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Fellowships 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 are also listed below.
Make sure to note the unique times and places for those events.

A year abroad to research, study, or teach English. This is specifically geared toward the fourth year, graduate student, or alum, who may have only recently found out about the Fulbright US Student Award and wants 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 a recorded webinar in advance of the session: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/resources/recorded-webinars.

02 September | *Fulbright Writers Workshop: Personal Statement - 3pm*

This workshop is for applicants who have drafts of their Personal Statement for the Fulbright US Student Award and would like to engage in a peer-review process. Participants must bring two printed copies of their most recent Personal Statement drafts and a writing utensil.

There will be a similar workshop for the Statement of Grant Purpose immediately following at 4pm.

RSVP for one or both by noon on September 2: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZV2W887

02 September | Fulbright Writers Workshop: Statement of Grant Purpose

This workshop is for applicants who have drafts of their Statement of Grant Purpose for the Fulbright US Student Award and would like to engage in a peer-review process. Participants must bring two printed copies of their most recent Statement of Grant purpose and a writing utensil.

There will be a similar workshop for the Personal Statement before this one at 3pm.

RSVP for one or both by noon on September 2: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZV2W887

Launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society, the Luce provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals who have had limited exposure to Asia.

16 September | Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Unsure of how you could be competitive? 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.

18 September | *Gilman Scholarship Information Session - Clemons 204 at 5:30pm*

The Gilman Scholarship Program awards up to $5,000 for students to intern or study abroad. The International Studies Office and the Office of Citizen Scholar Development are hosting an information session to learn more. This is just in time for the first deadline of the year. https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

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!

A one-of-a-kind fellowship at one of the world’s leading think tanks. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace programs. They will have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials.

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.

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

28 October | Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Unsure of how you could be competitive? 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.

The Yenching Academy of Peking University is a fully-funded residential program offering an array of interdisciplinary courses as part of a one-year master’s program in China Studies. Students from all fields are encouraged to apply and take advantage of one of six academic concentrations.

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 the Davis 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 Davis.

25 November | Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Unsure of how you could be competitive? 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.

02 December | UK Fellows Information Session

The United Kingdom Fellows Program 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!