Author: Mark Lilleleht

Fulbright Open Houses coming up!

Are you interested in learning more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? Are unsure and want to learn more? Are you applying but need some advice or have some questions?

Did you miss our information sessions?

You’re always welcome to connect with the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, Mark Lilleleht, by phone (608.265.6070) or email (awards@iris.wisc.edu) with questions or to make an appointment. But… we’ve also got drop-in open houses for your Fulbright questions!

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP) 2018-19 is open!

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP) 2018-19 is open and we will be having two workshops next week!

On Tuesday, the UW-Madison’s Writing Center is hosting:

Writing Your Way to a Fulbright: The Application Process
Tuesday, April 25
3:30-5:00pm
Helen C. White Hall
Register @ http://writing.wisc.edu/Workshops/Application_Fulbright_essay.html

On Wednesday, Mark Lilleleht, the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, will hold a general information session:

FUSP Information Session
Wednesday, April 26
2:30-3:30pm
206 Ingraham Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to undergraduates graduating in December 2017 or May 2018, currently enrolled graduate students, and alumni. Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student program must be U.S. citizens.

Full details on the campus process (and deadlines) are available @ http://go.wisc.edu/fusp

If you cannot make a session but would like to learn more, please contact Mark Lilleleht @ awards@iris.wisc.edu or 608.265.6070 to set up an appointment (skype appointments for those abroad are also encouraged).

SKJ & Graduate Summer Fieldwork Award information session on W 2/8 @ 3pm

There will be an information session for students interested in applying for the IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award and/or the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship for Summer 2017 on Wednesday, February 8 @ 3pm in 206 Ingraham Hall. If you’re a continuing graduate student at UW-Madison planning on conducting fieldwork abroad during the summer field season (there’s some wiggle room on this) you might very well be eligible to apply for one or both. Come with your questions or just to learn more about these funding opportunities! Deadline to apply for both awards is March 3, 2017 – so you’ve got time.

IRIS Summer Fieldwork Award & Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship competitions accepting applications for Summer 2017

We have opened the online application for the 2017 competitions for both the IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award and the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship.

These awards are for graduate students (in any department) planning on conducting research outside the United States during the summer 2017 field season. The deadline to submit applications is March 3, 2017. Unlike past years, eligible applicants can apply for both awards.

More complete details are on each award’s respective website.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA 2017 competition is open

The 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) competition is open. The deadline for submission of a complete application, including all supporting documents, is 9:00 am, Monday, March 13, 2017.

The campus deadline is the final deadline for student applicants. Go to http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/ddra/ for information on the application process & campus documents.

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA funds doctoral candidates (US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents) to conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. The grant does not fund research whose focus is on Western European countries.

For 2017 there are two areas identified as competitive preference priorities: projects that use any of 78 priority languages selected from a list of Less Commonly Taught Languages; and projects conducted in the fields of economics, engineering, international development, mathematics, political science, public health, science, comparative or international education, or technology.

The USED International and Foreign Language Education office will provide a pre-application technical assistance webinar for the 2017 DDRA program on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 2:00 pm EST. To participate in the webinar, register @ https://educate.webex.com/educate/j.php?RGID=r858e6518670369ddd934709a6fc22be7.

We will also offer a Fulbright-Hays DDRA information session for UW-Madison students on Friday, February 10, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in 206 Ingraham Hall.

International Research and Training Grants for Incoming Graduate Students competition open to campus units

The purpose of the International Research and Training Grants for Incoming Graduate Students is to assist campus units recruit strong incoming internationally- or area-studies-oriented graduate students in all fields. Grants of $5k are offered to prospective graduate students as an inducement to study at Wisconsin. Any UW-Madison unit that admits graduate students may nominate prospective students that it is recruiting. The deadline for units to submit nominations is January 23, 2017. Click here to learn more.

2017 Incubator Grant competition now open

The UW-Madison’s International Division, working through its Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), announces a competition for small grants designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research in international or regional studies by UW-Madison faculty members across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Awards will be $10-50k & all UW-Madison faculty & academic staff with permanent PI status are eligible to apply. Application deadline is March 17, 2017. Click here to learn more.