Fulbright Grants for US Citizens

International Education Administrators Program

For US higher education administrators

12 grants awarded

1.5 weeks in France (Paris and one other region in France to be determined)

Starting date: October 2020

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.

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, appointments with selected government officials, networking and cultural activities and meetings with French international education professionals.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation.

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 IIE's website.

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

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Applications for the 2020 session are due by February 3, 2020.

For further information and to apply, please consult the IIE's program page.

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

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