Topic: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
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This year the program will award approximately 35 dissertation fellowships.
dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals more...
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY ---
Nuclear Security Fellows at RAND
APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
RAND has been selected by the Stanton Foundation to host up to three nuclear security fellows each year over
the next five years. The purpose of this fellowship is to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders
on nuclear security issues by supporting interdisciplinary research that will advance policy-relevant thinking on these matters.
Fellows will carry out a year-long period of independent research while located at one of RAND’s three
U.S. offices (Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; or Pittsburgh, PA). In addition, the fellows will contribute to client-sponsored
work at RAND for about 25% of their time.
Fellows will be expected to produce a publishable written product by the end of the fellowship year.
A stipend will be provided for each of the fellows -- $50,000 for post-doctoral fellows; $100,000 for junior
Who should apply? This opportunity is open to post-doctoral students or junior faculty members. (Doctoral students
may be considered if their dissertation topic is in the field of nuclear security.) Prior experience will be defined broadly
to include disciplines such as nuclear policy, security, engineering, physics, and related fields.
How to apply: Further information on the program, eligibility, application process, stipend, and more, can be found here: http://www.rand.org/about/edu_op/fellowships/stanton-nuclear/.
Important dates: Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 22, 2010. Those fellows selected
will be announced in April 2010, with the fellowship scheduled to begin in September 2010.
Questions? Contact Ms. Sarah Harting at RAND by telephone (703-413-1100, ext. 5675) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students,
scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and university teaching worldwide.
The Fulbright Program is supported by the U.S. Department of State.
Established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual
understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries," the Fulbright program annually awards
approximately six thousand grants, at a cost of more than $250 million. The program funds both American and foreign students,
teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 150 countries and the United
States. The Fulbright Program in Russia offers a variety of opportunities for both Americans and Russians interested in graduate
study, lecturing, academic research, and other activities.
The Fulbright Program Office in Moscow administers twelve different grant programs in Russia and receives
all grant applications from Russians. All of the programs are briefly described below. Additional information
is available from the Moscow Fulbright Office:
Fulbright Program in Russia
Institut Mezhdunarodnogo obrazovaniya
Tverskaya, 16/2, stroenie 3, ofis 1
Tel. (495) 935-83-53, fax (495) 937-54-18
Applicants are able to access the online application at: https://apply.embark.com. A PDF version of the application can be downloaded from the Fulbright Program in Russia website (www.fulbright.ru).
The Fulbright Program in Russia
Fields for the Fulbright Program in Russia:
The Fulbright Program
Grants for Russians
Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student Program
The Fulbright Visiting Student Program is open to Russian university graduates and to graduate (kandidatskaya)
students in the arts, engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. This program supports either year of
research to that assist in completion of a “kandidat nauk” degree in Russia or two years of study to complete
a U.S. Master’s degree.
Applicants must be Russian citizens permanently residing in the Russian Federation who have a university
diploma (“specialist”) or a bachelor’s degree. Applicants should be no older than 30 years of age by the
The list of major academic disciplines for Fulbright awards can be found at http://www.fulbright.ru/en/russians/vgsdisciplinesengl
Application materials are available each year in March.
The annual deadline for submitting applications is May 15. For additional information please visit
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships (FLTA)
The FLTA program is open to current English teachers or students in their final year in an institution
of higher education studying to be an English teacher.
This program allows Russian teachers of English (or students studying to be teachers) to gain teaching
experience by teaching on U.S. university campuses up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. Fellows
are also expected to interact with their host community in conversation groups and involved in extracurricular activities
and community outreach projects. Upon completion of the program, the Fellows return home and teach English at the secondary
and university level.
Application deadline is June 1, 2009.
Additional information and application procedures can be found at http://fulbright.ru/en/russians/flta
Fulbright Faculty Development Program (FFDP)
FFDP grants are designed for younger Russian junior teaching faculty and scholars (no older than 39 years
by the application deadline), who do not yet have a post-graduate academic degree ("kandidatskaya" or “doctorskaya”)
or who have received their degree within the past five years.
The goal of the FFDP program is to provide fellows opportunities to work on curriculum design and development
in the courses they teach.
Candidates must either be currently teaching at institutions of higher learning or be affiliated with academic
or cultural institutions, including libraries and museums. Applicants should have a minimum of two years teaching or professional
experience and intend to return to their home institution to implement the knowledge gained on this program.
Deadline for submitting applications for academic year 2010-2011 is June 15, 2009.
Additional information and application procedures can be found at http://fulbright.ru/en/russians/ffdp
Russian International Education Administrators (RIEA) Program
This program is open to Russian university administrators who work with international students at their
The goal of this program is to enhance and improve professional skills of university administrators who
work with incoming international students from around the world and especially from the USA. It helps Russian international
education professionals gain critical knowledge surrounding the needs of these students in the areas of academic placement,
insurance and medical requirements, safety, cross-cultural challenges, and language training.
The RIEA program consists of three components: 1) a seminar and discussion program developed by Teachers
College, Columbia University, in New York City, 2) a best practices seminar program at IIE which will take place on a bi-weekly
basis, and 3) a practicum in the international student office of a host university in the U.S.
Deadline for submitting applications for academic year 2010-2011 is July 1.
For details please visit http://fulbright.ru/en/russians/riea
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
The Fulbright Senior Scholar Program is open to Russian scholars who have established themselves in their
fields and wish to take advantage of the opportunity to further their professional development through research or lecturing
activity in the United States. The candidate must have a kandidatskaya degree (as a minimum requirement), a proven record
of research activities and publications, and well-developed English skills.
Deadline for submitting applications for academic year 2010-2011 is July 15, 2009.
