The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) has announced a call for proposals for its U.S. Faculty Scholar Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. The goal of the program is to build the relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam through educational exchanges, and further efforts to build a strong science and technology educational system in Vietnam.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens holding an academic position of associate professor, professor or emeritus professor. Classes must be taught in English in a science- or technology-related field for one or two full academic terms. Teaching may take place in Vietnam or by videoconference from the U.S. VEF requires at least two one-week sessions in Vietnam at the beginning and end of the course. Each proposal selected for funding will receive a grant of up to $55,000 from VEF.

Fulton Engineering’s Office of Global Outreach and Executive Education is coordinating applications and will facilitate an introduction to a faculty peer in Vietnam. For proposals that are funded, GOEE will coordinate broadcast of the online course from a media classroom in Tempe. The Vietnamese faculty peer will manage administration of the course.

GOEE’s Vietnamese University partners have identified courses of interest for proposals.

More detail on the program is available in the VEF announcement (pdf).

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2013. For more information, contact David Hill, davidhill@asu.edu.

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