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Faculty Research & Teaching

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For more information on grant-writing, contact:
Jennifer Harman
Director of Sponsored Programs & Faculty Research
Phone: (585) 389-2419
Office: G-206

The Center for International Education at Nazareth actively promotes faculty and student efforts to obtain funding related to international research and study. Funding can support faculty research, teaching innovation projects and student academic development. Grant funding may be obtained from a variety of sources, and the faculty researcher or student is encouraged to find the best "match" of the intended activity with the appropriate granting foundation or government agency.

The list of granting foundations and agencies given here is intended as a starting point. In addition to locating US-based foundations and government agencies, faculty members and students will find an increasing number of funding opportunities abroad.

Federal Programs

American Council of Learned Societies

The ACLS sponsors grants for faculty to conduct overseas research and study utilizing funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. State Department and private foundations. The ACLS serves as the sponsor for faculty overseas funding - both for research and study - and works with the NEH and foundations, which provide the support.

View ACLS website

Council on International Educational Exchange

CIEE provides overseas academic tours for faculty and works with a many colleges/ universities to provide study abroad programs for students.

View CIEE website

Council for the International Exchange of Scholars

CIES administers the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program and worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program on behalf of the U.S. State Department.

Traditional Fulbright awards are available from two months to an academic year or longer. A new short-term grants program - the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program- offers two-to-six-week grants. The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad to 140 countries each year for lecturing, research and consulting. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar programs also fund: Distinguished Chairs Program; and Alumni Initiatives Awards.

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar, scheduled for June 2003, will study current German society and culture. Participants will examine the political, social and economic institutions of Germany. Each seminar has a specific thematic focus. The program will begin in Berlin and include visits to other cities in eastern and western Germany.

Distinguished Chairs Program awards are considered among the most prestigious in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Thirty-nine distinguished chair lecturing and lecturing/research awards are available in 13 countries.

The Alumni Initiatives Awards Program helps translate the individual Fulbright experience into long-term institutional impact. To this end, the program provides small institutional grants to Fulbright alumni to develop innovative projects that will foster institutionally supported linkages and sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships between the Fulbright scholar's home and host institutions.

Other programs are designed to bring visiting scholars from abroad to the U.S.: Occasional Lecturer Program; Scholar-in-Residence Program; European Union Scholar-in-Residence Program. Current programs also include opportunities for: Asian Studies in Asia (ASIA) Fellows Program for the Ford Foundation; NATO Advanced Research Fellowships and Institutional Grants Program for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

View CIES website

German Academic Exchange

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a private, publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany. The DAAD promotes international academic relations, especially through the exchange of students and faculty. The organization provides grants for faculty to perform research and/or to lead student tours in Germany.

  • Grants for Ph.D. Candidates and Recent Ph.D.'s
  • Grants for Faculty, Scholars and Scientists at Universities
  • Grants in German Studies
  • Special Programs, Seminars and Prizes
  • Institute of International Education

IIE administers over 250 grant programs for public and private sponsors. IIE cooperates with many national and international initiatives, ranging from Asian job search programs to training projects and services, emerging markets, English for business; global engineering education; etc. IIE should be consulted by faculty and administration for cooperative links to other funded projects worldwide.

View DAAD website

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

IREX awards grants to individuals, collaborative groups and organizations through the programs that it administers. The IREX Board sponsors several grant programs which fund U.S. faculty and researchers study and conduct research abroad.

These programs include, among other projects:

The US Department of Education focuses on the development of teaching and learning in the U.S. The website is a good source of information for the development of grant proposals and has lists of those entities that have received USDOE funding.

The United States Department of State

The United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs sponsors numerous programs designed to foster international cooperation and understanding. The Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs provides programs for faculty and students. Other programs include:

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