Fulbright Grants for US Citizens

International Education Administrators Program

For US higher education administrators

12 grants awarded

2 weeks in France 

Starting date: October, usually the middle two weeks, but may vary slightly from year to year

The International Education Administrators seminars help US international education professionals and senior higher education officials create meaningful 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 and establish networks of US and international colleagues. Grantees return with an enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

In France, grantees participate in a group seminar designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with France's higher education and research system. The program consists of briefings, campus visits, meetings with select government officials, networking and cultural activities, and meetings with French international education professionals. The seminar concludes every other year in Germany, where the French group meets with a fellow American administrators participating in that country's program.

Applicants must be senior-level administrators (such as deans, directors, vice presidents, provosts, and presidents) with substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions. Applicants must be affiliated with a college, university, community college, or non-profit international education exchange organization and have a minimum of five years of full-time work experience in the field of international education.

The program is administered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars. To learn more, please consult CIES' website.

For further information on the French program, please contact Charlotte Goodwin at the Franco-American Fulbright Commission.

Read some testimonies of the 2015-2016 IEA Program participants: 

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Applications for the 2018 session are due by 1 February 2018.

See the CIES catalog for more information and to access the application.

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The sessions will be conducted in English. You do not need to speak French.

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