The Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) will start accepting applications for advanced research and/or university lecturing awards in the United States for academic year 2009-2010.
Completed application forms from interested and qualified faculty and researchers must be received at the PAEF office on or before October 13, 2008.
Eligible fields are those related to Philippine literature and the arts, history, political and social sciences, economics, education, and the environmental sciences. Grants are awarded for a period of three to five months.
Candidates for the lecturing and/or research award should have the endorsement of pertinent departments of U.S. univerisities. Candidates for the research award who have contacts with their appropriate counterparts in U.S. educational institutions are encouraged to apply.
Proposals may also be for a combination of lecturing and research. Preference is given to those without recent experience in the United States. Grants are NOT for the principal purpose of attending conferences, visiting universities or organizations, nor completing doctoral dissertations.
The award covers international travel (budget economy-ONLY for the scholar), maintenance allowance, professional development allowance, a settling-in allowance, and limited medical insurance for the successful scholar. A modest monthly allowance will be provided for ONE dependent (subject to the availability of funds) provided the dependent stays at least 80% of the scholar's grant duration in the U.S. Dependents of selected applicants are responsible for their own J-2 application at the U.S. Embassy. Issuance or non-issuance of a non-immigrant visa is at the discretion of the consular affairs section of the U.S. Embassy.
Application form and further information on the award may be obtained from the PAEF office at the 10th Floor, Ayala Life-FGU Center, 6811 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tel. nos. 812-5890; 812-0945/Fax: 812-0822.
The application form can be downloaded from the PAEF website: www.paef.org.ph