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Resources For Students
Many of the scholarship programs described here are open only to U.S. citizens. For a list of scholarships that accept applications from international students, visit: http://www.ons.uconn.edu/Documents/Scholarships%20for%20International%20Students.pdf.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application, and will generally hold a bachelor's degree before the beginning date of the grant and, in most cases, will be proficient in the language of the host country. For more information about the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html or contact Elizabeth Mahan, the University of Connecticut Fulbright Coordinator.
For information about the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students, visit http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program provides grants to graduate students in doctoral programs who are conducing dissertation research in foreign languages and fields with an area studies focus. Projects deepen research knowledge on, and help the nation develop capability in, areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported. Fulbright-Hays DDRA grants will fund research abroad for periods of 6 to 12 months.
General information about F-H Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grants will be found at http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html. Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grants are submitted through an internal campus review process. For more information, contact Elizabeth Mahan in the Office of International Affairs, who coordinates the application process.
Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad
Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens at the time of application may apply for Boren Scholarships for study of languages, cultures and world regions currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security. Boren scholarships may be used for study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
The Boren Scholarships offer a special initiative for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors. The scholarships fund up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields. All other applicants must plan to study overseas for at least a semester. STEM field majors may also apply for semester and year programs.
NSEP Boren Scholarships are merit-based. Award amounts are based on the study abroad costs and financial aid information provided by the applicant. The maximum award is $8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year. Government Service: In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Fellows must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.
Boren Graduate Fellowships for Study and Research Aboard
Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of one semester and maximum of two academic years. Overseas programs can be no longer than 12 months. Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. The minimum period of support is one academic semester. The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000 over 24 months. Actual support levels will be determined by each individual project budget and the length of the project. No fellowship, whether overseas only, domestic only, or combined, may exceed a total of two academic years. Government Service: In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Fellows must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken.
The campus representative for the Critical Language Scholarship Program is Dr. Elizabeth Mahan.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers 9 to 12 months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Research topics may address all periods in history, but applicants should be alert to the broader implications of their research as it relates to contemporary issues and debates. Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750. The fellowship includes participation in an interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research. For more information, visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/.
IIE Passport (http://www.iiepassport.org/), a comprehensive resource for study abroad, sponsored by the Institute of International Education, allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. To use IIE Passport, visit http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/.