Call for Proposals for VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar Program, 2014/15

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The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is inviting applications for U.S. Faculty Scholar Program for academic year 2014/15. This Scholar Program is available for US faculty to teach courses in English at Vietnamese universities either on-site in Vietnam or by interactive, real-time video conferencing from the United States. Each proposal selected for funding will receive a grant from VEF that may not exceed U.S. $55,000. The application deadline is February 28, 2014.

Study Subject (s): Eligible fields of teaching are sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), engineering, mathematics, medicine (including biomedical sciences as well as epidemiology, nutrition, and biostatistics within public health) and technology (including information technology). Courses may be at the undergraduate or graduate level. Courses that focus primarily on the social sciences cannot be supported.
Course Level: The VEF U.S. Faculty Scholar Program is available for US faculty to teach courses in English at Vietnamese universities either on-site in Vietnam or by interactive, real-time videoconferencing from the United States.
Scholarship Provider: The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
Scholarship can be taken at: United States and Vietnam

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, who are Associate Professors, Professors or Emeritus Professors. Emeritus Professors should be actively involved with and supported by their educational institutions.
- Applicants must disclose the following: -Whether they are receiving any other U.S. Federal Government grant monies for a program in Vietnam at the time of the proposed VEF program.
-Whether they have any prior convictions for a felony or a misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations), and if so, must explain how the issues have been resolved.
-The applicant must teach in English at a Vietnamese university for one or two full academic terms. Teaching may take place either in Vietnam via face-to- face teaching or by interactive, real- time video-conferencing from the United States. Short-term workshops or seminars offered by one or more professors do not meet the requirements for a US Faculty Scholar Grant. Scholars who offer a course by video-conferencing must travel to Vietnam for a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks at the beginning and at the end of the course.
-Eligible fields of teaching are sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), engineering, mathematics, medicine (including biomedical sciences as well as epidemiology, nutrition and biostatistics within public health) and technology (including information technology). Courses may be at the undergraduate or graduate level. Courses that focus primarily on the social sciences cannot be supported.
-Activities related to the teaching program may begin no earlier than July 1, 2014, and must end no later than August 31, 2015.
- Both the Vietnamese host university and the home institution must approve this application and must provide a letter that outlines all details of their support, including any matching funds, in-kind contributions, and expectations of continuing the course(s) and establishing collaborations between the universities.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of United States can apply for this scholar program.

Scholarship Description: The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for its U.S. Faculty Scholar Program for Academic Year 2014-2015. The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) was established by the U.S. Congress in December 2000 as an independent federal agency. VEF’s primary purpose is to promote the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam through educational exchanges, both for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in the United States in the sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), engineering, mathematics, medicine (including biomedical sciences as well as epidemiology, nutrition, and biostatistics within public health) and technology (including information technology), and for American citizens to teach in the same fields of study in Vietnam.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Each proposal selected for funding will receive a grant from VEF that may not exceed U.S. $55,000. VEF cannot provide any overhead either to the U.S. or Vietnamese institutions nor can any monies from the grant be designated for overhead. As determined in advance by the applicant, the Vietnamese host university or universities should provide direct and/or in-kind financial support and set the teaching conditions. The U.S. university should also provide direct and/or in-kind financial support. At least one U.S. Faculty Scholar grant will be available for Academic Year 2014-2015.

Selection Criteria: The final review and selection of proposals will be conducted by VEF and evaluation panels of prominent U.S. scientists and professors. A conference call interview of the U.S. Faculty Scholar finalists will be conducted as the last phase of the selection process. Criteria for selection of proposals will include the following:
-Academic qualifications to teach the proposed course(s) and prior experience in international education
-Quality of the proposed teaching plan, which includes an appropriate selection of course(s) and teaching location(s), a clear plan of teaching and training, and effective use of resources.
-Likelihood of capacity building at the Vietnamese university and of sustainable outcomes, such as improved teaching methods and ongoing partnerships.
-Commitment of support from the host Vietnamese and the home U.S. institutions.

Notification: Application will be notified by mid April 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 28, 2014.

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