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.

Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for
American Researchers in All Academic Disciplines
2015/2016 – 2016/2017

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, plans to offer 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2015/2016-2016/2017 academic years.

The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines.

Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun research activities in Israel prior to the application date are not eligible.

Program grants total $40,000, $20,000 per academic year.

Program Fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship. Thus, the total financial support received by Program Fellows is likely to be in the range of at least $35,000-$40,000 per year.

Applications for 2015/2016-2016/2017 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2014.

The full Program announcement is available at http://fulbright.org.il/uspostdoc.

Potential candidates may contact Ms. Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, USIEF (jstavsky@fulbright.org.il; +972-3-517-2392) for advice and assistance.

Fulbright NEXUS Climate Change (Faculty)

From Dr. Michael Hawes, CEO, Fulbright Canada: I am writing today to encourage you to reach out to your colleagues and encourage them to apply for the Fulbright NEXUS Program. This two-year collaborative research program on “Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies,” is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in this area to make a significant positive impact. Please understand that we are working on a short deadline as applications must be submitted on April 1, 2014.

Successful applicants will collaborate with lead scholars Dr. Daniel M Kammen and Dr. Sergio Pacca, as well as 20 of the best and brightest in North America with similar goals and interests. If you know of anyone who is studying the themes below, please share this email with them so that they can join us for the professional and personal experience of a lifetime.


Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations;

Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change;

Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards);

Climate Change and Biodiversity; and

Climate Change and Food and Water Security

Thank you for encouraging your faculty to consider this exciting opportunity. Potential applicants can reach out to Brad Hector (bhector@fulbrihgt.ca), program officer for scholars, with any questions they may have.


Dr. Michael K. Hawes
Chief Executive Officer / Président-directeur général
Fulbright Canada
2015-350 rue Albert Street Ottawa, Canada K1R1A4
t. 613.688.5521; f. 613.237.2029;

Core Facts about the awards

· The Fulbright NEXUS program is now open, and closes April 1, 2014

· Program activities commence June 2014 and conclude May 2016

· All grantees are expected to attend three seminar group meetings, complete a research visit for two to three months, and maintain ongoing virtual communication with fellow grantees and lead scholars. American applicants may conduct their research visit in Canada. The research visit must be completed prior to March 2016

· The three seminars are scheduled for:

August 2014 – First Group Meeting and Orientation (Brazil)

June 2015 – Mid-year Group Meeting (TBD)

May 2016 – Final Group Meeting (Washington, DC)

· Candidates must be Canadian or U.S. citizens,

· Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible, and

· Be proficient in English.

American Applicants can apply to the:

Ø NEXUS Program: Two-year collaborative research program on
“Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies”

* Inquiries: Brad Hector, Program Officer (Scholars), bhector@fulbright.ca


Sandy Ng, Fulbright NEXUS Scholar

“This exchange has broadened my perspectives, allowed me to be immersed in other cultures, and provoked me to think of the implications of my work beyond my own country. While the possibilities are endless, it all started with NEXUS! In this globalized world, it is very important that the next generation of scholars be enlightened with a world perspective.”

Fulbright Canada at a glance:

· With more than 300,000 Fulbright alumni in more than 150 countries, the Fulbright program is the gold standard in academic exchange and a leader in public diplomacy.

· The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.

· The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders.

· For details about all of our awards, please visit http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/apply-now/

Int’l Conference for Literature Grad Students

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been invited to select candidates in literature to attend a Doctoral Seminar sponsored by the Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies, to be held in Finland at the University of Helsinki in June 2014. The topic of this year’s seminar is: Reading Reconsidered: History, Practices, Materialities, Affects.

The full call for papers appears below. Those interested in applying may also contact Professor Ellen Sapega (ewsapega@wisc.edu) or Professor B. Venkat Mani (bvmani@wisc.edu).

