Global Studies seeking applicants for Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Grants

Applications are now being accepted for two graduate fellowships offered by UW–Madison Global Studies for Summer 2012:

  • Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Grants to graduate students (working towards a doctorate) interested in undertaking practitioner internships on social justice issues.
  • Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants to support summer travel for doctoral students exploring potential field research sites.

These fellowships are awarded in memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson who, after two years with the Peace Corps in Lesotho, began studying for his doctorate in political science at UW–Madison. He completed his M.A. in 1993 and then embarked on his doctoral research with the prestigious Fulbright and MacArthur fellowships.

He and his family traveled to Mozambique so that he could undertake fieldwork on rural poverty in Zambezia province. On June 23, 1999, Scott, his wife, Barbara, and their two children, Zoe and Noah, were killed in a car accident in South Africa.

These awards are given both in recognition of and to further Scott Kloeck-Jenson’s commitment to international understanding and research serving social justice. In the past 12 years, 95 UW-Madison students have received the award for travel to more than 50 countries.

Complete applications for the 2012 awards must be received by Global Studies no later than Monday, March 5, 2012. The program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled at UW–Madison. Projects related to Global Studies themes will receive particular attention.

Complete details on the application requirements are available online, along with an overview of the fellowship, its mission, and history.

Questions about the SKJ Fellowship should be directed to Mark Lilleleht, outreach coordinator, Global Studies, by email (skj@global.wisc.edu) or phone at (608) 265-6070.

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