Additional information and application procedures can be found at:
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarship Program
The Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to researchers and lecturers from academic
and higher educational institutions and research centers that are actively involved in academic and research work. Eligible
candidates include scholars and researchers who have at least two years post-doctoral (post-Kandidat) academic and research
This program for scholars in the humanities and social sciences offers six-month fellowships in residence
at the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. Preference will be given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key
public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the
world of scholarship and the world of public affairs. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a particular need to be in
The Woodrow Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary
themes are: 1) governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic
society, civil society, and citizen participation; 2) the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership;
and 3) key long-term future challenges confronting the U.S. and the world.
While conducting research, the Fulbright-Kennan scholars are expected to hold public lectures on their
proposed research topics and actively participate in discussions within the public policy and academic communities, including
meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and the Woodrow Wilson International Center
Deadline for submitting applications for academic year 2010-2011 is July15, 2009.
Additional information and application procedures can be found at http://fulbright.ru/en/russians/kennan
Fulbright New Century Scholars Program
This program is open to Russian university scholars who have at least a “kandidat nauk” degree.
The Fulbright New Century Scholars Program (NCS) is a global competition that annually brings together 25-30 research scholars
and professionals from the U.S. and participating countries around the world. Through a series of three, in-person seminars
and a traditional Fulbright exchange visit, NCS Scholars engage in collaborative thinking and multi-disciplinary research
on a theme of global significance. The first four years of the program addressed the topics of global health; sectarian, ethnic
and cultural conflict within and across national borders; the global empowerment of women; and higher education in the 21st
Please see http://fulbright.ru/ru/russians/ncs for additional information.
Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence (SIR) Program
The SIR Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from Russia and other countries to lecture at
U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide
and community lectures, help initiate international programs and contribute to curriculum development. The SIR Program is
especially appropriate for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges, many of which
do not often have the opportunity to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars. U.S. institutions interested in hosting a Russian Scholar-In-Resident
must submit a proposal to the Council for International exchange of Scholars (CIES) in Washington, D.C., in which they invite
a Russian scholar to teach one or more courses and to be in residence for a semester or an academic year. Institutions may
suggest suitable candidates or have CIES recruit scholars from a particular region.
For more information on SIR grants, see http://www.cies.org/sir/
The International Fulbright Science and Technology (S&T) Award
International Fulbright Science and Technology (S&T) Awards are for promising graduate students to
undertake Ph.D. study at top US universities in fields of science, technology or engineering. Approximately 40 awards are
offered each year to graduate students from around the world who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific
fields, leadership potential and the ability to be a cultural ambassador for their country.
Deadline for submitting applications is in April.
For additional information and application materials, please visit http://fulbright.ru/en/russians/science
Fulbright Interfaith Community Action Program
The Interfaith Community Action Program is open to religious leaders, scholars of religion, non-governmental
organization (NGO) and/or community leaders from diverse religious backgrounds who are actively engaged in interfaith dialogue
and cooperation programs in Russia.
The goal of this program is to promote the importance of interfaith cooperation and to facilitate
community action among diverse religious groups worldwide, and to facilitate contacts with interfaith organizations in the
The program lasts three months and includes a two week program at a major U.S. university that provides an exchange
of practices and ideas in an academic setting in addition to visits with interfaith leaders in the area. Fellows are then
placed at host institutions throughout the United States for an additional ten weeks of lectures and/or work on an ongoing
Please check application deadlines with the Fulbright Office.
Additional information and application procedures can be found at:
Grants for Americans
Fulbright Student Program
Grants for American college and university graduates fund ten months of study in Russia in the humanities,
social sciences, pure and applied sciences, and the creative and performing arts. Russian language proficiency is required.
Additional information and application procedures can be found at http://www.iie.org.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA)
ETA positions for American college and university graduates combine 18 hours per week of classroom teaching
and up to 6 hours per week of advising/working with Russian teachers of English. An additional 6 hours per week will be reserved
for an independent study/research project. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests
and also include well-thought-out and feasible proposals. This project should not conflict with assigned teaching and advising
responsibilities. Grantees are placed mostly in regional cities outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Additional information
and application procedures can be found at http://www.iie.org.
Fulbright Scholar Program
American scholars are funded for research and/or lecturing throughout Russia for three to ten months. Russian
language proficiency is not required.
For additional information and application materials, see http://www.cies.org
Fulbright Senior Specialist Program
As a complement to the Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, the Senior Specialist Program funds American academic
experts who wish to undertake two to six-week long projects in Russian academic institutions. Activities may include presenting
lectures; leading seminars and workshops; conducting needs assessments, surveys, research; participating in academic programs,
conferences, seminars; consulting with administrators and faculty; assess and develop academic curricula or educational material;
conduct teacher training.
Russian universities interested in hosting Senior Specialists must be willing to provide in-country transportation,
meals and lodging. The Fulbright Program funds international transportation and provides a stipend to the Senior Specialist.
For additional information, see http://www.cies.org. Contact the Fulbright Program Office in Moscow for application forms and instructions. Ten Senior Specialist grants are
awarded to Russia annually.
Fulbright New Century Scholars Program
The New Century Scholars Program (NCS) is a global competition that annually brings together 25-30 research
scholars and professionals from the U.S. and participating countries around the world. Through a series of three, in-person
seminars and a traditional Fulbright exchange visit, NCS Scholars engage in collaborative thinking and multi-disciplinary
research on a theme of global significance. The first years of the program addressed the topics of global health; sectarian,
ethnic and cultural conflict within and across national borders; the global empowerment of women; and higher education in
the 21st century. Please see http://www.cies.org for additional information.
U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
- Notification and Timeline
How do students apply for the program?
Application is by invitation only. Students are invited to apply based on their scores on the SAT or ACT exam, their year
of graduation from high school, and whether they are US Citizens. Students who qualify will automatically receive applications
in January of the current program year. Students do not need to do anything extra in order to be considered for candidacy.
Is this a Scholarship Program?
