Multiple positions, International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Washington, DC. Deadline: varies by position.
IREX has a surprising number of positions listed currently, including:
NOTE: IREX started as the International Research Exchange in 1968; they’re a non-profit based in Washington, DC. Their current organizational description says: “IREX is a global development and education organization. We focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We work in more than 100 countries on issues such as education, leadership, information, and youth.” They currently have over 600 employees around the world.
Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program, International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: 30 November 2022.
The CEE Program is a dynamic global network of innovators working with communities to address critical 21st Century issues. CEE equips dedicated visionaries with the expertise, skills, and resources to develop multisector approaches and build healthy and engaged communities in over 100 countries. A transformational leadership development experience, CEE is a year-long program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 21-28, to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good, specifically on issues related to civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, resilience and sustainable development, and youth engagement.
Fellowship components include:
Three-month Practicum in the United States: IREX matches CEE fellows to civil society organizations throughout the United States. Designated supervisors and peers support the fellows through a three-month, hands-on professional practicum.
Leadership and Civic Engagement Academy: CEE fellows explore the program themes through interactive curriculum that includes service learning, face-to-face trainings, mentorship, professional coaching, and inclusion in a global network.
Community Engagement Project: With the help of their U.S. host organization and mentors, CEE fellows design and plan a community engagement project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities.
Community Engagement Project Exchange: Select U.S. hosts and CEE specialists will travel to a CEE alumnus’ country and work collaboratively to support the fellow’s project implementation and bring back what they learn to strengthen communities across the United States or their home country.
Applicants must be age 21-28 at the time of application, living in their home country, that country must be on the list, and be active in community or civil society issues for at least 2 years. Applicants from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups such as women, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people living in rural areas, are particularly encouraged to apply. The program covers all expenses plus a monthly allowance.
Program Coordinators, Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs, IREX, Washington, DC. Deadline: none listed.
IREX has a position posted for Program Coordinators (PC) to support their Education practice in providing administrative support to the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs in the day-to-day administration of program activities including logistics, implementation of initiatives, financial monitoring, and communicating with partner organizations. The PC supports events and management, reporting internally and externally.
NOTE: This position description has no date for when it was posted, or when it expires. If it is already filled, there are many other positions available at IREX, not only in the USA but internationally. IREX started as the International Research Exchange, about 50 years ago. Their current organizational description says: “IREX is a global development and education organization. We focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We work in more than 100 countries on issues such as education, leadership, information, and youth.”
NSF Student Grants for International Research Experiences-Deadline August 21, 2012
The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks applications for its International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any area of research funded by the NSF. The deadline is August 21, 2012.
NSF accepts IRES proposals from U.S.-based academic research institutions, professional societies, or consortia. However, foreign researchers provide the primary research mentorship, but the U.S.-based Principal Investigator (PI) recruits and prepares the U.S. student participants.
IRES proposals must have a unifying research theme that enables a “cohort” experience for participating students. The IRES cohort concept requires that within each IRES project, each participating student must have an individual research project for which he/she is responsible, but these individual projects must also be coordinated to address a unifying research theme. NSF support for these projects runs for three years that will involve support for three separate student cohorts during that time.
NSF anticipates making approximately 12 IRES awards FY 2013, pending quality of proposals and availability of the $2.25 million the agency expects to spend on the program.
The agency recommends that prospective applicants examine an OISE workshop report entitled “Looking Beyond the Borders: A Project Director’s Handbook of Best Practices for International Research Experiences for Undergraduates.”