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International Education Administrators in


Catherine Matto, Assistant Director, U.S. Scholar Program Institute of International Education/CIES Washington, D.C.

Special Guest Fulbright Alumna, Dr. Traci Wells Director, UCLA Center for World Health


Senator J. William Fulbright (1905-1995)

“International education exchange is the most significant current project designed to continue the process of humanizing

mankind to the point, we would hope, that nations can learn to live in peace.”

Established 1946

Sends U.S. academics and

professionals overseas and brings scholars and

professionals from abroad to the U.S.

Sponsored by U.S. Department

of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Administered by the Institute of

International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)


Higher Education Administrators

Program Overview

Two week seminars exploring higher education

Designed to create empowering connections with the

societal, cultural, and higher education systems of other


Expand networks of U.S. and international colleagues

Participating countries: India, Korea, Japan, Russia,

France, Germany


Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizenship

Must be employed by a U.S. higher education institution

International education administrator or senior-level

university administrator

• Strategic decision-making position with substantial

responsibility for enhancing the international dimension on their campus

Minimum of 5 years experience in international


Preference given to applicants without extensive

experience in the host country and to those without

previous Fulbright grants


IEA Program Expectations

Have a knowledge of the overall structure of higher

education in the U.S. and in your respective state Basic understanding of differences between the cultures of host

and the U.S.

Demographics of your home institution, in particular the study

abroad and global program opportunities available Background info on the economic relationships that

your state and region may have with host country


Bi-National Support

• 1950: Fulbright in India established • 2008: Bi-National Agreement signed:

India and U.S. equal partners

• Administered by the U.S.-India Educational Foundation,


USIEF: Promoting Mutual Understanding

Picture courtesy Jerry Jasinski, 2013-14 Fulbright-Nehru U.S. Scholar

• Administer Fulbright-Nehru and

other Fulbright fellowships for

Indian and U.S. students, lecturers, researchers and professionals.

• Provide Educational Advising

Services for Indian students interested in pursuing higher education in the U.S.

• Serve as resource for fostering

linkages between higher education institutions in the U.S. and India through its office of U.S. – India Higher Education Cooperation (USIHEC)


About Fulbright in India

• India has the largest Fulbright US Scholar program with

nearly 70 grants offered annually

• Overwhelming interest from Indian institutions for hosting

American scholars

• Opportunity to be part of a vibrant academic community • Excellent support by USIEF provided to scholars during

their stay in India

• Five offices: New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai,


Fulbright in India in Numbers

Since 1950: 10,000 American students and scholars have participated in the program

For 2014-15:

• 168 Fellowships to U.S. citizens, including 148

Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships

• 122 Fellowships to Indian citizens, including 93


Fulbright-Nehru Awards (U.S.)

Distinguished Chair Academic and Professional Excellence Postdoctoral Fellows International Education Administrators


Fulbright-Nehru IEA Award

Award 6436

Grants Approximately 10

Activity Two week seminar, March 2016

Location Highly respected universities, research institutes, New Delhi and additional cities: nongovernmental organizations

Disciplines International Education Administration or Higher Education Administration Qualifications Ph.D.(or terminal degree) not required


Benefits includes a meal allowance for meals not provided Includes round-trip travel; lodging; per diem Deadline August 3, 2015


Navigating the Core Catalog

of Awards

Step 1: Go online to Step 2: Category Search “Higher Education Administrators Program”

Step 3: Select a country

award of interest

Step 4: Carefully read


Application Components

Application Form (online)

Project Statement (3-5 pages)

Institutional Statement (2 pages)

Curriculum Vitae or Resume (up to 6 pages)

References (3, total)

Special Instructions:


Submitting a Competitive Application

Do your interests, professional expertise and


match the award?

Why are you interested?

Do your

homework and connect the dots for



are your goals? Expected impact on home


Outcomes, impact, and multiplier effect

Keep in mind the

Fulbright mission

Cultural diplomacy; demonstrated flexibility,


Review Process and Timetable

August: CIES staff conduct technical reviews for completeness September : U.S. peer review committee convenes to review


October: Applicants notified of status, either recommended

or not recommended. Recommended applications are sent to host country and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for final approval.

November: Candidates notified of final selection outcomes March 2016: Fulbright-Nehru IEA Seminar


Application Resources

Online Application Checklist and Application Instructions

Notification Timeline

Fulbright Scholar Directory

South and Central Asia Regional


IEA Program Webpage


Alumna Insights and Advice

Dr. Traci Wells

Director of Education, UCLA Center for World Health Fulbright-Nehru U.S. IEA Program, 2015


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