Monthly Archives: March 2015

BHEARD candidates from Rwanda

We are pleased to invite you to review the attached candidates from Rwanda as part of the BHEARD Scholarship Program.  All of these are currently employed at research institutions in Rwanda, and are seeking admission to doctoral programs in the U.S. starting in Fall 2015.

A list of candidates can be found in the Proposal Guidelines (Annex A) on Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7jIvgW0sasER0pBZjBPS3FrQXc&usp=sharing; zip files can be opened using password 20fifteen_Schol@rs. All candidates are being registered to take the TOEFL and GRE exams, and we expect scores for these exams to be available mid- to late-April; note that several candidates already have IELTS scores. Please remember that USAID requires full, regular, admission for these students. No funding is available for English training in the U.S.

The deadline for receipt of Rwanda submissions (including budget template and narrative) is April 10, 2015. This is the final country participating in BHEARD this year whose candidates need to be reviewed by U.S. universities.

Other reminders:

  1. University proposals for students from Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi and Liberia will be reviewed by the USAID technical review team over the next couple weeks; we hope to have university placement decisions from the missions by mid-April
  2. The deadline for Kenya submissions is April 7, 2015
  3. As a reminder, Liberian candidates will not have GRE scores, though we hope to have their TOEFL scores available by Friday, March 27
  4. Rwandan candidates are being registered for the TOEFL in late March and the GRE in early April. Despite the current lack of exam scores, due to time constraints we are asking for completed budget templates and budget narratives from universities hoping to host these candidates
  5. Instructions for opening all countries’ zip files, as well as each country’s proposal guidelines, submission forms, etc. can be found on Google Drive
  6. The password for opening zip files on Google Drive is “20fifteen_Schol@rs
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Fellowship Opportunity for Students

The Kirchner Food Fellowship is pleased to announce its 2015 application period is open until April 15th.

The purpose of the Kirchner Food Fellowship program is to foster the development of students who have the practical skills and knowledge to make effective investments in emerging agricultural technologies that have the possibility of addressing global food security. The Fellows have full discretion over their investment fund during a unique learning experience. A Fellowship may be held by a student currently enrolled at any university in North America. The Kirchner Food Fellows will be selected by June 30th, 2015 with the program commencing in August.

For more information or to apply, visit www.fundthefood.com/apply/.

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Global Education Office e-Newsletter

read it here!

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Global Education Grants for New Program Development

The focus of these grants moving forward will be to provide seed money to individual faculty or groups of faculty interested in increasing study abroad participation, either through faculty-led initiatives or student exchanges with overseas universities. Funds are typically used for international travel to establish academic programming and program logistics. Up to $4,000 may be requested.

Deadline April 1st

For more information or to apply: http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Link_ID=28192449-966C-F763-A7D703A05C47BAA8

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