Fellowships and Scholarships News and Announcements

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad Spring 2015 Open

Posted by Elizabeth on August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the application for students studying or interning abroad during the spring 2015 term is now available online.

Student application deadline: October 7, 2014 by 11:59pm (central) 

For an application to be complete, students will need to have their application certified online by a study abroad advisor and a financial aid advisor.

All applicants will be notified of their status in December.

For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources please visit the Gilman Scholarship website.


Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies

Posted by Elizabeth on August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies |  woodrow.org/womens-studies

The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2014.


The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Posted by Elizabeth on August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships  |  woodrow.org/newcombe

The Newcombe Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2016 may apply. The application deadline is November 15, 2014.


Whitaker International Program for biomedical engineers

Posted by Elizabeth on August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad. Full details can be found at www.whitaker.org

The application deadlines are as follows:
• Fellows and Scholars Program deadline: January 20, 2015
• Summer Program deadline: February 3, 2015

Program Overview

The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. We hope to offer at least 50 Fellow and Scholar grants annually; only the highest-quality applicants are awarded. In the last competition cycle, more than 60 grants were awarded (including Fellows/Scholars and Summer awards), and we encourage all students/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad to apply.

Awards have included research in heart blood flow, pursuing a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and Singapore among many other venues.

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program has two categories:
• Fellows – Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current PhD students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement.
• Scholars – Post-doctoral applicants, who recently received their PhD. Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years of funding, depending on their needs. Second year funding is contingent upon demonstration of progress made during the first year.

The Whitaker International Program has an additional grant available:
• Summer Grants – For currently enrolled Master’s or PhD students, or recent Master’s recipients. Summer awards are for 8 weeks including a fixed fellowship award and a monthly stipend, along with additional benefits. Up to 20 awards will be available for Summer 2015.

Website & Online Application

The online application is now open. The website listed above has all the information pertaining to the program, including eligibility requirements, potential host institutions, and former grantee profiles.


The 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is open

Posted by Elizabeth on August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Solicitation* has been published.

It can be reviewed here: http://1.usa.gov/1AIq70F.
All prospective applicants must create logins via the Fastlane application module