DDRA peer review writing meeting

In anticipation of a possible early spring publication of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grant competition, I am organizing a peer review workshop. Please note: the grant competition has NOT yet been published, nor has a definite date been announced. However, the US Department of Education anticipates holding a competition this spring. In order to be assigned to a group, send me an email asap. Attending the workshop is not mandatory; If you are interested in participating in a peer review writing group and cannot attend the workshop, please send me an email and I will include you in a working group. Please register for the workshop by sending me an email with Peer Writing in the subject line.

Peer Review Workshop:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
3:30-4:30 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

Applicants to the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program must be US citizens or permanent residents, must have significant academic preparation in area studies, have a project that involves research in a language other than English, and have a research area of focus that is NOT Western Europe.

CIES Fulbright Scholar 2016-17 competition open

Core Fulbright Scholar Program
The competition for the 2016-17 grant cycle is open.

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
– See more at http://www.cies.org//program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program
The application deadline for the Core program is Monday, August 3, 2015.. Applicants apply directly to CIES Fulbright.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Tech Review Session

Monday, February 16
3:30-4:30
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.

Fulbright US Student Session for Undergrads

Monday February 16
2:00-3:00
336 Ingraham Hall

Erin Crawley, the fellowships advisor in the Division of International Studies, is holding an information session about research and English teaching assistantship 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 2015 or May 2016, 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–this included those who will be graduating in May 2014! 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-Hays DDRA info session

There will be an information session about the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program for graduate students (applicants must be US citizen or permanent resident) on

Monday, February 9,
4:00-5:00, 336 Ingraham Hall.

Please register by sending an email to fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu. If you cannot attend the session, I can meet with you at another time.

Deadline information. Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) 2015 Competition anticipated time frame: According to the US Department of Education DDRA site, applications will be available in February and there will be a national deadline in April. There will be a mandatory campus deadline that will be approximately 2 weeks before the national deadline. The campus deadline cannot be set until the national deadline is published.

Program description and eligibility. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program (DDRA) is a federally funded grant program and is open to graduate students who are US citizens enrolled in a US university and who will be conducting dissertation field research abroad. Graduate students must show strong area studies related course work at the graduate level to be considered competitive.

The grant will be published on the Federal Register first, so interested students should check this site regularly, https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/education-department. Please look at the documents pertaining to the competition last May for an idea of what is to be submitted by the campus deadline, http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-hays-doctoral-dissertation-research-abroad/
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/legislation.html

Humanity in Action fellowships

Humanity in Action invites applications from college students and recent graduates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014 are eligible. We encourage students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds to apply.

The 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship will run from May 25-June 28, 2015. The deadline to apply for this program is January 8, 2015.

About the Humanity in Action Fellowship

For the past 16 years, the Humanity in Action Fellowship has brought together international groups of students and young professionals to study human and minority rights in Europe. Beginning with the Second World War and the Holocaust, the Fellowship explores the histories and contemporary issues of diversity and minority rights in Europe. Key areas of inquiry include national identity, immigration, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, political extremism and discrimination of Roma – all seen through the specific lens of the five countries in which the Fellowship takes place.

The 2015 programs will begin in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and continue for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

Fellows are placed in one of these five cities and attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists, visit historical sites and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. Participation requires intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams. Students from American universities will work and learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.

After the program, Fellows join the global network of over 1,400 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional opportunities, such as fellowships in the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament.

About Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. We educate, connect and inspire a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization with governing and advisory Boards in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States.
Questions? Email admissions@humanityinaction.org
Judith S. Goldstein, PhD
Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action
www.humanityinaction.org
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US/UK Fulbright Summer Institutes for Undergraduates

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2015 UK Summer Institutes.

There are nine Summer Programs available for US students in 2015. The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social program, subsistence e.g. food and drink. US undergraduate students with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete can go to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

The application deadline is 26 February or 5 March 2015. Please see specific website page for particular program deadline and information. Students will need to submit their application via an online format for 2015. They should carefully read application instructions provided prior to application. Thank you for sharing these opportunities with your students.
If you would like more information, please visit the website below or contact:
http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

***UW-Madison undergraduates who are interested in applying for one of the summer Institutes are also encouraged to contact Dr. Erin Crawley in the Division of International Studies Fellowships office to discuss their plans.***

Valerie Schreiner
Programme Coordinator (Summer Institutes)
The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Battersea Power Station | 188 Kirtling Street | London SW8 5BN
T +44 (0)20 7498 4029
F +44 (0)20 7498 4023
E valerie@fulbright.org.uk
www.fulbright.org.uk |@FulbrightAwards

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2015 (postmark date).

For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit: www.daad.org/undergrad

Info session about Bonn/UW-Madison Graduate fellowship

NEW TIME and ROOM 12:30-1:30 Monday December 8, 206 Ingraham Hall.

There will be an information session for graduate students interested in pursuing research at the University of Bonn, Germany during the 2015-16 academic year on a Bonn/UW-Madison graduate fellowship.

Monday, December 8, 2014
12:30-1:30 PM
206 Ingraham Hall

UW–Madison Graduate Student Fellowship Program at University of Bonn, Germany: The University of Bonn, Germany, will offer one academic year award and several short-term awards to UW–Madison advanced graduate students (regardless of citizenship) who wish to pursue independent research under the guidance of a senior faculty member. Although there is no general minimum language skills requirement, German skills should be commensurate with the needs of the project. Full description is here, http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/graduate-fellowship-university-of-bonn-germany/. Award offers are contingent on confirmation of funding for the program by the German government.

Academic year award: The academic year award provides a maintenance allowance of approximately 10,000 Euro for the academic year for a PhD student; 7,500 Euro for a MA student. This award runs from October 2015 through July 2016.

Short term awards: There are several short term awards available (duration could be one month or up to five, depending on the needs of the project). Dissertators are preferred; however, graduate students who have not yet passed preliminary examinations for the Ph.D. will be considered. The awards provide a maintenance allowance of approximately 1000 Euro per month for a PhD level candidate, or 750 Euro per month for an MA level candidate. Short term awards cannot begin before January 2016; recipients can come anytime between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016.
About the University of Bonn: This research university is considered one of Europe’s top institutes of higher education. Many UW–Madison applicants have come primarily from the humanities and social sciences, but Bonn is recognized as a leader in mathematics, physics, chemistry, pharmaceutical research, and life- and neurosciences, with strengths also in an international computer sciences program. We welcome applications from these areas, too. http://www3.uni-bonn.de/the-university

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.

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