The UW campus deadline for applications is Friday, February 28. Applications (by email only) containing name, institutional address, email address, 200-word abstract of doctoral project, and 300-word abstract of proposed paper should be sent to: director@global.wisc.edu.


HERMES seminar 2014
Reading Reconsidered: History, Practices, Materialities, Affects

Helsinki, June 8-13, 2014
Annual International Post-Graduate Seminar
in collaboration with the universities united in the HERMES-network

It is a truism that literature does not exist unless there is someone who reads it. We are used to think of reading as a meeting of text and reader. We are familiar with debates about which of the two dominate this encounter: do the embedded reception structures, conceptualized as, for example, the distinction between authorial and narrative audiences guide the reader’s response? Or is reading primarily steered by our reading strategies that are institutionally formed? New dimensions were added to this debate when we realized that reading is not simply a matter of relating content to form, but that it responds to a text’s materiality. The concrete forms of books affect our reading. Further, reading has a physical side, too; this dimension was better known in earlier times when reading aloud was a common practice. In Karin Littau’s words, reading brings together two bodies, “one made of paper and ink, the other of flesh and blood.” The growing awareness of the physicality of reading involves a heightened perception of the effects of reading. Besides whetting our imaginations and challenging our intellect, reading affects our emotions. It supplies not only occasions for interpretation but also opportunities for feeling. Reading may excite us, make us weep, make us angry and anxious, or soothe us. An important realization garnered from discussions and debates about reading concerns the fact that reading is historically variable and physically as well as emotionally conditioned.

While these familiar questions are still being examined, a host of new issues has emerged, thanks to changing reading habits and environments. New technologies have created new platforms on which to read: we have desktops, laptops, e-readers (Kindle), tablets (iPad), and handheld devices (phones, iPod Touch). These devices raise questions about their effects. Is reading on an electronic platform different from reading a hard copy? Does it require a new reading strategy? One solution has been to distinguish between “deep” and “quick” reading, strategies that consider the specific goals of reading. Others have promoted an expanded notion of reading, one that takes as its starting point the fact that literature, films, television programs, and songs can all be downloaded from the same sites and played on the same device. Reading becomes a new kind of activity when it is combined with intermediality – with viewing and listening. Still others have called for an examination of what they call amateur reading; that is, reading for the love of literature, yet not for purposes of academic study. Harold Bloom reminds us that the fundamental goal of reading is the development of the self. In his view, reading is the most healing of pleasures because the mind is expanded, not anesthetized. For her part, Rita Felski observes that literary theory offers tools for exploring everyday readers’ experience, yet it has difficulties recognizing that literature may be valued for different, even incommensurable reasons.reasons.

The Hermes 2014 seminar at the University of Helsinki invites participants to reflect on the various facets and strategies of reading in the context of the cultural and technological transformations of our time. We welcome examinations of reading from a wide variety of approaches. Issues to be discussed might include, but are not restricted to:

*Textually-embedded reader roles

* Reading and affect

* Histories and representations of reading

* The materiality of texts and reading

* Embodied reading, the physicality of reading

* Academic and amateur reading strategies

* Empirical reading research
* New technologies, reading platforms and environments of reading and their effects

Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowship program Summer 2014 applications

The Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowship program is now accepting applications from graduate students for Summer 2014 awards.
Two different types of awards are given annually:

- International Internship Fellowships to support graduate students interested in undertaking practitioner internships abroad

- International Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships to support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students planning to conduct preliminary dissertation field research

The program is open to graduate students of any nationality enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The deadline to submit applications is 24 February 2014.

Complete details on the application requirements are available online at:


There have been some changes to policies and procedures from previous years — of particular note: while applications with a social justice component will receive favorable consideration it is NOT a requirement this year. Applicants should review the information thoroughly before applying.

For a full overview of the fellowship, its mission, and history, see:

Questions about the SKJ Fellowship should be directed to Mark Lilleleht, Program Coordinator @ Global Studies, by email (skj@global.wisc.edu) or phone at 608.265.6070.

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