Call for Applications: 2013 Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)

Fellowship Opportunity for University Faculty Members from Eurasia &Southeast Europe


The JFDP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State (ECA).  American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, an American non-profit, non-governmental organization, receives a grant from ECA to manage the JFDP and oversee each participant’s successful completion of the program.


The JFDP provides university instructors with a semester-long opportunity to engage in curriculum development and explore alternative teaching methodologies; expand their knowledge in their fields of study; gather new teaching materials and resources; and, develop relationships between universities and their home universities.  JFDP Fellows work with faculty members at universities in theUnited States.  Individuals may apply for fields in the humanities and social sciences.  Each JFDP Fellow will spend a total of five (5) months (January-May 2013) in theUnited States.


The competition is open to citizens from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.  In addition, to qualify for a JFDP Fellowship, an applicant must:


:: hold a university degree;

:: currently teach full-time at an institution of higher education in the country of citizenship;

:: have at least two years of full-time teaching experience at an institution of higher education; and,

:: be highly proficient in the English language.


Application deadline is June 18, 2012.


For applications and more information, please contact American Councils for International Education:


20A Kazybek Bi St, 4th floor

Almaty 050010

Tel (727) 2598801/2/3