International Travel Award for Distinguished Service in Educational Reform

We are pleased to announce the 2015 CIES International Travel Award for Distinguished Service in Educational Reform. The travel award was established through an endowment from George Soros and the Open Society Institute (OSI) under the leadership of CIES former president Gita Steiner-Khamsi, and expanded under CIES former president Ratna Ghosh. This award was established to encourage distinguished researchers and practitioners from developing countries to participate in CIES conferences. Launched at the 2009 CIES conference, the endowment facilitates the participation of international education experts who serve in countries where international projects are implemented.

Up to 10 awards of $1,000 each will be awarded for the 2015 Conference in Washington, D.C. Conference participants from developing countries with at least five (5) years of professional experience in educational development are eligible to apply. Applicants are reminded that they may only receive one CIES award for travel. This award may be used for hotel accommodations, but such accommodations must be made at the host hotel, the Washington Hilton.

Submission Deadline: December 29, 2014

Awardees will be notified by January 12, 2015

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A complete application includes:

  • The application form
  • A copy of your CIES 2015 abstract submission
  • Your resume or CV
  • A 500 word personal statement (save as: LastName_FirstName_CIESTravelAward_PS.docx)

Please send all components of your completed application in one email to and write ‘CIES 2015 INT’L TRAVEL GRANT’ in the subject line. Thank you for your interest!