Funding: David L. Boren Fellowship application now open

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David L. Boren Fellowship, 2016-2017

The David L. Boren Fellowship provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili.

Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP 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.

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE)

CAMPUS DEADLINE: December 31, 11:59 PM (PT)

INFORMATION SESSIONS:

In Person:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 10:00 AM
181L ALLEN LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

Webinars:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 4:00 PM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 12:30 PM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 10:00 AM
Register for a webinar

Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizens only
  • Must be matriculated into your graduate program
  • May not graduate until the fellowship is complete

Applications are submitted online. UW applicants must participate in a mandatory on-campus interview process. Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Awards for more information if you are interested in applying for this award.

More information about award components and eligibility can be found on the Boren website: http://www.borenawards.org/

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