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Opportunities from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)
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Funds awards that will promote research excellence through international collaboration and develop the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers. Programs include the following:

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

International Research Fellowship Program (Post doctorates)

Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI)

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Research Experience for Teachers

International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) from ENG/OISE

Resources for Universities

Academia Cotopaxi
This U.S. State Department recognized American international school in Quito, Ecuador, is seeking contacts for mutually beneficial research initiative partnerships that can enhance experiences for its students and faculty. Located in a volcanic corridor and one of the most ecologically diverse environments on earth, Academia Cotopaxi serves 570 students representing over 30 nationalities from pre-K to 12. All instruction is in English, and the curriculum is modeled on the best of U.S. and international schools. To learn more about Academic Cotopaxi, see the school’s website or email the Director, Dr. William F. Johnston.

Asia Nano Forum
A network to share information and promote collaborations around nanotechnology

Charles Darwin Research Station
Provides knowledge and assistance through scientific research and action to conserve the Galapagos archipelago

Collaborations with Schools, Universities, and Other Institutions in India
Report from Dr. Sonia Ortega's trip to India in September 2006. Dr. Ortega, Program Director for NSF's GK-12 Program, visited several institutions to explore opportunities for GK-12 PIs, fellows, and teachers to collaborate with projects and peers in India. A summary of the places and people visited and potential venues for partnerships is provided.

Consortium of Affiliates for International Programs
A network of scientific and engineering societies active in the international dimension of their disciplines

Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development (CORDIS)
Managed by the Publications Office of the European Union, it contains information about all 7th Framework Programme proposals and how to apply (see EU 7th Framework below)

Cosmos Education
A non-profit organization centered on improving science education in developing countries through the role of science and technology in health, environment, and sustainable development

EU 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7)
Home site for the European Union research program (see CORDIS above)

Fullbright Scholar Program

Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE)
Sponsored by SUNY Stony Brook with a special focus on Madagascar

Institute of International Education
Founded in 1919, it provides education and training to individuals in more than 250 programs

International Coalition for Children and the Environment (ICCE)
Engages youth-serving and environmental organizations, government, and the private sector in support of service learning and youth leadership programs around areas of the environment and sustainability

International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER)
Provides information and contacts for this network of scientists engaged in long-term, site-based ecological and socio-economic research

Nanotechnology Group, Inc.
Goal is to facilitate and develop global nano science education

Organization for Tropical Studies
Consortium of 63 universities and research institutions from the U.S., Latin America, and Australia that conducts graduate and undergraduate education, facilitates research, participates in tropical forest conservation, maintains three biological stations in Costa Rica, and conducts environmental education programs

Post Graduate Research Opportunities in Italy
For graduate students:

Peace Corps / Paul D. Coverdell Worldwise Schools
Publications, lessons plans, and other resources related to understanding other cultures, community development, and promoting tolerance

Research Opportunities in Germany
For Ph.D. candidates and faculty

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Located in the Panama Canal Zone, it provides opportunities for long-term ecological studies in the tropics

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)
SINGA is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, the National University of Singapore, and the Nanyang Technological University. PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab and supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers.

UNESCO
Contains information about UNESCO-sponsored projects and opportunities in K-16 education

Village of Life Outreach Project
A current focus of this organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is providing health and education improvements to people in Tarime District of Tanzania, East Africa


Resources for Teachers

Earthwatch Institute Fellowships

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
Involves a year, semester, or six-week direct exchange of a teaching position with a counterpart in another country, teaching the same subject and at the same grade level

Global Exchange Resources (GER)
Promotes improvements in elementary and middle school mathematics instruction and learning by providing materials, workshops and consulting services to teachers, schools, and districts

Global Explorers
This non-profit organization organizes international travel workshops for students and teachers. Sites include Costa Rica, the Amazon rainforest, Tanzania, and the Yucatan Jungle. A goal of Global Explorers is to provide an educational program that will help students become responsible, tolerant global citizens. The four core academic areas — science, culture, service, and leadership-work together to help students understand that they are part of a much larger, interconnected world, and that their actions have an impact on that world. Global Explorers helps to instill the knowledge and skills necessary to inspire responsible and effective action

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
Promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations about the dynamics of Earth's environment

iEARN — International Education and Resource Network
A global network that enables teachers and students from around the world to use the Internet and other new technologies to collaborate on projects

Institute of International Education
Founded in 1919, it provides education and training to individuals in more than 250 programs

International Coalition for Children and the Environment
Engages youth-serving and environmental organizations, government, and the private sector in support of service learning and youth leadership programs around areas of the environment and sustainability

Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund
Sponsors primary and secondary teachers and administrators to participate in three-week study visits in Japan

Peace Corps / Paul D. Coverdell Worldwise Schools
Publications, lessons plans, and other resources related to understanding other cultures, community development, and promoting tolerance

UNESCO
Contains information about UNESCO-sponsored projects and opportunities in K-16 education




 
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