Funds Awarded by CIEE
IFDS Alumni Scholarships
Twenty years ago, CIEE began offering International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS) as a resource for colleges and universities looking to internationalize on an institution-wide basis by including programs abroad for faculty and administrators. While CIEE strives to provide an academically rigorous and enlightening seminar experience, it is the work of alumni post-seminar that makes IFDS an effective internationalization tool. The IFDS Alumni Scholarship is meant to acknowledge and reward those alumni who have excelled at making the most of their seminar experience and have influenced their academic communities in depth and breadth. If awarded, recipients must submit a follow-up report with documentation of the outcome of their seminar.
CIEE is offering two $2000 alumni scholarships for summer 2013 IFDS. These scholarships recognize alumni who have attended at least one previous faculty seminar and who have successfully incorporated those seminar experiences into their classrooms or institutions at large. Scholarship awards are applied to the applicant’s program fee. As the awards do not cover the full cost of seminar participation, applicants are advised to seek additional funding from other sources. Click here for information on past winners.
Alumni scholarship application deadline: February 1st, 2013
Application for Alumni Scholarship
A complete IFDS Alumni Scholarship application includes the following 4 items:
1. Submitted IFDS Online Application
2. IFDS Alumni Scholarship Statement of Purpose – (Go to your Application Checklist to submit.)
Describe how participation in a previous seminar(s) was instrumental in your contributing to internationalization efforts in your classroom or on your campus. In addition, describe how participation in the upcoming seminar will contribute to your internationalization efforts in your classroom or on your campus. This statement should include a comprehensive outline of both previous and anticipated activities stemming from participation in the seminars.
3. Documentation of Application of Previous Seminar Experience to Internationalization at your Institution.
This can take the form of a syllabus, presentation, slide show, article, book, etc. that was a direct outcome of your IFDS experience. Send to:
300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
Submissions will not be returned.
4. Letter of Support from your Institution’s President, Provost, Chancellor, Academic Dean or Chair.
This letter should be detailed and complement your Statement of Purpose. The letter should include comments regarding your international contributions to the institution, preferably those that are related to your IFDS experience. The letter can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.