Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fulbright profile: Discovering European cities through printmaking

Galen Gibson-Cornell, a graduating MFA student who specializes in printmaking and lithography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will travel to Budapest, Hungary on a Fulbright scholarship for a project titled “Urban Portrait of Budapest,” which continues his focus on posters tagged to walls.

“Budapest was just this fascinating city for me. I had known about it for quite awhile and I had this romantic view of it,” he says. “When I went there, I really felt something alive in the city walls—it sounds kind of cheesy but—there was this optimism in the city. I had been reading about the countries in the Soviet Bloc that had been beaten down emotionally. I found the exact opposite in Budapest.”

Gibson-Cornell already has received a warm welcome from Budapest’s printmaking community. While working on this project, he will intern in the well-known screen-printing shop called PRINTA and attend the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

Read about Gibson-Cornell and his previous work in Serbia.

Writing Center Workshop for Fulbright US Student program

“Writing Your Way to the Fulbright”

Are you a graduating senior or graduate student and thinking about applying for a student Fulbright scholarship next fall? During this workshop, you’ll learn about the requirements for the two essays, analyze successful samples from past applicants, and have a chance to ask questions about the essays.

When: Friday, May 3
1:30-3:00 PM
Where: The Writing Center
6171 Helen C. White (exact location TBD)
You can register for the workshop here

Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers in All Academic Disciplines

This is a program through CIES Fulbright Scholar program,

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship is open to candidates in all academic disciplines.
Program Fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant (in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship). Applications for 2014/15-2015/16 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to CIES by August 1, 2013.

Further details on the program and on application procedures may be found at

Potential candidates should contact Ms. Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, USIEF (; +972-3-517-2392) for advice and assistance.

Brazil Initiative: 2013 Joaquim Nabuco Award Call for Essays

The Brazil Initiative of the Division of International Studies and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program sponsors the Joaquim Nabuco Award, given annually to the two best essays on Brazil (any field) by a University of Wisconsin- Madison student. Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Vivi Nabuco of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the prize amounts have been increased. This year a lump-sum cash award of $2,000 will be given to one graduate and one undergraduate student each. The winners are encouraged to use the award for a research trip to Brazil. Deadline for submission is May 10, 2013.

Submission Requirements:
• Applications should include a cover letter stating the student was enrolled in the UW
during the 2012-13 academic year
• The essay may be written in English or Portuguese
• 15+ double-spaced pages
• Winners are encouraged to use the award for a research trip to Brazil and will present
their essay in the Fall of 2013
• Deadline for submission is May 10, 2013; hard copy only to Prof. Severino
Albuquerque’s mailbox in 1018 Van Hise

For more information, please visit our website at

Fulbright Information session for Undergrads Tuesday, April 30 12:00-1:00 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 now. The 2014-15 Fulbright opens May 1, 2013 and new application materials will be available.

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.

Tuesday, April 30
12:00-1:00 PM
Union South, Room TBD

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,, to set up an appointment.

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