Fulbright Workshops

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 to set up an appointment (skype appointments for those abroad are also encouraged).

Research Fellowships

One of the things we value most about UW-Madison is our success in supporting and involving undergraduates in collaborative research.  This is an important high-impact educational practice that can enrich the Wisconsin Experience for undergraduates.  The Provost’s Office is especially pleased to announce that scholarships and fellowships are available to encourage and support that work.

Applications are available via the websites listed below.  Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (6 Ingraham Hall, 265-2428, awards@provost.wisc.edu).

SOPHOMORE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff. Approximately 15 awards are available, funded by grants from the Brittingham Fund and the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest. The student researcher receives $2,500, and the faculty/staff research advisor receives $500 to help offset research costs (e.g., supplies, faculty or student travel related to the project). At the time of application, the student must be a sophomore, a freshman who will have more than 24 credits after May 2017, or a transfer student in their first year of attendance at UW-Madison. The application deadline is February 27, 2017. Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website.
< http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/sophomore-research-fellowship/ >

HILLDALE UNDERGRADUATE/FACULTY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND
HOLSTROM ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members.  Each provides a grant of $3,000 to the student and $1,000 to the faculty/staff mentor to help offset research costs. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. The McPherson Eye Research Institute will continue to sponsor one additional Hilldale Fellowship for vision based research (including bioengineering, imaging, data visualization, ophthalmology and general biology of the eye). The application deadline is February 13, 2017. Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria, and FAQs can be found at the UAA website.
< http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/hilldale-undergraduatefaculty-research-fellowship/ >
< http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/holstrom-environmental-scholarship/>

WISCONSIN IDEA UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three (3) academic credits, a stipend of up to $3,000 to a student ($5,000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs. The application deadline for 2017-18 fellowships is February 10, 2017. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website.
< http://morgridge.wisc.edu/students-wisconsin-idea-fellowships.htm >

UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis, at UW-Madison.  Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the 2016-17 academic year (December 2016 graduates may apply).  Applications are due March 8, 2017.  Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website.
< http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/university-book-store-award/ >

Research Fellowships

One of the things we value most about UW-Madison is our success in supporting and involving undergraduates in collaborative research.  This is an important high-impact educational practice that can enrich the Wisconsin Experience for undergraduates.  The Provost’s Office is especially pleased to announce that scholarships and fellowships are available to encourage and support that work.  Note that in some cases the faculty/staff mentor may also receive funds to support the collaborative research effort.

Applications are available via the websites listed below.  Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (2109 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 265-2428, awards@provost.wisc.edu).

SOPHOMORE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff. Approximately 15 awards are available, funded by grants from the Brittingham Fund and the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest. The student researcher receives $2,500, and the faculty/staff research advisor receives $500 to help offset research costs (e.g., supplies, faculty or student travel related to the project). At the time of application, the student must be a sophomore, a freshman who will have more than 24 credits after May 2017, or a transfer student in their first year of attendance at UW-Madison. The application deadline is February 27, 2017. Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website.
< http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/sophomore-research-fellowship/ >

HILLDALE UNDERGRADUATE/FACULTY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND
HOLSTROM ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members.  Each provides a grant of $3,000 to the student and $1,000 to the faculty/staff mentor to help offset research costs. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. The McPherson Eye Research Institute will continue to sponsor one additional Hilldale Fellowship for vision based research (including bioengineering, imaging, data visualization, ophthalmology and general biology of the eye). The application deadline is February 13, 2017. Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria, and FAQs can be found at the UAA website.
< http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/hilldale-undergraduatefaculty-research-fellowship/ >
< http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/holstrom-environmental-scholarship/>

WISCONSIN IDEA UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three (3) academic credits, a stipend of up to $3,000 to a student ($5,000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs. The application deadline for 2017-18 fellowships is February 10, 2017. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website.
< http://morgridge.wisc.edu/students-wisconsin-idea-fellowships.htm >

UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis, at UW-Madison.  Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the 2016-17 academic year (December 2016 graduates may apply).  Applications are due March 8, 2017.  Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website.
< http://awards.advising.wisc.edu/university-book-store-award/ >

2017 Farm and Food Education Fellowship

Growing Food, Building Community
AMI Fellowship Program: 2017 Applications Available

Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is seeking inspiring individuals to participate in the sixth cohort of our Farm and Food Education Fellowship. The 18-month Fellowship prepares and empowers individuals to become teachers and ambassadors for a more vibrant and accessible local food system. Selected Fellows are funded to spend six months in immersive training on our farm campus (Phase I) and one year in service work with relevant partner organizations (Phase II). The Fellowship is a program of AMI, an educational non-profit organization with the mission to cultivate healthy communities through food and education.

Phase I (April 30-November 1, 2017)

In the first phase of the program, Fellows connect with the food system as they live, work and study on the mountain farm campus in rural Highland County, Virginia. Fellows gain a full season of experience in sustainable growing methods, small animal husbandry, and rotational livestock grazing on a diversified farm. In addition, Fellows study topics such as permaculture design, whole foods preparation and preservation, wellness and nutrition, land stewardship, leadership, and community development through hands-on experience on the farm, expert guest instructors, field trips and daily educational sessions. Upon successful completion of their Phase I training, AMI Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend.

Phase II (January 1- December 31, 2018)

AMI Fellows apply their Phase I training as they work on community projects focused on building healthy communities through food and education. Working with AMI and other Partner Organizations, Senior Fellows build organizational capacity and launch new programs such as: building community gardens, developing school gardens and site-based curriculum, advocating for sustainable land use, and teaching nutrition and cooking for a healthy lifestyle. Supported by the AMI network, Senior Fellows continue to meet regularly for leadership and professional development. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 (subject to payroll taxes) and a Permaculture Design Certificate upon successful completion of the year.

Applicants must be physically fit, able to lift 50 pounds, walk distances up and down steep hills, work outdoors for extended periods of the day, and be comfortable living and working communally as a team in a remote, mountain setting.

Applications are due by February 1, 2017 and are available at: www.alleghenymountaininstitute.org

For more information and questions, please visit www.alleghenymountaininstitute.org, the Allegheny Mountain Institute Facebook page or email us at info@alleghenymountainschool.org.

Allegheny Mountain Institute admits candidates of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Fellows. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships applications Are Now Open

The Wisconsin Idea is the driving mission to ensure that the education and research at UW-Madison is used to benefit communities beyond our campus borders.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards solving a challenge identified along with local or global community partner. Fellowships are awarded to semester-long or year-long projects designed by an undergraduate student (or group of students) in collaboration with a community organization and a UW-Madison faculty or academic staff member.

Projects can receive up to $7,000 in total funding and students receive 3 academic credits. Student recipients are also invited to present their work at the Undergraduate Symposium in the spring semester.

On average, 5 – 10 fellowships are awarded every year. Two special fellowships each year are specifically dedicated to social entrepreneurship as well as the opportunity in gap in Madison.

Applications for Wisconsin Idea Fellowships open each year in late fall with selections made in mid-spring. 2017-18 applications are now open: Click here!

Click here to view 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships projects

Funding for Foreign Language Study!

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships & awards

Students are invited to attend upcoming information sessions & open houses to learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships and awards at UW-Madison.

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW’s National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and area or international studies competencies.

The application for Summer 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018 FLAS fellowships and awards will open on December 7, 2016.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. The application deadline is February 13, 2017.

Please note that students can not apply for a FLAS to study Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. Only graduate students in professional schools can apply for a FLAS to study French or German.

For a full list of languages supported by FLAS, further details on eligibility, an FAQs page, and the online application please visit:

http://flas.wisc.edu

There will be two information sessions for students interested in applying for a FLAS award (please note different times for graduate & undergraduate applicants). The content of the December and January sessions will be identical; students need only attend one session:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (in 206 Ingraham Hall):
3:30 – 4:30pm for undergraduate student applicants
5:00 – 6:00pm for graduate applicants*

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (in 206 Ingraham Hall):
3:30 – 4:30pm for undergraduate student applicants
5:00 – 6:00pm for graduate applicants*

*Graduating seniors who plan to be in graduate or professional school at UW next year should attend the session for graduate applicants.

