You first need to check whether you are eligible for this program. Once you’ve confirmed eligibility, you can begin your application. You can complete and submit an application online or by mail.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations as needed. Materials are available in alternative formats (e.g., Braille, electronic, large print) upon request.

Application Process for Fellows

DEADLINE EXTENDED! All Fellow applications (online and mail) must be received by JANUARY 6, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

 

Application Process for Host

All host applications must be received by January 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

 

Selection Process for Fellows

Applicant screening. A panel of disability and education experts and ADA International Fellowship Program staff will review all applications and select those individuals whose applications meet the program objectives. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in an interview.

Candidate interviews. Candidates will be invited to participate in a 45–minute individual interview that will be in English and conducted by a panel member and a program staff member. The purpose of the interview is two-fold: 1) to explore your ideas for a proposed project addressing a policy or practice issues related to disability and inclusive education in your home country or community, and 2) to ascertain your English language proficiency.  The interview will be conducted via Skype or similar online platform. Disability accommodations will be made upon request.

Candidate selection and next steps. The panel and program staff team with input from the U.S. State Department Program Officer will make final decisions after interviewing all potential candidates. All candidates – successful and unsuccessful – will be notified of the results. Successful candidates will be assigned a program staff member who will then work to match the program participant with a host site in the U.S. based on the participant’s goals and training objectives.

 

Selection Process for Hosts

Applicant screening.  Screening of host applications will be a two-step process that occurs after Fellows are selected. Program staff will review all applications and select those that meet the program objectives, and then review selected applications to identify matches between the Fellows goals and training objectives, and the opportunities offered by the host site.

Candidate interviews. Selected host candidates will be invited to participate in a short interview and discussion with program staff. The purpose of the interview is to ask clarifying questions based on the potential match between the opportunities offered by the host site and the Fellow’s goals and training objectives.

Candidate selection and next steps. The program staff team with input from the U.S. State Department Program Officer will make final decisions after interviewing all potential hosts and reviewing potential matches. All host candidates – successful and unsuccessful – will be notified of the results. Program staff will then communicate with the matched Fellow and host together to initiate introductions and information-sharing prior to the Fellow’s travel.