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Brower Youth Awards

What: An annual national award that recognizes six young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. The winners of the award receive $3000 in cash, a trip to California for the award ceremony and Yosemite camping trip, and ongoing access to resources and opportunities to further their work at Earth Island Institute.

Who: Young activist leaders ages 13 to 22.

Where: United States and Puerto Rico

Why: Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Award to honor young people working in the bold spirit of David Brower. Earth Island is committed to nurturing new leaders who address this problem solving for a vital future.

David Ross Brower: One can define youth by how true one stays to their ideals. David Brower, perhaps more than any other figure in the history of environmental advocacy, persistently re-envisioned the definition of "environment" over some 60 years of active work. He wanted to understand the true nature of complex ecological relationships, drawing at every point on the latest science and the latest creative thinking in order to define the urgent and emerging issues needing attention. Time after time, he led in setting the agenda for public interest advocacy on a broad range of fronts. He helped establish nine national parks and pioneered new ways to protect threatened communities and wild places, using the tools of photography, publishing, film, litigation, lobbying, and advertising. Whether it was the connections between nuclear power and nuclear war, globalized trade and the importance of labor union involvement, or the environment and social justice, David Brower always reached out to youth for their perspectives and energy.

To apply contact:

Jason Salfi
Earth Island Institute
415-788-3666 x144
jasonsalfi@earthisland.org

Website: http://www.broweryouthawards.org/

Cambodia Summer

www.khmerstudies.org

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, offers five Junior Fellowship awards for a period of two months beginning on July 1. Junior fellows will be based in Siem Reap, near the historical complex of Angkor, where CKS has its headquarters, library and conference facilities. The objective of the program is to introduce young United States undergraduate students to Cambodia and Khmer civilization, history and culture.

Some knowledge of Cambodia and/or Southeast Asia is desirable but not necessary. The Junior Fellows will attend: (a) Khmer language classes for 6 hours/week; (b) at least one weekly seminar on Khmer history, culture and civilization organized by CKS; (c) field trip(s) in the vicinity of Siem Reap; and (d) a study trip to the Cambodian capital city, Phnom Penh. Fellows will also be expected to: (e) interact with French and Cambodian Junior fellows; (f) conduct and write up a research project on a topic of their own choice (20 pages maximum; including a critical bibliography); and (g) present their research to their peers at the end of the two month program. To foster connections to the local community, volunteer opportunities can be arranged.

Junior Fellow awards include round trip airfare from the United States to Cambodia, food, local transportation and books. CKS covers accommodation, tuition and field/study trips. In addition, Junior Fellows have access to CKS's resources in Siem Reap, including the library, Internet and lecture/presentation facilities. Expect for the study trip to the capital city, Junior Fellows are expected to remain in Siem Reap for the two months and will be under the responsibility of CKS's Summer Fellowship Program Director.

Application Eligibility and Requirements:

Candidates must be registered as undergraduate students in a United States university at the time of application and must hold United States citizenship.

Applicants should provide the following, preferably electronically:
1. Two page statement of research topic outlining area of interest and intended learning outcomes in Cambodia
2. List of relevant completed courses
3. Scanned university transcripts with cumulative GPA
4. Two recommendations from professors (can be submitted electronically directly from professor)
5. Brief description of the applicant's overseas experiences and extra-curriculum activities

For further information or to submit an application, please contact:
The Center for Khmer Studies Summer Fellowship Program
Lesley Perlman
PO Box 9380 - Wat Damnak
Siem Reap, Cambodia
lperlman@khmerstudies.org

Critical Language Scholarships

www.caorc.org

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offers the availability of overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in critical need foreign languages.

Languages offered change from year to year. For 2009 they were: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken. This list can change from year to year.

The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. \ Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

Sample Programs offered in 2009:
Beginning Arabic in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia
Intermediate and Advanced Arabic in Yemen
Beginning and Intermediate Bangla in Bangladesh
Intermediate and Advanced Bangla, Hindi, and Urdu, and all levels of Punjabi in India
Beginning and Intermediate Turkish in Turkey

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be either currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate* or graduate level or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program no more than 2 years before applying. Students in all disciplines including business, engineering, science, the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). The U.S. Department of State and CAORC welcome all eligible applications and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or handicap condition.

Duration: Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not offered in 2009 for Azerbaijani, Russian, Chinese or Persian). Latest Program details and the on-line application are available on our website, www.CLScholarship.org.

