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United States Department of Education

  • United States Department of Education

  • International Studies Division

  • Maria Chang, Program Officer, Seminars Abroad Program

  • Davis Taske, Intern, International Studies Division

  • NOTE: For Audio: 800-369-3118 Participant Passcode: 1634769


Maria Chang,

  • Maria Chang,

  • Program Officer

  • International Studies Division

  • Maria.chang@ed.gov

  • (202) 219-7001



Program Purpose

  • Program Purpose

  • Financial Provisions

  • Program Overviews

  • Applicant Eligibility

  • Selection Criteria



    • The Seminars Abroad program provides short-term travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences, arts and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.


Individual:

    • Individual:
    • Grants support short-term overseas study and curriculum development in the fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities
    • Outcomes:
    • Curriculum development project due no later than 90 days upon return to the U.S.
    • Outreach in schools and communities upon return to the U.S.


Funds are provided for following items:

  • Funds are provided for following items:

    • Lodging & meals
    • International flights
    • Local travel (in country)
    • Educational materials
    • Honoraria/meeting room space
    • Local administrative services


Participants are responsible for the following items:

  • Participants are responsible for the following items:

    • Participant fee
    • Passport fees
    • Inoculations
    • Insurance coverage
    • Personal expenditures (gifts, phone calls, etc.)




Seminar Title: Exploring the Indigenous Heritage of Peru: Its impact on education and current society

  • Seminar Title: Exploring the Indigenous Heritage of Peru: Its impact on education and current society

  • Duration: Up to 5 Weeks

  • Participants: U.S. School Teachers, Administrators, Media and Resource Specialists, Librarians, Curriculum Specialists, Museum Educators at Elementary and Middle School Level (Grades K- 8)

  • Program Content:

  • The purpose of the seminar is to share with a group of U.S. educators a vision of modern Peru that takes into account its unique historical and cultural heritage. It is expected that at the end of the seminar, the participants will have a better understanding of Peru’s cultural heritage that will enable them to enrich the educational curriculum they use in the United States.



Seminar Title: Sustainable Development and Social Change in India

  • Seminar Title: Sustainable Development and Social Change in India

  • Duration: Up to 5 Weeks

  • Participants: U.S. School Teachers, Administrators, Media and Resource Specialists, Librarians, Curriculum Specialists, Museum Educators at Secondary Level (Grades 9-12)

  • Program Content:

  • The seminar will help the educators to broaden their knowledge of India’s past, present and future socio-economic developmental strategies. It will put participants in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. The seminar will also expose the participants to the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the country.



Seminar Title: Religion and Diversity in West Africa

  • Seminar Title: Religion and Diversity in West Africa

  • Dates: Up to 5 Weeks

  • Participants: U.S. Educators, Administrators, Media and Resource Specialists, Librarians, Curriculum Specialists, Museum Educators at Postsecondary Level

  • Program Content:

  • Participants will consider why religious and identity-based conflict has arisen in some countries, while focusing on the ways that Senegal has been able to maintain relative social harmony. Academics, religious leaders, and activists from diverse disciplines and organizations will introduce the region’s history, review the three main religious traditions, discuss the unique cultures of various ethnic groups, and explore the sources of social conflict and harmony.





An individual is eligible to participate in SA Program if he/she

  • An individual is eligible to participate in SA Program if he/she

  • meets the following requirements:

  • Citizenship - A U. S. citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States

  • Academic Preparation - must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.



An individual is eligible to participate in SA Program if the following rule applies to him/her:

  • An individual is eligible to participate in SA Program if the following rule applies to him/her:

  • 50% Rule

  • Applications are accepted from those who work in two half-time permanent positions in two different schools or organizations, teaching or working at the same or similar academic levels.

  • Applicants should indicate in the Curricula Vitae (CVs) their full or part-time status, including % Full-Time Equivalent for each position.



An individual is eligible to participate in SA Program if s/he meets the following requirements:

  • An individual is eligible to participate in SA Program if s/he meets the following requirements:

  • Professional Experience – Eligible applicants meet the all of the following criteria:

    • Must have at least 3 years of full-time professional K-12 or Postsecondary experience by the time of departure for the seminar;
    • Must be currently employed full-time (or its equivalent) in a teaching or administrative position at the level for which the candidate is applying;
    • Must be currently employed full-time (or its equivalent) in a U.S. Institution of Higher Education, U.S. K-12 school system, Local Education Agency, State Education Agency, library, or museum.


