See the below deadlines for funding for seniors beginning senior work projects this year; or juniors looking to summer and fall 2016. If projects need funding beyond what the department can provide, they can apply for a Senior Research Project Supplement (SRPS). Depending on when the student is pursuing their work, there are three important deadlines to know:

• Application Deadline of October 1, 2015 and January 29, 2016 (new this year) for projects to be completed this academic year (seniors only)

• Application Deadline of April 15, 2016 for projects to be completed next academic year (senior febs and juniors)

• Funding requests for $350 or less may be submitted throughout the academic year until funds run out (seniors only)

See the Undergraduate Research website go/srps for an application, more detailed information and eligible expenses.

In addition, students needing support to attend or present at an academic conference may apply for academic travel funding at go/atf.

Questions may be addressed to uro@middlebury.edu or contact Undergraduate Research in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR), Davis Family Library 225 or at 443-3026.

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Colleen Norden, Administrative Coordinator

Posters on the Hill 2016 — Call for Abstracts

Council on Undergraduate Research
Application Period: Sept. 2-Nov. 4, 2015

Note: Middlebury provides travel funds for the faculty and student if accepted to present at Posters on the Hill in DC.

Your research should represent one of CUR’s Divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences)

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant’s words, work, and stories. Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported, and to grow.

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to apply for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) 20th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill (in spring of 2016). In addition to other events, there will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

Please visit the website for more information about the submission process and Posters on the Hill program. Questions? Please contact Sabrina Hall at studentprograms@cur.org. READ MORE

Applications for Watson nomination are due Thursday, Sept. 17 at noon! See application instructions at go/watson for required materials and format. Selected applicants will be interviewed in late September, exact dates and times TBA.

Fulbright applications are due by end of day on Wednesday, September 23. This must be a complete and polished application, meaning letters of recommendation, affiliation letter (if appropriate), transcripts, language evaluations are also submitted by that date. We have ordered Middlebury transcripts for those applicants we knew about on Sept. 9. We will send you a pdf of your transcript to upload by Sept. 21. You are responsible for uploading transcripts and affiliation letters (if required). You will be able to see whether your recommendations have been submitted or not, but will not be able to see the letters themselves. At some point on September 23, you must click the SUBMIT button on the application. This moves your application from the applicant space to the institutional space, allowing fellowships staff to see your materials. These will be shared with faculty interviewers. You will then select a time for a brief campus interview (we will notify you when that is ready!). The fellowships office will submit your application to Fulbright by their Oct 13 deadline. See go/fulbright for more info.  If you have questions or problems with any materials, please contact fellowships@middlebury.edu. 

 

he Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 PPIA Fellowship. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2015.
About the PPIA Fellowship
The PPIA Program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs. Accepted students participate in an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer before their senior year on one of the following Junior Summer Institute (JSI) campuses:
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of California, Berkeley
The deadline for application to the 2016 summer institutes is November 1, 2015.  Applications can be submitted through the PPIA website, at: www.ppiaprogram.org.
Benefits of Participation
  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
  • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
  • University housing with a meal plan.
  • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
  • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
  • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
  • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.
Virtual Information Session
There will be a virtual information session on Thursday, September 17 at 1pm ET. Visithttp://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/2016jsiwebinar1/ to register to participate.

Eligibility

  • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs. In addition:
    • UC Berkeley (including the Law Fellows program) and Princeton University can accept international students who are studying at US institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2016 and August 2017.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
  • Economic need is given consideration during the review of applications.
  • All academic majors are welcome to apply!
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are offered to students who would like to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is open to students from most citizenship types.
 
Applications opened on 1 September 2015 for entry in October 2016. There are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines: 14 October 2015 (for US citizens resident in the USA) and 2 December 2015 (for all other eligible applicants).
 
Please follow this link for more inforamtion: https://www.gatescambridge.org/apply
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