No, the Presidential Scholars Program is a recognition program. Students chosen as Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid
trip to Washington, D. C. in June and the Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, in commemoration
of their achievements. During their visit to Washington, Scholars have access to important national and international figures,
including government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists and other accomplished people. Scholars are provided
opportunities to: wrestle with issues that concern America and the world; participate in volunteer activities such as community
service, to benefit those in need and make a difference in our Nation's Capital; attend recitals, receptions and ceremonies
held in their honor; and visit area museums and monuments. But perhaps the greatest benefit to the Scholars, and the one they
most often remark on, is the chance to exchange ideas with similarly motivated and accomplished peers, and to forge friendships
that last a lifetime. The following comment from a recent Scholar captures the intent of the national recognition events:
"You can't imagine how much it has meant to me to be a part of the Presidential Scholars family. The ... support I felt from
my country during Recognition Week strengthened my drive to serve and to make the world a better place. The officials we met
spoke so often [about our] being the nation's future, that I felt they were entrusting us with the country, and saying, 'Take
good care of it.'"
How do I apply to be a Presidential Scholar in the Arts?
The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts' (NFAA) nominates up to 60 candidates for consideration as Presidential
Scholars in the Arts following participation in NFAA's YoungArts™ program. If you are interested in applying to NFAA's
program, contact NFAA directly at 1-800-970-ARTS, INFO@youngarts.org or www.youngarts.org. The registration deadline for the 2009-2010 program year is October 16, 2009. TOP
I'm not a US Citizen.
If you will not have US Citizenship by the application receipt deadline, you are not eligible for the program.
I'm not graduating from high school this year.
You are not eligible for the 2010 program year. If you will be graduating next year, you may be eligible then.
I am a Candidate and I attend boarding school. Or, I am a Candidate and my mailing address and state of legal residence
Please contact us so that we can verify that you have been identified as a Candidate from the correct state (your state of legal residence).
I am a Candidate and I live outside of the US and its territories.
If you have lived in this location for 2 years or more, you will more than likely be identified as an "American Abroad."
Please contact us to ensure that you are classified correctly.
I believe I am eligible to apply for the academic component, but I am not listed as a Candidate.
This is possible, since we rely on the data provided by students themselves at the time they take the SAT and ACT exams
to identify the universe of eligible candidates. The College Board, and ACT, Inc., then transmit this information to us. Our
process does not include obtaining updates for all high school students whose citizenship or graduation status may have changed
between their taking the ACT or SAT test and our application deadline. Each year, still other students may be omitted from
the list of eligible applicants because they entered information incorrectly on the test forms, or because they requested
that ACT or The College Board not release their scores to outside entities, in addition to those who attained U.S. citizenship
or altered their graduation date after they registered for the test. If you are a US Citizen, graduating in the current program
year, and received what you believe to be a qualifying test score for your state in one sitting, please call us at 319-341-2PSP
(319-341-2777), and be prepared to provide us with your state of legal residence, full name, gender, the date you took the
test, and a copy of your test report. If you have attained citizenship since you since you registered for the ACT or SAT,
you will also need to provide proof of your citizenship. We will verify the information and determine whether you are eligible
to apply. If eligible, you will be provided with access to the application, which you may complete and submit online, or download,
complete and mail in hard copy, and which must be received by February 25, 2010. If the application receipt deadline has passed
by the time you contact us, you will not be able to apply, even if you would otherwise have been eligible.
Will the ACT Assessment's new writing component or the College Board's changes to the SAT test affect my eligibility
for the Presidential Scholars Program?
No. The writing component was first offered as an optional part of the ACT Assessment with the February 2005 test. The
new SAT test includes a required writing component, and a "Critical Reading" section that equates to and replaces what was
formerly known as the "Verbal" section. The new SAT was administered for the first time in March of 2005. Since the writing
component is not a required part of both assessments, however, that score will not be used to determine eligibility for the
Presidential Scholars Program. We will continue to develop our list of eligible candidates using the same scores (Math and
Verbal/Critical Reading for the SAT, and English, Math, Reading and Science for the ACT) that we have used in the past.
Some states now offer statewide, weekday, in-school administration of the ACT. Will my scores from a statewide
test administration be considered?
Yes, scores from statewide test dates will be considered the same as scores from national test dates, provided the test
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When will applications be mailed for the 2010 Program?
Applications will be mailed to all students who meet the qualifying requirements on January 21, 2010.
When is the application deadline?
All applications, Secondary School Reports, and transcripts must be received in our Iowa City office
by 5:00p.m. (Central Time) on February 25, 2010. Any incomplete materials or materials received after the deadline will be
disqualified and not considered for review. Again, we strongly recommend using a courier mail service (such
as FedEx or UPS) with a guaranteed delivery date when mailing your application. Please note that the US Postal Service's Priority
Mail service is not guaranteed.
I wish to complete and submit the application in hard copy, rather than online.
You can download and print the forms online. At the bottom of the page, you will find a "Download Forms" box with links to PDF and Word versions of the application,
along with important submission requirements and a copy of the press release form.
If I want to mail my completed application, what address do I use?
Address the application to:
Presidential Scholars Program
301 ACT Drive
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
All application materials, including school materials, should be sent to the above address. Do not send any
portion of your application to Washington, DC. To do so risks missing the deadline for receipt of all materials in Iowa,
and the disqualification of your application.
Note: If you are using a courier service, use the street address only (do not include the P. O. Box) and
use 52245 for the zip code.
All applications, Secondary School Reports, and transcripts must be received in our Iowa City office by 5:00 p.m. (Central
Time) on February 25, 2010. Any incomplete materials or materials received after the deadline will be disqualified and not
considered for review. We strongly recommend using a courier mail service (such as FedEx or UPS) with a guaranteed
delivery date when mailing your application. Please note that the US Postal Service's Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service.
Will I be disqualified if there are attachments to my application?
