January-February 2013

ISU Council on International Programs - 2013 International Grants Program
The ISU Council on International Programs is issuing a Call for Proposals for grants of up to $5,000 each to be spent by June 30, 2013. It is anticipated that CIP will fund 12-15 grants this year. Project director must be in an employee category eligible to be a PI (Principal Investigator) under university policy. Application deadline is February 1, 2013. Please contact Penni Bryant for more information and application materials.

Iowa/Kosovo Civilian Higher Education Opportunity
The University of Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo, will organize the 13th edition of the Prishtina International Summer University from July 22 - August 2, 2013. The Summer University gathers academics, professors and students from all around the world to exchange scientific experiences and offers the possibility to learn more about Kosovo. The 2013 UPISU will offer 20 credited courses covering a wide range of study fields such as social sciences, law, economics, arts, education, medicine, engineering, linguistics, agronomics, and archaeology. For more information and application process, see
http://uvp.uni-pr.edu/Lajmet/Call-for-Application---University-of-Prishtina-Int.aspx Application deadline is February 1, 2013.

Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. For more information:
http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-specialist-program

Fulbright Travel-Only Grants
Grants for international travel to Germany, Hungary and Italy are available to supplement other fellowships that do not include travel costs or to supplement a student's own funds for study/research. For more information: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-travel-only-grants

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) for high school and undergraduate students celebrates German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students will have opportunities to live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Scholarships are now available for academic year 2013-14; application deadlines vary by U.S. region and range from September 2012 to January 2013. For more information:  http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad, including students from diverse backgrounds and students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. For more information: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Intensive Arabic Language Program
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to offer students a scholarship opportunity for intensive Arabic language study at the Center for International Learning (CIL) in Muscat, Oman. A limited number of scholarships are available for a semester or summer term, and can be used at virtually any time of the year. Scholarships are issued on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. A scholarship application can be found on the National Council website, or can be obtained by emailing Megan Geissler

Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Undergraduate, master's and doctoral-level students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply for the 7-10 week programs. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. For more information: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/critical-language-scholarship-program

 

Where Are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling???  
  • Carmen Bain, Sociology, France, invited presentation at international conference
  • Madan Bhattacharyya, Agronomy, South Africa, invited presentation at international conference
  • Denise Bjelland, Global Programs, Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • Dianne Cook, Statistics, Australia, project collaboration
  • Joe Cortes, Seed Science Center, Nigeria, project follow up
  • Catherine Kling, Economics, China, participate in international conference
  • Diane Debinski, EEOB, Canada, visiting distinguished researcher at University of Ottawa
  • Kevin Duerfeldt, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, accompany students for semester program
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, Costa Rica, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jan Flora, Sociology, Costa Rica, invited presentation at international conference
  • Gregory Gebhart, Agronomy, South Africa, participate in international conference
  • Robert Hartzler, Agronomy, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Cynthia Haynes, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, accompany students for semester program
  • Susan Johnson, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research
  • Kevin Kimle, Economics, Greece, American Farm School Ag Entrepreneurship opening
  • John Lawrence, Economics, China, project collaboration
  • Tom Loynachan, Agronomy, Egypt, graduate committee
  • Christopher Marett, Plant Pathology, South Africa, participate in international conference
  • David Minner, Horticulture,Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • Daren Mueller, Plant Pathology, South Africa, participate in international conference
  • Sharanappa Navi, Plant Pathology, South Africa, participate in international conference
  • Forrest Nutter, Plant Pathology, Tanzania, invited presentation at international conference
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Australia, invited presentation at international conference
  • Vivekananda Roy, Statistics, India, invited presentation at international conference
  • Ann Russell, NREM, Costa Rica, research
  • Kristine Schaefer, Entomology, Guatemala, tour
  • Gregory Tylka, Plant Pathology, South Africa, participate in international conference
  • Yuh Yuan Shyy, Seed Science Center, Kenya, project follow up
  • Tong Wang, FSHN, China, project collaboration
  • Jeff Wolt, Seed Science, India, invited presentation at international conference
  • Chenxu Yu, ABE, China, invited presentation at international conference

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