2011-12 Bonderman Travel Fellowship competition open

The 2011 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available.  Graduate and professional students (including those in the Law and Business Schools and other graduate and professional programs), undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program, and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program 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 or more 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 2011.  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.  Due to space limitations you must register for a session at http://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/bbkelly/117386

  • Monday, November 29, 2010, 12:30 p.m. in the Electrical Engineering Building, room 45 (EEB 45)
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:30 p.m. in Smith Hall, room 102
  • Another January session will be held; date and time to be announced

 The application deadline is Monday, January 31, 2010 at 12 noon (PST)

Information about the fellowship can be found at: 

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact either Helene Obradovich (helene@u…) or Marilyn Gray (megray@u…) in The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, and undergraduate students can contact Brook Kelly (bbkelly@u…) in The University Honors Program.

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