Each year, IES Abroad offers development opportunities for faculty members from the IES Abroad Consortium. IES Abroad Faculty Development Opportunities are designed to bring together U.S. faculty, international faculty, and local experts for an intellectual exchange of ideas. IES Abroad opportunities explore a wide-range of academic topics and attract many experts; past opportunities have included language pedagogy workshops, comparative health studies, and seminars that explore changes in the European Union.

This year, in addition to our Faculty Development Seminar, IES Abroad is offering three NEW  ways for faculty to get involved: teaching at an IES Abroad Center, conducting research at an IES Abroad Center, or hosting IES Abroad faculty on your campus. 

Nomination and Selection Process
We invite study abroad coordinators, academic deans, and department heads to nominate a faculty member for Faculty Development Opportunities.  Please see links within each opportunity below. A selection committee will meet to review applications and choose participants.

New! TEACHING GRANTS
We will be offering two grants for faculty members from full member consortium schools each semester for opportunities to teach at an IES Abroad program. Candidates should be prepared to teach one course for a semester or in a summer program.  

We welcome faculty members who have interests in teaching courses related to the center’s curriculum at the following IES Abroad Centers:

IES Abroad will cover the costs of:

  • Transportation to and from the center
  • Teaching stipend
  • Housing allowance of $4000

Nominate using this form and attach:

  • Course proposal for the Center
  • CV
  • Letter detailing the applicant's overall plan for the time abroad
  • Letter of nomination from a department chair or Dean

Deadlines:

  • October 24, 2014, for Spring and Summer 2015
  • February 15, 2015, for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 

Please contact AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org with questions.

New! RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AT IES ABROAD CENTERS
We will be offering two grants each semester for research associates for Member and Associate Member consortium faculty members.  Research associates will be in residence at any IES Abroad Center for up to one month. Associates should be prepared to teach up to two guest lectures in IES Abroad courses.  

IES Abroad will provide:

  • Assistance with introductions for research and introduce faculty members to local colleagues on site
  • Cover transportation to the Center from the United States or from another location
  • Housing allowance of $1,000 

Nominate using this form and attach:

  • Description of the applicant’s research
  • Letter of nomination from a department chair or Dean

Deadlines:

  • October 24, 2014, for Spring 2015
  • February 15, 2015, for Fall 2015
  • June 1, 2015, for Spring 2016

Please contact AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org with questions.

New! HOST AN IES ABROAD FACULTY MEMBER
To give IES Abroad faculty the opportunity to teach on U.S. campuses and help you internationalize your campus, we are seeking residency opportunities for IES Abroad faculty members at our Member and Associate Member consortium colleges and universities. The residencies would be for up to two weeks, and IES Abroad faculty members would be prepared to serve as guest lecturers in courses and participate in faculty discussions or other activities on campus as appropriate. We ask colleges to cover resident faculty’s housing during the visit. 

IES Abroad will provide:

  • Transportation to the participating college
  • Stipend for expenses

Please express your interest on this form.

For questions, please contact Michael Steinberg, Executive Vice President of Academic Programs, at msteinberg@IESabroad.org  or 312.261.5023.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS ABROAD 
Summer 2015 - Dates and Location TBA

Participation Fee Seminars
IES Abroad will cover the cost of international airfare (restrictions apply), accommodations, ground transportation within the country, most meals, and entrance fees for group activities. Participants are responsible for the cost of some meals, personal expenses, and incidentals. IES Abroad will work with schools whose policies require them to pay the full cost of site visits.

Participation Requirements
Seminar nominees must be full-time professors at IES Abroad Member or Associate Member institutions. Nominees must be able to demonstrate that they are actively engaged in teaching and/or research on topics relating to the specific seminar theme. Participants are invited to submit proposals to present current research or course lectures on these topics.

Why support participation in an IES Abroad Faculty Seminar?

  • The small group format (typically no more than 20 participants) allows for very active exchanges and debates
  • All participants have the oportunity to present a paper or take part in a panel discussion
  • Site visits to local, regional or international sites of interest are an integral part of faculty seminars
  • The seminars involve local faculty and experts, which allow for rich international exchanges and lasting relationships with faculty in like fields
  • Through visits to the IES Center and discussions with IES faculty and staff, participants gain a better understanding of and insight into study abroad and IES programming

Nomination and Selection Process
We invite study abroad coordinators, academic deans, and department heads to nominate a faculty member for Faculty Development Seminars.

To apply for a faculty development seminar, please email the following materials to AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org. A selection committee will meet to review applications and choose participants. Each institution may submit one nomination only.

  • Nomination Form - check back soon for the 2015 edition!
  • A nominating letter, which should come from the appropriate dean or college official. This letter should confirm your school's willingness to make a financial contribution on behalf of the participant.
  • A letter of reference by a knowledgeable academic peer commenting on the nominee's academic bona fides relating to the purposes of this seminar. This letter should be enclosed with the nomination letter.
  • A letter by the nominee outlining the anticipated value of the seminar to the nominee's teaching and/or research, in addition to the nominee's C.V., and noting any topics of special interest in the seminar on which he or she is willing to speak, discuss, or present a paper.

A selection committee will meet to review applications and choose seminar fellows. The committee will seek a balance of academic and field interests among the candidates.

For further information about the nomination or selection process, contact IES Abroad at AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org.

Past Seminars

  • Sexuality and Gender in a Multicultural World
    IES Abroad Amsterdam; July 6-12, 2014
  • Paradise Lost? Challenging Perspectives on a Changing Europe
    IES Abroad European Union; June 30 - July 14, 2013
  • Second Language Research Symposium
    IES Abroad Madrid, Spain; June 10 - 14, 2013
  • The King's Speech: Power and the Transformation of Media in the 21st Century
    IES Abroad London, England and Milan, Italy; May 21 - 27, 2012
  • Conflict Transformation in the 21st Century: Meeting the Other
    IES Abroad Rome, Italy; May 28 - June 8,2012
  • Leadership Across Cultures
    European Union (Freiburg, Germany) and Barcelona, Spain; June 9 - 17, 2012
  • Comparative Health Studies: The U.S. & Chile
    IES Abroad Santiago; June 2011