think: international CWRU Newsletter, November 21, 2014

  • New Scholarships for Study in China
  • Faculty Seed Grants


News and Announcements 

Global Talk Series 2014-2015

International Student Success Series: Fall 2014 Schedule

think: Fall/Winter 2014 (Global Reach)

New Fulbright Scholar Opportunities:
  1. Visiting Faculty Development Programs designed to bring Junior Iraqi, Lebanese, and Palestinian scholars to U.S. host institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. (App Deadlines vary between late November 2014 and January 2015)
  2. Postdoctoral Awards (App Deadline: January 15, 2015)
  3. Arctic Initiative  (International App Deadline:February 2, 2015 / U.S. App Deadline: February 16, 2015)

Call for Peer Reviewers: Core Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Specialist Program

Funding Opportunities

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: January 29, 2015)

The 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad (Fellows and Scholars Program Deadline: January 20, 2015 | Summer Program Deadline: February 3, 2015)


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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.


New Scholarship for CWRU Students to Study in China: Application Process is Now Open


Starting in fall 2015, the Chinese government will provide two full scholarships to Case Western Reserve University students to study for a semester or academic year in China. The scholarships will include tuition and accommodation fees, living allowances, and medical insurance for an academic year.

This past spring, CWRU met with Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in New York to discuss the scholarship program and in August a memorandum of understanding was signed formalizing the commitment.

The opening of the scholarship application process coincides with the announcement of the United States and the People’s Republic of China approving a reciprocal visa agreement. The new arrangement will allow American and Chinese students to receive multiple-entry visas for a longer amount of time, in essence increasing the ease of students traveling back and forth.

Students interested in applying for one of the scholarships should contact the
Office of Education Abroad at


Faculty Seed Grant Proposals Due December 1st 

Seed grants to enhance internationalization are again available to faculty at Case Western Reserve University. The awards, offered through the Center for International Affairs, are available up to $7500, and the Center for International Affairs will work with recipients to secure additional external funding, as necessary.
"The Center for International Affairs has provided over $100,000 to fund over 15 different projects over the last three years,” says Molly Watkins, Executive Director for International Affairs. “We are excited to see what proposals are submitted this year.”
For 2015, the call is specific to projects that meet one of the two criteria or both:
  1. The project is focused on internationalizing the curriculum or co-curriculum, including, but not limited to, internationalizing a course or a degree program, and/or
  2. The project is focused on a sustainable initiative in Brazil.
Examples of the kinds of expenditures that are eligible for support include:
  • The development and implementation of sustainable faculty-designed semester-long study abroad programs
  • The development and implementation of sustainable international research projects involving undergraduate students in Brazil
  • The development of new international and cross-discipline curricula.
Proposals, due December 1st, will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the proposed project and its relevance to the stated criteria. Visit the Center for International Affairs website for more information about the grants.

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