Monthly Archives: November 2013

The European Union Center of Excellence 2014 Research Travel Grant Competition

The University of Wisconsin-Madison EUCE has resources available for the study of the European Union, Europe and/or EU-US relations.

The EUCE will grant a small number of travel awards of up to $1,000 to University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and graduate students conducting research on the European Union, European integration, and/or transatlantic relations, defined broadly. The research topic should focus on post-1945 Europe and could address:

*current policy challenges and opportunities facing the European Union and/or European countries;
*the historical development of European integration since World War Two;
*the evolving role of the EU as a global actor;
*and/or relations between the United States and Europe during the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.

Projects that do not directly address the EU itself must compare the experience of more than one European country, and preferably three. Priority will be given to faculty and students who have worked with the EU Center of Excellence, and/or to those who have not previously received travel support from this source. Repeat requests will be considered but should be accompanied by full evidence of how the project has developed since the last funding award and why a second research grant should be considered. Graduate students at both the pre-dissertation and dissertator stage are eligible to apply.

Deadline for submission of EUCE travel grant proposal is Friday, December 13, 2013. Monies will be awarded as reimbursement for travel expenses and must be requested by August 31, 2014. The proposal should not be more than two single-spaced pages in length, and should be accompanied by a CV. Proposals may be submitted electronically or on paper to:
Please contact the EU Center of Excellence directly with any questions,

The European Union Center of Excellence
213 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Fax: 608.265.9541

J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship

The following is a fellowship opportunity for US graduate students who are interested in public policy.

The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship competition is open. This is a special fellowship administered through the Fulbright US Student program through IIE; anyone who applied this fall 2013 for a Fulbright US Student fellowship is NOT eligible to apply. Applicants apply directly to IIE. There is no separate campus component to the competition.

Application Opens: November 1, 2013
Deadline: January 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional public-policy-related placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries, while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project.
Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens by November 1, 2013.
  • Have a Master’s level degree (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy prior to September 1, 2014, OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period which will commence in September 2014.
    Candidates who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or who will hold a Ph.D. at any time during the grant period are not eligible.
    Candidates with Medical Degrees are eligible with some stipulations, please see the FAQs on the website for details.
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

For more detailed information about the application requirements and process, go to
Erin Crawley is available to discuss the application with potential applicants, although applications are not submitted through UW-Madison.

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Information sessions

Leah M. Mason, EdD, Assistant Director, Project GO & Language Training Centers, from the Institute of International Education, will be on campus Wednesday, November 13 to talk with students interested in the Boren Scholarship (undergraduate) program and the Boren Fellowship (graduate student) programs. There are separate information sessions for the undergraduate and graduate student programs.

Boren Fellowship (graduate student) information session:
Wednesday, November 13
2:30-3:30 PM
On Wisconsin Room A, Red Gym

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are 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. The national application deadline is January 28, 2014 5:00 PM EST. There is no separate campus deadline; applicants apply directly to Boren program.
Dr. Erin Crawley, is the campus rep for the Boren Fellowship program.

Boren Scholarship (undergraduate student) information session:
Wednesday, November 13
On Wisconsin Room A, Red Gym

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, 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 is an earlier campus deadline and campus procedure for the undergraduate competition.
Matt Geisler, Assistant Director, IAP,, is the campus representative for the Boren Scholarship program.

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