Yes, your application will be rendered ineligible if you attach additional materials, alter the application, or
fail to follow the instructions in any way. While this measure may seem harsh, it is imperative to the fairness and
impartiality of our review that all applicants submit the same type and amount of information in the same format. We must
be able to demonstrate that the reviewers' selections are based on the applications' content and quality alone, rather than
by any additional information, images, resumes, articles, letters of recommendation, or other materials provided by some candidates
and not others. Please read all instructions carefully and follow them exactly to avoid your application's being removed from
consideration for technical reasons. If you have any questions, please contact us.
If your school attaches additional materials, they will not disqualify your application, but all extraneous information,
including letters of recommendation, will be removed from your file and not forwarded for review.
Does my school have to send a school profile?
No. It is recommended that they include one if possible, but students will not be adversely affected by the lack of a school
Who should complete the Secondary School Report?
A school official who knows the student well should complete this part of the application. This may be a teacher, counselor,
Do school officials have to complete the Secondary School Report or can they substitute other items, such as letters
School officials must complete the Secondary School Report. We do not accept substitutions for this form.
Does the teacher I choose as my Teacher Recognition Awardee have to be the person who fills out the School Report?
I am home schooled. Who should complete my Secondary School Report? Do I still need a transcript?
Either a person from the local education agency that certifies your schooling or one of your parents/guardians who acts
as your school official should complete the form. If a parent/guardian completes the form, they must complete it as a school
official and not a parent/guardian. You must submit a transcript indicating what you have studied and your grades or equivalent
I'm done with my application but my school hasn't given me back the Secondary School Report and Transcript.
You may have your school send its part of the application separately. However, if your application is not complete, including
the Secondary School Report and Transcript, by the RECEIPT deadline, you will be disqualified. It is your responsibility to
make sure that your school gets its portion to us on time. The deadline will be strictly enforced, regardless of who
sends the materials. As noted above, all applications, Secondary School Reports, and transcripts must be received
in our Iowa City office by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on February 25, 2010. Any incomplete materials or materials received after
the deadline will be disqualified and not considered for review. It is advisable to use a courier mail service (such as FedEx
or UPS) with a guaranteed delivery date when mailing your application; note that US Postal Service's Priority Mail service
is not guaranteed.
I am a school official with multiple candidates. Can I send all of the applications in one package?
Yes, but please be sure to put each individual's application materials in separate envelopes within the package.
Do I have to stay inside the lines on the application?
Yes. You must adhere to the space and font requirements specified in the application instructions.
Can I cut and paste my printed answers into the application?
How should I send in my application?
We strongly recommend using a courier mail service (such as FedEx or UPS) with a guaranteed delivery date
when mailing your application. The receipt deadline of 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on February 25, 2010 will be strictly enforced,
and we recommend that you use one of these services. Also, please note that if you use US Postal Service overnight mail and
utilize the internet tracking system, the delivery date noted in the system may not reflect the date the package was received
in the Iowa City, IA, office, but only the date it arrived at the Iowa City, IA, postal facility.
Unlike FedEx or UPS delivery, the US Postal Service's Priority Mail service is not guaranteed. All application materials,
including your secondary school report, transcript, and school profile, should be sent to our Iowa City address. Do
not send any portion of your application to Washington, DC.
An emergency may prevent my complete application from arriving by the deadline.
We do not grant extensions except in cases of grave personal illness or natural disaster. All of your application materials,
including your Secondary School Report, transcript, and school profile, must be received at our Iowa City address by the receipt
4. Notification and Timeline
Will everyone get a letter, or only those chosen as Semifinalists/Scholars?
Everyone will get a letter notifying them of their status. Semifinalists and non-Semifinalists will be notified in mid-April.
Scholars and non-Scholars will be notified in May.
When will the names of Candidates/Semifinalists/Scholars be posted online?
Candidates will be posted after applications are mailed in January. Semifinalists will be posted in early April. Scholars
will be posted in early May. Exact dates are not available.
Is National Recognition Week scheduled yet?
It is tentatively scheduled for June 19-23, 2010. However, these dates may be subject to change.
Edison Scholars Program
Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison and Edison Mission Group, welcomes applications
for the Edison Scholars program, which supports the study of math, science, engineering and technology.
The Edison Scholars program is a scholarship that rewards public and private high school students who show potential for
a successful college career and have a financial need. The scholarship is part of Edison's long-standing tradition of investing
in the future by making the dream of a college education a reality for deserving students.
Award Amount: $2,500*
* Renewable for up to $10,000, if all requirements are met
As many as 75 recipients may each receive a total of $10,000, awarded in increments of $2,500 over four years (or until
a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever occurs first). During this time, recipients will be reviewed annually for satisfactory
academic performance, and continued full-time enrollment** in one of the designated fields of study at one of the eligible
colleges or universities, in order to receive the annual $2,500 award. Edison International may discontinue this program and
its scholarships at any time.
** Defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.
Applicants to the Edison Scholars program must:
- Be high school seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
- Have met California State University placement standards for entry-level baccalaureate coursework as defined by either
Assessment Program test (EAP); and/or have taken the ACT or SAT exam
- Be enrolled in full-time study for the entire upcoming academic year and majoring in one of the following disciplines:
- Engineering (electrical, computer, chemical or mechanical)
- Materials Science
- Computer Science/Information Systems
NOTE: Health sciences such as nursing or pre-medicine are not eligible.
* Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.
Note: Dependents of Edison International employees or retirees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars
Applications are available at www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/edison starting January 4, 2010.
Interested students must complete the application online or mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades
and a copy of test results from the Early Assessment Program (EAP), SAT exam, or ACT exam to Scholarship Management Services.
Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2010.
Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within
three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship Management Services to verify that the application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based
on the information submitted. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship Management
Services. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
Award recipients will be announced by June 2010.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarship
America is a national, nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist
the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Awards are granted without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.
