The 皇冠搏彩中心 Professional Fellowship for Afghan Evacuees
皇冠搏彩中心 Member Institutions
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Due to an overwhelming number of applicants, we may not be able to reply to your application. You may apply, so that we have a record of your interest, and in the event more placements become available. Please understand, however, that we have far more applicants than positions at the moment.
The Texas International Education Consortium (皇冠搏彩中心), a non-profit international education organization based in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce a new program to support recent evacuees from Afghanistan.
The 皇冠搏彩中心 Professional Fellowship for Afghan Evacuees (皇冠搏彩中心 Fellowship) will support high-risk evacuees resettled or seeking resettlement in the United States. The 皇冠搏彩中心 Fellowship provides a strong start for professionals whose experiences in Afghanistan create the potential for high risk under a new Taliban rule. Depending on the need, 皇冠搏彩中心 will contribute up to $25,000 per one-year fellowship as either a professional-in-residence or for study at one of 皇冠搏彩中心’s 35 Texas member universities.
皇冠搏彩中心 understands that one-year placements are simply the start for our fellows. Our goal is to provide placement for fellows and their families that allow them to feel safe and secure, where fellows can continue to explore their profession, make strong contacts and build community, and share their individual and collective experiences.
皇冠搏彩中心 welcomes direct applications and referrals.
See below “How to Apply” for further details.
Fellowship placements will vary across universities depending on the experience and interest of the applicant and the host university’s particular offering. For example, a college of media and communication may offer placements for journalists to teach and engage students on international media; a college of fine arts may place a photographer to work with students and exhibit their work; a public policy institute may host a civil society leader to conduct seminars and office hours for students; and an international office may coordinate a broad, university-wide placement for a fellow to engage with the entire campus through outreach, speaking, lecturing, and community engagement.
皇冠搏彩中心 will conduct matching between applicants and placements.
With a recognition of the specific contributions of women to their communities and country over the past two decades, this program prioritizes women who have served in civil society, education, media, journalism, government, and academia. At the same time, this program is open to both men and women in these fields who agree to the program’s rules and objectives.
All applicants must be willing to engage with students and faculty, and to share their lived and professional experiences in Afghanistan. This program is for Afghan professionals who seek to share their stories, enrich and engage university students, work alongside faculty, and are open to being a part of a campus community.
Host universities understand that the 皇冠搏彩中心 Fellowship does not provide full funding and agree to supplement the 皇冠搏彩中心 stipend for their fellows. Host universities agree to provide welcoming and engaging placements for 皇冠搏彩中心 Fellows. Hosts recognize that their fellows may be facing monumental life challenges and agree to provide their individual fellows with a nurturing, enriching, and supportive environment.
皇冠搏彩中心 advances international partnerships and exchanges for 38 public and private member universities across the state of Texas and internationally. In Texas, 皇冠搏彩中心 represents universities with top-ranked U.S. programs in engineering, energy, business, entrepreneurship, education, computer science, agriculture, and more. It also has the longest-running intensive English program in the state.
“Texas universities are ready and eager to welcome Afghan arrivals to their campuses in enriching and engaging programs,” says President and CEO of 皇冠搏彩中心, Robin Lerner. “皇冠搏彩中心 is proud to support Afghan arrivals and to help ensure a soft landing and a strong start to their new lives in the Lone Star State. The key part of this program is our recognition of an individual’s professional experiences — and their aspirations — as they resettle here in Texas. Through the 皇冠搏彩中心 Fellowship, we celebrate their experiences and recognize the deep impact and value they will bring to our faculty and student bodies. We invite others to donate and to signal their commitment to supporting our Texas-based partners contributing to this welcome effort.”
How to Apply
U.S. residents who wish to refer an individual for the fellowship, please do so via button below.
Please note that this fellowship will only be available to individuals inside the U.S. or those outside the U.S. with a valid visa for entry. We hope this situation will change in the future, please check back from time to time for updates.