Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program -- Summer 2009

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides opportunities for overseas experience. The program is open to educators and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. Topics and host countries of the seminars vary from year to year. All seminars are in non-western European countries. Seminars are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to a particular country (ies). The program is geared towards those educators with little or no experience in the host country (ies) who demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their curriculum through short-term study and travel abroad. There are nine seminars being offered for Summer 2009 with 16 positions per seminar, subject to the availability of funds. Seminars take place from late June to mid-August for a duration of four to six weeks.

Country seminars to be offered in 2009 include:

Elementary Seminars
India
Mexico
New Zealand & Mongolia

Secondary Seminars
China - For Language Instructors
Poland
Turkey

Postsecondary Seminars
China - History & Culture
Jordan & Oman
Senegal

Terms of the award include: ▪ round-trip economy airfare ▪ room and board ▪ fees ▪ program-related travel within the host country (ies). Participants are responsible for a cost share, $400.00. Updated application forms are now available. The Summer 2009 application and reference form deadline is September 12, 2008.

Those Qualified To Apply:

Elementary School Teachers in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages;
Middle or High School Educators in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages;

Administrators or Curriculum Specialists who have responsibility for curriculum in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages;

Librarians, Museum Educators or Media or Resource Specialists who have responsibility for curriculum in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages; and

Faculty or Administrators from public or private, 2- or 4-year institutions of higher education whose discipline is related to the social sciences, humanities, languages and/or area studies.

For additional information, please contact Gale Holdren: http://us.mc344.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=gale.holdren@ed.gov; Program Assistant: Michelle Ward: http://us.mc344.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=michelle.ward@ed.gov.
The application package is available, you may apply online at http://e-grants.ed.gov/egWelcome.asp
May 29, 2008

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