International Travel Award for Distinguished Service in Educational Reform

We are pleased to announce the 2014 CIES International Travel Award for Distinguished Service in Educational Reform. The travel award was established through an endowment from George Soros and the Open Society Institute (OSI) under the leadership of CIES former president Gita Steiner-Khamsi, and expanded under CIES former president Ratna Ghosh. This award was established to encourage distinguished researchers and practitioners from developing countries to participate in CIES conferences. Launched at the 2009 CIES conference, the endowment facilitates the participation of international education experts who serve in countries where international projects are implemented.

Up to 10 awards of $1,000 each will be awarded for the 2014 Conference in Toronto. Conference participants from developing countries with at least five (5) years of professional experience in educational development are eligible to apply. Applicants are reminded that they may only receive one CIES award for travel.

For information on how to apply for an International Travel Award and to access the application form please visit: Questions about the 2014 International Travel Award can be directed to or to

Click here to download the Application form

CIES 2014 Program
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A Pre-Conference Workshop Canceled
Unlocking the Potential of Higher Education in Meeting EFA The Case of Non-traditional Partners - CANCELED
Onsite Registration
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New Pre-Conference Workshop Added:
Hosted by OISE,
"Learning from Ontario: Reaching for Equity and Excellence in Education". Keynote by Assistant Deputy Minister of Education, Mary Jane Gallagher. Monday, March 10, 1pm-3pm.
Conference Timeline
Pre-conference workshops
Monday March 10
Conference Opens
Tuesday March 11-15
Regular Conference Sessions
8am - 5pm each day
Wednesday ends at 6:45
Saturday at noon
Conference Program
The preliminary program is now available for searching/browsing on All Academic. Please note that this is a draft program only and therefore is subject to change. The deadline for scheduling requests was January 31st, we are unable to accommodate any additional scheduling requests.
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