Sunday, October 25, 2015

NAFSA 2016 Global Dialogue Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2016 Global Dialogue Fellowship Program are now being accepted.

NAFSA’s Global Dialogue Fellowship Program, launched in 2014, seeks to assist university leaders in several sub-Saharan African countries to help increase their institution’s international education capacity and bring their expertise to university leaders in the United States.

The program is designed to support academic leaders and faculty members in developing new and deeper international opportunities for students, scholars, faculty, and exchange visitors at their home institutions, and to create new channels of dialogue with academic leaders from around the world.

The 2016 NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellowship Program will provide support to eight African higher education professionals who are working to:
Provide greater access to international study and research for their institution;
Increase international competence among their students, faculty members, and administrators;
Strengthen institutional relationships with higher education institutions in other countries.
Features of the Program

The program pairs each Global Dialogue Fellow with a U.S.-based Global Dialogue Partner for ongoing conversation and provides support for each fellow to attend two consecutive NAFSA annual conferences in the United States. In turn, the fellows help representatives of potential partner institutions in other countries better understand African higher education and consider new partnerships in Africa.

Eligibility to apply for a Global Dialogue Fellowship is limited to:
Men and women in faculty or academic administration positions in higher education institutions in the following countries:
Benin
Ethiopia
Guinea
Liberia
Malawi
Mali
Mozambique
Rwanda
Tanzania
The Gambia
Uganda
Zimbabwe 
Individuals with advanced professional proficiency in English.
Individuals with a completed master’s or doctoral degree, and 3 or more years in teaching or academic leadership in an institution or institutions of higher education.
Individuals demonstrating evidence of previous efforts to increase university connections and partnerships with higher education institutions in other countries, or previous efforts to increase student or faculty exchanges with, or research collaborations with, higher education institutions in other countries.
Individuals with a concrete vision for increasing the capacity of their home institution to deepen connections with universities in other countries.

In order to be considered, applicants must complete an online application form and submit supporting materials by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, November 2, 2015. All materials must be submitted in English.

for more info see http://www.nafsa.org/Find_Resources/Internationalizing_Higher_Education/Global_Dialogue_Fellowship_Program/

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