Boren Fellowship for Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships 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. If you have any further questions or want to learn more, Contact  UW-Madison’s Boren Fellowship campus representative, Mark Lilleleht, at awards@iris.wisc.edu.

 

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.

FLAS

Wisconsin Idea Fellowship

The Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to develop innovative projects in collaboration with faculty or instructional staff and a community partner to work towards solving a challenge in that community while enhancing student learning.

Undergraduate students with at least sophomore standing can submit a project proposal that addresses a need identified by the community. Students can apply for up to $7,000 per project in addition to receiving three academic credits. The final deadline for completed and revised proposals is due February 9. For additional information please visit www.go.wisc.edu/WIF.

Carl Albert Graduate Fellowship Program

At the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, their commitment to the study of representative government is reflected in the Carl Albert Graduate Fellowship program. Each Fellow pursues a rigorous and individualized program of study while working closely with faculty. The fellowship is a four or five-year program leading to the acquisition of the Ph.D. degree in cooperation with the Department of Political Science at The University of Oklahoma. Click here to learn more and how to apply.

2018 AEI Summer Honors Program

We are pleased to announce that the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer Honors Program, a series of fully-funded educational and career development opportunities for undergraduate students interested in public policy and national politics. Students participate in small, intensive seminars taught by AEI scholars and other policy practitioners, join daily lunches with policymakers and business leaders, and advance their careers through high-level networking opportunities. There is a full course lineup on the flyer below, as well as on the program’s website. To nominate specific students for the program 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.
 
 

Application Now Open for Summer Language Program

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is now accepting applications for our summer language program. They offer courses in elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest. Several funding opportunities exist for both undergraduate and graduate students.

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program hosted each summer at UW-Madison. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time, and will earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend weekly lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; and engage with local Central Eurasian communities. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for internships, or conducting fieldwork in Central Eurasia.

Students must apply by February 1, 2018 to be considered for funding. Please contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu with any questions.

International Scholarships Workshop

Learn about Boren Awards, FLAS Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships, Schwarzman, and more awards for foreign language or international study programs at this workshop on Tuesday, November 14th from 12:00-1:00PM in 1418 Van Hise Hall.

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.

Pizza will be served!

IAP Funding Study Abroad Information Session

Are you planning to study abroad or interested in applying but not sure how to fund the experience? Then attend this information session on Tuesday, November 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the Red Gym to learn more! Co-presented with the Office of Student Financial Aid and International Academic Programs, this session will review the cost of study abroad options, using financial aid, searching for and applying to scholarships and creative fundraising ideas.