The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students from all fields to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017 (postmark date).

For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit or contact Ms. Stefanie Gruber-Sliva at

C3 Undergraduate Fellowships provide rising juniors and seniors working in the humanities, humanistic social sciences and mathematics with paid, mentored graduate-level research experience, and training toward applying to and succeeding in graduate school. Summer programs last 8-9 weeks and take place at Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; the University of Chicago; or the University of Michigan. C3 encourages applicants who are from groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy. C3 defines “underrepresented” as those who are historically underrepresented (such as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders), are first generation college students, or have followed nontraditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages.

Please note that there are separate application processes for each program and the programs have different structures. UC Berkeley this year will focus on digital humanities. See the C3 website at for more information about the programs, eligibility, and application instructions.

Application deadlines vary by program but begin as early as Jan 15.

If you are interested in applying, you can reach out to Lisa Gates at She would be glad to talk with you about the application process.

The application deadline for the 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is just over a month away!

In order to be considered for the Pickering Fellowship, students must submit their application no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on January 13, 2017. All application components (including letters of recommendation) must be received by this deadline. For more information on application requirements, please visit the Pickering Fellowship page.

Naina Qayyam ’15 was recently named one of 129 new Schwarzman Scholars! The second class of Schwarzman Scholars is composed of students from 30 countries and 75 universities with 45% from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world. Schwarzman Scholars is quickly becoming the premier training ground for future leaders, educating and preparing the world’s most exceptional men and women to confront the most difficult challenges of the coming century and develop an understanding of China necessary to lead in the future. This fully-funded Master’s degree program, founded by Blackstone Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, is housed at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s premier institutions. To learn more about Schwarzman Scholars, see . Congratulations, Naina! 

Congratulations to Hasher Nisar, Middlebury’s newest Marshall Scholar! The scholarship will support Hasher’s graduate study of Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Read more about Hasher and the Marshall scholarship at

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