Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Notice of Training Opportunity for Secondary Teachers, Closes 3/8/2020

The Embassy of the United States in Cameroon is seeking highly qualified Cameroonian secondary school teachers to participate in the 2020-21 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Program Components

Teachers who are selected to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program will:

1) Participate in advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes at a U.S. host university;

2) Observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues in U.S. secondary schools;

3) Participate in an online professional learning community with other participants to share best practices and other elements of host and home country educational systems; and

4) Take part in other educational and cultural activities while in the United States.

Upon returning home, teachers will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and within their communities.

University Coursework

Weekly Seminars:   Teachers will participate in weekly seminars at their host university featuring presentations and discussions led by university staff, faculty members, and invited educational experts.  The academic seminars will focus on new teaching methodologies, content-based instruction, project-based learning, infusing thematic topics into curriculum, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers.

U.S. School Placements: Teachers will be placed in a U.S. secondary school during the program, where they will observe classes, co-teach, and share information about their home countries and schools.  Each Fulbright teacher will be paired with a U.S. partner educator at his/her assigned school to facilitate sharing of best practices between the teachers.  Host university staff will identify schools and partner teachers near the university campus that are appropriate to each grantee’s teaching discipline(s).

Online Professional Learning Community:   Each Fulbright teacher will participate in a virtual community with other international educators to collaborate and share best practices about education and leadership in the participating countries.

Eligibility Criteria

1) Current secondary-level, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, or social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects at institutions serving primarily a local population are eligible for the program.

2) Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the start of the program.

3) Secondary-level teachers include both middle and high school teachers serving students between approximately 12 and 18 years of age.

4) Applicants must reside in the country of citizenship at the time of application and of program participation.

Please note that this is an upper level university or graduate level academic program for practicing teachers.  Educational administrators (such as representatives or officials of the Ministry of Education) and school administrators who do not teach at least fifty percent of their time, full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, private English Language tutors, and teachers from schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible.

Applicants who have in the past five to eight years traveled to the U.S. for exchange programs such as Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) or International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) or to other Western countries for professional development must provide strong justification as to why they should be selected to go to the U.S. for the Fulbright TEA program.

How to Apply

Application deadline: March 8, 2020

The online application is available at: https://www.fulbrightteacherexchanges.org/ and https://www.irex.org/fulbright-tea.

A paper application is available by contacting the Public Affairs Section at ExchangesYaounde@state.gov.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships ranks among one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

Awards are made to applicants from countries outside the UK who aim to undertake a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject offered at the University of Cambridge. A total of about 95 Scholarships are awarded each year for PhD, MSc or MLit, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University of Cambridge

 

Application Deadline: 10 Oct/5 Dec 2018 (annual)
Apply this year for courses to start in October 2019

Gates Cambridge

 

Value of Scholarship:

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship is a full scholarship, covering all costs related to studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs,. Additional funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc is provided at the discretion of the funder.

For a comprehensive breakdown of the scholarship value, check the following link

For full eligibility criteria, check the eligibility checker to ascertain if you qualify to apply

Applications will open on 3 September 2018 and have two application deadlines: 10 October 2018 (US citizens resident in the USA) and 5 December 2018/3 January 2019 (all other eligible applicants resident outside the UK) hence, it is important to start the process of applying for the courses early.  For more on deadlines, check here.

Applicants must submit an application for graduate admission, a College place and funding – including a Gates Cambridge Scholarship – via the University’s Graduate Applicant Portal.  There are two Gates Cambridge

For more detailed information on how to apply, check here on the Official Scholarship Website.

Ananta International Fellowship, 2014 – Deadline Approaching

One of my most fruitful intellectual ventures was as the Avantha International Fellow at Aspen Institute India. It is an experience I will encourage every international student to strive towards.

At Aspen Institute India

Ananta Centre, formerly part of Aspen Institute India, continuing in its endeavour to add value to society through participatory leadership, is proud to announce the Ananta Centre – Avantha International Fellowship 2014.

This unique fellowship will continue as an innovation lab for knowledge sharing and capacity building for international students during summer 2014.

 The selected fellows will be placed in Ananta Centre’s New Delhi office over a period of two months in the time frame of 1 June – 15 September, 2014 (dates are flexible to accommodate international university schedule) and exposed to India’s policy landscape. The fundamental aim is to foster prospective leaders and increase their responsiveness to national and international issues facing India. 

Are you interested or you know someone who could be interested. Then do well by informing and encouraging then  to apply for this unique fellowship opportunity. Last date for applications is 25th May, 2014.

 For further details, please contact ramit.grover@anantacentre.in