International Resources

Opportunities from the National Science Foundation

Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)

OISE funds awards that will promote research excellence through international collaboration and develop the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers. Programs include the following:

 

Resources for Universities

Academia Cotopaxi

Academia Cotopaxi, a U.S. State Department recognized American international school in Quito, Ecuador, is seeking contacts for mutually beneficial research initiative partnerships that can enhance experiences for its students and faculty. Located in a volcanic corridor and one of the most ecologically diverse environments on earth, Academia Cotopaxi serves 570 students representing over 30 nationalities from pre-K to 12. All instruction is in English, and the curriculum is modeled on the best of U.S. and international schools. For more information, visit the school’s website or email the Director, Dr. William F. Johnston.

Asia Nano Forum

The Asia Nano Forum is a network for sharing information and promoting collaborations around nanotechnology.

Charles Darwin Research Station

The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) provides scientific research and technical information to support conservation of the Galapagos archipelago. The organization encourages international volunteers.

Collaborations with Schools, Universities, and Other Institutions in India

The Report from Dr. Sonia Ortega’s trip to India in September 2006. Dr. Ortega, Program Director for NSF’s GK-12 Program, visited several institutions to explore opportunities for GK-12 PIs, fellows, and teachers to collaborate with projects and peers in India. A summary of the places and people visited and potential venues for partnerships is provided.

Consortium of Affiliates for International Programs (CAIP)

CAIP is a network of scientific and engineering societies active in the international dimension of their disciplines.

Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development (CORDIS)

CORDIS is managed by the Publications Office of the European Union. It contains information about all 7th Framework Programme proposals and how to apply (see EU 7th Framework below).

Cosmos Education

A non-profit organization, Cosmos Education is centered on improving science education in developing countries through the role of science and technology in health, environment, and sustainable development

EU 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7)

FP7 is the home site for the European Union Research program (see CORDIS above).

Fullbright Scholar Program

The Fullbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.

Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE)

The Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE)
is sponsored by SUNY Stony Brook, with a special focus on Madagascar.

Institute of International Education

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education provides education and training to individuals in more than 250 programs.

International Coalition for Children and the Environment (ICCE)

ICCE engages youth-serving and environmental organizations, government, and the private sector in support of service learning and youth leadership programs around areas of the environment and sustainability.

International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER)

ILTER provides information and contacts for this network of scientists engaged in long-term, site-based ecological and socio-economic research.

Nanotechnology Group, Inc.

The goal of Nanotechnology Group, Inc., is to facilitate and develop global nano science education.

Organization for Tropical Studies

The Organization for Tropical Studies is a consortium of 63 universities and research institutions from the U.S., Latin America, and Australia that conducts graduate and undergraduate education, facilitates research, participates in tropical forest conservation, maintains three biological stations in Costa Rica, and conducts environmental education programs.

Post Graduate Research Opportunities in Italy
Peace Corps / Paul D. Coverdell Worldwise Schools

Visit their website for publications, lessons plans, and other resources related to understanding other cultures, community development, and promoting tolerance.

Research Opportunities in Germany

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), a German Academic Exchange Service, awards research grants primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Funding may also be granted to recent PhDs who would like to conduct research.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Located in the Panama Canal Zone, the STRI provides opportunities for long-term ecological studies in the tropics.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

SINGA is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, the National University of Singapore, and the Nanyang Technological University. PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab and supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers.

UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) website contains information about UNESCO-sponsored projects and opportunities in K-16 education.

Village of Life Outreach Project

A current focus of the Village of Life Outreach Project, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is providing health and education improvements to people in Tarime District of Tanzania, East Africa.

Resources for Teachers

Earthwatch Institute

Teachers of all subjects and grade levels may apply to join Earthwatch expeditions. Fellows participate on a funded expedition assignment, and return with experiences that can be used for creating and implementing exciting lesson/unit plans that reflect the knowledge gained from time in the field. Educator fellows are ambassadors of environmentalism, cutting edge field research, and local involvement in classrooms across the country. Visit the Earthwatch Institute website for details.

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

This exchange program involves a year, semester, or six-week direct exchange of a teaching position with a counterpart in another country, teaching the same subject and at the same grade level.

Global Exchange Resources (GER)

GER promotes improvements in elementary and middle school mathematics instruction and learning by providing materials, workshops and consulting services to teachers, schools, and districts.

Global Explorers

This non-profit group organizes international travel workshops for students and teachers. Sites include Costa Rica, the Amazon rainforest, Tanzania, and the Yucatan Jungle. A goal of Global Explorers is to provide an educational program that will help students become responsible, tolerant global citizens. The four core academic areas — science, culture, service, and leadership — work together to help students understand that they are part of a much larger, interconnected world, and that their actions have an impact on that world. Global Explorers helps to instill the knowledge and skills necessary to inspire responsible and effective action.

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

GLOBE promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations about the dynamics of Earth’s environment.

International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)

A global network that enables teachers and students from around the world to use the Internet and other new technologies to collaborate on projects. For more information, visit the iEARN website.

Institute of International Education

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education provides education and training to individuals in more than 250 programs.

International Coalition for Children and the Environment

Engages youth-serving and environmental organizations, government, and the private sector in support of service learning and youth leadership programs around areas of the environment and sustainability.

Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

The governments of both the United States and Japan fund this exchange program, which is designed to introduce Japanese and U.S. K-12 educators to each others’ cultures and education systems and to enhance ESD-related curricula in both countries. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness of ESD-oriented school programs and deepen a sense of global interconnectedness in four vital areas: food and sustainable nutrition; environment; energy and resources; and international understanding and cooperation.

Peace Corps / Paul D. Coverdell Worldwise Schools

Visit their website for publications, lessons plans, and other resources related to understanding other cultures, community development, and promoting tolerance.

UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) website contains information about UNESCO-sponsored projects and opportunities in K-16 education.