An individual is eligible to participate in SA Program if s/he meets the following requirements:

  • An individual is eligible to participate in SA Program if s/he meets the following requirements:

  • Good 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 that reflects participant’s readiness for travel

  • Suitability and Adaptability – The applicant’s professional suitability and cross-cultural adaptability are assessed through the evaluation criteria, essay responses and letters of reference





Eligible Disciplines:

  • Eligible Disciplines:

  • Arts and Humanities

  • Social Sciences





  • Curriculum Vitae (10 points)

  • International/Intercultural Experience (20 points)

  • Demonstrated Need (30 points)

  • Project Plan and Implementation (30 points)

  • References (10 points)

  • Competitive Priority (2 points)

  • TOTAL 102 points



Curriculum Vitae (10 Points)

  • Curriculum Vitae (10 Points)

    • Please Include the Following:
      • Current position
      • Previous experience
      • Professional Goals
      • Honors, awards and involvement in educational/professional organizations
      • Impact in Classroom, School. Community, Professional Organization
      • If Applicable:
        • 50% Rule
        • Any part of the C.V. that exceeds the three page limit will not be considered.


International/Intercultural Experience (20 Points)

  • International/Intercultural Experience (20 Points)

    • Demonstration of ability to learn from international and/or intercultural experiences, both at home and abroad
      • Relevant background includes travel, formal study, and demonstrated ability to adapt to/with new cultures - does not have to be an overseas experience
    • Any essay that exceeds the three page limit will not be considered
    • All essays must be written in Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New, Arial, Calibri, or Cambria,12 point font, double-spaced, and 1 inch margins


Demonstrated Need (30 Points)

  • Demonstrated Need (30 Points)

    • Please address the connection between the seminar and your current teaching and/or administrative responsibilities.
    • Any essay that exceeds the three page limit will not be considered.
    • All essays must be written in Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New, Arial, Calibri, or Cambria,12 point font, double-spaced, and 1 inch margins


Project Plan and Implementation (30 Points)

  • Project Plan and Implementation (30 Points)

    • Please incorporate the seminar experience into your professional work to enhance audience’s international/intercultural understanding.
    • A strong application should discuss outlines for a curriculum development project as well as classroom and outreach strategies.
    • Any essay that exceeds the three page limit will not be considered.
    • All essays must be written in Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New, Arial, Calibri, or Cambria,12 point font, double-spaced, and 1 inch margins




Competitive Preference Priority (2 points)

  • Competitive Preference Priority (2 points)

  • Applications from any one of the following will receive two points:

  • K-12 teachers/administrators who work at schools identified as Title I or those eligible for the Federal Student Aid Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Faculty members who teach at Minority-Serving Institutions (as defined in the application)

  • Faculty members who teach at Community Colleges (as defined in the application)

  • New applicants (as defined in the application)

  • Applicant must identify one subpart that he/she believes he/she meets and upload documentation for Criterion 6 in G5





Screen applications (eligibility requirements)

    • Screen applications (eligibility requirements)
    • Review of applications by panels of academic specialists
    • Review of panel comments and budgets by program officers
    • Review by United States embassies and Fulbright Commissions
    • Award recommendations made to Secretary of Education
    • Final approval of award recommendation from Fulbright Scholarship Board




Review FAQs on website

  • Review FAQs on website

  • Obtain a valid passport (recommended)

    • Passports must be valid for a period of at least 6 months after the end of the program


Register on the www.g5.gov online system early to avoid any system issues

  • Register on the www.g5.gov online system early to avoid any system issues

  • Back up/save your written narratives to avoid any computer issue

  • We encourage all applicants to work directly with their referees to ensure all references are submitted before the application closing date. If a referee tries to submit their reference after the applicant submits his/her application, the referee will receive an error message that his/her reference form is no longer valid.

  • DO NOT wait until the last minute to submit!



By Spring 2016 (formally via written mail, informally via e-mail)

  • By Spring 2016 (formally via written mail, informally via e-mail)

  • Scores and comments sent to all applicants via mail

  • Expected travel is Summer 2016

  • For successful grantees, be prepared to “hit the ground running”



Electronic grant application submission http://www.g5.gov

    • Electronic grant application submission http://www.g5.gov
    • Panel reviewer application submission http://www.g5.gov
    • Subscribe to IFLE listserv www.ed.gov/ope/iegps, click on “Subscribe to IFLE Newsletter”
    • Grantmaking at ED http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/about/grantmaking/index.html


  • Program Inquires

  • F-Hseminars2016Peru@ed.gov

  • F-Hseminars2016India@ed.gov

  • F-Hseminars2016Senegal@ed.gov

  • Seminars Abroad Program Website http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/applicant.html



Please submit any questions through the chat box.

  • Please submit any questions through the chat box.



  • This presentation will be made available online.

  • Further questions can be directed to the following electronic mailboxes:

  • F-Hseminars2016Peru@ed.gov

  • F-Hseminars2016India@ed.gov

  • F-Hseminars2016Senegal@ed.gov




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