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Boren Awards for International Study information sessions

Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students) and Fellowships (for graduate students) provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Information Session
Dates: Thursday, September 15
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: 54 Bascom Hall

Boren Graduate Fellowship Information Session
Dates: Thursday, September 15
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: 54 Bascom Hall

A representative from the Boren Scholarship/Fellowship office will be on campus to present these information sessions. Students can come to learn important information about the scholarship/fellowship programs including the application process for UW-Madison students.

Please note that students applying to either the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship or Graduate Fellowship need to apply by the UW-Madison campus application deadline: December 2, 2016.

Additional details on the Boren Awards & the campus application process and resources is available at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/boren-awards-for-international-study/.

Fulbright US Student grad info session

Erin Crawley, the campus Fulbright program advisor, will hold an information session for students interested in learning more about the Fulbright US student program and the campus competition process.

Fulbright info session for grad students
Thursday, April 28
12:00-1:00PM
336 Ingraham Hall

The Fulbright US Student Program 2017-18 competition is open. New application and country program information is available at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/. The campus deadline for application submission is 11:59 PM Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
MA and PhD level research can be pursued in many countries.
If you cannot make the information session, but would like to make an appointment, please email Erin at fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu.
More information can be found at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/.

Fulbright US Student 2017-18 competition open

The Fulbright US Student program (FUSP) competition is open for the 2017-18 academic year.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Information about the country programs, types of grants, and the electronic application system can be accessed at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/. Applicants must be US citizens.

The campus application deadline for submission of the electronic application is
11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Interview forms are due by 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 8. They can be sent via email as Word or PDF documents to fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu. The form will be available at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/.

The campus materials are in the process of being updated and will be available by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/. Information currently available can still be read to get an idea of the overall process and parts of the application.

If you have questions about the program or any aspect of the grant application, please contact Erin Crawley, fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu.

NOTE: The Fulbright US Student program administered by the Institute for International Education is a completely separate program from the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad competition run by the US Department of Education. They do not share application requirements, systems, or deadlines. Both programs do have campus components to them that do run through the International Fellowships Office.

Bonn short term Grad student application: extended deadline

Extended deadline for UW-Bonn University graduate student short term fellowships:

Wednesday, April 13
12:00 NOON

The University of Bonn, Germany will offer several short-term awards to UW–Madison advanced graduate students who wish to pursue independent research under the guidance of a senior faculty member at University of Bonn. Awards range anywhere from 1 to 5 months of research; dissertation projects are preferred. Short term awards cannot begin until January, 2017; summer research is possible and would be for summer 2017. Although there is no general minimum language skills requirement, German skills should be commensurate with the needs of the project.

Graduate students can submit applications for research for up to 5 months of research in one month increments. It is important to have identified key faculty and resources at Bonn University, although affiliation does not have to be finalized. If you have any questions about the competition and application process, please contact Erin Crawley, fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu. Christina Timpernagel, timpernagel@uni-bonn.de, at Uni Bonn is available to help advise on contacts. Go here for application instructions: http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/graduate-fellowship-university-of-bonn-germany/

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 in recent years we have had successful applicants in STEM fields. 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 US Student info session for Grad students

The Fulbright US Student Program 2017-18 competition will open on Thursday, March 31. New application and country program information will be available at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
Erin Crawley, the campus Fulbright program advisor, will hold an information session for students interested in learning more about the Fulbright US student program and the campus competition process.
MA and PhD level research can be pursued in many countries.

