UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT PROGRAM
Overview of the IREX University Administration Support Program
With primary support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, IREX has designed the University Administration Support Program (UASP) to contribute to improving administration in a selected number of public universities in the following countries: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine. Program elements include:
Fellowships in University Administration. IREX provides competitively awarded short-term fellowships for mid and senior-level university administrators to spend approximately eight weeks with counterparts at respected US public universities to research and build a case study in a specific area of university management. The case studies are used to guide participants and their colleagues in implementing sustainable reforms at their home institutions. The results are published and disseminated to the academic community.
Pilot Project Grants. Fellows in university administration will be eligible to compete for grants to support pilot reform projects at their home universities upon their return home.
Eligibility Requirements for the Fellowships in University AdministrationApplicants must:
Current IREX employees and consultants and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) are not eligible to compete in any IREX-administered grant programs, either as individuals or as the responsible party representing an institutional applicant.
May 1, 2012: Application deadline
June 2012: Semi-finalists interviews and Finalist notification
Mid September – Mid November 2012: Cohort I Fellowship in the United States
Late January – Late March 2013: Cohort II Fellowship in the United States
Submitted applications for the Fellowships in University Administration Program will be reviewed against the following criteria (listed in order of importance):
- Appropriateness of the applicant's position within the university or ministry to influence management practices in the selected topic.
- Relevance of the selected managerial topic to the university's or ministry’s priorities.
- Prior management experience of the applicant.
- Thoroughness and relevance of applicants answers to application questions.
- Ability to converse independently in English.
Finalists and semi-finalists may be called for a telephone or in-person interview.