think: international CWRU Newsletter, January 30, 2015

  • Phase II of the International Strategic Plan Open For Comments


News and Announcements 

Global Talk Series 2015

2016-17 Core Fulbright Scholar Program Competition OPENS February 2, 2015:

Funding Opportunities

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is currently accepting applications for the International Education Administrators Program (IEA) in France and Germany. Two-week IEA seminars help international education professionals and senior higher education administrators create empowering connections with the societal, cultural, and higher education systems of other countries (App Deadline: February 2, 2015)

Fulbright Scholar Opportunities:
Arctic Initiative (International App Deadline: February 2, 2015 / U.S. App Deadline: February 16, 2015)

The 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad (Summer Program Deadline: February 3, 2015)

World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship provides up to $25,000 to conduct development-related PhD research (App Deadline: February 11, 2015)

The Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship offers generous funding to students in doctoral programs at U.S. institutions who are pursuing China-related research across a broad range of fields in the arts, education, humanities and social sciences (App Deadline Extended: February 12, 2015)

Center for International Affairs
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The Center for International Affairs provides leadership, expertise, and support to the Case Western Reserve University community, cultivating a dynamic international presence and inspiring a culture of global understanding and responsibility.


Phase II of the International Strategic Plan Open For Comments

The Center for International Affairs invites the campus community to review and discuss the current draft of Phase II of the plan for internationalization. Phase II of the plan for internationalization, which can be read in full here, has been developed incorporating and building upon the existing guiding principles of Phase I, the achievements of the past four years, and the changing needs of CWRU and its constituents. The Center is hosting two upcoming open forums where recommendations for Phase II of the plan for internationalization will be presented and the campus community is invited to deliberate and provide input:

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Adelbert Hall, Toepfer Room

Monday, March 2nd 2015
Tinkham Veale University Center, Room 134 (Senior Classroom)


In January, 2012, the CWRU community adopted the first ever Plan for Internationalization (Phase I)By collaborating with and supporting faculty, staff, and students, many of the measurable recommendations set forth in the Phase I have been met or are on target to be met within the coming years. Moreover, CWRU’s vision and mission as set forth in CWRU’s new strategic plan 2013-2018 Think Beyond the Possible demonstrates a continuing commitment to promoting international endeavors and expanding CWRU on the world stage.

Phase II of the Plan for Internationalization concentrates more on graduate and professional students, research, and alumni. In addition, Phase II contains several specific recommendations—such as the recommendation regarding communication—that will provide the infrastructure and support to move the university towards its objective of fully realizing its international potential.

We look forward to the discussion and hearing your thoughts.




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