Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars
The Fulbright Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars are two-week in length and are designed specifically for U.S. higher education professionals. These seminars demystify higher education in the destination country and include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges; briefings with faculty and administrators, government officials, and leading educational experts; and tours of historical and cultural sites. Grants generally include round-trip airfare, travel within the host country, lodging, and a lump sum supplement for incidentals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and we encourage you to review the complete eligibility criteria, application guidelines, and review criteria on our website or email IEA[at]iie[dot]org for more details.
Upcoming deadlines include:
- CCAS - Russia – Deadline: October 15, 2018
- Japan- Deadline: November 1, 2018
- Korea- Deadline: November 1, 2018
- France- Deadline: February 1, 2019
- Germany- Deadline: February 1, 2019
UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentor Network
The International Programs Office formed the UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentoring Network to match prospective faculty and staff applicants with UMass Faculty Fulbright alumni. Former Fulbright Scholars are a valuable resource and can provide perspectives, experience and knowledge regarding Fulbright opportunities, award types and options, letters of support, and letters of invitation. Information regarding the Fulbright application process and deadlines can be found at CIES. Faculty and staff who would like to receive more information or have questions regarding the UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentoring Network are encouraged to contact Kimberly Stender in the International Programs Office.
UMass Amherst Named a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright Scholars
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked as a “Top Producing Institution” for Fulbright Scholars for 2017-18 by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. With seven faculty members teaching or conducting research on four continents through the Fulbright program, UMass Amherst tied for seventh place nationally among research universities. The rankings were published Feb. 18 in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The UMass Amherst Fulbright Scholars and their overseas host institutions are:
David Cort, sociology, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
Eva Hudlicka, computer science, University of Alberta, Canada
Miliann Kang, women, gender, sexuality studies, Ewha Women’s University, South Korea
Neal Katz, astronomy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Richard Peltier, environmental health sciences, University of York, United Kingdom
Arslan Razmi, economics, University of Montenegro
Millicent Thayer, sociology, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
In addition, nine UMass Amherst students were awarded Fulbright Scholarships for overseas study during 2017-18, bringing the campus total number of awards to 16. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,100 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in over 125 countries throughout the world. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. students and teachers to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright