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Final Fulbright US Student Program Info Session rescheduled!!

The final Fulbright US Student Program Info Session has been rescheduled! It will now be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4pm in 336 Ingraham Hall. Attend to learn more about the opportunities available, the application process, and more!!

We will also be hosting 4 end-of-the-semester drop-in open houses in 301 Ingraham Hall on Monday, April 30, 2-4pm; Thursday, May 3, 11am-1pm; Tuesday, May 8, 10am-12pm; and Thursday, May 10, 1-3pm.

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Session

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Session
Wednesday, April 11 4:00-5:00 PM, Union South, TITU

Register here

Interested in China’s role in the 21st century?

Join Schwarzman representative Arlie Slonim to learn more about Schwarzman Scholars, a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political, and civil society leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. Anchored in an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience encompasses unparalleled opportunities in and outside of the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, practical training/internships, and travel seminars around China. Scholars will learn about the emergence of China as an economic and political force world-class faculty and guest speakers at the state-of-the-art Schwarzman College. The dynamic core curriculum offers the choice of concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics.

Schwarzman Scholars aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year and welcomes undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals up to age 28 of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character. Eligible applicants from any field who can articulate how the experience in China will help develop their skills as leaders are encouraged to attend this information session which will describe the program and the upcoming application process, which opens in April 2018.

Three UW-Madison alumni have received the scholarship since 2016 (read about them here). You could be next!


Fulbright US Student Program 2019-2020 competition opening soon!

The Fulbright US Student Program (FUSP) competition for 2019-2020 awards will be opening on April 2. The IRIS Awards Office will offer a number of information sessions and open houses over the coming months. Complete information on the competition, campus resources & deadlines, and more is at http://go.wisc.edu/fusp.

Information sessions for those interested in learning more about the Fulbright program in general and the 2019-2020 FUSP competition in particular will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 13, 4-5pm, 336 Ingraham Hall
  • Wednesday, April 4, 4-5pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
  • Thursday, April 19, 4-5pm, 336 Ingraham Hall

In addition to the above, we are offering a “Writing Your Way to a Fulbright: The Application Essays ” workshop with the Writing Center on Wednesday, April 11, 4-5:30pm in Helen C White. Learn more and register here!

We will also have drop-in open houses as the semester ends, all in 301 Ingraham Hall:

    • Monday, April 30, 2-4pm
    • Thursday, May 3, 11am-1pm
    • Tuesday, May 8, 10am-12pm
    • Thursday, May 10, 1-3pm

And you can set up an appointment at any time with the UW-Madison’s Fulbright Program advisor, Mark Lilleleht, by emailing or calling: awards@iris.wisc.edu & 608.265.6070.

Fulbright US Student Program at UW-Madison

IRIS Summer Fieldwork Award & Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship competitions accepting applications for Summer 2018

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.

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship competition now open for Summer 2018 awards!

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/.

Still time to apply for the 2018 Boren Graduate Fellowship!

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 awards@iris.wisc.edu or 608.265.6070.

FLAS competition now open for Summer 2018 & AY 2018-2019

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.

FLAS at UW-Madison

Learn more about funding opportunities for international work & study!

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
Noon-1 pm
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!

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 @ 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 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 – 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.