The competitions for the 2018 IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award and Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship are open!
These awards are for graduate students @ UW-Madison (in any department) planning on conducting research outside the United States during the summer 2018 field season (you can apply for fieldwork outside the summer months too). The deadline to submit applications for the SKJ Fellowships is Monday, February 19, 2018; deadline for the IRIS Fieldwork Awards is Monday, February 26, 2018. Eligible applicants can apply for both awards.
More complete details are on each award’s respective website.
We have opened the online application for the 2018 competition of the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship.
These fellowships are for graduate students (from any department) to support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students (pre-dissertation travel award) and to support graduate students (working towards a doctorate) interested in undertaking practitioner internships (internship award). The deadline to submit applications is February 19, 2018.
Complete details – including eligibility requirements and how to apply – are on the SKJ website @ http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/skj/.
Boren Fellowships (for graduate students) provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security (broadly defined).
Complete information on the Boren Fellowships, the campus deadline & review process, and more is online @ http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/boren/. Still have questions? Contact UW-Madison’s Boren Fellowship campus representative, Mark Lilleleht, at email@example.com or 608.265.6070.
The area studies centers at UW-Madison are now accepting applications for Summer 2018 & Academic Year 2018-2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards. Open to US citizens & permanent residents, these awards assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies.
Complete details are available on the FLAS website @ https://flas.wisc.edu/. Applications are due February 12, 2018.
We will be offering both information sessions & advising at FLAS open houses between now and the FLAS deadline! Details below and on the FLAS website.
On Tuesday, November 14, Mark Lilleleht of the IRIS Awards office will be presenting as part of an “International Scholarships Workshop”.
Learn about the Boren Awards, FLAS Fellowships, Fulbright programs (including the Fulbright-Hays), Schwarzman, and more awards for foreign language or international study programs.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
1418 Van Hise Hall
Pizza will be served!
This workshop will be facilitated by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Awards, the Institute for Regional and International Studies Awards Office, and International Academic Programs. Staff from each unit will share information about a variety of campus-wide and nationally competitive scholarships with a focus on awards for foreign language or international studies. This workshop is part of 2017’s International Education Week programming here at UW-Madison!
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 @ https://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/idrf-fellowship/ including links to informational webinars (recorded & upcoming), FAQs, the application form, and much more.
Princeton in Asia (PiA) Info Session
Thursday, September 28th, 5:30-6:30pm
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 – http://piaweb.princeton.edu – 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.
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 http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/luce-scholars-program/. If you have specific questions, contact Mark Lilleleht at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.265.6070.
With the campus deadline for Fulbright US Student Program (FUSP) applications coming up soon (Monday, September 11 @ 11:59am), the IRIS Awards Office is offering open (drop-in) advising hours with the UW-Madison Fulbright Program Advisor, Mark Lilleleht, in 328 Ingraham Hall on…
- Tuesday, August 28, 3-5pm
- Thursday, August 31, 9-11am
- Tuesday, September 5, 4-6pm
Swing on by!
You can also call or email for an appointment on other days. Full information on the FUSP @ UW-Madison is at http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/fulbright-us-student-program/.
The US Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office just announced the opening of the a new round of awards for fiscal year 2017: Title VI International Research and Studies Program. The deadline to submit an application is August 14, 2017. The IFLE announcement reads:
The International and Foreign Language Education Office of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for FY 2017 new awards under the Title VI International Research and Studies Program (IRS) Program.
The IRS program provides grants to institutions, public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to conduct research and studies or to develop instructional materials to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. IRS program funds may not be used for the training of students and teachers. Cost-sharing is not required.
The FY 2017 competition will feature one absolute priority and two competitive preference priorities. We hope that these priorities will inspire interesting research projects, surveys, and studies that will be useful to a wide range of stakeholders:
- Absolute Priority: The Department will only consider applications that propose research projects, surveys, or studies.
- Competitive Preference Priority 1: Five (5) additional points may be awarded for research projects, surveys, and studies about U.S. school-based Dual Language Immersion Programs.
- Competitive Preference Priority 2: Five (5) additional points may be awarded for research projects, surveys, and studies on the outcomes of international education programs for U.S. postsecondary education students.
The following are examples of research, study, and survey projects supported under the IRS program in the past:
The deadline to apply is August 14, 2017. Please refer to the Notice Inviting Applications published in the Federal Register and the application package for further information. We appreciate your interest in this program and look forward to receiving your application!