In addition, there will be 2 open houses where applicants and interested students are welcome to stop by for additional information and with any questions about the awards, the application process, etc:

Tuesday, December 13,2016 (in 336 Ingraham Hall)
11:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (in 336 Ingraham Hall)
11:00am – 1:00pm

Complete information on FLAS awards, eligiblity, these information sessions, and the application is all online at:

http://flas.wisc.edu

Pickering Fellowship

The 2017 Pickering Fellowship application is now open. Visit Pickering Fellowship to assess eligibility and view expectations for selected fellows.

The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department’s premier recruiting programs aimed at increasing diversity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The resource website contains digital copies of promotional materials, as well as other helpful resources such as key messages, approved logos and an application checklist. The items can be easily downloaded for use.

If students have questions about the Pickering Fellowship, please contact at pickering@twc.edu or 202-238-7991.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Grant

2017-18 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships Information Sessions:

Monday, Oct. 20
5:00 – 6:00pm
Red Gym, Multicultural Student Center

Monday, Oct. 24
6:00 – 7:00pm
Red Gym, Morgridge Center for Public Service

Tuesday, Nov. 1
5:30 – 6:30pm
Red Gym, Morgridge Center for Public Service

The Wisconsin Idea is the driving mission to ensure that the education and research at UW-Madison is used to benefit communities beyond our campus borders.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards solving a challenge identified along with local or global community partner. Fellowships are awarded to semester-long or year-long projects designed by an undergraduate student (or group of students) in collaboration with a community organization and a UW-Madison faculty or academic staff member.  Eligible students must have at least sophomore standing by February 2017; will still be an undergraduate until at least Dec. 2017.

Projects can receive up to $7,000 in total funding and students receive 3 academic credits. Student recipients are also invited to present their work at the Undergraduate Symposium in the spring semester.

On average, 5 – 10 fellowships are awarded every year. Two special fellowships each year are specifically dedicated to social entrepreneurship as well as the opportunity in gap in Madison.

Applications for Wisconsin Idea Fellowships open each year in late fall with selections made in mid-spring.  Vew 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships projects

Payne Fellowship Program

The application can be found at www.paynefellows.org and will remain open until January 20, 2017.

The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks to prepare young people for careers in international development as Foreign Service Officers in USAID.  USAID has expanded the program, which selected three fellows in 2013, and will offer up to ten fellowships in 2017.  See Tips-for-preparing-a-competitive-payne-fellowship-program-application   and Payne-16-17-application-flyer for additional information.

The best way for potential applicants to learn more about the programs is through  www.paynefellows.org.  Students should also feel free to contact the organization directly by e-mail (paynefellows.org) or phone (202-806-5952).  We are pleased to answer any questions.

The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $94,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities leading to employment in USAID.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, business administration, economics, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service.  The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.  Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major.

NSF and Ford Graduate Research Fellowship Workshops

If you are thinking of applying to graduate school, application deadlines for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program are quickly approaching.  Consider attending two workshops of the NSF GRFP workshop series next week. There is also an information session the following week on 10/13 for students interested in applying to the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. For more information, visit https://grad.wisc.edu/studentfunding/workshops/.

NSF GRFP Faculty Reviewers Panel

This panel will feature faculty members who have served as reviewers for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition. They will share insights about the review process and tips on how to make your application more successful. NSF GRFP Faculty Reviewers Panel Registration

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016 
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall

NSF Application Broader Impacts Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application

The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications, namely intellectual merit and broader impact. Experience shows that while most applicants have little difficulty responding to the criterion relating to intellectual merit, many struggle to frame the broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake. To address the broader impacts, applications are expected to include ways in which activities and projects will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and ultimately benefit society. This workshop is designed to help you address the concept of broader impacts in your fellowship application, and specifically is a time for you to discuss strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hear from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learn about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education. NSF Application Broader Impacts Registration

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Microbial Sciences Building, Ebling Auditorium

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs Information Session

This session will provide information on the application process for Ford Fellowships. Ford Fellowships Info Session Registration

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

100+ Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in sciences, engineering, humanities, etc, in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

DUE DATES COMING UP!

See: sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall