opportunities and country programs for the upcoming competition.  It will be an opportunity to tour our website, identify resources and tools for promoting the Fulbright Scholar Program, and a chance to ask questions about the program before the competition starts on February 1.  To register, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/153855136