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Fellowships & Undergraduate Research Series

There are awards for students at all stages (undergraduate, graduate, professional) – and even alumni. It is never too early to start learning about these opportunities.

Mondays from 4-5pm at the Rotunda Multipurpose Room (121).
Special events and sessions with unique times or locations are marked with asterisks (*) below.

A year abroad to research, study, or teach English. This is specifically geared toward the fourth year, graduate student, or alumni, who may have only recently found out about the Fulbright US Student Award and want to consider submitting an application for the fall. The session itself will only go over UVA’s internal process and then open up to Q&A. Attendees are expected to have watched the General Overview in advance of the session: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/tutorials

Register here: https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdumrqD0pHNYWMXX-cIVq9DKGsUKzl2R4 

29 August | Foreign Service Awards (Payne, Pickering, & Rangel)

Interested in a career with the State Department or USAID? This session will highlight opportunities to get involved with each agency’s Foreign Service with an emphasis on the Payne, Pickering, and Rangel, which provide a professional pathway, fund a master’s degree, and provide relevant internship opportunities.

The Gilman Scholarship Program awards up to $5,000 for students to intern or study abroad, and there is up to $3,000 in supplemental funding for students studying a critical need language. Must be eligible for a Pell Grant or the dependent child of an active-duty military member to apply.

12 September | Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Come enjoy a chance to envision yourself as an applicant for these incredible opportunities. This workshop is most appropriate for first and second years or older students who have yet to be exposed to the Office of Citizen Scholar Development.

Are you a dynamic leader? An activist dedicated to positive change? Committed to public service? If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, you should consider the Truman Scholarship, which provides $30,000 toward graduate school and access to a network of incredible leaders. Come even if you aren’t sure about the graduate school part. Apply as a third year.

Do you love research? Are you considering pursuing research science, mathematics, or engineering as a career? Are you simply a STEM student and want to at least explore an exciting opportunity? Come learn about the award and the process for nomination by the University of Virginia. Apply as a second or third year – so first years should definitely come!

The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully-funded, in-country intensive language and cultural immersion program. It is part of an effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages such as Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Come learn more.

Register here: https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrduCqpz0oHtY8Y9H51erDUMZO4qxzHvbj

10 October | Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Come enjoy a chance to envision yourself as an applicant for these incredible opportunities. This workshop is most appropriate for first and second years or older students who have yet to be exposed to the Office of Citizen Scholar Development.

We will equip students with some effective thoughts and approaches to cultivate agency in research & creative pursuits and to seek out opportunities for involvement. This is appropriate for students at all levels and a great place to ask questions. Students do not need to be actively participating in research & creative inquiry to benefit from this session.

The Beinecke Scholarship provides funding for master's and doctoral degrees in the arts, humanities, and social sciences (neuroscience excluded) to those with demonstrated financial need. Come even if you are not sure about graduate school at this time. Apply as a third year.

Interested in studying abroad? Learning a language crucial to US national security? Come learn about the Boren Awards, which fund the study of 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. Come learn about the opportunity and the internal process for applying.

The purpose of Projects for Peace is to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world. Each year, the University of Virginia nominates one project and an alternate for the $10,000 prizes to actually complete the project. Come explore how your vision for peace could be funded by this program.

21 November | *ONLINE* Intro to the Office and Q&A

Haven't heard of the Office of Citizen Scholar Development? Don't know what fellowships are? Come listen to a brief introduction to the office followed by a time for Q&A. This session is helpful for students and alumni who have yet to interact with the Office of Citizen Scholar Development.

Register here: https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkf-CtrTktHdWJlzAB0l2PnE5szMFzts5D

We will equip students with some effective thoughts and approaches to cultivate agency in research & creative pursuits and to seek out opportunities for involvement. This is appropriate for students at all levels and a great place to ask questions. Students do not need to be actively participating in research & creative inquiry to benefit from this session.

Are you working toward solutions to environmental challenges? Or to issues impacting Indian country? Are you a dynamic leader? Are you committed to civility and consensus building? Come learn about the Udall Scholarship and the process for nomination by the University of Virginia. Apply as a second or third year -- so first years should definitely come!

12 December | *MOVED ONLINE* Hardy Fellows Information Session

The Hardy Fellows Program, formerly the UK Fellows, allows graduating University of Virginia students the opportunity to teach and live abroad in a boarding school in the UK for the year following graduation. Come learn about the different schools with which we have a relationship and how to apply. Students in all fields welcome!

Register here: https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscuGhpj8uEtf44pnAermWfsostjFgGtfV