The CIES International Travel Award (ITA) for Distinguished Service in Educational Reform was established in 2009 under the presidency of Gita Steiner-Khamsi—through an endowment from George Soros and the Open Society Institute (OSI)—and consolidated in 2012 under the presidency of Ratna Ghosh to encourage distinguished researchers and practitioners from the Global South to participate in the CIES Annual Meeting. Launched at the 2009 annual meeting, the endowment facilitates the participation of international education experts who serve in countries where international projects are implemented by supporting travel costs to the meeting.
Meeting participants with distinguished service to the field, and in particular educational reforms, are invited to apply. The award is available for anyone residing outside the U.S., and preference is given to those from or working in low and middle-income countries. Candidates who have received the award in the past are not eligible. For more information, click here.