The Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) is a program of Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State. JFDP is administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. The Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) is a non-degree, professional development program that provides promising junior university faculty with the opportunity to:
* expand knowledge and expertise in their respective academic fields by attending classes and working with faculty members at universities in the United States;
* garner new educational perspectives with exposure to U.S. educational philosophy and methods;
* gather new academic materials and resources, and;
* forge relationships between U.S. universities and their home universities, in order to support ongoing contact and collaboration.
In academic year 2003-04, Botir Djuraev from the General Linguistics Department of Uzbekistan National University and Dmitrii V Krioukov from the Department of English Philology of Volgograd State University served as JFDP fellows at ASU.