University Administration Support Program (UASP)

The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) coordinates a competition for the University Administration Support Program (UASP) supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

IREX's University Administration Support Program (UASP), funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York , benefits university administrators at select state universities  in Ukraine. The program provides access to pertinent university management skills and models of administration, and is designed to provide training to university administrators in the region while providing more concentrated funding to those university administrators who demonstrate they have the initiative, skills, and institutional support necessary to turn their institutions into models of administrative excellence. To this end, IREX implements a two-tiered program designed to provide opportunities to university administrators in the region. Program elements include:

  •  Fellowships in University Administration provide funding for senior level administrators to spend approximately eight weeks at host universities in the United States. IREX places each visiting administrator with a counterpart at a respected US university to work one-on-one on a specific university-management topic  Administrators produce case studies on their topics to be presented at a workshop in Washington, DC. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to eligible administrators.
  • Pilot Project Grants. After completion of their fellowships in the United States, the university administrators apply for small grants to jump-start reform projects at their home universities.

The fellowship is fully funded and provides:

  •  J-1 visa support for the period of the program
  •  Round-trip travel from fellows' home cities to the US host institutions
  •  Accident and sickness insurance
  •  A management workshop in Washington, DC at the start of the program
  •  Housing and $40/day daily allowance for meals and incidentals
  •  Professional development allowance of $1000 for educational materials, professional conferences and membership in U.S. professional associations
  •  A two-day case study presentation workshop in Washington, DC at the end of the program
  •  Grant opportunities for UASP alumni
All sections of the application must be submitted electronically through the online Google Documents Application form, and supporting documentation must be emailed to  by the submission deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application page and link to the online application can be found here:

If you have questions about the fellowship opportunity or application submission, please contact UASP program staff directly at .

The deadline for submitting the application and all supporting materials is March 31, 2014.

See application instructions for eligibility requirements and selection criteria!

For more details about the program contact us via e-mail:

Application Instructions
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