Bonn fellowship application deadline approaching

The application submission deadline for the Bonn/UW-Madison graduate fellowship competition is

4:00 PM Wednesday, March 2, 2016
See http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/graduate-fellowship-university-of-bonn-germany/ for specific submission instructions and information about the award and competition.

Applicants should be enrolled in a doctoral program at UW–Madison; applicants do not have to be US citizens. Preference will be given to dissertators; however, graduate students who have not yet passed preliminary examinations for the Ph.D. will be considered. The awards are not tenable for use after a terminal Master’s Degree. Please read all information carefully about the award and the specific submission instructions found here http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/graduate-fellowship-university-of-bonn-germany/
If you have any questions about the competition or application, please contact Erin Crawley, fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu.
The program in brief: The University of Bonn, Germany will offer one academic year award and several short-term awards to UW–Madison advanced graduate students who wish to pursue independent research under the guidance of a senior faculty member at University of Bonn. Although there is no general minimum language skills requirement, German skills should be commensurate with the needs of the project.

About the University of Bonn: This research university is considered one of Europe’s top institutes of higher education. Traditionally, UW–Madison applicants have come primarily from the humanities and social sciences, but in recent years we have had successful applicants in STEM fields. 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.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Peer Review Workshop

In anticipation of a possible early spring publication of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grant competition, Erin Crawley is 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 (UW students living outside of WI/US are also welcome to participate in a group). Please register for the workshop by sending me an email with Peer Writing in the subject line.

Peer Review Workshop:
Monday, February 15
5:15-6:00 PM
Room 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. Information about the 2015 competition and campus process can be found here http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-hays-doctoral-dissertation-research-abroad/.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA application tech review

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
3:00-4:00
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 January 28 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 info session for Graduate Students

Dr. Erin Crawley will hold an information session for GRADUATE STUDENTS who are interested in doing graduate research abroad. The session will focus on 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 this competition. Students are welcome to inquire about the Fulbright US student program due, but due to the Dept of Education’s recent announcement to open the competition “in January,” we will focus on the DDRA.

Applicants to the Fulbright-Hays DDRA you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
1:30-2:30
336 Ingraham Hall

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Fulbright-Hays DDRA grad student info session

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad DDRA info session

Monday, December 14
3:00-4:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

Dr. Erin Crawley will hold an information session for GRADUATE STUDENTS or Profession School Students who are interested in doing graduate research abroad and who have significant area studies training. The session will focus on the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. We will discuss the types of projects abroad that can be funded and the application process for the competition. It is difficult to predict when the 2016 competition will open; last year the competition was opened at the end of February and due mid April.
To be eligible for the Fulbright-Hays DDRA you must be a US citizen or permanent resident. If you are interested in learning more, but can’t attend the session, email fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu to set up an appointment with Erin.
Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Info session about Bonn/UW-Madison grad fellowship program

There will be an information session for graduate students interested in pursuing research at the University of Bonn, Germany during the 2016-17 academic year on a Bonn/UW-Madison graduate fellowship.

Thursday,December 10, 2015
3:00-4:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

The University of Bonn, Germany, will offer one academic year award and several short-term awards to UW–Madison advanced graduate students 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.

About the University of Bonn: This research university is considered one of Europe’s top institutes of higher education. Traditionally, 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.

Applicants should be enrolled in a doctoral program at UW–Madison. Preference will be given to dissertators; however, graduate students who have not yet passed preliminary examinations for the Ph.D. will be considered. The awards are not tenable for use after a terminal Master’s Degree. For more information on the competition, go to the Graduate Fellowship Bonn University page on this site.

Summer School on Development Policy at Uni-Bonn

The University of Bonn would like to invite MA and PhD students (US and international students), as well as young professionals to a Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn.
The Summer School to graduate students and young professionals from any field of study. The program is conducted in English.

The Summer School on Development Policy will take place from August 1 to August 12, 2016.

The program offers:

classes that cover the main areas of development policy
guest lectures on selected issues of development policy
excursions (for example to governmental institutions and development organizations)

The Summer School is open to 30 participants. The classes and guest lectures will take place in the main building of the University of Bonn.
Applicants must be proficient in English; German is not a pre-requisite. There is a participation fee of 750 Euros (including the costs for the excursions). The fee does not include housing or meals.
A small number of scholarships are available.
Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Please see www.developmentpolicy.uni-bonn.de for details about the program and for application materials.

Please do not hesitate to contact Martina Bachl ( bachl@uni-bonn.de) or Ms. Trachsel (m.trachsel@uni-bonn.de) if you have any questions about the program or application process.

Martina Bachl
University of Bonn
Department of International Affairs
Unit 6.4 – European and International Networks
Phone: +49- 228 / 73-60493
email: bachl@uni-bonn.de
Internet: www.internationales.uni-bonn.de/abt.6.4

Network your way to an international experience

Network your way to an international experience!

Thursday, November 19
4:00-6:00 PM
Union South (check TITU for room)

Come join us during International Education Week for an afternoon of networking with research students from around the world. A panel of Fulbright student scholars from abroad will give brief presentations about their home country, their research here, and why they chose to come to Madison. They will then be joined by seven other international students at different tables and everyone will be invited to speed network. This event is open to students at any level, regardless of their knowledge of the Fulbright program, and will foster international connections for carrying out post-graduation or graduate projects abroad. If you are thinking about a project you want to do abroad and wondering where to start, this is a chance to make connections and learn about first steps. The countries represented will be China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea and Turkey. Refreshments and tea and coffee will be provided.
This event is sponsored by The International Division, The Wisconsin Fulbright Alumni Association, and the International Fellowships Office.

Registration is not required, but if you are interested in attending or if you have questions about the event, please email intern.wfa@gmail.com or fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu

Princeton in Asia Information Session

For Undergraduates of any nationality:

Princeton in Asia (PiA) Info Session
Thursday, October 1st, 5:00 – 6:00 pm in 336 Ingraham Hall

Presented by PiA alumni Kurt Kuehne (SE Asian Studies, Sociology), Michael Dunford (SE Asian Studies), and Molly Clark-Barol (Civil Society and Community Research)

Seniors, looking for the job of a lifetime? Before you start grad school, spend the rest of your life in a cubicle, or go back to living in your parents’ basement, take a second and envision yourself…as a university teacher in beautiful rural China, exploring floating markets in Thailand, working for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, waking up each morning in a Buddhist temple in Japan, or working for a democracy-building organization in Cambodia.

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.

If you feel like adventure is in store for you next year, please join us for this brief, fun Q&A session!

SSRC Workshop/SocSci&Humanities Grad Workshop

The International Division and the Graduate School are sponsoring a grant workshop for graduate students in the social sciences and humanities on Wednesday, September 16, from 4-6 pm in Bascom 260.

Daniella Sarnoff, director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship program at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), will be presenting, along with Erin Crawley, UW-Madison International Division Fellowships Officer, and Linda Scholl of the Graduate School.

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