Fulbright New Zealand invites applications for the new Fulbright-Meg Everton Professional Enhancement Awards in Education. These awards are for New Zealand educators in early childhood, primary or secondary education to undertake a professional development activity in the US which will enhance their professional knowledge, practice and/or skills. A small number of awards valued at up to NZ$5,000 are granted each year, towards a 12 to 90 day visit to the US.
These awards were made possible by a generous bequest from Fulbright alumna Meg Everton, who passed away in June 2010, aged 90. A lecturer at Ardmore Teachers’ College in Papakura, Meg was a 1956 Fulbright New Zealand Exchange Teacher to State University of New York’s Teachers College in New Paltz, where she taught classes in early childhood education and child development.
The types of professional development activities relevant to this award include educational courses, conferences, school visits, meetings and presentations. The activities must include at least one major presentation/public talk, and enhance understanding between the education sectors in the US and in New Zealand. Upon return to New Zealand recipients are required to share the learnings and benefits with their peers. Applicants must demonstrate the benefits of the proposed professional development activity, and articulate how they will disseminate their learnings after their return from the US. This must include making a presentation in an educational/teaching forum.
A Fulbright exchange provides life-changing opportunities to gain international experience and advance your career, to explore America, to share your culture and to make friends and colleagues from around the world.
Applications for these awards close at 5:00pm on Thursday 1 October 2015.
Note that these awards are not for education researchers or academics, who are instead encouraged to apply for Fulbright New Zealand Travel Awards, the Fulbright-Cognition Scholar Award in Education Research or another of our New Zealand scholar awards.
See the Fulbright-Meg Everton Professional Enhancement Awards in Education page of our website for further information, and please promote this opportunity amongst your colleagues and networks.