Boren Fellowship & Scholarship Information Meeting – International Study and Research Opportunity

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Boren FELLOWSHIPS & Scholarships – Awards for International Study

INFORMATION MEETING

NOVEMBER 12, 2015, 12:10-1:15PM, UCD Student Community Center, Room D

Keynote Speaker: Katie Davis, Program Officer, Global Scholarship and Exchange Programs

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Please join us for a general overview of the application process and advising tips on how to write a competitive application.

No RSVP required

Boren FELLOWSHIPS

Campus Deadline: January 15, 2016, 5pm

Sponsor: National Security Education Program

Camus Representative: Deborah McCook, dlmccook

Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, providing U.S. graduate students (Masters or Ph.D. level) the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellows may propose research/study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East listed here *. Multi-country comparative studies must be well justified. Boren Fellowships provide up to $ 30,000 for self-designed overseas study or research and/or funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country or region must be an integral part of the proposal. Duration of fellowship: 3 month minimum (6 preferred) to 24 months (preference for 6 month projects); STEM fields are especially encouraged. Projects can begin no earlier than June 1, 2016 and no later than March 1, 2017. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to the broad understanding of national security. Preference is given for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. *If a candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program outside of the country preferences listed above, their application will be considered for funding. All Boren Fellows must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement. Additional eligibility: U.S. citizenship, current graduate student or applying to graduate degree program at a U.S. College or University. For more information about the application process, http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/how_apply.html

Boren SCHOLARSHIPS

Campus Deadline: January 15, 2016, 5pm

Campus Representative: Scott Palmer,scpalmer

Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Award Amounts: $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum), $10,000 for a semester, OR $20,000 for a full academic year. Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. To learn more about this special STEM initiative, click here. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. For more information about this broad definition of national security, click here. Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. Boren is interested in applications that fall outside the preferences, if the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program. For more information about what makes a competitive application, click here. Government Service In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Deborah McCook, Senior External Fellowship Advisor, Grants Officer

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholars, Student Financial Support, Office of Graduate Studies,

250 Mrak Hall, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-5270