Opportunities for professional development abroad

We offer many programs for faculty to grow professionally through research and instruction in other countries. Among them are programs are sponsored by Northern Arizona University, Fulbright opportunities, and programs funded by other organizations.

Programs sponsored by Northern Arizona University

Explore the programs sponsored by Northern Arizona University.

Short-term Lecturing Opportunities at Partner Universities in China, Vietnam, and Myanmar

Eligibility

Northern Arizona University faculty from any discipline may apply to participate in this program.

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Requirements

Northern Arizona University faculty may provide lectures over one or two weeks at partner universities in China, Vietnam, or Myanmar. The proposed program may include one week at one institution and the second week at a different institution.

Apart from the lectures to students, faculty are expected to interact with host faculty in the discipline and explore possibilities for teaching and scholarly collaboration.

Compensation

Faculty will receive:

  • housing, meals, ground transportation, and sightseeing at host institutions’ expense
  • a $1500 stipend from the Center of International Education to subsidize the cost of travel to China, Vietnam, or Myanmar
Apply

Send the following to Dr. Harvey Charles, Vice Provost for International Education:

  • a statement of interest to that includes:
    • the areas in which lectures will be given
    • cities for which you may have a preference (within China, Vietnam, or Myanmar)
    • a commitment to infuse insights gained during this experience into courses taught at Northern Arizona University 
  • a recent copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a more detailed outline of the topics the lectures will cover (this is important for review by the host institution)

Northern Arizona University Faculty Exchange Program

This opportunity aims to provide faculty to teach at partner institutions overseas.

Eligibility

This opportunity is available to tenured, tenure-track, or clinical faculty, as well as lecturers.

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Requirements
  • The Northern Arizona University faculty must identify a faculty member from the partner institution who is able to teach the same courses that would otherwise by taught by the Northern Arizona University faculty in the semester of the exchange.
  • The Northern Arizona University faculty must teach a course load comparable to what is taught at Northern Arizona University or a load negotiated with the host institution.
  • The visiting faculty is expected in to be in a similar academic discipline as the Northern Arizona University faculty seeking the exchange.
  • The visiting faculty must submit appropriate documents (like a complete CV that includes courses taught) to Northern Arizona University department for review and approval.
  • The period of exchange may be for a semester or a year, but there must be coverage by the visiting faculty for the entire duration of the exchange.

Find out more information on this program, including application requirements, deadlines, and compensation.

Northern Arizona University Faculty-in-Residence Program 

Eligibility

Northern Arizona University faculty from any discipline may apply to teach at a bilateral partner institution. 

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Requirements
  • Faculty will teach two courses at a partner university.
  • Faculty must recruit a minimum of 15 students to accompany them.
  • Northern Arizona University students must commit to enroll in two courses taught by Northern Arizona University faculty at host institution.
  • Students at host institution may enroll in Northern Arizona University faculty courses.
Compensation

Faculty will receive:

  • regular Northern Arizona University salary and benefits
  • free housing at host institution
Apply

Send the following to Dr. Harvey Charles

  • a letter of interest including:
  • at least two options for teaching sites
  • proposed courses to be taught and accompanying syllabi
  • a CV 

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Visiting Professor Program

The USAC-Northern Arizona University partnerships allows for Northern Arizona University professors to teach courses at many of the USAC locations around the world. Faculty may commit for one semester or for a summer program. Learn more about visiting professorships with USAC.

Fulbright programs

Fulbright core teaching/research program

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 United States faculty overseas to teach and/or lecture each year. One in three applications is funded.

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Compensation

Northern Arizona University provides top-up funds to ensure that income during the period of the Fulbright award is comparable to salary from Northern Arizona University.

Find out more about the core Fulbright Scholar Program.

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program is the most prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar program. Awards are typically four months in length.

Eligibility

Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

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Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes increased connections between United States and non-United States post-secondary academic institutions. It aims to encourage new activity that goes beyond the traditional Fulbright-sponsored lecturing and research. 

The program provides short-term academic opportunities for United States faculty and professionals (two to six weeks). Applications may be submitted throughout the year, and reviews are conducted eight times per year.

Requirements

Examples of activities include:

  • consulting on faculty development
  • conducting needs assessments
  • lecturing to graduate and undergraduate students
  • participating in or leading seminars and workshops
  • conducting teacher training workshops
  • developing and assessing academic curricula

Applications must be in an eligible discipline.

Learn more about the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program funds fellowships through institutions of higher education (IHEs) for faculty members who propose to conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies to improve their skill in languages and their knowledge of the culture of the people of these countries. 

