Fulbright-Hays DDRA tech review session

Monday, December 8
4:00-5:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

Dr. Erin Crawley will hold an information session for GRADUATE STUDENTS who are interested in finding out more about writing a competitive proposal for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. We will focus on the technical review questions used to evaluate proposals by the national committee, and discuss setting up peer review writing groups. Students who cannot attend the more general information session on Dec. 4 are welcome to attend this session, but please read about the DDRA program, http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-hays-doctoral-dissertation-research-abroad/.

Applicants to the Fulbright-Hays DDRA must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Info session on Fulbright US student and Fulbright-Hays DDRA programs for Grad Students

Thursday, December 4
3:00-4:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

Dr. Erin Crawley will hold an information session for GRADUATE STUDENTS who are interested in doing graduate research abroad. The session will introduce two Fulbright programs: the Fulbright US Student Program (MA or PhD research) and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. We will discuss the types of projects abroad that can be funded and the application processes for both competitions.

To be eligible for the Fulbright US Student program you must be a US citizen. Applicants to the Fulbright-Hays DDRA you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Fulbright US Student Program
Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program

Undergrad info session about the Fulbright US Student program

Find out more about the Fulbright US Student grant program at an information for Undergraduates; undergraduates at any stage of their academic career are welcome to attend:

Thursday, December 4
336 Ingraham Hall

Erin Crawley, the Fellowships Advisor in the Division of International Studies, is holding an information session about research and English teaching asistantship opportunities abroad through the Fulbright US Student grant program. If you are an undergraduate interested in pursuing a project abroad after you graduate, this session is for you. If you will be graduating in December 2014 or May 2015, it is not too early to begin preparing for Fulbright application deadlines in the fall (early September). If you are a freshman or sophomore and would like to learn more about this program, you are welcome to attend. Alumni are also encouraged to attend. To be eligible for the Fulbright US Student program, you must be a US citizen. We will discuss the different types of grant categories, the application process, and how to start planning for your project.
Fulbright US Student grant recipients must be US citizens.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Deadline for US Scholars to submit a US Scholar application to the Fulbright Arctic initiative is February 16, 2015.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative will create a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries. Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants will address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges.

Sixteen outstanding scholars from the U.S. and abroad will be selected to participate in the program as Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars through an open, merit-based competition. At least four of the scholars will be selected from the United States and at least one scholar will be selected from each of the other Arctic Council member states. Co-Lead Scholars Dr. Michael Sfraga and Dr. Ross A. Virginia will provide intellectual leadership throughout the Program, in addition to mentoring program participants and facilitating discussion and collaboration among the Arctic Initiative Scholars. Program activities will commence in spring 2015 and conclude in fall of 2016.
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from across the Arctic region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of four areas: energy; water; health; infrastructure.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is a program of the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
Grant Duration:

Program activities will commence in the spring of 2015 and conclude in the fall of 2016.

Application Deadlines:
International Applicants – Monday, February 2, 2015
U.S. Applicants – Monday, February 16, 2015

– See more at: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative#sthash.opSSkC60.dpuf

Fulbright US Scholar Workshop

Fulbright Scholar Program Faculty Workshop
University of Wisconsin-Madison
206 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
October 21, 2014 — 1:30-3:00 PM

Catherine Matto, Assistant Director of the Fulbright US Scholar Program at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals:

Learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries
Get Advice on selecting countries for application & making contacts abroad
Explore how your campus can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars
Get Tips on how to prepare the Fulbright application

To reserve a seat please contact Dr. Erin Crawley, fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu
Space is limited, so RSVP by Thursday, October 16.

There is no charge for the workshop.

Fulbright campus representatives and interested faculty are encouraged to attend.

Directions/Parking: http://map.wisc.edu/s/aw2ca42x

Princeton in Asia Fellowship Information Session

Princeton in Asia Info Session
Thursday, October 16 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 pm in 206 Ingraham Hall.

This session will be hosted by a current UW-Madison graduate student, who is a former PiA fellowship recipient.

Princeton in Asia (http://piaweb.princeton.edu) sponsors over 165 fellowships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest non-profit organization of its kind–unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise, and emphasis on service. PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations in the fields of education, health, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, engineering, technology, law and business. Fellowships are the means of fostering person-to-person diplomacy, enhancing mutual understanding, serving vulnerable communities with unmet needs and providing transformative experiences for fellows and host communities.
PiA is open to anyone of any nationality who has earned a Bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2015. PiA fellowships are geared towards recent college graduates; those with many years of teaching or other experience should consider other programs.

