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, […]

Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Doctoral Training Awards (2015 Entry) Closing Date: 12th March 2015 Details: 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: […]

For students thinking about studying in the UK: King’s is pleased to announce three new scholarships for international students pursuing graduate study in 2015. King’s President’s International Scholarships Twenty international students will be selected to receive this scholarship. The maximum award is £10,000. Applications must be received by 17:00 GMT, 31st March 2015. See the […]

A few miscellaneous notes: 1. selecting a region for the Marshall/Rhodes–you should not need to determine that at the nomination stage. If you are nominated, we can discuss. You must choose a region before submitting–but you will be able to save or print to a pdf without that. I trust it is similar with the […]

Here are your instructions: Submit the following as a SINGLE pdf to fellowships@middlebury.edu: A good working draft of the relevant application (Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes)–you can save or print to pdf. Note: NO LETTERS OF REFERENCE AT THIS POINT. However, we do need to know who you intend to ask for letters. If entering that […]

Continuing the theme of historic things, among the delightful historical objects at the University of Bristol was the first-known portrait with a cricket paddle (18c) and the DNA model used by Watson and Crick (on view in an undergraduate lab room).  Bristol is a comprehensive university in a medium-sized city. With aerospace technology nearby, there’s […]

Ah, Oxford

July 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Day 3. I always find it fascinating to walk around old cities. Living in the US, anything of the eighteenth-century vintage is noteworthy, but looking at a twelfth-century building? That is really something. And that history is part of the delight of Oxford. and then there are all those famous Oxonians: Erasmus, John Donne, Sir […]

Day 2–a short drive out of London to Royal Holloway, also part of the University of London system, although not located in London. The most immediately arresting feature of the campus is  this building: In a word, Hogwarts. But really, the Founder’s Building above was inspired by the Vassar campus–and Royal Holloway was initially established […]

At long last have a few minutes to post notes about specific UK institutions I visited in June, as part of the NAFA UK study tour. (NAFA is the US professional organization for fellowship advisors, in case you were really wondering.) I will break posts up to focus on different institutions–otherwise, this will be absurdly […]

Sure, everyone here has heard of Oxford, Cambridge, and LSE–just like everyone in the UK has heard of Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford. But Middlebury? Not always. And yet you know it’s an excellent undergraduate college with noted academic strengths and beautiful location, albeit a bit cold in the winter. Point being: there are many […]

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