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.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission would like to remind you that the deadline for the 2013 UK Summer Institutes is Friday 11 March 2013.
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes offer US undergraduates (aged 18+), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, three-, four-, five- or six-week fully-funded academic and cultural enrichment programmes in the United Kingdom. There are nine Summer Institutes being run in 2013:
-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe, London -Durham University Summer Institute -King’s College London Summer Institute -Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute -Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute -Scotland Summer Institute (NEW!) -University of Bristol Summer Institute (NEW!) -University of Exeter Summer Institute (NEW!) -Wales Summer Institute
Full details, selection criteria and application forms are available online: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates
Application tips and FAQs:
-Application tips on Twitter (‘Twips’): @FulbrightAwards -Grey shaded boxes vs. text boxes on the application form: grey boxes on the application form are expandable and students should be able to fit a few phrases/sentences within those boxes to properly answer the questions; text boxes cannot expand and students’ answers should remain within the provided space -Previous travel outside the US: preference will be given to those who do not have extensive, recent experience in the UK; while experience in the UK won’t preclude selection, it is a disadvantage in this particular competition, however, a strong application wouldn’t prevent success — we encourage anyone eligible and interested to apply for these awards -Recommendation letters: students should be requesting that their recommendation letters be written on official letterhead of the school, business, or other organisation where possible.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Valerie Schreiner
Programme Coordinator-Summer Institutes
US-UK Fulbright Commission
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013
Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Contact the Study Abroad office to find out about .
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.
Fulbright Canada is proud to inform you that the 2013-2014 competition for the Killam Fellowships Program for undergraduate students is now open! The Killam Fellowships Program is an opportunity for Americans to spend either one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in Canada. The award carries a value of US$5,000 per semester, and includes a health coverage allowance. Added benefits include two three-day enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC. There is also an opportunity to apply for our Cultural Awareness Program which provides funding to travel within Canada for an additional cultural experience. Please encourage your best and brightest undergraduate students to apply by visiting the website. Please note that the application deadline for the Open Competition is January 31st, 2013.
If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact:
Program Officer / Agente de programme
2015-350 rue Albert Street Ottawa, ON, Canada K1R1A4
t. 613.688.5513; f. 613.237.2029;
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, x 5103. I look forward to hearing from you.
For those juniors (or aspiring sophomores) interested in pursuing a British Scholarship, you may want to check out these two links to help you narrow your search for the right UK institution that best matches your interests and needs:
The Complete University Guide provides institutional profiles, as well as Tables and Rankings that sort and assess institutions overall and by subject, using nine quality factors: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/
The 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) provides quality ratings for research across all disciplines at UK institutions. Panels use a standard scale to devise Tables of Excellence to rank institutions overall and by subject quality. The Tables rank according to the percentage of faculty who are conducting “world leading” research or scholarship and how much of the work is judged to reach national or international levels of excellence. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/Journals/THE/THE/18_December_2008/attachments/RAE_2008_THE_RESULTS.pdf
Both of these resources can be found on the Marshall Scholarship website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
If you are interested in pursuing a British Scholarship but missed the meeting last night, you can make an appointment to see me. Note that two of the deadlines are in early September so you need to be preparing now.
-Amy McGlashan, email@example.com, x5103.
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).