Today we received notice that CLS is suspending all summer language institutes for 2020 in light of the U.S. Department of State Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel issued on March 11. The program made this decision with the health and well-being of participants as their priority. All 2020 finalists and alternates may reapply for the 2021 CLS program.

Three Middlebury juniors were selected as finalists for the Truman Scholarship! Congratulations to Jacob Freedman ’21, Divya Gudur ’21, and Oscar Psychas ’21! These students were three of the 190 Truman finalists from 136 colleges and universities, selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement. The Foundation received 773 applications from 316 colleges and universities. Finalists will be interviewed by the Foundation’s Regional Review Panels in March and April. 

We are delighted (once again!) to be a 2019-2020 #Fulbright Top Producing Institution! Congratulations to our 15 students and young alumni who are teaching English or researching in 14 countries through @Fulbright in 2019-2020! Fulbrighters foster mutual understanding, share knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world. Interested in applying? See go/fulbright to learn more.

The fellowships office is holding two information sessions:

2/18 at 4:30pm in Library 201: Learn about fellowships to the UK and Ireland! These include the Churchill, Gates-Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes and St. Andrews. Many require nomination by Middlebury to apply. Learn about the fellowships and the applications processes.

2/20 at 4:30pm in Axinn 232: Learn more about the Fulbright and Watson fellowships–what they are, how to apply and more.

If you cannot attend but want more information, review recorded sessions at go/fellowships and read the relevant pages on the listing of fellowships. Reach out to Dean Gates with questions at fellowships@middlebury.edu .

The deadline for submitting a research proposal -February 10th, 2020 – is quickly approaching! 

Students can submit research proposals here.

If you have any questions, please contact vghosh@fas.harvard.edu or visit the website at www.essjconference.fas.harvard.edu
About the Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice (ESSJ) Undergraduate Research Conference: Started in 2015, the Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference is a national conference focused solely on undergraduate research on engaged scholarship. It is a great opportunity for your students to present their research and get feedback from faculty. Students are able to engage in dialogue and get a sense of what it means to get one’s work heard beyond your own campus—especially for those interested in doctoral programs. 
Funding for Middlebury students presenting their work or attending is available through the Undergraduate Research’s Office Academic Travel Fund. See go/atf
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