Jing He, a physics major, has been named a Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Congratulations, Jing!

Jing is among 252 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. The one- and two-year scholarships go toward covering the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,150 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the institutional representatives of 415 colleges and universities nationwide. Virtually all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective. Read more about Jing and the award here: Jing He ’17 .

April 15 is an important deadline for the following:

  • Senior Work Funding: SRPS/Hoskins applications for rising seniors/super-seniors planning to conduct research over the summer. Others can likely wait until the Oct. 1 deadline. See go/srps .
  • Nomination applications for British and Irish Scholarships (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Churchill). You must apply by April 15 to be considered for nomination! Applications open to rising seniors and young alumni. See go/fellowships .
  • Preliminary applications for Fulbright and Watson scholarships. Open to rising seniors and alumni (Fulbright only). See go/fellowships .

For these internal fellowship applications, you do not have to have everything thought out; you may not have entirely settled on a particular topic or country. That is fine–the preliminary application just forces you to get started. It is helpful if you’re applying for nomination for a British or Irish scholarship to be as precise as you can regarding your choice of programs and why this program makes sense for your trajectory.

Questions? Contact us! fellowships@middlebury.edu or uro@middlebury.edu .


Dan Bateyko ’16, Ben Clark ’16, and Motlatsi Nkhahle ‘15.5 were recently named Watson Fellows! They will spend a year of purposeful international travel and exploration. Read about their projects in the newsroom: http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/archive/2016-news/node/507594   Join us in congratulating Motlatsi, Ben and Dan!



Academic Outreach Endowment (AOE) Grants of up to $4,000
Deadline: April 3rd

see go/aoe for more information

The Academic Outreach Endowment (AOE) was created by the generosity of a Middlebury alumna from the 1970s. This endowment, inspired by the very meaningful experience of the alumna’s thesis project, is used to provide support to faculty and students who wish to pursue community-connected projects and integrate “real world” issues within academic course work.

AOE grants are administered by Community Engagement and provide financial support to both faculty and students for pursuits that involve community-connected teaching, learning, and research. Examples of these kinds of approaches include project-based learning (when there is a direct community connection), community-based learning, participatory action research, service-learning, and more.

AOE grants help fund community-connected research, modify an existing course, or prepare a new course offering. The application is available to download at go/aoe. If your idea meets the following criteria, then please consider applying for an Academic Outreach Endowment grant.
• Involves collaboration with a community organization
• Addresses one or more community-identified needs
• Relates to a course that you will teach

AOE grants can be used to pay for the following examples of expenditures for faculty projects (you may think of other needs or ideas!):
• the wages of a student T.A., to help oversee the logistics of a course-related community-connected project
• associated travel costs for you, your students, the community partners, and/or other involved parties
• refreshments or catering for a semester-end presentation of your students’ findings
• materials or supplies needed to carry out the project
• modest honorarium to be given to participating community partner(s) for time, collaboration, and expertise
• publishing costs to print hard copies of report or project findings, etc.

If you have any questions regarding this RFP process, please feel free to contact Tiffany Sargent, tiffanys@middlebury.edu.

The deadline for applying for the Kellogg Fellowships for senior work in the humanities is 3/21/16. See more information at go/Kellogg.

The next deadline for SRPS funding is 4/15/16, for projects occurring during summer 2016 and academic year 16-17. Rising seniors and super seniors may apply. This deadline is for applications between $350 and $1600. Applications of $350 or less are accepted on a rolling basis as funding permits. More information at go/srps.

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