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Faculty Opportunities Abroad

Please review NOVA’s Sabbatical Policy.

The Office of International Education and Sponsored Programs
is available to support your application process.

Are you up for the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge?

The Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (GSSC) connects students in the United States, Jordan, and Iraq to collaborate virtually on a sustainable solution to a contemporary business challenge. Bi-national teams engage during a six- to ten-week period to create a sustainable business solution to a challenge identified by industry partners across business sectors. Throughout the challenge, participants will develop workforce skills, network with industry professionals, and participate in a virtual career fair. At the conclusion of GSSC, bi-national teams will submit a video pitch and business plan for their prototype to the Virtual Global Business Expo where the top three finalists will be selected by an advisory committee comprised of industry professionals and educators.

If you are a NOVA faculty member interested in connecting your fall 2020 semester students in this virtual exchange, please submit your application by May 31, 2020. Find out more about GSSC and contact Leeza Fernand with any questions.

Engaging Eurasia: A Fellowship for High School and Community College Educators (Applications Due May 15)

The yearlong competitive fellowship is open to both part-time and full-time educators at the high school and community college level who are interested in deepening their understanding of the history and current events of the post-Soviet space. Fellows will do this through online sessions with expert faculty and scholars, and an in-person (at Harvard University) workshop during the spring semester in 2021. In addition to content about regional and international conflicts and disputes, the fellowship will provide an overview of mediation theory and strategies. Participants will participate in a conflict negotiation simulation focused on the region.

This fellowship is funded in part by a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Visit CREECA for more formation and to submit your application. Please contact Leeza Fernand at the Office of International Education and Sponsored Programs for any questions.

Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright offers over 500 teaching, research, or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars, and many others.

US Department of Education-International Programs

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office administers Title VI (domestic) and Fulbright-Hays (overseas) grant and fellowship programs that strengthen foreign language instruction, area/international studies teaching and research, professional development for educators, and curriculum development at the K-12, graduate, and postsecondary levels.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad

Provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for US educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.

NOVA’s Educational Foundation: Faculty Grants

The NVCC Educational Foundation was established to provide additional financial support for the College's students, faculty, and programs. Created in October 1979 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, it strives to obtain resources from private individuals, businesses and other foundations to enhance the College's mission.

CIEE’s International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS)

In-depth encounters with people, places, and issues that shape our world. Expect one to two intensive weeks of lectures by local faculty and experts from prestigious institutions, site visits that illuminate ideas explored in lectures, and opportunities to contribute to lively discussions with international colleagues.

US Institute of Peace: Grants and Fellowships

The independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government's ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance our national security.

East-West Center: Scholarships and Fellowships

Offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships and educational exchange and professional development programs are available.

Intercultural Communications Summer Institute (SIIC)

Offers professional development opportunities for people working in education, training, business, and consulting, in both international and domestic intercultural contexts. One of the premier gatherings of professionals in the field of intercultural communication, SIIC presents a unique opportunity to explore the field and network with others in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers: Community College Faculty Development Seminars

CAORC offers innovative, cost-effective programming that helps faculty and administrators gain the requisite first-hand experience needed to develop and improve international curricula. These two-week seminars are offered in a variety of countries and disciplines meant to increase the capacity of global studies and perspectives in the community college classroom.