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Compensation

Funds support:

  • travel
  • maintenance stipend
  • research-related expenses

 Find out more about the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad/Bilateral Projects

The aim of the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad/Bilateral Projects is to improve faculty’s understanding and knowledge of peoples and cultures of other countries.

There are seven to ten seminars, each four to six weeks in duration, with fourteen to sixteen participants in each seminar annually. Seminars are held exclusively in countries outside of Western Europe.

Eligibility

This program is intended for faculty in the social sciences and humanities.

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Compensation

The funds cover:

  • airfare
  • room and board
  • tuition and fees
  • program-related travel within host country

Discover more about this program

Fulbright Schuman Program

The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium, and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the US State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.

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Requirements

The Fulbright-Schuman awards grants to study, research, or lecture on the development of:

  •  the European Union
  • the processes of European integration
  • United States and European Union relations

Grants are limited to projects dealing with US-EU relations or EU affairs.

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Project proposals should focus on comparative perspectives or issues of common concern (either transatlantic or with reference to European Union policy). Proposals should address any topics of general concern, including but not limited to:

  • internal and external security
  • peace keeping
  • CFSP and NATO
  • information sharing
  • finance
  • trade
  • human rights
  • agricultural and environmental policies
  • energy
  • asylum
  • human trafficking
  • development
  • European Union enlargement

This list of topics is merely indicative, not exhaustive.

Read on about the Fulbright-Schuman Program

Title VI programs: Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

Curriculum Development Team: This team spends four to six weeks in a foreign country acquiring resource material for curriculum development in a modern foreign language or area studies program.

Group research or study projects: A group of faculty from institutions of higher education, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, undertake research or study in a foreign country or region for three to 12 months.

Learn more about these opportunities.

Other international opportunities

Institute of International Education (IIE) Beijing and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Fellowships

In cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, IIE Beijing is pleased to announce the following fellowship programs of the Chinese Academy of Sciences:

Visiting Professorships for Young International Scientists

These fellowships support collaborative scientific research opportunities in China for young scientists and provide financial support for individual young scientists:

  • to conduct cooperative research at one of the institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • for 12 months, and potentially renewable for up to a further 12 months

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Requirements

Applicants for this fellowship must apply collaboratively. The research teams must include:

  1. A young scientist who:
  2. is a citizen of a nation having formal diplomatic relations with China (Chinese citizens are not eligible)
  3. was educated outside of China at the elementary school level
  4. has a PhD degree
  5. has strong communication skills in English
  6. is under age 35, or else under age 40 with over five years of research experience
  7. Chinese collaborator(s) who:
  8. are researcher(s) of CAS institutes
  9. have a senior research position, and preferably a PhD degree
  10. are engaged in a major research program
  11. have facilities and capacity to conduct cooperative research with the visiting scientist

Apply

Scientists wishing to apply should begin by exploring research opportunities with potential collaborators within the Institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Applications are submitted by the CAS institutes on behalf of the international scientist during two specific periods each year:

  • March 1 to 15
  •  September 1 to 15

Compensation

The grant will cover the recipient's:

  • salary
  • daily living allowance
  • round-trip international airfare
  • health insurance

The amount of the grant and what it covers will be determined by CAS according to the length of the visit and the academic level of the visitor.

Find detailed regulations and documents for the Visiting Professorships for Young International Scientists.

Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists

These professorships support collaborative scientific research opportunities in China for senior scientists and provide financial support for individual scientists:

  • to conduct cooperative research at one of the institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • for visits of two to 12 months, and potentially renewable

Requirements

Applicants for these professorships must apply collaboratively. The research teams must include:

  1. A scientist who:
  2. is a citizen of a nation having formal diplomatic relations with China (Chinese citizens are not eligible)
  3. was educated outside of China at the elementary school level
  4. has a PhD degree, with academic standing of at least Associate Professor or equivalent
  5. has strong communication skills in English
  6. Chinese collaborator(s) who:
  7. are researcher(s) of CAS institutes
  8. have a senior research position, and preferably a PhD degree
  9. are engaged in a major research program
  10. have facilities and capacity to conduct cooperative research with the visiting scientist

Apply

Scientists wishing to apply should begin by exploring research opportunities with potential collaborators within the Institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Applications are submitted by the CAS institutes on behalf of the international scientist, during two specific periods each year:

  • March 1 to 15
  • September 1 to 15

Compensation

The grant will cover the recipient's:

  • salary
  • daily living allowance
  • round-trip international airfare
  • health insurance

The amount of the grant and what it covers will be determined by CAS according to the length of the visit and the academic level of the visitor.

Find detailed regulations and documents for the Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists.

More information

Get more specific information on both programs, including eligibility and application instructions from: