UASP fellows focus on a broad range of management themes, many of which are new to the field of higher education management in their countries. Themes include: Alumni Relations, Community Relations, Faculty Development, Fundraising and Development, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Integration of Teaching and Research, Quality Assurance, Research Management, Strategic Planning, Student Services, Technology Transfer, University Consortia, University Financing and Budget Management, University Governance/Trustees.
Following the fellowship opportunity, fellows can apply for Pilot Project Grants to jumpstart reform projects at their home universities.
Graduate students from Eurasia interested in studying in the US can now apply for the Muskie program. Application materials and complete eligibility requirements are available online. Completed applications, including all supplemental materials, are due November 8, 2010.
The Department of State’s 2011 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program brings emerging leaders in key professional fields from Eurasia to the United States for one to two years of graduate study at institutions across the United States. Through their academic studies, internships, and community service, fellows come in close contact with Americans and make direct connections with American universities, businesses, social-service organizations, schools, and other institutions, allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of US values and ideals, such as democratic leadership.
Additional information could be found on the IREX portal - http://www.irex.org/.