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Professional Development Academic Exchanges

International opportunities for academic exchange require significant funding and time commitment. Programs are generally set up between cooperating institutions, however exchange programs, which are essentially for-profit courses or seminars, are also available. The primary source of funding for international exchange is the Fulbright Fellowship. Other philanthropic organizations, such as the Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Carnegie Foundation, as well as the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts may be available for specific reasons. The US Government maintains a listing of federal funding sources on providing pointers to every department in the executive branch as well as subsidiary areas of federal interest.

U. S. and International Funding Sources

Fulbright Fellowships are the primary funding and organizational mechanism available to US teachers seeking foreign exposure. They fund for six weeks, one semester or one year.

LASPAU has designed numerous programs serving Latin America and the Caribbean. LASPAU maintains a large list of governmental and philanthropic funding sources searchable by country.

CIEE is a commercial organization that arranges seminars and teaching posts (mainly for teaching English) abroad. Costs stated do not include airfare.

Charles Stuart Mott Foundation mainly concerns itself with funding specific projects and organizations. CSMF may be helpful in setting up exchange programs.

Academic Exchange (AE) provides American Scholars educational missions to Israel in the fields of Political Science, International Relations, International Law, International Economic Development, Modern History, and Middle-East Studies.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides one to three month grants visits to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany.