ERIC Number: ED124045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-14
Reference Count: 0
Funding for International Education.
Sutton, Francis X.
Ford Foundation support of international studies is assessed with the general trend displayed in tabular form. The figures show that slightly over 70 percent of the funds for support of international studies in the U. S. were supplied in this first two-thirds of the last decade. It is noted that it is normal for a foundation to enter heavily into a particular field for some years and then gradually to withdraw from it. This cyclical or impermanent character of foundation support is grounded in the basic principle that foundation funds should be used flexibly in application to emergent needs of society and not permanently committed to purposes chosen once and for all. Trends of foundation support and future foundation planning are discussed. Reference is made to the necessary diminution of the Ford Foundation total budgets. Other activities such as fellowships, research grants, and collaborative international research are also reviewed. (LBH)
Descriptors: Conferences, Educational Finance, Fellowships, Financial Needs, Financial Problems, Fiscal Capacity, Grants, Higher Education, Income, International Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Speeches, Tables (Data)
Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, New York 10017
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: Adapted from speech given to a Conference on International Education at Columbia University (New York, New York, February 13-14, 1975)