Grant Funded Programs

Working closely with universities, non-governmental organizations and government agencies from across the world, we design special programs specifically for academic and professional groups.

We customize academic coursework and cultural activities according to the needs of the group. Programs range in length from one week to one year and cover a diverse selection of subjects. Classes are hosted on the UT campus with site visits and activities held throughout the City of Austin and Central Texas region.

With the force of UT’s academic excellence and wealth of faculty, we offer opportunities for development in fields from leadership and business to engineering and athletics. We have been awarded a number of competitive grants and administered numerous grant and foundation funded programs with great success. While not exhaustive, below is a list of examples.

Mandela Washington Fellowship

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

UT has been selected each year since the start of the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative. During a six-week institute on business and entrepreneurship, emerging entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa are immersed in academic coursework, community service and networking opportunities to help them grow their businesses and better serve their communities. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by IREX.

German Fulbright

Fulbright Seminar for German Administrators

UT is the perfect setting for our specialized institute entitled “U.S. Higher Education Landscape and Campus Internationalization Strategies.” The program is sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission.

Fulbright Iraqi Scholars

Fulbright Visiting Scholars from Iraq

We welcome junior scholars from Iraq on an intensive customized program focused on faculty development, mentoring and cultural exchange. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, a division of Institute for International Education.

Young Leaders of the Americas

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

UT has been selected for this new and exciting initiative for emerging leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean, starting in 2016. YLAI is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Meridian International Center.