Michael Newbury (American Studies) and Daniel Houghton (Library) collaborated with several undergraduate student researchers to produce a film and educational website about the Collinwood fire tragedy. The Addison Independent recently featured the project. See story

The 2017 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders, sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience and are interested in spending a year working on research-based, self-developed projects with a host of their choice in Germany, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Participants must have received a Bachelor’s degree within twelve years of the program start date. 

Deadline information: Applications opened on March 15 and will close on September 15. Due to the time-intensive nature of the application, students are encouraged to begin securing host affiliations as early as possible. 

Click here to apply and learn more!

Additional Resources

·         Application timeline

·         FAQ

·         Advice on finding a host

·         US Alumni Profiles By Field and Year

If you still have questions or would like additional information on fellowship opportunities, feel free to contact one of our US-based team members at info@americanfriends-of-avh.org!

Communications article dated June 12, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Every year Middlebury students and young alumni receive a number of fellowships that send them across the globe, including Fulbright Grants, Marshall Scholarships, and Watson Fellowships. A fellowship is a highly competitive opportunity that can provide the recipient with funding for graduate education, postgraduate research, and self-designed projects, or funds for undergraduate support and summer enrichment. Fellowhips support a wide range of fields, from the study of language or minority rights to science, math, and engineering. They often involve international travel and living abroad. read more

These conferences and travel support may be of interest!

Summer Undergrad Researchers: Apply for Travel Grants to October National Diversity in STEM Conference

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is accepting applications from summer undergraduate researchers for travel grants to the 2017 National Diversity in STEM Conference, which will be held in Salt Lake City on October 19-21, 2017. The application deadline is July 14, 2017.

NOTE: you must join SACNAS as a student member to apply for the travel grant.

Travel Grant Applications Due August 25 for Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRAMS), which seeks to encourage underrepresented minority students in STEM, is offering travel grants for student presenters and faculty judges at the November conference in Phoenix. Applications are due August 25, 2017.

Timor- Leste ETA Program  (2 awards)  

Applicants should be mature and articulate individuals who are prepared to operate in a challenging environment with living standards that are not as high as those in the U.S. or those in the major cities of Southeast Asia. Applicants must be willing to take on either an urban (Dili) or rural (provinces) placement.  Candidates must be native English-speakers and need to be self-motivated, resourceful, flexible, independent, and outgoing, and prepared to manage with limited resources. Undergraduate or Master’s degrees with a focus on English, American Studies, or Education are preferred.  Prior teaching or tutoring experience will be helpful, and experience working with ESL/EFL learners is preferred.

Candidates with an interest in teaching conversational English at high school or university level will be considered.  Living standards are not as high as those in the U.S. or other cities of Southeast Asia, so candidates should exhibit the ability to adapt and be flexible. 

 For more info about applying for a Fulbright through Middlebury, see Summer Notes for Fulbright Applicants on this blog!

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