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INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: IIE is looking for 30 qualified scholars to serve as full-time faculty and strengthen our support Ethiopian universities’ efforts to consolidate capacity to teach, research, and manage undergraduate and graduate research programs for fall 2018 and spring 2019. Preferred grant lengths will be one academic years, from 08/2018 to 06/2019. Applicants must have U.S. Citizenship and Ph.D. or equivalent professional/final degree, depending on field. Interested parties please learn more about at:; watch this video , and if more curious tune into IIE’s webinar scheduled for Tuesday, April, 3, 2pm EST. Please contact IIE directly if you have more questions about this opportunity

FULBRIGHT: Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for academic year 2019-2020 are now open. For more information please visit:

OIA, Awards for faculty and Units: During the FY 2019 OIA will hold two competitions. Both calls are for projects to be implemented during FY19, which runs from July 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2019. The deadlines for these calls are:

a) DEADLINE by 04/30/2018: for applications for FALL 2018 AWARDS.
b) DEADLINE 09/17/2018: for applications for SPRING AND SUMMER 2019 AWARDS.
For more information and application forms, please click here for Units and click here for Faculty.


FACULTY AWARDS are intended to encourage international program development at UIC by supporting faculty in activities that will result in an internationally enriched campus academic environment. Typically, proposals may involve but need not be limited to:

  • the initiation, strengthening, or expansion of collaborative programs; and
  • the development of fellowships, and/or student and faculty exchanges.

Deadline for applications is October 21, 2017.




For units, typically, proposals may involve, but need not be limited, to presentations or round table discussions that include international components.  Proposals may include campus programs of distinctive international components. The proposal will show evidence of the activity as initiation, strengthening, or expansion of a program or enriching the educational experience of the student population.

Deadline for applications is October 21, 2017






For STUDENTS, 3 awards are available, please click below in each link to apply.



Click HERE to submit your application for the ‘CCC Scholarship’



Click HERE to fill out and submit your application for the ‘Everett and Florence Drumright Scholarship’.



 Click  HERE  to fill out and submit your application for the ‘JNC International Development Awards for Students’


UIC AY17-18 Fulbright Scholar Dr. Holli DeVon

University of Illinois at Chicago nursing professor Holli DeVon was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to research predictors of cardiovascular disease in Rwanda during the 2017-2018 school year.

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UIC AY16-17 Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Miiri Kotche

OIA is pleased to inform that Dr. Miiri Kotche has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award in the field of bio engineering in Finland. Her research focuses on user-centered product design that intersects technology and health care delivery. The results of her research will be used to further prepare UIC students to be global engineers in medical device design.

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For an example of Dr. Kotche’s work, see here:

UIC AY16-17 Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Joanna Michel

OIA is pleased to inform that Dr. Joanna Michel has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study The Role of Cultural Keystone Species in the Wellbeing of Displaced Women and their Families in Medellin, Colombia

Her research focuses on the intense process of internal displacement and rural-to-urban migration experienced during the past fifty years of armed conflict in Colombia. Ninety-three percent (93%) of the displaced population has been relocated to urban centers. As a result, over 70% of the Colombian population currently resides in urban areas. Adaptation to new environments is a multifaceted process and one poorly understood as it relates to culturally important plant species, also known as cultural keystone species, or CKS used for nutritional and medicinal purposes. This Fulbright sponsored research takes place in the city of Medellin; the second largest city in Colombia with a current population of over 2.5 million inhabitants. This a collaborative endeavor between the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Universidad de Antioquia. Research will occur over a four month period and will combine qualitative public health and ethnobotanical field methods to conduct interviews and focus groups with female heads of households living in some of Medellin’s  poorest neighborhoods.

The overarching objectives for this research are to:

(1) Explore the role of women in internally displaced urban communities in Medellin, specifically the roles that they play in taking care of their families’ health care needs.

(2) Document and identify culturally important plants, or cultural keystone species- CKS, mentioned by women to take care of themselves and their families.

(3) Understand the effects of urban relocation on access and utilization of CKS.

(4) Evaluate the impact of urban gardens on women’s overall wellbeing and sense of place, as well as related changes to diet and plant-based medical practices .

The movement of refugees and internally displaced populations into urban areas continues to escalate across the globe. This study will contribute new information about the unique cultural beliefs and health needs of rural-to-urban displaced women and children in Colombia, and the role of culturally important plants and community gardens in improving their health and wellbeing. Such information can be used to inform public and private public health agencies about the needs of displaced populations, and promote the inclusion of female heads of households in community health programming and the formation of sustainable urban communities.

See below for a gallery of images provided by Dr. Michel.

Spring 2017 Arabic Research Internship

The Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution is pleased to announce the opening of a Spring 2017 Arabic Research Internship position. Responsibilities will include providing Arabic and English-language research support and programmatic and administrative assistance to staff and scholars in the Center for Middle East Policy. This is a paid internship position; applicants with strong Arabic-language skills are preferred.

To learn more about the position, please visit:

If you have any questions, please email

Leadership opportunity at the United Nations, World Bank, US Congress, etc. for students of University of Illinois – Chicago

About 1800 young leaders from more than 120 countries participated in the International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) last year from throughout the US and the world.

Besides constant interaction with diverse, accomplished colleagues, delegates will have the opportunity to engage with globally significant leaders and institutions, such as the World Bank, U.S Congress, U.S State Department, Embassies, National Constitution Center, and the United Nations.

IYLA 2017
Moral and Innovative Leadership
Washington D.C., Philadelphia & New York August 7-17 Online Application (
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Take a look at 2016 Highlights!
Global Summit at the World Bank
Global Summit at the UN General Assembly Sustained Dialogue Training
Briefing with the UN Chief of Cabinet
Design Thinking Seminar at UPENN
IBM Necessary Leadership Training

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Statement from UN General Assembly President

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Statement from UN Secretary-General,
Ban Ki-moon

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UN Secretary-General’s  Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

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UN ECOSOC President

Here’s what the participants say:
“IYLA is really amazing! It helped me further develop my leadership skills and has expanded my social circle. I got to interact with people of different race and aspirations.”
–Anna Loraine Uy, Philippines Delegate

“I love that we get to practice what we’ve been learning and studying ourselves as young professionals; being able to say, ‘Okay, let’s test it out on this international stage.”
–Natalie Gray, USA Delegate

“Really powerful feeling to be able to go to Capitol Hill and deliver a speech.”
–Lim Wensi, Singapore Delegate
What about 2015 Participants?

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Science and Research Opportunities in India Young Investigators Meeting – Chicago

The Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI, organizing committee is pleased to extend an invitation to the Young Investigators Meeting – Chicago (YIM-C, from October 21st- 23rd, 2016. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, The Hon’ble Consul General of India, Chicago, will be launching the event on Friday, October 21st at the Indian Consulate. The event is co-hosted by the University of Chicago On Saturday, Oct 22nd and Sunday, Oct. 23nd.

Please do not hesitate to email us at if you have any questions.

CLICK HERE for the event schedule.