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Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)

Deadline: 05.09.2008.

Scholarship administrator: Institut za razvoj obrazovanja
Level: doctoral, postdoctoral, short course, professional visit, stucni studij
Field of study: Social Sciences, Humanities
Place of study: United States of America


2008-2009 Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)

The Institute for the Development of Education on behalf of American Councils for International Education, and in cooperation with the US Embassy in Zagreb, Public Affairs Section, is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP), a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The JFDP provides university lecturers with a semester-long opportunity (5 months) to expand their knowledge and expertise in their academic field by attending classes and working with faculty members at universities in the United States. Finalists will depart for the United States in January 2009 and return to their home countries in May 2009.

Individuals may only apply for fields in the humanities and social sciences (list of possible fields of study can be found in the document “Fields of Study” below).

Basic requirements:

  • Croatian citizenship and permanent residency in Croatia
  • Teaching full-time in an institution of higher education in Croatia
  • Minimum 2 years of university-level teaching experience
  • High proficiency in English

Not eligible: individuals who have participated in a program sponsored or funded by the U.S. Government since August 2006 for a period of more than six weeks.

The JFDP will provide for payment of academic fees, a monthly stipend for living expenses adequate to support one person, professional development money to purchase materials and attend professional conferences, medical insurance, and a round-trip air fare from home city to host university.

Application deadline:

Applications are due in the office of the Institute for the Development of Education by 17:00 hours on Friday, September 5, 2008. Applications and instructions are available below.

For further information please contact the Institute for the Development of Education (iro@iro.hr; telephone: 01-4817-195).



1. JFDP 2009 Application Form (394 kb)
2. Fields of Study (65 kb)
3. Reference form (109 kb)
4. CV template (28 kb)
5. Frequently Asked Questions (48 kb)


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