Boren Fellowship Info Session with Hannah Grossblatt

Hannah Grossblatt, from the Institute of International Education, will be speaking with interested students about the David L. Boren Scholarships (for undergraduates) and Fellowships (for graduate students) on:

Tuesday, September 9
Undergraduate Session: 2:00-3:00 pm
Graduate Session: 3:00-4:00 pm
Red Gym, On Wisconsin Room A

Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

There are two separate award programs:
1. The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year.

UW-Madison’s campus application deadline for the 2015-2016 undergraduate scholarship program is December 5th, 2014. Undergraduates should contact Matthew Geisler (mdgeisler@studyabroad.wisc.edu) for more information.

2. The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can be awarded up to $30,000.The national deadline for submission is January 27, 2015. Although there is no campus deadline (grad students apply directly through https://www.borenawards.org/), graduate students who are interested in the Fellowship should contact Erin Crawley (fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu).

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at https://www.borenawards.org/.

Hannah Grossblatt
Program and Administrative Coordinator
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Institute of International Education (IIE)

IIE Announces Graduate Fellowships to China

The Institute of International Education announces Graduate Fellowships to China

Funding will support Doctoral Research by Students in US graduate programs at 15 Chinese Universities Learn more here

Beginning in August, graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities can apply through the Institute of International Education for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program. The fellowships are one component of an array of scholarships and fellowships offered by Hanban, which is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. IIE has been selected to manage the recruitment and review of fellowship applications for students from U.S. universities.

Students can be U.S. citizens or any non-Chinese citizens who are enrolled in graduate level programs at U.S. universities. To be eligible for the fellowship, students should be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, a dual Master’s Ph.D. program, or a joint Ph.D. degree program. The fellowship will support 60 doctoral candidates to go to China to study, conduct research, and write their doctoral dissertations for a period of six months to two years. Funding will cover tuition, research costs, medical insurance, airfare and a stipend for living expenses. For details on eligibility and the application process, visit www.iie.org/ccsp.

Students can conduct doctoral studies and research at the following Chinese universities: Beijing University; Renmin University of China; Beijing Normal University; Beijing Foreign Studies University; Jilin University; Shandong University; Nanjing University; Nankai University; Fudan University; East China Normal University; Sichuan University; Wuhan University; Xiamen University; Sun Yat-sen University, and Beijing Language and Culture University. Students who successfully complete the program may receive Ph.D. degrees either from their home university in the United States or from both the Chinese and the U.S. universities depending on their respective home and Chinese host institutions.
About the Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 19 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,200 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations.
About Hanban
Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, as a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide. It meets the demands of foreign Chinese learners and contributing to the development of multiculturalism and the building of a harmonious world. The functions of Hanban are to make policies and development plans for promoting Chinese language internationally, to support Chinese language programs at educational institutions of various types and levels in other countries, and to draft international Chinese teaching standards and develop and promote Chinese language teaching materials.

Steven Dale
Program Officer
Confucius China Studies Program
Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Workshop

Dr. Erin Crawley, the campus Fulbright advisor, will hold a workshop for students and alumni who are applying for a Fulbright US Student English Teaching Assistantship in fall 2014. We will focus on what makes a strong proposal and personal statement and address how questions and concerns you have about the application process. Please email Erin at fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu to register for the workshop. Participants will be sent more information about the workshop in June. The workshop will be held on

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Workshop
Thursday, June 26, 2014
4:00-5:30 PM
206 Ingraham Hall

Writing Center Workshop: Fulbright US Student Program

The Writing Center is holding a workshop on how to prepare for the Fulbright US Student program application essays:

Writing Your Way to a Fulbright: Advice on the Application Essays
Friday, May 2, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Are you a graduating senior or graduate student and thinking about applying for a student Fulbright scholarship this fall? In this workshop, you’ll learn about the requirements for the two essays which play a key role in the outcome of your application. You’ll also have a chance to analyze successful samples from past applicants and to ask questions about the essays

Please pre-register for the workshop here, https://writing.wisc.edu/

The Fulbright US Student competition is open to US citizens; UW-Madison students who will be applying in the fall of their senior year and graduate students at any level are invited to attend the workshop. Participants in the workshop are not required to have met with Erin Crawley, the campus Fulbright program advisor, prior to the workshop. They are welcome to contact her at any time during the application process. The 2015-16 Fulbright US Student competition will open on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Please note: this workshop is NOT appropriate for students who are applying to the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad competition.

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