International Inclusive Education Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants
The ADA Anniversary Inclusive Education Fellowship Program awarded to the University of Minnesota and Arizona State University by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is currently soliciting fellowship applications from professionals working in inclusive settings or otherwise supporting children and youth with disabilities. The fellowship candidates must be either from Armenia, India, Kazakhstan or Ukraine, be between the ages of 25 and 45, and be proficient in spoken and written English. This international fellowship is designed to enhance the skills of professionals to work in inclusive settings and to build partnerships with colleagues from the U.S. and internationally. Fellows selected for participation in this program will work with program staff to design person-centered fellowship plans, travel to Minnesota or Arizona for 6 weeks to gain knowledge and expertise in the field and share their experiences, get to know other fellows from the four countries participating in the program, and following their return home, implement a Grand Challenge project with assistance from the project team and U.S. mentors. Interested professionals from one of the countries taking part in the program are encouraged to review the full announcement. Applications are accepted from December 15, 2016 to January 27, 2017.