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American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Training Program within the 2021-22 Central Asia University Partnerships Grants Program (UniCEN). Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, UniCEN builds capacity for substantive international engagement between higher education institutions in the United States and Central Asia.

The COIL Training Program is a four-week online training program offered between January 10-February 4 to a selected cohort of U.S. and Central Asian teaching faculty to learn how to design and implement virtual exchange courses using the COIL model. Participants will receive guidance and coaching throughout February-May 2022 to launch their COIL courses.

The training program (in English) is open to teaching faculty from U.S. and Central Asian universities interested in co-designing and implementing virtual exchanges. Faculty are encouraged to develop multi-disciplinary courses across subject areas that jointly address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; responsible consumption and production; and climate action.

Dr. Andrea Thomas, a leading expert in virtual exchanges, will support course design and content development, provide ongoing faculty mentorship, and host “office hours” to ensure proper guidance and course correction to launch virtual exchanges. Dr. Thomas will guide partners through the implementation of their courses to ensure participants are on-track to developing their COIL courses in February-May 2022.

COIL Training Program participants will receive a stipend of $500 (before taxes) to help launch a virtual exchange between U.S. and Central Asian teaching faculty.

After application submission, American Councils will support matchmaking among interested faculty. Applicants will be notified of selection results in late December 2021, and the online training program will begin on January 10, 2022 with an orientation session the week of January 6, 2022.

To Apply: https://airtable.com/shryzfk5O4oeK1Kcz

Application Deadline: December 15, 2021

Contact Information:

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Zukhriddin Nasirov znasirov@americancouncils.org