Monthly Archives: January 2013

Fulbright Info for Grad Students

Don’t forget the upcoming information session about two Fulbright programs open to graduate students. The Fulbright US student program can fund MA, pre-diss, and PhD research. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program funds dissertation research in area studies and modern foreign language.

There will also be an information session specifically on the Fulbright-Hays DDRA technical review and how to use it when preparing a proposal.

Both programs are federally funded and have US citizenship requirements.

Fulbright information
Tuesday, February 5
4:00-5:00
336 Ingraham Hall

Fulbright-Hays DDRA technical review session
Monday, February 11
3:30-4:30
336 Ingraham Hall

If you are interested in learning more about the programs, but can’t attend a session, please contact Dr. Erin Crawley for an appointment

Univ. of Bonn Graduate Fellowship deadline: 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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 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.

Academic year award: The academic year award pays fees at Bonn and provides a maintenance allowance of approximately 10,000 Euro for the year for a PhD student; 7,500 Euro for a MA student. This award runs from October 2013 through July 2014.

Short term awards: There are several short term awards available (duration could be one or two months, or one semester, 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 pay fees at Bonn and 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 2014.

The application deadline for both programs (the academic year and short-term awards) is 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Please see program description for application requirements. Complete applications should be submitted to: Dr. Erin Crawley, 328 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706.

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

Fulbright Information session for Undergrads, Noon, Tuesday, January 29 in Union South

If you are an undergraduate interested in pursuing a project abroad after you graduate, this session is for you. Undergraduates at all levels are welcome to attend; it’s never too early to find out what you’ll need to do to produce a competitive Fulbright application. If you will be graduating in December 2013 or May 2014, you should begin planning your project this semester.

During this session students will have the opportunity to meet Zig Hampel-Arias, a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador and current graduate student in the Physics department. Zig received a Fulbright grant in 2009-10 to pursue research after he graduated and before starting his graduate degree program. Students will also meet Dr. Erin Crawley, the campus Fulbright Program Advisor and past Fulbright recipient, who has worked with UW-Madison graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni throughout the Fulbright competition process for over 10 years.

Applicants must be US citizens to be eligible for a grant.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Fulbright program, but are unable to attend the session, contact Erin Crawley, fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu, to set up an appointment.

Fulbright Information for Graduate Students

Dr. Erin Crawley will hold information sessions for GRADUATE STUDENTS who are interested in doing graduate research abroad. The sessions will focus on two Fulbright programs: Fulbright US student program (MA or PhD research) and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. We will be discussing the types of projects abroad that can be funded and the application process. 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.

There are two identical information sessions:

Wednesday, January 23
4:00-5:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

OR

Tuesday, February 5
4:00-5:00
336 Ingraham Hall

If you are interested in learning more about the programs, but can’t attend a session, please contact Dr. Erin Crawley for an appointment.

Fulbright Information for Undergraduates

Dr. Erin Crawley will hold several information sessions about the Fulbright US Student grant program during spring semester for undergraduates.
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 2013 or May 2014, 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.

Interested undergraduates who are US citizens are encouraged to attend one of two identical information sessions:

— Tuesday, January 29, Noon, at Union South, Room TBD

Wednesday, February 13, 3:30-4:30 PM, at 336 Ingraham Hall

Also, an  information session that will focus specifically on the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program is open to all undergraduates who are US citizens:

Thursday, February 21, 4:00-5:00 PM, at 336 Ingraham Hall

If you cannot attend a session, but want to learn more, please contact Erin Crawley to set up an appointment (Skype appointments for those abroad are also encouraged).

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