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Fulbright U.S. - India Initiative: Opportunities and Webinar

Due to a recent expansion of the Fulbright Program with India, new grant opportunities are available for U.S. scholars, professionals, and administrators interested in visiting Indian universities during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Core Fulbright-Nehru Awards

Application Deadline: August 1, 2011

India is the largest Fulbright program for American scholars and professionals, with over 70 awards each year. India now offers teaching/research grants in addition to its many teaching and research grants, and awards may be in any academic, artistic, or professional field. India also offers a Distinguished Chair in teaching. Academics and professionals in the broadly defined field of environmental studies may wish to consider the Environmental Leadership Award. Awards range in duration from 4 to 9 months. Teaching is in English, and at the undergraduate or graduate level. With increased stipends, tuition assistance for accompanying dependents (grades K-12), and travel grants available for the South and Central Asia region, India is an excellent opportunity for scholars and professionals.

India is attractive for Americans because of its history and its religious, cultural and geographic variety. With almost 350 universities and over 17,000 colleges, India supports one of the largest and most diverse systems of higher education institutions in the world. Its higher education institutions include some of the world's best in science and technology.

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Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar in India

Application Deadline: August 1, 2011

The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars program helps international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries.

Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of a cross-section of Indian institutions and meet with high-ranking university administrators and public sector officials who play key roles in the planning and administration of higher education in India. The seminar aims to achieve a balance of topical discussion, knowledge sharing, experiential excursions and exposure to societal/cultural facets of India.

Applicants must be international education administrators (for example, foreign student advisors, study abroad advisors and foreign student admissions) or senior-level university administrators (deans, vice presidents, provosts and presidents) in strategic positions of decision-making with substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions and who wish to build capacity of their faculty and students by enhancing study abroad (especially to "non-traditional" destinations) and expanding opportunities for international collaborations through faculty exchanges, collaborative research projects or pursuit of innovative curricular design.

The award includes round-trip air travel, travel within India, lodging and meals. Grantee spouses and dependents cannot be accommodated during the seminar. Return air travel may be arranged to allow for independent travel in India after the seminar. Participants will be asked to submit a brief report and evaluation.

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Special Webinar: Fulbright International Administrators Seminars in India

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

This webinar will discuss the IEA seminar held in India. There will be time for questions following the presentation.

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