Category Archives: Awards and Grants

Six UW-Madison students receive Fulbright awards for doctoral research

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 2013 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) awards, totaling $265,123, to six doctoral students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. These students will use their Fulbright fellowships to conduct research abroad for periods of six to 12 months.

Nationally, the Education Department announced 80 DDRA awards, totaling more than $3 million, to 34 institutions of higher education. UW–Madison’s total amount is second-highest nationally, behind the University of Chicago, which received $281,325.

“In an interconnected, competitive global economy, the only way to secure our common future is through education,” says U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These grants will ensure a steady supply of graduates with expertise in world languages and global issues, helping to build stronger and more productive ties with our neighbors and fostering international collaboration.”

2013 South Asia Book Award recognizes best in children’s, young adult literature

Illustrator Kanyika Kini and author Lynne Kelly will be honored for and talk about their work, at the 2013 South Asia Book Award Ceremony, which recognizes the year’s best among children’s and young adult literature that portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad.

Sponsored by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC), the ceremony will be held Saturday, October 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room, at the Madison Concourse and Governor’s Club Hotel, 1 W. Dayton Street, Madison. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The South Asia Book Award (SABA) – coordinated by Rachel Weiss, of the Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, on behalf of SANOC – each year honors up to two outstanding works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or folklore, from early childhood to secondary reading levels, that accurately and skillfully portray South Asia or South Asians living in South Asia or in other parts of the world.

9 UW-Madison students receive Gilman Scholarships for study abroad

Nine University of Wisconsin–Madison students are among more than 850 undergraduates from 324 colleges and universities across the United States awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, for study abroad during the fall 2013 semester or 2013-14 academic year.

Each Gilman Scholar receives up to $5,000 to apply towards study abroad program costs.  The program aims to diversify the population of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  Students receiving a federal Pell Grant from two- and four-year institutions who will be studying abroad or participating in an international internship for academic credit are eligible.

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