Apply now for Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund Lecture Award 2021


Detail oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to Apply now for Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund Lecture Award 2021

Are you a pioneering dance researcher or practitioner with a focus on international exchange and impact?

Then apply to Share your talent and research with the Fulbright community at our Virtual 44th Annual Conference.

The C, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program.

It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues.

Application Deadline:

Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline 31 August,2021
Open to All
Organizer Fulbright

The 2021 Cohen Lecturer will be selected based on guidelines developed by the late Dr. Selma Jeanne Cohen, dance historian and founding editor of the International Encyclopedia of Dance, whose generous endowment gift supports this lecture program. We encourage interdisciplinary dance scholars to apply.

About the Selma Jean Cohen Fund Scholarship 2021

  • The competition is open to all dance researchers or practitioners in any field of dance.
  • Applicants may be residents of any country.
  • Lectures can be based on previously unpublished or published research, or on a body of accomplished work, though ideally this research or work would not have been presented at other conferences.
  • Selection will be based on the quality of your narrative, originality, the impact of your research/work on other disciplines and international perspectives, interaction with the audience during a demonstration, appeal to a wider audience, and references.
  • The Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund provides an honorarium to the selected dance scholar.
  • The awardee must be able to virtually attend the Fulbright Association’s annual conference (October 20-22, 2021) and give his or her presentation on the date requested by the Association.

Application Guidelines for Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund Lecture Award 2021

For consideration, all applications must include:

  • The narrative should include an assessment of the impact of your own Fulbright or other international exchange experience on your work in the field of dance, as well as how your dance research relates to international perspectives and the impact it has on other fields, cultures, and the world.
  • A presentation outline for a conference presentation of no longer than one hour’s length. The presentation plan must include a lecture of no longer than 20 minutes, a dance demonstration of 15- 20 minutes, and a question and answer session of 15-20 minutes.
  • Please note that engaging the audience through interactive presentations is highly valued, and demonstrations that involve audience participation will be given higher consideration.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals well-acquainted with your work as a dance scholar/practitioner and presenter.
  • A cover letter, not to exceed one page in length, that briefly details your proposal.
  • A resume or C.V.
  • A narrative of no longer than ten double-spaced pages (3,750 word maximum) describing the research, scholarly work, or multi-dimensional presentation to be presented and its significance in advancing dance scholarship. The research or project must show a clear commitment to furthering international understanding through dance and must have already been completed by the time of application.

Submission Instructions

All applications for the 2021 Cohen Lecture must be received electronically by 5:00 pm EST on August 30, 2021. Submissions can be e-mailed to [email protected], with the subject line “Cohen Lecture Submission.” Only complete applications will be considered.

Past Winners of Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund Lecture Award

Past Honorees

  • 2020 Awardee: Janaki Patrik

Artistic Director, The Kathak Ensemble & Friends/CARAVAN, Inc.

  • 2019: Román Baca

Román Baca, a New Mexico native, is a classically trained ballet dancer and choreographer. In 2001, recognizing his desire to defend the defenseless, he took a hiatus from dance and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving as a machine-gunner and fire-team leader in Fallujah, Iraq during the Iraq War. Read more.

  • 2018: Jonathan Hollander

As a leading choreographer, a social activist, and an innovative professional providing opportunities to the underprivileged, Mr. Hollander’s work in using dance as a vehicle of intercultural exchange, human connection, and international opportunity has exemplified the mission of Fulbright. Read more.

  • 2017: Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis is the founder of MindLeaps, an international organization working in post-conflict countries, and a Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project. A classically-trained ballet dancer and choreographer, she is a two-time Fulbright scholar and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a Master’s degree from American Military University.



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Types of Internships At FULBRIGHT Association

  • Development and Fund raising Internship
  • Communications and Social Media Internships
  • Events and Programming Interns

Development and Fund raising Internship

Job Duties 
  • Depending on availability, provide assistant at key high profile events
  • Other tasks as needed and as discussed with supervisor
  • Calls: All staff and interns participate in membership and donor renewal calls, and some admin tasks ask needed
  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets, and industries.
  • Draft correspondence, reports, proposals, and donor appeals
  • Manage donor relationships using our CRM platform
  • Prepare reports and presentations
  • Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed
Ideal Candidate 
  • Wants one-on-one coaching and feedback as they develop their fundraising practice
  • Has a growth mindset and desire to learn new skills
  • Is self-motivated, works well with others, and works well independently
  • Is a nonprofit management college student or graduate student
  • Wants hands-on experience and resume building opportunities in nonprofit fundraising
  • Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience working or volunteering with non-profits
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright Program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad

Communications and Social Media Internships

Duties Include:
  • Blog: Contributes pieces to the Fulbright Association blog. Interviews Fulbright alumni to write articles on their experiences, researches and summarizes advocacy campaign updates and travel programs. Schedule permitting, attends and covers local Fulbright events.
  • Website: Supports website maintenance by updating content, images, and design features using WordPress CMS.
  • Communication Campaigns: Collaborates with and supports staff with campaign strategy and implementation for ongoing advocacy, fundraising, and membership campaigns.
  • Calls: All staff & interns participate in membership & donor renewal calls & some admin tasks as needed.
  • Social media: Researches, writes, and manages posts shared on official Fulbright Association social media accounts. Curates content related to Fulbright alumni, news, events, travel programs, and advocacy campaigns. Expands social media engagement by driving interaction with alumni, chapters, university members, and partners in international education and foreign relations.
15-20 hours per week. Exact schedule and dates of internship to be set with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located near Farragut Square at 1900 L St, NW in Washington, D.C. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Virtual applicants welcome, but preference for in-person.
Candidate Requirements:
  • Excellent writing skills, with experience writing articles and promotional content for website, social media, and email outlets.
  • Experience using social media effectively in a professional setting. Proficiency with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter required.
  • Experience with website management and WordPress CMS preferred.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to figure out how to get things done.
  • Good at managing multiple tasks and driven to meet fast turnaround deadlines.
  • Adept at quickly learning new software and marketing tools.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Business, International Education, or related fields.
  • Experience working with school newspaper or supporting an organization’s website or blog.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, basic HTML coding for web design, and social media planning tools.
  • Basic graphic design skills using Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright Program; experience with study abroad or international exchange.
  • Passion for international travel and curiosity for other cultures.

Events and Programming Interns

Duties Include:
  • Assist chapters in the development of engaging programs for members
  • Attend local chapter events
  • Organize small-scale event logistics and outreach plan
  • Participate in membership & donor renewal calls, and some admin tasks as needed
  • Assist with the planning, marketing, and implementation of international travel programs
  • Plan events, including the upcoming Annual Conference and Fulbright Prize for International Understanding
  • Communicate with the Fulbright member and donor community through e-mail and social media
Between 15-20 hours per week. Exact schedule and dates of internship to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located near Farragut Square at 1900 L Street NW in Washington, D.C. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Virtual interns welcome, but preference for in-person.
Required Skills/Interests:
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Some experience with social media and website technology (WordPress, email platforms).
  • Interest in international exchange or education.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to figure out how to get things done.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with event planning
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright Program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Experience working or volunteering with non-profit organizations
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad
  • Pursuing a degree related to Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, International Studies, or related fields
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Graphic design ability.

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