Global Dialogue Fellowship Program Frequently Asked Questions

 

View below frequently asked questions about NAFSA’s Global Dialogue Fellowship Program.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

In order to be considered, the application and all supporting materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE OF THE 2018 PROGRAM?

Applications are due November 8, 2017. Awardees will be announced in January 2018. The Global Dialogue Fellows will attend the NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May 25-June 3, 2018. They will participate in scheduled teleconference calls and online discussions starting in February 2018 and throughout the two-year term.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE NAFSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE?

HOW WILL GLOBAL DIALOGUE FELLOWS BE SELECTED?

A group of senior international educators from U.S. higher education institutions will serve as the selection committee. They will review all applications and supporting documents to ascertain the dedication of the individual to international education and the potential of the individual to help build capacity in the home institution. Five Global Dialogue Fellows will be selected.

WHO WILL MY MENTOR (GLOBAL DIALOGUE PARTNER) BE?

NAFSA will recruit senior international educators from universities and colleges in the United States who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to support a Global Dialogue Fellow and will match each Global Dialogue Fellow to a Global Dialogue Partner.

WILL I RECEIVE A STIPEND OR HEALTH INSURANCE DURING THE TIME THAT I’M IN THE UNITED STATES?

You will receive an allowance for meals during the annual conference week, library research, and travel days. You will also receive health and accident insurance.

WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AT THE END OF PROGRAM?

Yes. NAFSA will provide individuals who complete the program and submit their final report with a certificate of participation.

IS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY A REQUIREMENT?

Yes. The primary method of communication will be email; therefore, all Global Dialogue Fellows must have regular and reliable Internet access.

IF I’M NOT SELECTED THIS YEAR, MAY I REAPPLY IN 2018?

Yes, depending on the list of eligible countries. Information will be available in September 2018.

How can I become a Global Dialogue Partner?

To learn about benefits and requirements for the position of a Global Dialogue Partner, please send an inquiry to globalfellows@nafsa.org.

Application

Applications for the 2018 Program are now closed.