Questions regarding the scholarship program can be directed to:
Edison Scholars Program
One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297
Saint Peter, MN
Telephone: (507) 931-1682 or (800) 537-4180
Global Scholars Program
A program for entering first-time, full-time freshmen at the University’s campus in Vancouver, British Columbia,
The concept for our Global Scholars Program was inspired by Fairleigh Dickinson University's founding mission as an institution
that is "of and for the world." As a Global Scholar, you will be part of a distinctive community of learners who are
committed to world citizenship and to developing a global perspective as tomorrow's leaders.
The four-year selective Global Scholars Program is an organized and integrated course of study that combines an
intensive multi-disciplinary learning environment with a cross-spectrum of cultural experiences on and off campus. Beginning
with the freshman year, Global Scholars participate in domestic and international experiential learning including:
- A Global Scholars Seminar
- Regular discussion meetings with Global Scholars attending FDU campuses in New Jersey
- Optional trips and private briefings at UN Headquarters in New York*
- Special lectures and presentations (and access to online resources) concerning global issues
- Participation in a variety of cultural events, including local field trips
- Participation in co-curricular field experiences at FDU campuses in New Jersey and elsewhere*
- A semester studying abroad*
*There is no additional tuition for special credit-bearing courses, co-curricular experiences
or the semester abroad. However, costs related to travel and living expenses while traveling
and/or studying abroad are the responsibility of the Global Scholar.
- High school graduation with an 80% average or higher in final grade 12 courses*
- Adequate English level to enter the University
- Demonstrated participation in school and/or community activities (in activities of global importance specifically)
*Students with an average of 76% or higher may be considered if evidence of school and/or community
involvement (with a global emphasis) has been demonstrated.
Each year, approximately 12-15 students are selected to participate in the Global Scholars Program in Vancouver.
Students in the program receive a tuition scholarship valued at up to $37,570 USD based on completion of a full 130 credit
degree program, in business administration or information technology.
The following must be included with your FDU-Vancouver application:
- Most current high school transcript
- A letter outlining your interest and/or involvement in promoting global issues and world citizenship
- Resume or list of achievements, including community involvement and volunteer experiences
- Two or more Letters of Recommendation (from teachers, supervisors or community leaders)
Download the curriculum for the B.S. in Business Administration or B.S. in Information Technology
Download the Global Scholar Scholarship Application
Mail completed application and other materials to:
Tracy Demchuk- Associate Director
Fairleigh Dickinson University
842 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P6
For more information:
Phone: 604-648-4467 or e-mail:
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Kauffman Foundation Announces 2010 Emerging Scholars Program Recipients
| Jeremy Greene at Harvard University
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced the 2010 recipients of its Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program, which recognizes the achievements of young scholars
who are making significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship.
Through its Junior Faculty Fellowship Program, the foundation awarded $50,000 fellowships to five tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members whose research will contribute
to the body of literature in the field of entrepreneurship; the fellowships will be awarded to each fellow's university to
support the research activities of the fellow. Recipients include Francisco Buera at the University of California, Los Angeles; Brett Anitra Gilbert at Texas A&M University; Jeremy Greene at Harvard University; and William Kerr and Ramana Nanda at Harvard Business School.
The foundation also awarded $20,000 fellowships to fifteen exceptional doctoral students and their universities through
its Dissertation Fellowship Program, which supports dissertation research in the area of entrepreneurship. Since the program was created in 2003, one hundred
and eight fellowships have been awarded to assist talented young scholars in their efforts to earn doctoral degrees.
"Even though entrepreneurship is key to a sustainable economy, we have limited knowledge of this vital practice," said
Kauffman Foundation president and CEO Carl Schramm. "By promoting entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study,
we are encouraging the best and brightest to focus their academic careers on entrepreneurship. We hope these outstanding researchers
will go on to teach and study entrepreneurship throughout their careers."
To view a complete list of Kauffman Fellows, visit the Kauffman Foundation Web site.
“Kauffman Foundation Announces 2010 Emerging Scholars Program Recipients.” Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Press Release 1/05/10.
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Darmasiswa RI Program
DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries with which Indonesia has friendly relations,
to study Indonesian language, arts, music and crafts as well as other courses at any universities in Indonesia.
The DARMASISWA program was started in 1974. until 1975, only students from ASEAN member countries were allowed to join
the program. However, from 1976, students from other countries, such as Hungary, Borway, Mexico, Sweden, Canada, France, Australia,
Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and USA, were also allowed to join the program. Click here to view the graphic of student Darmasiswa RI.
The main purpose of the Darmasiswa program is to arouse and foster interest in the language and culture of Indonesia among
citizens of friendly countries. It has also been designed to reciprocate scholarship programs provided by other countries
for Indonesian citizens and provide stronger cultural links with these nations.
Target of Darmasiswa RI Program will be increased each year as detailed as follows:
- Year of 2007 = 500 students
- Year of 2008 = 750 students
- Year of 2009 = 1000 students
- Year of 2010 = 2000 students
- Year of 2011 = 3000 students
- Year of 2012 = 4000 students
- Year of 2013 = 5000 students
- Year of 2014 = 7500 students
- Year of 2015 = 10000 students
There are 5 schemes of Darmasiswa RI Program, i.e :
- DARMASISWA RI PROGRAM - REGULAR
Program Darmasiswa RI is a one-year scholarship program offered to
foreign students to study Bahasa, traditional music, traditional dance and Indonesian crafts.
- DARMASISWA RI - SHORT COURSE
Darmasiswa RI Program Short Course consists of 2 schemes i.e :
- Darmasiswa RI - 6 (six) Months Regular Program is a 6 (six) months scholarship program offered to foreign students to
- Darmasiswa RI - Short Course for Degree Program Preparation is a Degree Program preparation to up-grade the ability of
Bahasa for foreign students who study Degree-program and Post-graduate by their own fee
- DARMASISWA RI - PLUS PROGRAM
Darmasiswa RI-Plus Program offered to foreign students from friendly
countries to study Bahasa, traditional music, traditional dance and Indonesian crafts in selected Indonesian Higher Education
Institutions, and have an obligation to teach foreign language for 10 hours/week in Junior High School (SMP), Senior High
School (SMA), Vocational High School (SMK) or in Indonesian Higher Education Institutions where he/she study within a year.
