Category Archives: Faculty/Staff

2016 Fulbright-Hays DDRA competition is open

The DDRA 2016 competition is open. The deadline for students to submit their complete applications is 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Letters of support and language evaluations must be submitted BEFORE the student can submit their application. There are no exceptions to the campus deadline.

Go to the Fulbright-Hays page for information on the application process and required campus procedures and documents.


CIES Fulbright Scholar 2017-18 webinar

There will be a webinar hosted by CIES on
“How to find a Core Fulbright US Scholar Award”
on Wednesday February 17 2:00-3:00 EST. Go here for information on how to register:

CIES Fulbright Scholar 2017-18 Competition open

Core Fulbright Scholar Program
The competition for the 2017-18 academic year is open.

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
– See more at The application deadline for the Core program is Monday, August 1, 2016. Applicants apply directly to CIES Fulbright.

SSRC Workshop/SocSci&Humanities Grad Workshop

The International Division and the Graduate School are sponsoring a grant workshop for graduate students in the social sciences and humanities on Wednesday, September 16, from 4-6 pm in Bascom 260.

Daniella Sarnoff, director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship program at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), will be presenting, along with Erin Crawley, UW-Madison International Division Fellowships Officer, and Linda Scholl of the Graduate School.

CIES Fulbright Scholar 2016-17 competition open

Core Fulbright Scholar Program
The competition for the 2016-17 grant cycle is open.

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
– See more at
The application deadline for the Core program is Monday, August 3, 2015.. Applicants apply directly to CIES Fulbright.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Deadline for US Scholars to submit a US Scholar application to the Fulbright Arctic initiative is February 16, 2015.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative will create a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries. Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants will address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges.

Sixteen outstanding scholars from the U.S. and abroad will be selected to participate in the program as Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars through an open, merit-based competition. At least four of the scholars will be selected from the United States and at least one scholar will be selected from each of the other Arctic Council member states. Co-Lead Scholars Dr. Michael Sfraga and Dr. Ross A. Virginia will provide intellectual leadership throughout the Program, in addition to mentoring program participants and facilitating discussion and collaboration among the Arctic Initiative Scholars. Program activities will commence in spring 2015 and conclude in fall of 2016.
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from across the Arctic region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of four areas: energy; water; health; infrastructure.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is a program of the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
Grant Duration:

Program activities will commence in the spring of 2015 and conclude in the fall of 2016.

Application Deadlines:
International Applicants – Monday, February 2, 2015
U.S. Applicants – Monday, February 16, 2015

– See more at:

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,
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.


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 (, 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),


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

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

Fulbright-Hays DDRA: How to write a successful proposal

Two information sessions are scheduled at UW–Madison for graduate students considering applying (or re-applying) for a dissertation research grant through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA), administered through the U.S. Department of Education.

The sessions are Wednesday, November 7, and Thursday, November 15, from 4 to 5 p.m., in 336 Ingraham Hall.

General information about the program will be provided, but the focus of the sessions will be on the Technical Review and how to use it to write a successful proposal.

The U.S. Department of Education has introduced a competitive preference priority for students who have advanced training in one of 78 priority languages and are doing research in the fields of economics, engineering, international development, global education, mathematics, political science, public health, science, or technology.

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