Exciting speakers added to World Congress

The IFHE-US Executive Committee and World Congress (WC) Co-Chairs have been hard at work and are happy to share with you the Keynote- Plenary speakers that are confirmed!

Dr. Lynette Schultz, University of Alberta–Global Citizenship

Dr. Hale Ann Tufan, Cornell University–Socio-cultural/Gender insights for working with farmers

Dr. Seema Puri University of Delhi–Health Status Across the Life Course

It is going to be a wonderful experience coming up in Atlanta, GA August 2nd- 8th. Make plans now to attend!

Abstract Deadline EXTENDED!

IFHE World Congress 2020

Abstract and Travel Grant Submissions

Extended Until September 15, 2019

It’s not too late to submit an abstract(s) for oral, poster, symposium, or workshop presentations!  Share your new research and/or best practices with your international colleagues.  Apply for a travel grant (up to $1,000) to support your participation in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  All information, including the Call for Abstract Announcement and Travel Grant Announcement can be found on the Congress website. Follow the links to submit your abstract(s) and travel grant application.

There are 90 abstracts in the system that have not been submitted.  Your abstract submission isn’t complete until you click the final submit button and receive a confirmation number.  You will also receive a confirmation email that contains the number.  To be sure everyone has time to complete the submission process, the deadline has been extended until September 15, 2019.  After this date, there will be no more extensions.

Two reminders:

  1. To apply, you must create an account on the Congress website.  It is not connected to the IFHE website.
  2. If you have forgotten your Congress website password, go to Reset Abstract Password Here; in the upper right corner select “Log In;” you will be prompted to change your password.  Wait five minutes for an email.  The link is only good for one hour.

IFHE-US is looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Submit your abstracts for World Congress 2020

Dear IFHE members and friends, 

We would kindly like to remind you that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the XIV IFHE World Congress 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is approaching. You are invited to submit your abstracts until 31 August 2019 after which a panel will review them and inform you about the acceptance.

To submit an abstract, please use the online tool at the

https://www.ifhe.org/world-congress-2020-atlanta

website. See more details on criteria and the Congress theme “Home Economics: Soaring Towards Sustainable Development” in the attached document.  

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts.

The XVI IFHE World Congress Organizing Committee

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IFHE-US Development Fund Annoucment

Every four years, the IFHE Development Fund offers competitive grants to Home Economists in developing countries. These grants have been created to improve or extend programs that enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.

Project proposals should address an important need among a target population that at the same time, extends or strengthens the capacity of Home Economists or Home Economics organizations. Target population must be from a developing country. Only IFHE members, organizations or partners may apply. Proposals are being solicited and are due February 20, 2020.

Grants will be awarded at the XXIV World Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. All IFHE members are invited to share this information with colleagues and organizations working abroad, so that worthy projects in developing countries can be funded. A full description of the Development Fund and the Grant Application process is available on two websites: www.ifhe.org and www.ifheus.org.

Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 USD. During the past four-year cycle, four projects were awarded. Applications are due no later than February 20, 2020. Applications are to be submitted via e-mail to the address at the end of the application form.

The winners will be announced at the XXIV World Congress 2020, Atlanta, Georgia USA, August 2nd-8th.

IFHE Development Fund Chair Dr. Roxie V. Godfrey

IFHE-US President revgodfrey13@gmail.com

To Print the application,please download below.

IHES Offers Scholarships to World Congress 2020

International Home Economics Services Offers Eight Scholarships to Attend the XXIV IFHE World Congress 2020

The International Home Economics Services (IHES) invites home economics professionals from developing countries to apply for financial assistance with expenses to attend the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) World Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 2-8, 2020.

The Congress theme is “Home Economics: Soaring Toward Sustainable Development.” Applications are welcome from any IFHE member (There is still time to join IFHE by going on line to ifhe.org). A priority for the IHES scholarship is to promote engagement by emerging professionals, thus

  • International graduate students who are studying in a home economics-related program in the United States or Canada are especially encouraged to apply, with priority given to those from countries in Africa, South and Central America, and Puerto Rico.
  • Preference will be given to members of IFHE who have not yet attended an IFHE Congress.

Eight (8) IHES scholarships will be given. Each scholarship will provide $1700 USD. Applications need to show that the applicant has resources for the remainder of the Congress expenses.

Applications are due no later than September 15, 2019. Applications are to be submitted via e-mail to the address at the end of the application form. The IHES scholarship selection committee will review the applications and select the recipients. Notification of awards will be sent no later than November 1, 2019.

Please help IHES distribute this information to individuals who may need financial assistance to attend the XXIV IFHE World Congress 2020 and who will use the experience to enrich home economics in their country and internationally.

Contact person for IHES Scholarship information:

Mary Warnock, IHES President

mwarnock@uark.edu

2020 Congress Travel Grant Donations

Travel-Grant-Invitation-to-Donate-pdf

Thanks to those who have already donated to the 2020 Congress Travel Grants fund.   These funds are used to support the travel costs of IFHE members from developing countries to attend Congress in Atlanta in August 2020.     

While the  45 budgeted travel grants will be for $1000,  donations can be made for any amount and donations will be pooled together to make a $1000 grant.      Donations are requested by June 30, 2019 so potential attendees can request and be awarded the grant by the end of 2019.  Early Bird Registration for Congress will open in April 2020.  

Details on donations are found on this attached Invitation to Donate.   Contact Janine Duncan or Bev Card (emails on flyer) for any questions.