Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (IEA)

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2011 IEA group to Korea
2010 IEA group to Korea

The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues.  Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

Grant Duration:

Two weeks

Deadlines:
India: August 3, 2015
Japan and Korea: November 2, 2015
France and Germany: February 1, 2016

Resources:
Webinar: International Education Administrators in India with guest alumna, Dr. Traci Wells (May 28, 2015)

 

Eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements—unless specific exemptions apply.  In matching candidates with grant opportunities, preference will be given to candidates with the most relevant professional experience.

Program Policy

  • The Fulbright Program is governed by policy and procedures established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), the 12-member board appointed by the President of the United States.
     
  • With the launch of the 2014-15 Core Fulbright Scholar Program competition, restrictions regarding previous Fulbright experiences have been lifted by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  The board reiterated its strong preference for Fulbright Scholar opportunities to be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright Scholar grant, as stipulated in section 624.2 of the Fulbright Program Policies.
     
  • All eligibility requirements apply at time of application.
     
  • Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and/or physical impairment.

Eligibility Essentials

  • As of academic year 2014-15, there will be no lifetime limits on Fulbright Scholar grants. In addition, there will be no required waiting period between Fulbright Scholar grants.
     
  • U.S. citizenship - permanent residence is not sufficient.
     
  • Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s degree, depending on the field) as appropriate. Candidates outside academe (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible, as specified in the award description.
     
  • Recent college graduates with limited professional experience and graduate or doctoral students seeking funding to complete their degrees are ineligible for consideration under the Fulbright Scholar Program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Student Program.
     
  • All teaching awards are at the postsecondary level and may vary in experience or discipline requirements, as specified in the award description.
     
  • Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description, or commensurate with the requirements of the proposed project. (Note: In many world areas, English is sufficient for lecturing.)
     
  • Sound physical and mental health: selected candidates are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.
     
  • Grants shall not authorize engagement in pastoral, missionary, or other professional religious activities, or those for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.
     
  • Applicants are required to disclose any prior convictions of a felony or a misdemeanor, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), but excluding minor traffic violations.  The complete FFSB regulations can be found under 626 Ineligibility Factors.

Eligibility Guidelines for Previous Fulbright Grantees and on Previous Experience Abroad

  • Candidates who previously held a Fulbright Scholar grant should be aware that, as a general matter, preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Scholar grant. Therefore, previous Fulbright Scholar grantees are expected to make a strong justification in their application for a repeat Fulbright grant. For further guidance, please refer to the relevant section in the Application Guidelines and Review Criteria.
     
  • Candidates who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application are ineligible. In this case, a period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.

Employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of the U.S. Department of State and of public or private organizations under contract to the U.S. Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright grant until one year after termination of such employment.


 

Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for a grant through the core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. 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.

  • Embark Application for IEA

    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.

     

France

February 1, 2016 | Application Deadline
April 2016 | Candidates Notified of Recommended or Non-Recommended Status
May 2016 | Finalists Notified
October 2016 | France IEA Seminar

Germany

February 1, 2016 | Application Deadline
April 2016 | Candidates Notified of Recommended or Non-Recommended Status
May 2016 | Finalists Notified
October 2016 | German IEA Seminar

India

August 3, 2015 | Application Deadline
October 2015 | Candidates Notified of Recommended or Non-Recommended Status
November 2015 | Finalists Notified
March 2016 | India IEA Seminar

Japan

November 2, 2015 | Application Deadline
January 2016 | Candidates Notified of Recommended or Non-Recommended Status
February 2016 | Finalists Notified
June 2016 | Japan IEA Seminar

Korea

November 2, 2015 | Application Deadline
January 2016 | Candidates Notified of Recommended or Non-Recommended Status
February 2016 | Finalists Notified
June 2016 | Korea IEA Seminar

FRANCE

  • Up to 12 grants available for 2 weeks in October.
  • Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience.
  • Applicants must be senior-level university administrators (deans, vice presidents, provosts and presidents).
  • Application deadline: February 1, 2016.
  • Go to Award

GERMANY

  • Up to 20 grants available for 2 weeks in October.
  • Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience and supervisory responsibility.
  • Applicants must have been at their current institution for at least 1 year.
  • Open to experienced administrators in international exchanges, foreign admissions, study-abroad, international education, career services, alumni affairs and development/fundraising.
  • Application deadline: February 1, 2016.
  • Go to Award

INDIA

  • Up to 10 grants available for 2 weeks in March.
  • Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience.
  • Applicants without prior professional connections to India and whose home institutions do not have established partnerships with Indian institutions will be given priority.
  • Application deadline: August 3, 2015.
  • Go to Award

JAPAN

  • Up to 10 grants available for 2 weeks in June.
  • Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have not had significant professional visits to Japan in the last 5 years.
  • Institutional interest in increasing the number of Japanese students on their campus.
  • Application deadline: November 2, 2015.
  • Go to Award

KOREA

  • Up to 8 grants available for 2 weeks in June.
  • Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have not had significant professional visits to Korea in the last 5 years.
  • Application deadline: November 2, 2015.
  • Go to Award