Grant benefits: All CLS Program costs are covered for participants including: travel to and from the student's U.S. home city and program location, mandatory Washington, D.C. pre-departure orientation, applicable visa fees, room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enhancement activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the CLS Program and application process at www.CLScholarship.org

Central Europe Summer Research Institute

The National Science Foundation and the Institute of International Education are pleased to announce the opening of the Central Europe Summer Research Institute (CESRI). CESRI will provide awards for U.S. graduate students in the sciences and engineering with a high-quality international summer research experience in Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia.

The CESRI program will be 8 weeks in length, with the first week spent as a group in Budapest, Hungary in a specially designed cultural and academic orientation to the region. Participants will spend the remaining 7 weeks working in individually-arranged placements in university labs or other appropriate sites where they can participate in creative research activities under the supervision of European mentors.

The competition for Summer 2010 is now open and full CESRI program information and application materials can be found online at www.iie.org/cesri. The deadline is February 1, 2010.

Freeman Indonesia Non Profit Internship

The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. IIE will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.

The 9-week experience, from June 15 to August 13, 2011, arranged by IIE's partner organization, the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF), will take place in three cities: Bandung, Malang, and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered.

Upon returning to the U.S., students will be expected to share their experiences with peers on their home campuses and to explore ways to incorporate what they learned over the summer into their academic and professional careers.

Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors enrolled in U.S. institutions are encouraged to apply, using the online application at http://www.iie.org/programs/finip. The deadline for submission of completed student applications and adviser nominations is March 1, 2011.

Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) invites registrations for summer terms.
FUBiS is an intensive, academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions.

FUBiS sessions run for 4 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter:
Term II: early June - mid July (6 weeks)
registration deadline: mid May
Term III: late July - late August (4 weeks)
registration deadline: early July 9
Students applying before
early May (term II) / late June (term III) will save 50 Euro off the Program Fee.

FUBiS participants can choose from language and/or subject classes.
The students are offered intensive and semi-intensive German language classes at five different proficiency levels as well as Business German.
Additionally FUBiS offers a broad spectrum of fascinating subject classes on various topics.
These classes are held mostly in English by distinguished German and international faculty.
Upon successful completion, every student will be awarded an official transcript containing contact hours, ECTS credits and grades.
Courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Accommodation is provided optionally in student dorms, single apartments or German host families.

More information at
http://www.fubis.org/
or contact
fubis@fubis.org


German InterXchange for Journalism

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new fully-funded summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students.

Scholarships will be awarded to 20 students enrolled in a school of journalism or majoring in a journalism-related field and have at least "advanced intermediate" German language skills to take part in this structured 11-week study/internship program in Germany. For the first six weeks, participants will expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. Participants will then do a week of project work with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union and subsequently embark on an intensive four-week internship with a German newspaper, magazine or radio station. A complete program schedule is available on the program website given below.

The 20 applicants who are selected for the program will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide participants a partial travel subsidy of approximately 350 Euros towards the cost of international transportation to Germany; travel costs not covered by the partial subsidy must be paid by the individual program participants themselves. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance.

To find out about eligibility and the application requirements, please visit: http://www.daad.org/page/internxchange

German Summer Science Internship

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany, offers the RISE research internship for undergraduate students from the US and Canada in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering to apply for a summer in Germany. RISE summer placements are provided by German university research groups where the trainee will cooperate with a doctoral student and assist him/her in his/her experimental work. This program is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labor as part of the European Recovery Program (ERP).

For more information, visit http://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research

http://www.hhmi.org/grants/index.html

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's undergraduate and international programs have collaborated over the past several years to facilitate the placement of undergraduates from HHMI grantee institutions in the laboratories of HHMI International Research Scholars. They offer these placements to provide enriching experiences for students with leading scientists in other countries, and in laboratories where English is spoken.

Alternate Description

From the National Association of Fellowships Advisors

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will award at least 80 five-year fellowships for full-time study toward a Ph.D. or an Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences. The fellowships are intended for students who have completed less than one year of graduate study toward an M.S., a Ph.D., or an Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences. Students who hold or are pursuing medical or dental degrees (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S.) may also be eligible to apply for fellowship support for study toward a Ph.D. or an Sc.D.

How to Apply

Students interested in summer placement opportunities should choose up to five scientists from among the entire list of 127 Scholars on their website and contact the Clark Science Center or Administrative Director Margaret Lamb (mlamb@smith.edu) to begin the application process.

For HHMI application strategies from past winners, look at the look at the Live to Learn Fellowships Resource link here.

IMUSE Beijing Summer Fellowship

http://www.projectimuse.org/programs/

Project IMUSE (Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange) is a nonprofit organization begun by students at Harvard University, Tsinghua Univeristy, and Peking University with the goal of creating opportunities for American and Chinese college students to interact and share opinions regarding US-China relations.

Application to become an American delegate is open to students at any American college, including both undergraduates and graduate students.

Each fellow will spend two weeks with other fellows from around the US and China, exploring US-China relations by attending events, learning from each other, and exploring their role in the future of their countries.

Fellowship delegates will be provided will full living accommodations in Beijing for two weeks as they participate in a series of group discussions, cultural activities, speaker events, and guided tours that will promote both their understanding of China and of their Chinese peers.

All events will be conducted in English and no Knowledge of Chinese is necessary.

More information can also be found on the "IMUSE" group page on Facebook or on the "Project IMUSE" product page.

Applications are due in early April.

Insight Collaborative

http://www.insightcollaborative.org/ic_2009/fellowship_home.php

The Insight Fellowship Program fosters a community of global-minded individuals prepared to contribute more effectively to their local, national, and international communities. One-year Insight Fellowships are awarded to exceptional individuals to study and promote conflict management theory and skills, make humanitarian contributions locally and internationally, and engage in self-development.

The Fellowship includes a $25,000 expense allowance to support multiple international placements totaling one year, typically in 3-4 month blocks. The first three months take place at the Boston offices of the Insight Collaborative and its affiliate, Insight Partners. During their tenure in Boston, Fellows advance their understanding of the theory and practice of effective negotiation, communication, and mediation, meet pivotal figures in the field, attend workshops, receive personalized coaching, and see first-hand how international conflict management professionals operate in the academic, non-profit, and for-profit sectors. The remaining nine months of the Fellowship are divided into foreign placements proposed by the Fellow. Placements are approved by the Insight Collaborative on the basis of safety, and the extent to which they meet the Fellowship Guidelines.

For more information, contact Randi White at rwhite@insightpartnersonline.com

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
  Summer Program

Students interested in the learning more about the program can visit http://www.dcinternships.org/ where detailed information and online applications are available. In addition, I would be happy to mail or email a brochure that can be shared with students. The Institute is an intensive six-week residential program for college undergraduates from across the nation. During the summer, approximately 35 students take two courses on the history and ethics of philanthropy and volunteerism worth 6 hours of academic credit from Indiana University. Students also hold internships with nonprofit organizations, attend presentations by leading figures from the nonprofit sector and participate in a variety of service projects. Over half of the students accepted to the program will receive a full or partial scholarship. The Institute is sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 6 - July 19, 2003. If you have any questions about the program or application process, please don't hesitate to contact me at sgoldsmith@tfas.org or toll free at 1-800-741-6964.

Sincerely,

Ms. Shane M. Goldsmith
Director, David R. Jones Center for
Leadership in Philanthropy
The Fund for American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 986-0384 Fax: (202) 986-0390
www.tfas.org
sgoldsmith@tfas.org

IREE Engineering Program Grants
Jewish Studies in Berlin

http://www.lbsu.de/

The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-speaking six-week summer school in Jewish Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin.
Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Eastern European countries are encouraged to apply for this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the postwar, post-Holocaust and contemporary experience in relation both to the broader and ever more diverse German society and to other Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide.

Students are enrolled in a daily three hour morning academic seminar and attend professionally-led excursions, workshops, and lectures in the afternoon which complement the subjects presented in the seminar.
The academic seminar is divided into three two-week modules, each taught by different faculty members. Regular assignments are required (readings, writing, short paper or exam) and each student receives a grade at the conclusion of each module. The modules are taught in seminar style and foster discussion and interaction among the students.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are granted 12 ECT credits.

Tuition includes housing, excursions, and Berlin city transportation. A limited number of partial and full scholarships covering transportation and tuition are available.

Leo Baeck Summer University

The LBSU is an English speaking six week summer school in Jewish studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply to this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the contemporary experience in relation both to the broader and ever more diverse German society and to other Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide.

As there was some confusion about the deadline (we moved it this year from end of February to the beginning of Feb.), we decided to extend the deadline again until the end of February.

Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO)

As a member of the Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO), Smith students have been invited to apply for a paid summer research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social and Physical Sciences. The many benefits of the LADO summer fellowship include mentored graduate-level research opportunities, GRE preparation, a substantial stipend, campus housing, and transportation to either Columbia University or the University of California, Berkeley. More Info:
http://gsas.columbia.edu/summer-research-program
(Program dates: June 2—August 3, 2013) and/or
http://diversity.berkeley.edu/graduate/gdp/srop

(Program dates June 2—July 27). Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 22.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer    Internships

NEH is offering up to 15 summer internships in Washington, D.C. College students entering their junior or senior year are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the United States for at least 3 years or territorial residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Applicants must also have declared an undergraduate major in one of the disciplines of the humanities or have a strong background in the humanities. Past interns have written articles for Humanities magazine, researched emerging fields in the humanities, and developed web-based tools for gathering humanities-related information. The application deadline is usually in January of the year that the internship will take place. Information on the program and the application procedure is available at http://www.neh.gov/about/human-resources/career-opportunities.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Up to $28,425 Available Per Student for Studies and Internships
On the Web: http://www.noaa.gov
Scholarship Applications at:
http://www.orau.gov/noaa/HollingsScholarship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting applications for a new undergraduate scholarship program in honor of the recently retired South Carolina Senator Ernest F. Hollings, who throughout his career promoted ocean research and the study of our atmosphere.

NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program will provide about 110 college undergraduates up to $28,425 to support academic studies related to NOAA science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities, and a related internship designed to provide a "hands-on," multi-disciplinary training experience. Applications are due May 23, 2005. The Hollings scholarship program will provide selected undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for full-timestudy during their junior and senior years (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year); a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA or partner facility; a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship; and travel expenses to attend and participate in a Hollings scholarship program conference at the end of the internship.

"The Hollings Scholarship Program gives us the opportunity to recognize and reward some of our nation's brightest students who someday may become our next generation of oceanographers, marine biologists, or climate scientists," said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.

The Hollings Scholarship Program expands and supports NOAA's 35-year commitment to enhance economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and provide environmental stewardship of our nation's coastal and marine resources. The program is part of a larger effort to enhance NOAA's strategic efforts to promote environmental literacy and ensure a future, world-class workforce to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission. In support of these efforts, Hollings scholars will be selected from applicants majoring in a broad range of disciplines including: biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and teacher education.

NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation's coastal and marine resources.

Applications for the Hollings Scholarship Program are available on-line: http://www.orau.gov/noaa/HollingsScholarship,
by mail:
ATTN: NOAA/Hollings Scholarship, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education,
P.O. Box 117, MS 36, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117,
by e-mail: HollingsScholarship@orau.gov,
or by telephone: (865) 576-3424.

Contact NOAA's Education Office for further information by
e-mail: noaa.education@noaa.gov
or phone (202) 482-3384.

At Smith contact:
Program Coordinator
Environmental Science and Policy Program
Bass 107
Telephone: (413) 585-3951
Fax: (413) 585-3786

ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment. Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,500/month for full-time summer fellows.

College students who plan to major in chemistry or biology and have taken courses in general chemistry or biology may apply. They must also comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The application may be found at http://orise.orau.gov/cdc .

Pickering Foreign Affairs

Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. It is for any U.S. citizen, regardless of ethnicity, who is interested in international affairs and a career in the U.S. Foreign Service as well as pursuing a master's degree at one of the APSIA schools. The fellowship award includes tuition & fees, room/board, 1 round trip travel a year to school, and books for the junior and senior years of college as well as the first year of graduate school.

The fellowship has the following components:
  • Junior year summer institute in public policy and international affairs
  • 2 paid summer internships with the Dept of State - one in Washington DC and one overseas at an embassy or U.S. delegation (these are both after graduation from college)
  • 2 year master's degree
  • minimum 4 and a half years in the foreign service
This program is administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and you can get information on it at their website:
http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad/.
Also there is a graduate version of this fellowship for people who have graduated from college. It is similar in that they have 2 paid internships, but the program covers both years of the master's program in any relevant field to international affairs / foreign service work and they have a minimum 3 year commitment.

Several students at our university are seeking either graduate or undergraduate awards from the Pickering Fellowship for the US Dept. of State (managed, however, by www.woodrow.org). However, they have each met with a host of problems in trying to get reliable information about it; many have not received applications that were repeatedly requested by website months ago. The deadline for undergraduates is 21 Feb, for graduates, 28 Feb.

In the meantime, I believe we have scrambled to find the relevant application materials. I am hoping that one of you, with more experience than I, can affirm whether the following materials will comprise a complete application:

  1. Instructions on applying are available at
    http://www.woodrow.org/fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad/application.php
  2. Personal Statement (2pp/~500 words)
  3. Employment Data Forms SF-181 [Race and National Origin Identification, 1p.] and SF-256 [Identification of Handicap, 2pp.]
  4. GRE Scores (graduate) or SAT (undergraduate)
  5. Certification of Citizenship [ie. birth certificate]
  6. 2 letters of recommendation
  7. Official Academic Transcript
  8. Official FAS Financial Aid Statement from institution.
Is there anything missing or are we perhaps mistaken in weaving our way through the labyrinth of government forms?

