Fulbright Community College Administrators Seminar in the Russian Federation

In 2009-2010 as the result of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission’s Working Group on Education, Culture, Sports and Media, a number of educational and cultural exchange programs were reviewed and reinvigorated. The Fulbright Community College Administrators Seminar (CCAS) is a unique outcome, capping years of work to expand the Scholar Program’s outreach to and impact on American community colleges and technical schools.

CCAS was launched in 2010 and brings senior American community college administrators to Russia for meetings and events with their Russian counterparts. The Fulbrighters learn about the Russian higher education system, including reforms that created a new system of special status, federal, and national research universities. They also examine changes in professional education as well as efforts to solve labor issues through collaboration between schools, colleges, professional training centers, universities, and employers. Because Fulbright community college fellows understand both professional and higher education in the United States, they have a wealth of information and experience to share with their Russian counterparts. And due to the significant reforms taking place in Russia and the scale at which these reforms are being implemented, the Russian hosts also have much to share with their American colleagues. Fulbright grantees have participated in higher education conferences, met with representatives of the US Chamber of Commerce in Russia, the US Embassy in Moscow, the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, and other federal and regional officials, and have been received at the US Embassy in Moscow.

The Community College Administrator grantees also travel to cities across Russia to see, first hand, the institutions and classrooms that they have been studying in Moscow. Accompanied by Russian and American Fulbrighters, they have a unique opportunity to experience Russia, its citizens, and its culture. In the last three years grantees have visited Astrakhan, Belgorod, Chelyabinsk, Ivanovo, Kazan, Krasnodar, Kurgan, Perm, Sochi, Tolyatti, Tula, Tyumen, Ufa, Volgograd, and Voronezh. Host cities are carefully selected based on the individual participants’ home institutions and priorities.

Deans, Vice Presidents, Executive Vice Presidents, Presidents, and other administrators have all become alumni of the CCAS.

Contact: Lisa Hendricks, lhendricks@iie.org , 202.686.8644

Grant Duration:

Two weeks

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (All day)

Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. If you live abroad and are not a citizen of the United States, and would like to apply for a grant to visit the U.S., please visit the Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program.

  • Special Instructions for CCAS Applicants

    Not all of the questions in the Core Fulbright Scholar Program application are applicable for Fulbright Community College Administrators Seminar in the Russian Federation. Use the following guide when completing the IEA application instead of the application instructions provided within the Embark online application system.

    Application Deadline: October 15, 2014

    When responding to the following items on the application form, use these special instructions.

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    Although the Fulbright Scholar Program is open to both academics and professionals, approximately 80 percent of available awards require a Ph.D. or terminal degree. If you are a recent college graduate, or graduate student or doctoral candidate with limited professional experience, please visit our Fulbright Student Program.

    The application system will allow you to enter, reenter and revise all sections of your application. Remember to periodically save any data you have entered.

October 15, 2014 | Application Deadline
Mid-December 2014 | Candidates Notified of Recommended or Non-Recommended Status
Mid-January 2015 | Finalists Notified
Between mid-March and late April, 2015 | Community College Administrators Seminar