Josh Kaul Campaign Internship

Josh Kaul is running for Attorney General in Wisconsin and is currently accepting applications for Spring internships. To be eligible, students need to work a minimum of 10 hours per week in the campaign office on Capitol Square. Interns will staff the candidate, fundraise, help plan and work events, communicate with supporters, train volunteers, and maintain data. This internship can be done for credit, if approved by UW-Madison. The office is currently accepting applications for Finance and Communications internship positions.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basic. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by Friday, December 22nd, 2017.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Awards

FLAS is hosting information sessions and open houses to learn more about awards for the study of critical and less commonly taught languages at UW-Madison. Fellowships are funded by the Department of Education and assist students in acquiring foreign language and area or international studies competencies. Applications for Summer 2018 and Academic Year 2018-2019 FLAS awards is now open! To apply you must be a US citizen. The deadline to apply is February 12th, 2018. For more information click here.


Application for Newman Civic Fellow

UW-Madison will select one undergraduate student to serve as the 2017-18 Newman Civic Fellow. This student will participate in leadership development and learning around civic engagement with a cohort of other fellows from schools around the country. The application deadline is Sunday, December 10 at 11:59 PM.

Newman Civic Fellow nominees must also meet the fellowship eligibility criteria:
  • Be an enrolled undergraduate at UW-Madison
  • Have at least one year of education remaining at UW-Madison
  • Must commit to providing a short reflection piece (video, article, or letter format) to Campus Compact during their fellowship year
Students should apply online to serve as the 2017-18 Newman Civic Fellow here.
More information can be found here.

MA in Gender and Women’s Studies


The Gender and Women’s Studies department at UW-Madison offers a Master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. Applications are currently open for the 2018 incoming class. The deadline for applications is December 15th, 2017. 

Most GWS graduate students receive graduate assistantships within the department, fellowships, or graduate assistantships outside the department. This funding provides students with a tuition remission, a stipend, and graduate student health insurance.

Ultimate + Virtue = Ultimate Virtue? Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Possibility of Virtuous Ultimate Reality

The talk on Thursday, November 9th at noon focuses on the sectarian polemics in the Kagyü and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism regarding what can be described as the “inherently virtuous nature of reality.” While Buddhist thinkers agree that on the ultimate level nature is pure, what exactly that ultimate nature is—whether it is neutral or virtuous— is the subjects of debates. Komarovski will discuss how conflicting understandings of the ultimate nature by Buddhist thinkers affect their diverse approaches to virtue. Join us in Ingraham Hall to learn more.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Deadline: December 30, 2017

The Blakemore Freeman fellowship covers tuition for a year of study, and includes a stipend. The following candidates are eligible to apply for the Fellowship:

  • Pursuing academic, professional, business, or technical career involving regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
  • Have a college undergraduate degree by the start of the program.
  • At or near the advanced level in the language. Minimum requirement is three years of language study at college level, either through classes taken in university or in combination with study abroad language programs.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

More information available at:

Call for Applications: Boren Awards for Language Study and Research in Southeast Asia

Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer‐term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study. Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of East & Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Preference is also given to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highly motivated to work in the federal government following graduation.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language‐focused study abroad.

The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate‐level research, and academic internships abroad.

Deadlines: Boren Scholarships (Undergraduates) – February 8, 2018
Boren Fellowships (Graduate students) – January 30, 2018

The application for the 2018 Boren Awards is now open at!

Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution‐specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‐800‐618‐NSEP or

Grant for Seniors who Wish to Pursue a Post-Graduate Study in Regards to Japan

The America-Japan Society (AJS) is starting a grant program called the AJS “Visit and Study Japan Grant Program (VS JAPAN).” VS JAPAN is designed to give air fare and staying fee to support American graduate students who are studying Japan or Japan-US relations. Attached here is the application form which should be emailed to AJS by Wednesday December 20, 2017.

2017 AJS VSJ Application