Q. To what degree is "financial need" a factor? The language of the application reads: "Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding academic achievement and leadership skills, demonstrate financial need...If you did not receive financial aid, please state reason on a separate piece of paper."

Does this mean that applicants who demonstrate need edge out other applicants when all else is equal? It seems to me to say that if you're at college with no financial aid, you may still apply. Has anyone observed how this has been applied in practice?

RISE

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering and has become a very successful scholarship program for North American and British students. The DAAD - the German Academic Exchange Service is the national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.

Since 2005 RISE provides summer research internships in Germany in the fields of Natural Siences and Engineering. The interns are matched with PhD students whom they assist and who serve as their mentor. Working language is English. RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics the chance to spend a summer working with PhD students in Germany on serious research projects.

For more information see: www.daad.de/rise-programs

Southeast Asian Summer Institute

http://seassi.wisc.edu

The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) is a new undergraduate scholarship opportunity beginning the summer of 2007. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, SEASSI will offer 20 scholarships to undergraduates to attend an intensive summer language program offering instruction in nine languages of Southeast Asia: Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Summer 2007 programs will be held on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus; program dates are June 18 through August 10, 2007. Students receive two semesters of academic credit for language study at SEASSI. The scholarship provides payment of tuition, fees, and an $1,800 living stipend for the 8-week SEASSI program. A very modest travel supplement, up to $200 depending on the student's travel expenses, may also be included in the scholarship.

Applicants will be judged by their commitment to a career relating to Southeast Asia or involving the language being studied, academic performance, appropriateness of the applicants' chosen program of academic study and experience to meet their stated goals, and fit with SEASSI program as determined by language and level of language proposed to be studied.

These awards are meant to strengthen the U.S. national capacity for Southeast Asia area specialists, and foster the development of new scholars in Southeast Asian studies.

The application deadline is mid-April, and the award announcements are made by May 1.

For information more information, go to
http://seassi.wisc.edu

UNESCO Laura W Bush Traveling Fellowship

http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/143138.htm

The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations.
During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.
Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

The United States believes that peace depends upon building strong foundations of knowledge that bridge nations, enlarge freedoms, and promote democracy.
The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship was established in 2008 to enlist young Americans to work toward this end.
The Fellowship provides supplemental funding for applicant designed proposals to conduct brief activities in a foreign country related to the mandate of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Eligibility:

Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel.
Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application.
Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States.

UROP at RWTH Aachen University

UROP of RWTH Aachen University is open to all bachelor students from US and Canadian universities.

RWTH Aachen University, Germany, is one of Europe's leading universities of science and technology and distinguished by Germany's Excellence Initiative.

The program UROP International is specifically designed for highly qualified US and Canadian undergraduates who are motivated to conduct their own independent research project at one of the RWTH institutes, being mentored by excellent scientific staff from our university, while spending a summer abroad.

Further program elements include an intensive German language training, intercultural seminars, workshops introducing the broader field of research and various leisure activities. Students will experience a complete program taking into account all different aspects of their stay abroad.

In 2009, 30 scholarships were available which were awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Thereby, priority will be given to students coming from universities with reciprocal agreements.

Contact:

Beate Wassenberg

Tel: +49-(0)241-80 90687
Fax: +49-(0)241-80 92662
Email: beate.wassenberg@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

www.rwth-aachen.de/uro

RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY
International Office - Dept. 2.3
UROP - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Templergraben 57,
Raum 524 D-52062 Aachen Germany

US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2014 UK Summer Institutes. Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social programme, subsistence e.g. food and drink.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to:

- Experience an exciting academic programme at a top ranked UK University
- Explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK
- Develop their learning skills, improving presentation, research and communication skills
- Become an ambassador for studying in the United Kingdom, and for the prestigious internationally renowned UK universities.
- Develop their knowledge in the academic programme of their choice, be taught by world leaders in their field and receive credit they can transfer to their US University.

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Woodrow Wilson School Summer Institute in Public    Policy & International Affairs

Woodrow Wilson School has a 7-week summer institute in public policy and international affairs. This isn't a fellowship but it is good preparation for graduate school and you get to meet all of the directors of graduate admissions for the APSIA School. I did the program in 1999 as part of my Pickering Fellowship and another student ('99) did it in 1998 as part of a different fellowship. The program is going through some changes from being a minority program to having broader participation. The contact person here is Jose Ochoa, the Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions at WWS.

Find out more at http://wws.princeton.edu/jsi/




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