Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program 2012


Fulbright-Hayes Seminar Abroad Program 2012
Spring/Summer 2012
**Closing Date: October 25, 2011 **

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides opportunities for overseas experience. The program is open
to educators and administrators with responsibilities for program or 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 ten seminars being offered for summer 2012 with 14-16 positions per
seminar, subject to the availability of funds. For more information, please see the Web site at
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap.

Country seminars to be offered in 2012 include:
Colombia & Mexico, Brazil & Uruguay, China, India, Oman & UAE

TERMS OF THE AWARD INCLUDE: * round-trip economy airfare * room and board * program-related travel within
the host country (ies). Participants are responsible for a cost share of $450.00.
THOSE QUALIFIED TO APPLY TO THE FOUR- TO SIX- WEEK SEMINARS:

  • 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.
  • Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Provosts who are responsible for establishing and/or refining the
    institutional vision and agenda for international education.
    BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FOUR- TO SIX- WEEK SEMINARS AND THE TWO-WEEK SEMINAR:

  • Citizenship - must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.

  • Academic Preparation - must hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Professional Experience - (1) must have at least 3 years of full-time experience by the time of departure for the
    seminar; (2) must be currently employed full-time in a U.S. school system, institution of higher education, Local
    Education Agency, State Education Agency, library, or museum. Teaching as a graduate, teaching assistant or
    student teacher is not applicable toward the three years of required full-time professional experience; (3) must
    be currently employed full-time in a teaching or administrative position at the level for which the candidate is
    applying.
  • Health -The candidate must be physically and psychologically able to participate in all phases of the seminar.
    Award recipients must provide a physician’s statement to reflect participant’s readiness for travel.
  • Those individuals who have participated previously in short-term Fulbright awards such as the Fulbright-Hays

Seminars Abroad Program or the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program may become eligible to
participate again two years after completion of a previous program. Please be sure to check with the Fulbright-
Hays office concerning your eligibility.
Program Officer: Carly Borgmeier – Carly.Borgmeier@ed.gov
Program Contact: Demetria Glasco – Demetria.Glasco@ed.gov

The application package will be available starting September 6, 2011.
You may apply online at: www.g5.gov

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