International Professional Development

International Programs provides numerous international professional development opportunities for faculty.

For information on any of the opportunities below, contact William Hayden, director of international programs, by email at william.hayden@austincc.edu or phone at (512) 223.7689.

ACC International Programs opportunities

ACC Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposals

All full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to submit proposals to International Programs to develop faculty-led study abroad programs based on ACC credit courses.  Proposals for workforce education, health sciences, and STEM disciplines are encouraged.   Access the faculty-led study abroad proposal form here, or contact William Hayden, director of International Programs, (512) 223.7689, for more information. 

International Programs Faculty Grant

All full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to apply for the Internationalizing Curriculum, Courses, and Instruction (ICCI) grant for AY 2014-2015. International Programs will award four $2,000 grants.

The ICCI grant funds projects for internationalizing curriculum and instruction to foster an awareness of global issues among students and support the college’s Student Success Initiative goals.

Applications are due by May 31, 2015, and grant awards will be announced in June 2015. Grant projects must be completed within 12 months of the grant award date.

Access the ICCI grant application here, or contact William Hayden, director of International Programs, (512) 223.7689, for more information.

Other opportunities

The Institute for International Education

IIE is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1919 to promote international education and training. IIE administers the Fulbright Scholars Program (below) through its Council for International Exchange of Scholars. In addition, IIE is a valuable gateway for researching international professional development and training opportunities. Learn more.

The 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to accommodate better the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2014. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit click here or contactscholars@iie.org.

American Councils for International Education

Is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Intensive Summer Language Institutes Program taking place in Alexandria, Egypt and Changchun, China. The application deadline is March 2, 2012. This program provides fully funded fellowships for U.S. faculty to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic and Chinese.

The Intensive Summer Language Institutes are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education. The ISLI program is open to current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages.

IREX International Fellowships for U.S. Scholars and Professionals

IREX sponsors a range of grant opportunities for masters, predoctoral, and postdoctoral researchers a as well as for professionals and policymakers. For nearly 40 years, IREX has supported more than 6,000 fellows in their academic and professional careers. Fellowship opportunities include:

  • Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program
  • Short-Term Travel Grants Program
  • U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program
  • Regional Policy Symposium

Follow this link for information and applications.

GOETHE-INSTITUT USA Transatlantic Outreach Program

The Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) provides a two-week, all-expenses-paid summer study tour to Germany for social science educators providing exposure to German government, education, and business systems, as well as cultural experiences, that contribute to internationalizing social science curriculum. Follow this link for more information.