- DARMASISWA RI PROGRAM - PLUS STUDYING OTHER COURSE
Darmasiswa RI Program offered to foreign
students from friendly countries to study other courses for 4 credits in addition to their study of Bahasa and Art, recognized
by their Higher Education Institutions to pursue the double-degree.
- DARMASISWA RI PROGRAM - DOUBLE DEGREE
Darmasiswa RI Program offered to foreign students from friendly
countries to study Bahasa in pursuing the Degree program within 1 (one) – 1.5 years as well as 2 (Two) years-Master
The Scholarship of Engagement
A faculty member who participates in the scholarship
of engagement partners with a community to identify a community need. The faculty member then works with the community to
design and implement a research-supported outreach program or activity to address the need. In most cases, the community benefits
- Inclusion of undergraduate, professional, and graduate student time and intellectual resources, and
- Collaborations by faculty members from multiple disciplines and units in addressing the community need.
Lessons learned from the community partnership and the outreach project inform the faculty member's research, teaching,
and other outreach endeavors, and enhance student learning experiences. Outreach projects can include service-learning projects
by UGA students; community-based participatory research, applied research, and policy analysis; technical assistance; and
program development and delivery.
International Scholarship of Engagement Grants
A faculty member who participates in the international
scholarship of engagement seeks to stimulate the internationalization of UGA and the state of Georgia by initiating a promising
new public service and outreach-oriented international project. In keeping with UGA's strategic plan, proposed projects should
develop new, or substantially build on existing, international projects or programs that:
- Better prepare UGA faculty, staff, and students to compete in a global society; and
- Empower Georgia's communities and businesses to prosper in our rapidly changing global society.
Specifically, the International Scholarship of Engagement Grants support activities that catalyze global programs for students
to gain practical experience through service-learning projects that empower communities and build human capacity, both internationally
and in Georgia. Participants may also choose to use grants in order to further the development of international technical
assistance, community-based participatory research, applied research, and policy analysis projects that address a pressing
global challenge, international symposia, conferences, or seminars that address timely issues of global significance, and/
or international program development, including linkages with foreign universities, that has potential for long-term benefits
to communities in Georgia and abroad. The International Scholarship of Engagement Grants only support projects that take place
in the regions of Africa, China and Southeast Asia, or Latin America (Central and South America, Mexico).
Please note that the 2008-2009 International Scholarship of Engagement Grants represent the program formerly known as
the International Development Education Awards (IDEAS).
Eligibility and Nature of Awards
The Vice President for Public Service and Outreach's
2008-2009 International Scholarship of Engagement Grants are designed to support and encourage the development of long-term,
sustainable outreach-oriented international programs by UGA faculty and staff. International grants are intended to provide
seed money to academic faculty and staff who would like to incorporate international outreach into their teaching and research,
and to public service faculty and staff who would like to initiate new international outreach programming that complements
their current work. Proposed projects are submitted to the Office of International Public Service and Outreach with the support
of a unit head, department head, or dean. Project budgets typically range from $3,000-6,000.
CARLSBAD, CALIF. – July 2, 2008 --"(PressReleasePoint)"-- It’s the time of year again when the opportunity
to study gemology, jewelry design, and other facets of the gem and jewelry field could be only an application away.
There are more than 65 scholarships available at GIA that are collectively valued at over $372,308, including $227,778
allotted to the scholarship fund by the GIA’s Board of Governors from interest earned through GIA’s permanently
invested Endowment Fund.
Applications for scholarships from prospective students will be accepted through Oct. 15.
The Institute’s Board has apportioned $98,500 of the total amount for international scholarships, which are available
to anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Applications for international scholarships were accepted
for the first time in 2007 for the 2008 academic year and offered a chance to study through either Distance Education or on
campus at GIA London or GIA India.
Matthew G. Stuller, GIA Board of Governor and head of its Endowment Committee, said “In addition to last year’s
expansion to London and India, we are offering a new opportunity to earn a Graduate Gemologist diploma on campus at GIA Thailand
for the 2009 school year.”
“The growing number of international scholarships available for 2009 GIA courses and programs reflects the Institute’s
commitment to serve the educational needs of students worldwide,” said Bev Berthoty, GIA’s Institute Relations
GIA Scholarship applicants only need to submit one application to be considered for all applicable scholarships. No application
will be accepted after October 15th, 2008.
Scholarship recipients are generally notified in early December and must accept their scholarship within 30 days of being
notified. Due to the predetermined availability of scholarship funds, some conditions apply and eligibility for scholarships
is limited to students who have not received a scholarship within the last five years.
To get more information about GIA scholarships or to download an application form, go to the GIA Web site on www.gia.edu/education where you’ll find a link to the scholarship section.
Scholarship information is also available by calling Wendy Wang at (760) 603-4175 or (800) 421-7250, ext. 4175, or e-mailing
To make a donation to GIA’s scholarship fund, contact Bev Berthoty at email@example.com or (760) 603-4120 or (800) 421-7250, ext. 4120.
Academic and Professional Exchanges Overview
As an established leader in international education, World Learning believes in providing opportunities for higher education
to as many people as possible. Through World Learning’s Capacity Building Services, both undergraduate and graduate
students can continue their education outside of their home country.
World Learning partners with colleges and universities worldwide to provide academic degree and exchange programs for international
students. Students come to the US for a variety of programs, including undergraduate degrees, one-year exchanges, graduate
degrees, and doctoral programs.
World Learning has established relationships with a range of universities and schools – large, small, public, private,
community colleges, minority institutions – in all 50 states. Many of these relationships are the result of our deep
connections through both SIT Study Abroad and the SIT Graduate Institute.
