There are many organizations that give international education grants to students. NAFSA is one of these organizations. It serves the field of international education by providing grant opportunities to overseas educational advisors.
By educational advisors, we mean the people who work with students, scholars and trainees interested in education, research and training in the United States. A vital role is played by them in the development of services and opportunities for NAFSA members.
Educational Testing Services (ETS) generously supports NAFSA. US government affiliated advising center is also eligible to apply for this grant. Before the award is granted a selection committee of overseas educational advisers reviews the applicants.
A grant award of $2,000 is given to be used for the purchase of new equipment or supplies, or it ma be some other kind of thing. The travel grant for overseas educational advisers provides a $2,000 USD travel grant to the overseas educational advisers who need support to attend the NAFSA annual conference.
The eligibility requirement for this grant is that:
• The applicant must be an adviser in one of the certified educational advising centers.
• The applicant must devote at least 50 percent of their professional duties to advising undergraduate /graduate students about the programs that they can pursue in US.
• Preference is given to the advisers who fall under and are subscribed to the NASFA Overseas Educational Advising Professional Network.
• The applicant must not receive any kind of grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), US Department of State to attend the NASFA annual conference and Expo.
The former grants given away by NASFA include the Advisors’ Professional Partnership Program (APPP) that sponsors 10 US based international educators to EducationUSA advising center in 14 countries worldwide.
The purpose of this program is to facilitate international exchange experience that would strengthen the tie and improve the understanding of the role and work of EducationUSA advisers and the US based international educators and their home institutions.
Cooperative Grant Program (COOP) has provided seed funding for 977 creative programs since 1974 involving more than 460,000 US and international students and scholars community member’s faculty and campus staffs. This grant closed its last cycle in 2004 with the summer incentive grant.