IEA Application Guidelines

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Project Statement

All applications require a project statement. This is your opportunity to explain your specific strengths as a candidate to reviewers and potential hosts. It must be clear and compelling to audiences both inside and outside your field.

Format Requirements:

  • 3 to 5 pages, single spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins
  • Page numbers, headers and/or bullets to organize and convey key elements may be helpful
  • File type: Adobe PDF or Word document
  • File size cannot exceed 2MB

Project Statements should address the following:

  • Your current job responsibilities and how they relate to this grant.
  • The impact your participation would have on your career, professional development, home institution, and/or community.
  • Why you have chosen this country.
  • How you would share what you have learned with your home institution and others.
  • How the IEA seminar would contribute to the international education goals of your institution?

Institutional Statement

  • This document should be 1 to 2 pages long, single-spaced and written in 12-point font.
  • Page numbers, headers and/or bullets to organize and convey key elements may be helpful
  • File type: Adobe PDF or Word document
  • File size cannot exceed 2MB

Institutional Statements should address the following:

  • General information about your home institution (type of institution, total enrollment, number of degrees offered, etc.).
  • The number of international students on campus and where they are coming from.
    • If applying for the IEA Seminar in Japan or Korea, you must include the number of Japanese or Korean students currently on your campus.
  • The study abroad opportunities available on your campus.
  • Any institutional partnerships, particularly with universities in the country where the grant takes place.
  • Any future goals/plans for internationalizing the campus.

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Please ensure your curriculum vitae or resume:

  • Is tailored to show how your credentials, professional standing and accomplishments relate to international education
  • Up to 6 pages, single spaced, 12-point-font, 1-inch margins
  • Includes an employment history in chronological order
  • File type: Adobe PDF or Word document
  • File size cannot exceed 2MB

Reference Letters

Your referees should meet the following criteria:

  • One reference must be from your current supervisor or someone you report to at your institution.
  • One reference must be from a colleague in your field from your own or another institution who is familiar with your administrative skills and leadership success.
  • One reference can be from any colleague who can speak to your personal attributes and interest in international education.

Reference letters must be submitted by the application deadline and should address the following:

  • Applicant’s professional qualifications: Evidence of achievements in the development of educational institutions and systems, including any international initiatives
  • Institutional impact: Anticipated benefits to applicant’s home institution after participation in the program; commitment of the institution to international education activities and programs
  • Applicant’s personal qualifications and qualities: Ability to work with colleagues from a variety of institutions in the U.S. and abroad and to function well in a group