Featured Project: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD)
This State Department program provides academic exchange opportunities for undergraduate students from Asia and the Pacific
and the Western Hemisphere, with a focus on community service, practical internships, and cultural enrichment activities.
World Learning is looking for academic institutions to host undergraduate students for either one semester or one-year
programs. Interested institutions are encouraged to submit an application for consideration by clicking on the "Academic
Exchanges" tab above.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2008.
In 2005, World Learning was awarded a five-year contract to manage the USAID Community Connections Program. The Community
Connections Program is designed to promote public diplomacy via exchanges of entrepreneurs, local government officials, legal
professionals, non-governmental organization leaders, and other professionals. Participants come from Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Every participant stays with an American family while visiting and receives professional training and exposure to the American
free market. Over time, the program is designed to encourage public-private partnerships in Europe/Eurasia and create more
robust links between American and European/Eurasian regions and communities.
Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students (IYLEPUS)
Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, World Learning is managing a series
of summer leadership institutes for Iraqi undergraduate students, to take place at different U.S. host institutions during
the summers of 2007 and 2008.
This program handles the placement and monitoring of health-care professionals from the Ministry of Health and Population,
who are on 2-year programs with internships. It runs from June 2007 to June 2010, and is designed to build a cadre of
business-minded professionals within the Ministry.
US Scholarship FORECAST Exchange Program 2008/2009 for Serbian and Montenegrin Students
This program, funded by USAID, provides scholarships for one academic year of undergraduate, non-degree students at US
universities in a range of subjects. During their year in the US, students also take part in community service and internships.
There are currently 30 students studying at nine different universities, and an additional group of 40 will be coming for
the 2008/2009 academic year.
MENA Peace Scholarships Project (USAID)
World Learning is managing a new USAID-funded scholarship program for young leaders from the Middle East and North Africa
to study in the United States. The program is directed towards students who have already completed two years of undergraduate
study. The program provides academic and leadership training, regional networking, and other skill-building to help prepare
the next generation of leaders.
The first group of students will start during the 2008 – 2009 academic year, and will come from the following countries:
Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, Yemen and Oman. Additional countries may be added in future
years. World Learning is currently looking for institutions interested in hosting these students.
The Peace Scholarships Program has three main objectives:
- Promote Leadership: encourage future leaders who will be at the forefront of policy
- Build Mutual Understanding: strengthen students’ knowledge of the United States, so they have a greater understanding
of US culture, politics, economy and diversity; and expand American understanding of the students’ cultures; and
- Encourage Academic Excellence: provide potential leaders with recognized expertise in a specific field, the ability to
introduce new ideas and work processes upon their return home and contacts with US professionals.
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) – Western Hemisphere and East Asia and Pacific (State Department)
World Learning was recently awarded the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for East Asia and the Pacific and Western
Hemisphere Regions by the U.S. Department of State. The overall goal of this program is to provide academic exchange
programs for undergraduate students from Asia and the Pacific and the Western Hemisphere. Funded by the Office of Academic
Exchange Programs this program exposes the student leaders to the US, its educational system, and society. World Learning
works closely with the State Department to provide scholarships to 190 outstanding undergraduate students from Burma, Chile,
China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Panama,
Philippines, Thailand, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
During their programs, students will be engaged in community service, practical internships, and cultural enrichment activities.
Request for Host Academic Institutions, 2008-2009
World Learning is looking for academic institutions to host undergraduate students from East Asia and the Pacific and the
Western Hemisphere for either one semester or one-year programs. Interested institutions are encouraged to submit an
application for consideration. Selection will be based on an institution's ability to provide tuition assistance, strong international
student support services, and accommodate each student's field of study.
The deadline for submission is March 10, 2008.
Download UGRAD Fact Sheet
Download UGRAD Host Institution Application
In 2005, World Learning was awarded a 5-year contract to manage the USAID Community Connections Program. The Community
Connections Program, formerly managed by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and now
funded through the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia at USAID, is designed to promote public diplomacy through the exchange of
cultural ideas and values between participants, US families and local community host organizations.
The Community Connections
Program offers home-stay based practical training opportunities in the US for entrepreneurs, local government officials, legal
professionals, non-governmental organization leaders and other professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Local community host organizations
arrange internships for participants based on interests and experience.
Program goals include:
- Provide participants with professional training and exposure to day-to-day functioning of a free market system;
- Encourage public-private partnerships in Europe/Eurasia by including private sector and government participants on US
- Create links between US and Europe/Eurasia regions and communities.
Recruitment and selection are carried out by World Learning’s three sub-contractor organizations: Project Harmony (Russia, Western NIS, Caucasus), American Councils (Central Asia and Belarus), and The Center for Social and Economic Development (Moldova). All participants are recruited through an open competition and selected by local USAID Missions.
US Hosting Organizations are pre-qualified through an open competition conducted three times a year. The selected Hosting
Organization arranges for site-visits, meetings and/or internships, host-family placements, local transportation, interpretation,
and Experience America activities. The Hosting Organizations work closely with local businesses and public and private organizations,
which volunteer their time and resources to develop and implement programs for Community Connections visitors.
Application materials to pre-qualify as a 2008 Hosting Organization:
Download Request for Proposals Download Budget Template List of Pre-Qualified Hosting Organizations
Posted on March 15, 2008 by KhmerScholars
For the 2008/09 programme, the Lancaster MBA is offering three types of scholarship. In each case, you can only be considered
for these once you have already been offered a place on the programme.
The Lancaster MBA Director’s Leadership Scholarships
A number of scholarships up to £5,000 are
available for highly motivated self-funded candidates from any part of the world. In awarding these scholarships we will be
looking for evidence of exceptional leadership qualities in your career to date.
Closing dates: 14 March 2008 and 16 May 2008 (two rounds of scholarship selections)
No decisions can be made until after
the closing date.
