Monthly Archives: December 2014

Humanity in Action fellowships

Humanity in Action invites applications from college students and recent graduates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014 are eligible. We encourage students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds to apply.

The 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship will run from May 25-June 28, 2015. The deadline to apply for this program is January 8, 2015.

About the Humanity in Action Fellowship

For the past 16 years, the Humanity in Action Fellowship has brought together international groups of students and young professionals to study human and minority rights in Europe. Beginning with the Second World War and the Holocaust, the Fellowship explores the histories and contemporary issues of diversity and minority rights in Europe. Key areas of inquiry include national identity, immigration, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, political extremism and discrimination of Roma – all seen through the specific lens of the five countries in which the Fellowship takes place.

The 2015 programs will begin in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and continue for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

Fellows are placed in one of these five cities and attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists, visit historical sites and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. Participation requires intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams. Students from American universities will work and learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.

After the program, Fellows join the global network of over 1,400 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional opportunities, such as fellowships in the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament.

About Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. We educate, connect and inspire a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization with governing and advisory Boards in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States.
Questions? Email
Judith S. Goldstein, PhD
Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action

US/UK Fulbright Summer Institutes for Undergraduates

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2015 UK Summer Institutes.

There are nine Summer Programs available for US students in 2015. The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social program, subsistence e.g. food and drink. US undergraduate students with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete can go to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

The application deadline is 26 February or 5 March 2015. Please see specific website page for particular program deadline and information. Students will need to submit their application via an online format for 2015. They should carefully read application instructions provided prior to application. Thank you for sharing these opportunities with your students.
If you would like more information, please visit the website below or contact:

***UW-Madison undergraduates who are interested in applying for one of the summer Institutes are also encouraged to contact Dr. Erin Crawley in the Division of International Studies Fellowships office to discuss their plans.***

Valerie Schreiner
Programme Coordinator (Summer Institutes)
The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Battersea Power Station | 188 Kirtling Street | London SW8 5BN
T +44 (0)20 7498 4029
F +44 (0)20 7498 4023
E |@FulbrightAwards

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2015 (postmark date).

For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit:

Info session about Bonn/UW-Madison Graduate fellowship

NEW TIME and ROOM 12:30-1:30 Monday December 8, 206 Ingraham Hall.

There will be an information session for graduate students interested in pursuing research at the University of Bonn, Germany during the 2015-16 academic year on a Bonn/UW-Madison graduate fellowship.

Monday, December 8, 2014
12:30-1:30 PM
206 Ingraham Hall

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 (regardless of citizenship) 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. Full description is here, Award offers are contingent on confirmation of funding for the program by the German government.

Academic year award: The academic year award provides a maintenance allowance of approximately 10,000 Euro for the academic year for a PhD student; 7,500 Euro for a MA student. This award runs from October 2015 through July 2016.

Short term awards: There are several short term awards available (duration could be one month or up to five, 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 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 2016; recipients can come anytime between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016.
About the University of Bonn: This research university is considered one of Europe’s top institutes of higher education. Many 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. We welcome applications from these areas, too.

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