The 2018 Bonderman Fellowship application is now available!
Deadline: January 8, 2018, 12 noon (PST)
The 2018 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is open! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.
The first information session is next Wednesday, 11/1, 12:30-1:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium, Allen Library.
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 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 eight graduate and eight undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2018. Each Fellowship carries a $23,000 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.
All applicants must be enrolled (for graduate students “on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Good standing in this regard refers not only to academic but also disciplinary and conduct standing. Additionally:
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- at least a 3.60 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2018; OR
- participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2018. Undergraduates in one of these Honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.60 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.
To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.
Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 8, 2018.
More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at: bonderman.uw.edu