Changes to Bonderman Travel Fellowship Information Sessions

Application Deadline:  Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12 Noon (PST).
Please see important changes in red below regarding this fellowship’s upcoming Information Sessions.

The 2013 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available.  Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students in the University Honors Program (of junior and senior credit standing), and undergraduate students in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program (of junior and senior credit standing)  in good standing are eligible for this opportunity.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways.  Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world.  Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2013.  Each fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel.  Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following information sessions (dates and times below have been updated to reflect changes):  

–   Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, 12:30-2:00 pm, in-person session by preregistration only.  Location will be given when registration confirmed.  To register go to: 

–   Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, 1:30-3:00 pm, webinar.  To register go to:

Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at:

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact either Marilyn Gray ( in The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards. Undergraduate students can contact Brook Kelly ( in The University Honors Program. Please review the FAQ prior to contacting us.