Conferences and Events
The National Association of Fellowships Advisors participates in a variety of conferences and other events throughout the year.
The 4th Biennial Conference of NAFA
NAFA in Washington: Scholarships in a National Context
Wednesday, July 25th-Saturday, July 28th
Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
"Scholarships in a National Context" is the theme of this year's conference. Capitalizing on our location in Washington, DC, we will present programming on the political institutions that create and define scholarship programs (such as embassies, Congress, and the State Department).
The conference will address:
Early bird registration (before May 1): $500 for NAFA members; $575 for non-members
Late registration (May 1-Friday, June 29): $550 for NAFA members; $625 for non-members
Hotel-related expenses are separate from the conference fee. NAFA has reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott at Metro Center at a special rate of $169/night plus tax. Hotel reservations may be made online, using the special link provided on the NAFA website, or by calling the Marriott reservations at 800-228-9290 or 202-737-2200. Those making their reservations by phone must provide our group code-nafnafa-to get the special room rate.
The NAFA block of rooms is available only from Tuesday, July 24th-Saturday, July 28th. Reservations that fall outside of these dates cannot be made through the Internet.
Contact Paula Warrick (Warrick@american.edu; 202-885-1817) as soon as possible if:
Reservations made after June 25th are subject to availability and increased rates.
Marriott Rewards program members only: You cannot sign up to receive Rewards points through the online reservation site. Instead, you should provide your Rewards account number when you arrive at the hotel. Your new Rewards points will be valid only after you have completed your stay in Washington.
Reserve your room at the Marriott
Conference registration, less a $25 cancellation fee, is refundable if notice is received by June 1. Substitutions are allowed. Now-shows forfeit conference registration.
Wednesday, July 25th
Early afternoon: 2 optional pre-conference events
--Pre-conference "boot camp" for new advisors
--Pre-conference session for veteran advisors (most likely a Capitol Hill site visit)
Late afternoon (4 p.m.): Conference begins. Our opening event will be an Embassy Workshop and Reception. The workshop will focus on scholarships offered by foreign governments to students who are U.S. citizens.
Thursday, July 26th
At this yearís NAFA Conference, we are bringing some of Dc is Embassy Rowî to you. At the Embassy and International Foundation Fair, you will be able to speak one-on-one with representatives of non-US scholarship foundations, of embassies, and of higher education systems about opportunities for American students abroad.
AustriaAustrian Teaching Assistantship Program For Americans with at least a Bachelor's degree and intermediate level German skills to spend an academic year in Austria as salaried English teaching assistants.
Canada*NEW* Killam Fellowships Program Provides $10,000 (US) for exceptional undergraduates from the United States to study in Canada for one or two semesters.
FranceChateaubriand Fellowship (a.k.a. Bourse Chateaubriand) Funds doctoral and postdoctoral student research in France (including stipend, health insurance, and limited per diem). Teaching Assistant Program in France For Americans after their third year of college who are proficient in French to spend 6-9 months in France as salaried English teaching assistants. CampusFrance, a portal for American students who wish to pursue higher education in France.
GermanyRobert Bosch Foundation Fellowship program that enables young American professionals to participate in an intensive work and study program in Germany. DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service) Offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and universities of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars, for study and research in Germany.
JapanJapan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Invites young overseas graduates to be paid assistants in foreign language education at elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Offers seven types of government-sponsored scholarships to study in Japan for students of specific academic disciplines. Also provides scholarships for undergraduates to study abroad in Japan.
SpainNorth American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain Grantees work as English language assistant teachers for an academic year in one of ten autonomous regions in Spain.
SwitzerlandThinkSwiss Fellowship Fellowship funding 2-3 months of research with an existing research team at any Swiss university.
The UK's international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
*NEW* Scottish International Scholarship Programme This scholarship, which is expanding to include students from the United States, covers the tuition fees for a Masterís program in Scotland of up to 12 months, as well as roundtrip airfare and living expenses. Wales International Consortium
Organization to promote Wales as a study destination for higher education to students worldwide. Its membership includes all higher educations institutions in Wales as well as the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.
Proposal for Panels and Workshops
Submission Deadline: Mar. 16, 2007
To propose a panel, please submit a 300-400-word abstract indicating the following:
Proposal for Papers
Submission Deadline: Mar. 16, 2007
Members may prefer to propose a paper for an open session. Papers should be approximately 15 minutes in length. To propose a paper, please submit a 250-word abstract indicating the title and probable contents. Your proposal should also address your intended audience (new advisors, seasoned veterans, or general).
Submission and Notification
Proposals should be prepared as PDF or Word documents and e-mailed to Paula Warrick at Warrick@american.edu. A conference committee will review all of the proposals and will notify presenters by Monday, April 16, 2007.
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