A shout out to all those excellent Fulbright applicants who helped make Middlebury a top producer of Fulbrighters for 2014-15! We have 12 grantees this year, pursuing research or teaching English all over the globe–Columbia, Germany, Spain, Russia, Brazil, China, Jordan, India, Poland and Ecuador. Rising seniors and young alumni, now is an excellent time to be thinking about a Fulbright application! Preliminary applications are due April 15; our final on-campus deadline will be in September.

Join me on those dates to learn more about fellowships for rising seniors and young alumni! Here’s the schedule:

  • Overview of Fall Fellowships (British, Watson, Fulbright), Thursday, February 26, 6:30-7:30 pm in Hillcrest 103
  • Preparing a Nomination Application for the British Scholarships: Thursday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 pm in Hillcrest 103
  • Preparing Proposals for the Fulbright and Watson: Thursday, Thursday, March 12, 6:30-7:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

For more info, you know where to go– go/fellowships!

Applications are now being accepted for Middlebury students seeking summer research positions with faculty at multiple locations:  Albany College of Pharmacy Vermont Campus, Vermont VA Medical Center, UVM medical school or other institutions in the NE IDeA region (New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Delaware that have institutions like Jackson Labs, Maine Medical Center and Delaware State University).  The stipend ($4,562) and workman’s compensation totals $5,000 for each student. $1,000 per student will also be provided in the subcontract for supplies or travel.  Additional funds for travel and accommodations will be made available if the student internship is out of state.
Applications must be completed online by the student.  Students will select a priority institution and be matched with an investigator doing research in a subject area of interest to the student.  The due date is be February 20, 2015.  The information and application can be found at VGN Undergraduate Student Summer Research Support 2015.


Congratulations to Mohamed Hussein on the publication of his article “Foreign language and Decision-making Biases: A Brief Exploration of the Relationship Between Emotions, using a Foreign Language, and Decision-making,” in the most recent issue of Journal of Student Research. You can read it online at http://www.jofsr.com/index.php/path/article/view/207 .

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS) Program

 Must Apply by February 28!

·         Current AAS, BS, MS, and PhD students – Majors related to Engineering, Earth and Geosciences, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, International Relations, Political Science, Government, Policy, Risk Analysis, and Computer Science

·         Stipend based on academic status

·         Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)

·         Full-time and part-time appointments

·         Professional development activities

·         Minimum GPA  – 3.0/4.0

·         Open to U.S. and Eligible International Citizenship

Visit http://www.orau.org/ornl or contact ORNL Education Programs at ornledu@orau.org for more information!

Strategy and Marketing for Emerging Countries Program offered by the International Business School Americas in partnership with UNIP-Universidade Paulista.  This intensive 2 or 3-week program is designed for students and young professionals, with no restriction on field of study and no background of Portuguese language is required. The program is held in São Paulo,

International students can apply for Scholarship covering up to 70% of enrollment + tuition costs, being eligible second-year students and up or graduates.

The following program available:

January: 2 weeks

July or August: 3 weeks

1. Strategy & Marketing for Emerging Countries: this program is taught in English and is focused on the Emerging Countries context.


Contact classes

-Strategy & Competitiveness: basic concepts and BRICS countries context

-Strategic and Marketing aspects of conquering markets in low income countries

-Current Economic Scenario of Brazil and other emerging countries

-Industrial and Consumer Markets: key elements for understanding emerging countries

-Foreign Trade and Direct Investment

-Logistics and Structure

-Sustainable Development in emerging countries


-Survival Portuguese and Business Etiquette (optional)


-Guided visits to enterprises and organizations


-Guided visit to the Port of Santos (optional)


 For more information, costs, and applications, contact Boris Guedes at boris.guedes@ibs-sp.com.br no later than February 23, 2015.

Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Doctoral Training Awards (2015 Entry)

Closing Date: 12th March 2015


The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering is now accepting applications from outstanding UK/EU and International students to join our Faculty Doctoral Training Scheme.

The Faculty has 25 Doctoral Training Awards to the value of £500,000. Each award is:

• Set at the fixed sum of £20,000 per year towards tuition fees and living costs
• Available for a maximum of four years (£80,000)

Opportunities are available across the broad themes of:

• Big Data for Cloud Computing
• Biomedical Engineering
• Earth Systems Engineering and Science
• Energy
• Food Security and Ecology
• Human-Computer Interaction
• Medicinal Chemistry
• Materials
• Physics
• Synthetic Biology

Click here for more information!

Middlebury has a new fellowship supporting senior work in the humanities and areas of humanistic study! The Kellogg Fellowship provides generous research support for independent senior work related to a student’s major program of study. The fellowship of $5,000 can support both summer and 2015-16 academic year research activities for independent senior work.

Eligible projects: Proposed projects must engage in philosophical inquiry in the humanities and areas of humanistic study, broadly defined, including but not limited to philosophy, religion, classics, history, history of art and architecture, film and media culture studies, languages, American studies, and English and American literatures.

Full application instructions and fellowship information are online at go/kellogg .  Application deadline is March 20, 2015.

Questions? Please contact Dean Lisa Gates or Colleen Norden at uro@middlebury.edu.

Available this year in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey, these Fellowships offer intensive master’s-level teacher preparation, including a year of classroom experience, for exceptionally qualified candidates with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) backgrounds. Eligible candidates may be graduating seniors, or they may be recent grads/alumni; they should have a commitment to teaching in the urban and rural schools that most often lack strong STEM teachers; and they must have completed STEM degrees.

Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete the master’s program. In turn, they commit to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools in the state where they did their preparation. Throughout those three years, they continue to receive mentoring and support from both their universities and their schools. US citizenship or permanent residency required.

 To learn more, take a look at http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships, or write directly to Lindsay Smith, WW Teaching Fellowship recruiter, at lsmith@woodrow.org. Jan 31 is the final deadline to apply!

As you think about summer plans, you may want to take a look at the C3 (Creating Connections Consortium) summer research opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. Three current Middlebury students have participated in the program.

Application deadline is February 1, 2015.

Who can apply? The program invites applications from current sophomores and juniors. First-years may also be considered. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students from historically underrepresented groups, and/or first generation college students or others who pursued paths to college in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages are strongly encouraged to apply.

Which research areas are supported? Research projects in the arts, humanities, humanistic social sciences and mathematics are welcome. You do not need to be a major/prospective major in these fields to apply! (Note—Columbia and Berkeley also have other summer research programs in additional fields of study.)

What are the benefits? A generous summer stipend, campus housing, transportation costs to/from Berkeley or New York City! You’ll be part of a faculty-mentored project, learn about graduate school admissions and GRE preparation, expand your professional network, and be part of a cohort of other college students from liberal arts colleges.

Want more information? Visit the C3 website at http://c3transformhighered.org. The C3 Undergraduate Fellowship is open to students from the 20 liberal arts colleges of the LADO consortium.

If you have questions, you can email uro@middlebury.edu.

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