UW Frank F. Conlon South Asia Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

The South Asia Center at the University of Washington announces, with pleasure, the competition for the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies, which awards $4,000-8,000 for tuition or living expenses. We invite applications from graduate students in all disciplines who are engaged in the study of South Asia and who will be enrolled at the University of Washington during the 2018-2019 academic year. The award will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility: 

Graduate students in any discipline, including international  students, who are engaged in the study of South Asia.  Awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated  financial need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid. Applicants for South Asia FLAS fellowships (both current and prospective students) are considered  automatically. If you  are not eligible for a FLAS, you may apply for the Conlon Fellowship through the Jackson School Fellowship  Application System.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies.  Students from all UW departments and schools are encouraged to apply.

Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the eight National Resource Centers of the University of Washington will offer Academic Year 2017-18 and Summer 2017 FLAS Fellowships in the following languages:

Arabic –Bangla- Bulgarian –Burmese –Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Canadian First Nations, Métis & Inuit –Chinese –Czech –Danish –Estonian -Tagalog – Finnish –Hebrew –Hindi–Indonesian–Italian –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean– Latvian –Lithuanian–Polish –Norwegian –Persian–Portuguese–Russian – Slovenian– Swahili –Swedish–Tajik –Thai –Turkish –Uighur–Urdu–Uzbek -Vietnamese

Graduate Students Only: French–German–Spanish (intermediate or advanced only)

FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition,$5,000 living stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition,$2500 living stipend

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a current or incoming student to a full-time program of study at the University of Washington.  Applicants to full-time UW programs may apply simultaneously for the FLAS fellowship.
  • Graduate students are:
    • Eligible for intermediate- or advanced-level study of the languages supported by the eight UW Centers
    • Eligible for beginning-level language study in exceptional circumstances.   Special approval is required, and is considered on a case-by-case basis.  If you already have advanced proficiency in another language related to your studies, you are eligible to apply for a FLAS to support beginning-level study of another language related to your studies.
    • Ineligible for beginning-level language study of French, German or Spanish

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Josephine de Karman Fellowships

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karmans high standards.

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2019 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in or about June 2019) are eligible for consideration for a 2018-2019 fellowship. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $25,000 for graduate students and $15,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 8, 2018

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. Ideal Bonderman Fellows have integrity, the capacity for vision and leadership, and the potential for humane and effective participation in the global community. An applicant should demonstrate initiative, commitment, passion, honesty, and creativity in designing the proposed travel plan, but does not need to have a theme or project. Travel plans should be personal, and not about your academic research. The selection committee will consider the student’s experience as well as curiosity and seriousness of purpose. Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways.

Each Bonderman Fellow will receive a $23,000 award for eight months of travel. By accepting the award Fellows must commit to travel independently for eight months, exploring six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Fellows selected in this round will embark on their journeys between June 2018 and June 30, 2019.

All applicants must be enrolled and in good standing during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Good standing in this regard refers not only to academic but also disciplinary and conduct standing.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Amazon Catalyst Grants

Fall Quarter Application Deadline:  December 16, 2017

Amazon Catalyst is a collaboration with select universities whose mission is to seek out and fund bold and risky projects proposed by members of the university community. Amazon Catalyst is NOT a research fund and is not appropriate for basic research. Rather, it is a “project fund”: proposals must address a visible problem in the world and must present a practical solution to that problem.

Grants awarded range between $10,000 to $100,000 for projects lasting from 3-18 months, and successful applicants are given the title “Amazon Catalyst Fellow.” All members of the UW community are eligible to apply, including students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines, including the humanities, arts, sciences, and engineering.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

PEO International Peace Scholarship

Eligibility Pre-Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding.

The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500.

Eligibility:

  • An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible.  Note:  A student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted.
  • Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.
  • In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.
  • Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

AAUW’s Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Grants range from $2,000 to $12,000 and provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Eligibility:

Career Development Grants are open to women who

  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
  • received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2013;
  • do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
  • plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and
  • plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s or associate degree program that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree program
    • Certification program
    • Technical school
    • Professional degree (e.g., law or medicine)

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2017, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

The award is open to master’s or professional degree students ($18,000), doctoral students ($20,000), and postdoctoral researchers ($30,000).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017

The Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is an opportunity for a two-year professional development fellowship with the U.S. government that may lead to a permanent position in government service. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Applicants must have obtained a qualifying advanced degree (master’s, professional or doctorate), including the successful defense/completion of any required thesis/dissertation, within the two years preceding the opening date of the program’s application period (e.g., between October 23, 2015, through October 23, 2017) or expect to complete a qualifying advanced degree by August 31, 2018. The qualifying advanced degree must be from an accredited academic institution. Although the program is not restricted to United States citizens, opportunities for PMF appointments for non-citizens are extremely rare and require eligibility to work under U.S. immigration laws.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Application Deadline:  November 18, 2017

The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. JET Program participants are not only teachers and public servants–they are cultural ambassadors of the United States to Japan. The Program aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike.

The JET Program seeks participants who are adaptable, outgoing, and who have a deep interest in Japan. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold at least an undergraduate degree, and have not lived in Japan for 6 or more years within the last 9 years. The JET Program typically receives 4,000-5,000 applications each year from U.S. applicants. Of these, 1,000-1,100 will be selected for participation on the JET Program.

Participants receive a salary and travel expenses to cover their transportation to and from Japan. The JET Program arranges the necessary work visas for selected candidates.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, please click here.