Questions

What is the Purpose of the Templeton International Fellowship?

What does the Templeton Fellowship Provide?

What are the Personal Responsibilities of a Templeton Fellow?

What are the Dates of the Templeton Fellowship Program?

Are English Language Skills Required?

Who Do I Contact if I Have Questions?

Purpose:

The Templeton International Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for 50 international educational leaders to attend the Wallace National Research Symposium on Talent Development and receive instruction in gifted education. Additionally, the Fellowship Program will enable Fellows to implement and enhance gifted education in their home areas.

Fifty (50) Templeton International Fellows will be selected. Each Fellow will:

  1. Participate in a professional development seminar prior to the start of the Wallace Symposium (May 16-17, 2008);
  2. Attend the Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development (May 18-20, 2008);
  3. Participate in a one-day professional development seminar after the close of the Symposium (May 21, 2008);
  4. Upon returning to their home countries, Templeton Fellows will be expected to share what they have learned and advocate for gifted students and their teachers.

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The Templeton Fellowship Provides:

  1. Roundtrip airline ticket (coach class) and ground transportation to and from Iowa City;
  2. Hotel and meals during the Templeton Fellowship Program;
  3. Registration for the Wallace Research Symposium;
  4. Educational materials and texts for each Fellow.

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The Personal Financial Responsibilities of Each Templeton Fellow Include:

  1. Costs for documents, visas, etc., needed to attend the Symposium;
  2. Personal medical coverage / insurance;
  3. Costs for meals, personal expenses, and/or souvenirs that are not part of the Fellowship Program.

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Dates of the Program:

  1. May 14 or 15, 2008: Arrive in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
  2. May 16-17, 2008: Participate in the pre-symposium professional development Seminar.
  3. May 17, 2008: Attend reception honoring Templeton International Fellows and Symposium speakers.
  4. May 18-20, 2008: Attend the Wallace Research Symposium.
  5. May 21, 2008: Participate in the post-symposium professional development seminar and Closing Ceremony.
  6. May 22, 2008: Depart from Iowa City.
  7. June 2008-December 2009: Educational activities in home country.

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Are English Language Skills Required?

The Wallace Research Symposium and all professional development seminars will be conducted in English. Because multiple languages will be represented, we will not be able to provide translators. A candidate for a Templeton International Fellowship must be conversant in English so that he or she can participate fully, without a translator, in all activities of the Templeton International Fellowship Program.

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Who Do I Contact if I Have Questions?

Please direct all questions to templetonfellows@belinblank.org, or fax us at +1 (319) 335-5151.

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