See the upcoming grants and awards opportunities.

Please note: Because the virtual 2020 Region V Conference is free, awards can be used for the 2021 conference. 

Awards

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in International Education Award 

Established by the Region V team in 2020, this award recognizes an international education professional in the region whose work fosters inclusive practices, promotes diversity, or advances equitable systems at their institution or beyond.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in International Education Award Nomination Form
Nomination Deadline: September 28, 2020

Patti Jones Award for Outstanding Leadership in Region V

The Patti Jones Award for Outstanding Leadership is named in honor of Patti Jones (Western Illinois University), who has provided many years of service to Region V and the Region V team. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership, contributions, and dedication to Region V, the regional leadership team, and to the internationalization of American higher education. To be eligible, the recipient must:

  • Be a member of NAFSA
  • Have provided outstanding contributions to the health, growth, and well-being of Region V
  • Have a deep commitment and dedication to the region and its members
  • Have provided mentoring and support to individuals within Region V; and
  • Be an individual whose service to the region has resulted in increased professionalism and enhanced services to international and U.S. students

To nominate a colleague for the Patti Jones Award for Outstanding Leadership, please submit the nomination form and letters of support to [email protected]

Patti Jones Award Award for Outstanding Leadership in Region V Nomination Form
Nomination Deadline: September 28, 2020

Region V New Professional Award

Established by the Region V team in 2014, the New Professional Award recognizes an individual in the region who is new to the field of international education, and who has made an outstanding contribution to international education through his or her enthusiasm, potential for leadership, and actual accomplishments at his or her institution or community and Region V. To be eligible, the individual may have no more than three years of experience in the field.

To nominate a colleague for the New Professional Award, please contact us.

Region V New Professional Award Nomination Form
Nomination Deadline: September 28, 2020

Marilyn Boyd Foreign Born International Educator (FBIE) Award

Region V is pleased to announce it has designated a $400 award for an FBIE (Foreign Born International Educator) to recognize the contributions the person has made to the field of international education and to encourage FBIE participation in the Region V Conference. The award may be used to cover travel, meals, and/or accommodation. Preference will be given to first-time attendees and international students wishing to enter the field of international education. For more information, please see the application form below.

Note: Due to the cancelation of the 2020 Region V in-person conference, this award will be paused for 2020 and will be awarded again in 2021

Grants

NAFSA Region V 2021 Advocacy Day Grants

NAFSA Region V is proud to announce that it will offer multiple grants for participants to attend Advocacy Day. This award is in the form of a reimbursement/registration fee waiver and will be given to cover these individuals’ travel expenses. The amount of the grant is intended to cover the primary expenses incurred by participating in Advocacy Day 2021. NAFSA Advocacy Day 2021 will be held in Washington, DC, dates TBD.  

Download the application
Deadline: Sunday, January 5, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)