Your privacy is important to IREX. That is why we request that all applicants read the following privacy policy statement carefully.

  1. Applicant and Participant Information Content and Storage

    Information about program applicants and current and past participants consists of data contained in their applications, information derived from interviews, and information gathered during the course of their program and as program alumni. IREX stores this information in written and electronic form indefinitely. Some data, such as contact information and professional experience, is continually updated.

  2. Use of Information

    Information, which is described above, may be:

    1. Used by selection committees and interviewers to review applicants;
    2. Supplied to the program's funding organization;
    3. Submitted to potential host schools, universities, or organizations and/or organizations that provide research opportunities;
    4. Used for the evaluation of an individual’s participation in the program and in the collection of data for general program evaluation by IREX, funding agencies or other organizations contracted to conduct evaluations;
    5. Used for notifying program participants/alumni of upcoming events and programs;
    6. Provided to participants/alumni of this and other US government—sponsored programs for the purpose of fostering alumni networking;
    7. Provided to non-commercial, nongovernmental organizations for the purposes of promoting professional development among program participants/alumni; and
    8. Used by IREX for general promotional purposes in written or electronic form, including program directories, newsletters, web sites and other promotional materials.

If the applicant or current/past participant does not want to be included in points E—H, it is their responsibility to notify their specific program administrator at IREX/Washington.

IREX does not sell applicant, or current/past participant information.

The principles stated herein are binding only to IREX; other organizations involved in the administration of these programs may adhere to other privacy or similar policies.

I certify that the information given in this application and supporting materials is complete and accurate, and I have carefully read and understand the privacy policy above.

I understand IREX reserves the right to verify all the information listed in the application. I understand that giving false or misleading information in the application will result in exclusion from the competition or immediate dismissal from the Short-Term Travel Grants Program.