The Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education

IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnership programs in practice today. There are four award categories for 2018.

Nomination Deadline: October 13, 2017

2018 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award Categories

Category 1: Internationalizing the Campus
Advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities and creatively integrating international students into university life.

Category 2: Study Abroad
Providing innovative programs and services to make study abroad accessible to a broader student population. Special emphasis on specific efforts that led to a strong increase in study abroad participation.

Category 3: Best Practices in International Partnerships
Recognizing strategic, comprehensive and innovative international partnership efforts with emphasis on connecting globally through research opportunities.

Category 4: Internationalizing the Community College
Creating innovative programs and services, including study abroad, to make international opportunities accessible to community college students.

To apply for the 2018 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award:

  • Download the application form
  • Please e-mail your full completed application, along with a letter of support from your institution's President or Chief Academic Officer, to

Please submit your nomination electronically by October 13, 2017 to If you have any questions about nominating for the Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, please send an e-mail to

Award Process and Eligibility

Nomination Deadline: October 13, 2017

IIENetwork members around the world are eligible for the Heiskell Award. For information about IIENetwork membership, please contact or visit IIENetwork Membership. Nominations will be reviewed by the internal and external Heiskell Award Evaluation Committees in November.

Award winners will be contacted in December 2017.

If you are selected as a winner or honorable mention recipient, IIE's public affairs team will work with you and your campus public information office to develop press materials and a web page featuring your program prior to the public announcement.

Winning programs will be recognized at IIE's Best Practices Conference in NYC on March 16, 2018. All winning programs will be showcased on the IIENetwork website and in the IIENetworker magazine. Winners will be presented with an award certificate and a $1,000 prize (shared by the winning institutions in the partnership categories).