Fulbright info session for grad students
Wednesday, March 9
4:00-5:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall
If you cannot make the information session on March 9, but would like to make an appointment, please email Erin at fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu.
More information can be found at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/. The campus deadline will be set after the competition opens; it will be in September 2016.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA grad student info session

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad DDRA info session

Monday, December 14
3:00-4:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

Dr. Erin Crawley will hold an information session for GRADUATE STUDENTS or Profession School Students who are interested in doing graduate research abroad and who have significant area studies training. The session will focus on the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. We will discuss the types of projects abroad that can be funded and the application process for the competition. It is difficult to predict when the 2016 competition will open; last year the competition was opened at the end of February and due mid April.
To be eligible for the Fulbright-Hays DDRA you must be a US citizen or permanent resident. If you are interested in learning more, but can’t attend the session, email fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu to set up an appointment with Erin.
Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Info session about Bonn/UW-Madison grad fellowship program

There will be an information session for graduate students interested in pursuing research at the University of Bonn, Germany during the 2016-17 academic year on a Bonn/UW-Madison graduate fellowship.

Thursday,December 10, 2015
3:00-4:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

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.

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.

Applicants should be enrolled in a doctoral program at UW–Madison. Preference will be given to dissertators; however, graduate students who have not yet passed preliminary examinations for the Ph.D. will be considered. The awards are not tenable for use after a terminal Master’s Degree. For more information on the competition, go to the Graduate Fellowship Bonn University page on this site.

Summer School on Development Policy at Uni-Bonn

The University of Bonn would like to invite MA and PhD students (US and international students), as well as young professionals to a Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn.
The Summer School to graduate students and young professionals from any field of study. The program is conducted in English.

The Summer School on Development Policy will take place from August 1 to August 12, 2016.

The program offers:

classes that cover the main areas of development policy
guest lectures on selected issues of development policy
excursions (for example to governmental institutions and development organizations)

The Summer School is open to 30 participants. The classes and guest lectures will take place in the main building of the University of Bonn.
Applicants must be proficient in English; German is not a pre-requisite. There is a participation fee of 750 Euros (including the costs for the excursions). The fee does not include housing or meals.
A small number of scholarships are available.
Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Please see www.developmentpolicy.uni-bonn.de for details about the program and for application materials.

Please do not hesitate to contact Martina Bachl ( bachl@uni-bonn.de) or Ms. Trachsel (m.trachsel@uni-bonn.de) if you have any questions about the program or application process.

Martina Bachl
University of Bonn
Department of International Affairs
Unit 6.4 – European and International Networks
Phone: +49- 228 / 73-60493
email: bachl@uni-bonn.de
Internet: www.internationales.uni-bonn.de/abt.6.4

Network your way to an international experience

Network your way to an international experience!

Thursday, November 19
4:00-6:00 PM
Union South (check TITU for room)

Come join us during International Education Week for an afternoon of networking with research students from around the world. A panel of Fulbright student scholars from abroad will give brief presentations about their home country, their research here, and why they chose to come to Madison. They will then be joined by seven other international students at different tables and everyone will be invited to speed network. This event is open to students at any level, regardless of their knowledge of the Fulbright program, and will foster international connections for carrying out post-graduation or graduate projects abroad. If you are thinking about a project you want to do abroad and wondering where to start, this is a chance to make connections and learn about first steps. The countries represented will be China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea and Turkey. Refreshments and tea and coffee will be provided.
This event is sponsored by The International Division, The Wisconsin Fulbright Alumni Association, and the International Fellowships Office.

Registration is not required, but if you are interested in attending or if you have questions about the event, please email intern.wfa@gmail.com or fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu

Schwarzman Scholar application webinar

The Schwarzman Scholars program is hosting a prospective student webinar that focuses on their application process on Thursday June 25th at 4PM EST. The link to register for the webinar is https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8731714783701133058

The Schwarzman Scholars competition is open to students and alumni of all nationalities. UW-Madison students will apply through UW by the campus deadline of July 22, 2015 through the Undergraduate Academic Awards office, http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/schwarzman-scholars/. Scharzman Scholars will pursue a one year Master Degree in Public Policy, or Economics and Business, or International relations. The program has been designed as an immersion year in China for students posed to become future leaders. Students will refine and expand their leadership abilities while completing a fully funded, one-year master’s Degree in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business or International Studies. With a $350 million endowment, Schwarzman Scholars will be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors. For more on the program and the webinar, see http://schwarzmanscholars.org/.

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