The Avery Dennison Foundation InvEnt (Invention + Entrepreneurship) Scholarship Program is designed to recognize and reward invention, innovation and excellence in high-achieving students studying in the fields of science, engineering and technology at selected higher education institutions in India. The scholarship is primarily merit-based. Selected students will receive US $1,300 scholarship to be used in their studies. These scholarship awards are part of a unique and prestigious program offered by the Avery Dennison Foundation to inspire the spirit of invention among college students.

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The Cargill Global Scholars Program (CGSP) is a distinctive scholarship opportunity that not only provides financial support, but offers leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program. Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing university students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill's world of food, agriculture and risk management. Students who are selected as Cargill Global Scholars will receive scholarship funds of up to US$2,500 per year for up to three years and will be invited to take part in a series of leadership and enrichment activities.

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Exchange Study Tours

Forest PLUS

Forest Plus Study Tour2

Forest – PLUS is a USAID funded five-year sustainable landscapes program supporting the Government of India (GOI), under the Partnership for Land Use Science program (Forest-PLUS) awarded to Tetra Tech. The Forest-PLUS Program includes study tours to the U.S. The first study tour comprised of 10 Indian forest experts who attended a 2 week program in December 2013 steered by Michigan State University focused on an introduction to the latest developments in carbon monitoring in forests. As a part of the second study tour (June-July, 2014), 9 Indian forest experts attended a two week program steered by Tetra Tech ARD focused on exchanging ideas and experiences with forestry professionals working for US Federal Government Departments responsible for managing forested areas, Non-Profit/Thank Tanks, and Academia. Institute of International Education (IIE) provided comprehensive services to study tour participants for their visit to US and back focusing on the preparations and logistical arrangements to be done in India.

Community Colleges

Community College Team

The U.S. Embassy in Delhi partnered with IIE/South Asia to foster U.S.-India dialogue on potential benefits and challenges associated with implementing the U.S. community college model in India. In June 2013, IIE/India office hosted representatives from U.S community colleges on behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) who met with government officials, education administrators, and private sector representatives across the country to develop better understanding of the Indian higher education sector, the potential for expanding the community college model in India, and to explore possibilities for potential partnerships.

During the U.S. India Higher Education Dialogue organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development at New Delhi on 25 June 2013, a new IIE White Paper sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in India was released. "The U.S. Community College Model: Potential for Applications" in India reflected a focus on education to equip young people with the skills they need to compete globally and in new fields. As a part of future endeavours with regards to community college support, IIE India organized a capacity building study visit to select U.S. community colleges for Indian educators and administrators of community colleges in India. This study tour was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy/New Delhi and administered by IIE. This capacity building program, in coordination with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), enabled the Indian educators/administrators to participate in a number of training activities focused on implementing and sustaining partnerships with community colleges in U.S. They visited to select community colleges and industries in addition to meeting with key stakeholders from March 22-30, 2014.

Joint Task Force Meeting for Community Colleges

Community College Team

During the week of 17th November 2014, the Government of India and the U.S. Embassy/New Delhi hosted a series of events to discuss and facilitate the collaboration of the two nations in the field of Higher Education. This involved discussing the U.S. support of the new education and training initiatives of the Prime Minister of India, as well as build upon the Obama Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative. One of the key issues to be focused during this event was the facilitation of the Community College initiative in India.

The India-U.S. Higher Education Dialogue was held on 17th November, 2014. Members representing the Indian and American governments as well as American and Indian institutes of education convened to develop a plan for implementation of the (MoU) signed between the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). As a part of the event, the issue of Community Colleges in India was discussed in a closed meeting of the Joint Task Force on Community Colleges during which representatives from American and Indian Community Colleges, as well as the Indian government, American Embassy and U.S. State Department, discussed how U.S. can help India build upon its current Community Colleges program. In another session co-chaired by senior officials of departments of education for both the governments, the topics of technology in education, the establishment of new Indian Institutes of Technology, and the United States' involvement in Prime Minister Modi's Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) were discussed by education administrators, members of the Industry and government officials from both countries. The members of the two panels also discussed the challenges and possibilities of working together to promote education in India.

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program (GEFSLP) began in 1987 in Mexico and has grown to support outstanding students in higher education in 14 countries (at present 10 countries) around the world, including India. The program initially provided traditional financial support for university education, but has developed into an exciting Leadership Development Program to complement the student's academic program. The program creates opportunities for students to develop and realize their potential by providing them with practical training and leadership development. The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Scholar-Leaders program on behalf of the GE Foundation. 2013 -14 is the 14th year of the scholarship announcement in India.

Each year selected students participate in a 4 days leadership development workshop named "Energize to Innovate" at John F. Welch Technology Center (GE R&D Center), Bangalore. One of the scholars has shared his experience of being a GEFSLP scholar and participating in the workshop.

In the words of a GEFSLP Scholar (126 KB, PDF)

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The Institute of International Education (IIE) has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to implement the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded India Support for Teacher Education Program (In-STEP), aimed to build capacity of 110 teacher educators from India in an inspiring process of professional transformation enabling them contributing to improved educational outcomes for Indian students. IIE supported the implementation of U.S. study tours for the program. Working closely with USAID and the Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), IIE/India office provided in-country support to ASU in need assessment to understand participants' expectations from the tour, orient them with expected outcomes from them and gather information for ASU to develop technological survey for the participants; curriculum design; mid-course evaluation visits and study tour logistics planning.

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A partnership between the Institute of International Education and the Harvard School of Public Health, the highly-selective Maternal Health Young Champions (MHYC) program aims to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity by cultivating a cadre of emerging public health leaders equipped with the skills, vision and long-term commitment to improve maternal health worldwide. Maternal Health Young Champions are students or young graduates in public health or a related field who are committed to improving maternal mortality and morbidity through either research or innovative field work in their home country. The Young Champions are matched with mentors and placed with a host organization for a nine-month research or field project internship focusing on a particular area of maternal health. Young Champions also receive leadership training and attend the Global Maternal Health Conference. The MHYC Program 2012-13 Cohort concluded with a celebratory event organized at New Delhi on November 19, 2013 where all Young Champions were felicitated for the successful completion of their fellowship and outstanding contribution to Maternal Health.

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NYU Abu Dhabi

What is NYU Abu Dhabi?

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is working in partnership with New York University to identify talented students from around the world to attend New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi). NYU has designed a visionary new model for higher education at the crossroads of the world—Abu Dhabi—combining the best of a research university education with the advantage of a liberal arts, sciences, and engineering curriculum. As one of the world's largest and most experienced international education organizations, IIE is uniquely positioned to conduct outreach around the world on behalf of this paradigm-shifting institution. Our shared vision to shape future leaders and create true global citizens makes this a powerful collaboration.

Who Should Apply?

NYU Abu Dhabi has a student body that represents the top of the world's talent pool for academic and personal achievement. NYU Abu Dhabi students share a joy for learning across disciplines, an insatiable curiosity about the world, a strong sense of community building, and an intuitive understanding of bridging cultures.

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The Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with the Verizon Foundation has launched a program to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education among Indian girls at the secondary school level. The program will offer selected girl students and teachers with innovative tools for teaching and learning Science and Mathematics and mentorship opportunities to inspire and prepare students for post-secondary education and careers paths.

Learn more about the Verizon Innovative Learning Program (VILP)

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