Month: September 2017

IRIS Assistant Director for Outreach, Dr. Nancy Heingartner, Spoke at the National Air & Space Museum, in Washington, DC

On Friday, September 15, Dr. Nancy Heingartner, IRIS Assistant Director for Outreach, gave a talk at the National Air & Space Museum, in Washington, DC.

As part of the Air & Space Museum’s year-long commemoration of World War I, she was invited to speak about her great grandfather, Alexander Heingartner, who served as U.S. Consul in Liege, Belgium during World War I.  As the highest-ranking U.S. official in Liege at that time, Heingartner played a critical role in making sure that American humanitarian aid that was sent to rescue the Belgians from starvation was distributed into the hands of the people in his area who were in need of it.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship accepting applications thru November 7, 2017

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Sixty-eight fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $21,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2018 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2018, whichever comes first.

Complete details @ including links to informational webinars (recorded & upcoming), FAQs, the application form, and much more.

Princeton in Asia Info Session

Princeton in Asia (PiA) Info Session
Thursday, September 28th, 5:30-6:30pm
336 Ingraham

Seniors, looking for the job of a lifetime? Before you start grad school, spend the rest of your life in a cubicle, or go back to living in your parents’ basement, take a second and envision yourself… as a university teacher in beautiful rural China, exploring floating markets in Thailand, working for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, waking up each morning in a Buddhist temple in Japan, or working for a democracy-building organization in Cambodia.

Princeton in Asia – – sponsors over 165 fellowships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest non-profit organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations in the fields of education, health, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, engineering, technology, law and business. Fellowships are the means of fostering person-to-person diplomacy, enhancing mutual understanding, serving vulnerable communities with unmet needs and providing transformative experiences for fellows and host communities.

If you feel like adventure is in store for you next year, please join us for this brief, fun Q&A session with PiA alumni! Final applications are due November 9th.

Note: All are most welcome to attend, but please note that PiA fellowships are only granted to graduating seniors and recent alumni.

Campus deadline for 2018-2019 Luce Scholars Program is October 16, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Luce Scholars Program! Offering a year-long internship in Asia, the Luce Scholars Program (LSP) is designed to provide an extended period of exposure to an Asian country for highly qualified young Americans who lack extensive knowledge of Asian affairs and who would not gain this knowledge through their normal career trajectories.

Interested graduating seniors and alumni must apply through the UW-Madison. The campus deadline for this current cycle is 4pm on October 16, 2017.

For more complete information on the LSP, the application process, and deadlines, visit If you have specific questions, contact Mark Lilleleht at or 608.265.6070.