Category Archives: Grants

Apply for a Fulbright Scholar Award 2016/17


The Fulbright Scholar Award Catalog has been released for teaching and research opportunities for the 2016/17 academic year.  The online application deadline is Monday, August 3rd, 2015 but it is advised to plan in advance particularly when letters of invitation from international institutions are required.

  • 560 total awards available
  • 173 do NOT require a PhD
  • Several awards mention community college faculty specifically

You can find more information on the application process and other resources here.

Some awards that may particularly interest community college faculty but not limited to;

#6103 Malaysia

#6181 Denmark

#6315 and #6316 Russia

#6433 India

#6438 Kyrgyz Republic

#6451 Barbados and Eastern Caribbean

#6503 Jamaica

#6076 Cambodia

#6107 Philippines

#6118 Vietnam

Many Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) awards world-wide

NOVA has been the leading community college awarded with the most Fulbright Scholars during 2012/13 and 2013/14 with several other faculty recently awarded for 2015/16.


The Fulbright Scholar award is an individual application but NOVA’s Fulbright campus representative, Stacey Bustillos (, is available to provide you with guidance in award selection strategies, tips for writing a competitive application and potential leads for international letters of invitation.


NOVA Hosts Dutch Delegation through VACIE

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Top Row: Karen Bushaw-Newton, Agnes Malicka, Breana Bayraktar Bottom Row: Linda de Mol-Wissink, Coriene Snel, Fieke Visser Missing NOVA VACIE awardee: Shannon Nieves


On Wednesday, October 22nd, NOVA’s Office of Global Studies and Programs and CETL hosted a reception at the Ernst Cultural Center to welcome the visiting delegation of VACIE awardees from the Netherlands along with their NOVA faculty partners. The event was well attended by NOVA faculty and staff who also had the opportunity to learn about Dutch culture and the Dutch higher education system. This year four NOVA faculty and staff were awarded VACIEs out of a total of 11 awards granted by the VCCS.

Below is the list of the NOVA-VACIE awardees;

Karen Bushaw-Newton, Biology-AN

Breana Bayraktar, ESL- WO

Agnes Malicka, ESL-AL

Shannon Nieves, Pathways program, CS

The VACIE International Exchange program is an international faculty exchange program between Virginia community colleges and foreign institutions of higher education involving several countries. This year institutions from the Netherlands participated in the program. The program’s purpose is to foster the exchange of information regarding best practices in higher education, to sharpen the global perspectives of the participants, and to promote lasting international friendships and partnerships. NOVA awardees hosted their visiting faculty members in their homes for two weeks during October with a reciprocal two –week visit to take place in their partner’s home country in the spring.  If you are interested in applying for next year’s program will be announced via email in March 2015.


CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars 2014

Special discounts, grants, and fellowships make it easier than ever to participate in an International Faculty Development Seminar. Whether you’re considering your first seminar or returning as an IFDS alum, there’s an opportunity for you.

CIEE is now accepting applications for spring and summer 2014 programs.

Deadlines are February 3 and March 1. Please visit their website for more information


Fulbright Scholar Awards Announced for 2013/14

Consider a Fulbright for 2013….. Deadline is August 1, 2012

 Fulbright Award Catalog 2013/14

Awards particularly seeking Community College participation…

Community College Administrators Seminar in Russia

Community College Faculty Award in Russia

There are several scholar awards that DO NOT require a PhD which may be of interest to NOVA faculty. Contact me for more details…

Other resources…

Archived Webinar on “What’s New for Fulbright for 2013”

As NOVA’s Fulbright campus representative, you may be interested to know I have worked at IIE/CIES  with the Fulbright Scholar program for 6 years prior to my position at NOVA . Don’t hesitate to contact me as I  am eager to assist  and guide faculty through the  application process. 

Stacey Bustillos

Coordinator, Office of Global Studies and Programs