Lancaster MBA Open Scholarships
Several scholarships of £1,000-£3,000 are available to self-funded
candidates. Selection for these scholarships will focus on the insights provided by your business and managerial experience,
and how these, together with your interpersonal skills, can be used to enhance learning and group work on the Lancaster MBA.
Closing dates: 14 March 2008 and 16 May 2008 (two rounds of scholarship selections)
No decisions can be made until after
the closing date.
Lancaster MBA E-Fellows Scholarship
Designed for German-speaking students and sponsored exclusively
for members of the German website e-fellows.net, this merit-based scholarship provides a tuition waiver covering upto a maximum
of 50% of the programme fee (equivalent to £8250, approx €11,000). The selection process focuses on the leadership skills
or potential demonstrated by candidates in their academic and/or professional life.
Further details of the e-fellows scheme and its corporate sponsors can be found on e-fellows.net site: www.e-fellows.net
Closing date: 14 May 2008.
Decisions will be taken by mid-June.
For all of these Lancaster MBA scholarships, we can only consider you once you hold an offer of a place
on the programme.
For further information, please contact the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) MBA team.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating
in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ
to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad
in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Contributors to the scholarship fund include AIG, Citigroup, Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu, Estee Lauder Group of Companies, The Freeman Foundation, Harmon International Industries, Hartford Financial Services
Group, Goldman Sachs, Lockheed Martin, McDonalds Japan, Morgan Stanley, Nishimoto Trading Co., Shinsei Bank, and Weyerhaeuser.
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study
is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a
college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. (For a list of the most recent
recipients of the Bridging Scholarship, scroll down to the bottom of this page.)
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students
on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
Applications for Bridging Scholarships are accepted twice a year: the next deadline, for students who will be studying
in Japan beginning in Spring 2008, is October 5, 2007. Twenty scholarships will be awarded for Spring 2008.
Please submit three copies of all materials except letters of recommendation and transcripts. Faxed or e-mailed applications
will not be accepted. All materials must be received by the end of business on Friday, October 5. The results of the competition
will be announced by the end of November. Selection will be made by a committee and will be based on academic potential and
Each scholarship recipient will be expected to send a brief report about his or her study in Japan to the ATJ office within
60 days of returning from abroad. These reports will be valuable both for students who plan to study abroad in Japan and for
teachers and advisors who are helping students to select suitable programs of study.
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World to Be Created at NYU with $200 Million Gift
New York University President John Sexton and Shelby White, trustee of the Leon Levy Foundation, today jointly announced
the creation at NYU of a unique institute for multidisciplinary study of the ancient world that will be funded by the Foundation
with a gift of up to $200 million. The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World will be a graduate research and Ph.D.
degree-granting center with its own faculty and a roster of postdoctoral scholars and research fellows whose study of antiquity
will cross traditional geographic and cultural boundaries.
As part of its mission, the Institute will have an extensive program of colloquia, lectures, and exhibitions that will
be open to the public; it will also acquire and maintain an extensive library dedicated to the ancient world.
The Institute will be housed in a magnificent 100-year-old, 27,000 sq. foot, six-story townhouse at 15 East 84th Street
that the Leon Levy Foundation purchased in 2004. It is now being renovated by the well-known architect Annabelle Selldorf.
The decision to establish the Institute at NYU comes six years after Leon Levy, a renowned investor who died in 2003, and
his wife, Ms. White – who both devoted time and effort to learning about the ancient world – assembled an advisory
board of scholars to consider ways to advance the understanding of the ancient world and to encourage the next generation
of leading scholars. The discussions of the advisory board, which continued for five years, ultimately led to talks between
the Foundation and NYU, with which Mr. Levy had a long relationship through the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU’s renowned
graduate program in art history and conservation), where he had been vice chairman of the IFA and chairman of its investment
The creation of the Institute by the Leon Levy Foundation continues a long tradition of philanthropy related to archaeology
and advanced study that Mr. Levy supported during his lifetime. The efforts he supported include the Shelby White-Leon Levy
Program for Archaeological Publications at Harvard, which for 12 years has given grants to archaeologists so they may publish
their field research; the excavations at the ancient site of Ashkelon in Israel, which began in 1985; and the Shelby White
– Leon Levy Travel Grant program for students at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts.
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World will have a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the
ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also Central and East Asia. In its research
and its teaching of doctoral students, the Institute will emphasize an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern
boundaries of nation. It will support scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries – art history, literature,
archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others – to create a new intellectual framework
for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.
Ms. White said, “As an investor, Leon took a long term approach – his knowledge of antiquity, Gibbon was his
favorite author, gave him perspective, and he believed that studying the past could enrich our lives and help us contribute
Dr. Sexton said, “I am struck by what an extraordinarily good fit this gift is for NYU. The study of antiquity is
one of the truly fundamental elements of a classical education. But the Institute’s emphasis on interdisciplinary study
and on developing a new intellectual approach to the ancient world is precisely the kind of new and forward-looking scholarship
for which NYU is justly renowned. It will chart a new course in the study of the ancient world, and alongside existing scholarship
being pursued across NYU, it will contribute powerfully to the scholarly dialogue on antiquity.”
The Institute will begin its work as soon as a director is chosen. A search committee to recruit the director will be established
this spring. The first Ph.D. students are expected to enter the institute in fall, 2008.
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World will have a structure within NYU similar to that of the Courant Institute
for Mathematical Studies and the Institute of Fine Arts. The director and the faculty of the institute will be members of
the NYU faculty and receive tenure in accordance with existing University processes. Students will receive their degrees through
NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.
The late Mr. Levy and Ms. White, who over a 30-year period assembled a collection of ancient art, have a substantial history
of philanthropy, which includes – in addition to the programs cited above – gifts to establish the Levy Economics
Institute of Bard College; to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for conservation and to create the soon-to-open galleries for
Roman, Etruscan, and Hellenistic Art; and to support neuroscience research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
and Rockefeller University, among other institutions and projects.