Seventeen teachers and students from local school districts, colleges and universities can apply for the 2019 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Grant Award to Tanzania to study and develop curriculum materials for use in their classrooms.
The 2019 five-week study tour, funded partly by the U.S. Department of Education, takes place June 14 to July 19.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. Selected participants will be notified in writing by March 22.
Professor Fredoline Anunobi, who is managing the program for the Tucker-based nonprofit American Institute for Resource and Human Development Inc., said the study tour – which is open to K-12 social studies, humanities, social sciences and education teachers and students – will include instruction, field trips to historical and cultural sites, and visits to schools in Tanzania.
Participants will be housed at the University of Dar Es Salaam and will take organized trips to Bagamoyo, Zanzibar, Arusha, and other places that illustrate the multicultural diversity of Tanzania.
Anunobi, who organized a study tour to Ghana in 2017, said participants will get to gather first-hand knowledge, experience, and other teaching aids leading to an improved and richer multicultural school curriculum when they return home.
“These activities will generate teaching aids, such as photographs, slides, arts and crafts, textbooks, and instructional videos that only in-country opportunity can provide,” he said.
Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have a college degree or be a current undergraduate/graduate student; have a commitment to African studies/international education; have a minimum of one-year experience as a teacher or administrator in social sciences, humanities, education, business and other related fields; and present evidence of good health and proof of travel insurance.
Selected participants will pay $1,000 or about 10 percent of the costs of room, board and economy round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Tanzania, which is located in East Africa. The U.S. Department of Education grant covers 70 percent of the costs, and the American Institute for Resource and Human Development, 20 percent.
To apply, download the application at www.american-resource.org.