International Study or Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships
For more than 65 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research and teach in other countries. Fulbright grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,700 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to over 60 countries. Fulbright grants provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and may also provide full or partial tuition.
For more information, interested individuals should visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website at www.us.fulbrightonline.org. Students currently enrolled at Middlebury should contact their campus Fulbright Program Adviser Amy McGlashan for more information.
Applications must be submitted electronically to Middlebury by the campus closing date of 12:00 Noon, Friday, September 27. For the national deadline, applications must be submitted electronically by October 15, 2013.
Are you a high achieving, ambitious student leader interested in pursuing graduate study in the United Kingdom? Seeking a prestigious scholarship to advance your academic and civic leadership potential? Considering the Rhodes, Marshall, or other UK Scholarship?
These scholarships require nomination by Middlebury College. In order to allow adequate time to prepare a competitive application to pursue these highly selective scholarships for the Fall, 2013 application cycle, the deadline to apply internally for nomination is April 22, 2013.
Two information sessions are being offered to review these and other UK scholarships: Thursday, March 14 at 4;30 in Hillcrest 103, and Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM in Warner 202. The session will review the opportunities available, and go over the selection criteria, timeline, and application processes for the Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes and Gates-Cambridge and St. Andrew’s Scholarships. Students interested in applying this spring are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of these sessions and be in touch with me before the April 22 deadline. Sophomores who are interested but plan to be away next spring should also attend. These scholarships are available to alumni; thus, any interested senior should also attend.
Go to the Fellowships website to download application forms for the respective scholarship: go/fellowship. For more information, contact Amy McGlashan at x5103 or email@example.com.
Middlebury students are invited to take part in the student competition Challenge your Perspectives. It is an opportunity to compete for a full tuition waiver for a Master’s program at a prestigious Swedish university, worth 98,000US.
The competition Challenge Your Perspectives is your chance to show your skills within a number of areas that distinguish Sweden.
Deadline: Complete and submit all documents by midnight Nov. 4, 2012
Prizes:Three full tuition waivers for an English-taught Master’s degree at one of the following three top ranked Swedish universities:
If you have any questions please take a look at the FAQ page. If you have additional questions send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress invites one Middlebury College to serve as a member of the 2012-13 class of Presidential Fellows. The Center’s Presidential Fellows come to Washington DC to learn about leadership and governance, share research and scholarship, and develop as future leaders in public service. Up to 75 promising undergraduate and graduate students engage in these year long opportunities to study the US presidency, public policy-making, and our Chief Executive’s relations with Congress, the media, allies, and the American public.
Fellows attend two conferences a year in Washington, DC; write papers on and study the Presidency; are mentored by members of the public policy community and government. Find out more about the program in the Student Funding database: http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/education_in_action/funding/opportunities/opportunities/node/263216 and visit the program website: http://www.thepresidency.org/what-we-do/current-programs/presidential-fellows-program.
For more information about how to be nominated by Middlebury College in the spring of 2012 for the 2012-13 academic year, contact Professor Matthew Dickinson in the Political Science Department.
Rising seniors interested in conducting research or teaching English abroad post-graduation?
The US Student Fulbright competition for 2012-13 is now open and the application now available on line. Instructions and more can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html.
Research applications require a proposal and personal statement, in addition to a letter of affiliation from a university or organization in your target country; English Teaching Assistant (ETA) applications require a statement of grant purpose and a personal statement. Both require additional forms and references. Be sure to review country summaries as well as the overall grant requirements and application criteria.
More important, send me drafts of your proposals and statements and revise revise revise!
Good luck and see you in the fall with your applications well underway.
Attention: Students planning to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship grant next fall! Check out this MiddBlog post by Olivia Noble. She interviewed three recently-notified Middlebury Fulbright winners, who share what they learned about pulling together a successful proposal. http://midd-blog.com/2011/05/02/the-fulbright-grant-program/
Note the early deadlines for 2011-12, so heed their advice to START EARLY. Come see me or let me know of your intent to apply by June 1: email@example.com, x 5103. I look forward to hearing from you.
For juniors and aspiring sophomores, the Fulbright Grants Information Session will be on Tuesday, May 3 at 4:30pm in Library 201.
The US Fulbright Scholars Program is open to seniors and alumni and supports one academic year of study, research, or teaching in any of over 155 countries, with the goal of promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding. Open to U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.4 or above and with appropriate language skills. For more information view our Fellowships page or go to http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html.
The application cycle for 2012-13 will open in early May. The Middlebury deadline for applicants is early-to-mid-September, so be thinking NOW about proposal ideas. Come see Professor Jeffrey Cason in Study Abroad (firstname.lastname@example.org, x5745) or Amy McGlashan, Fellowships Advisor in the Center for Education in Action (email@example.com, 5103).
From DAAD–and of interest to sophomores and juniors interested in studying in Germany next year: We would like to remind you of our upcoming deadline for the Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for funding to study, do research and/or internships in Germany. Scholarships are available for students taking part in an organized study abroad program/exchange or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad experience. Funding for a semester or the academic year is offered for 2011/12 (starting in fall 11) and includes a monthly stipend, health insurance and a lump sum for travel. Please note that students wanting to study in Germany in the spring of 2012 need to apply now.
For program details and FAQs please view our website: www.daad.org/?p=undergrad <http://www.daad.org/?p=undergrad>
Current DAAD-Scholar blogs: http://daadabroad.wordpress.com/
DAAD Young Ambassadors: http://www.daad.org/page/65670/
Current grantees are listed here: http://www.daad.org/page/awardwinners2010/