The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of International Studies, with support from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and the Graduate School, has awarded travel grants to eight graduate students, representing a range of disciplines, for their overseas work this summer.
“We are pleased to be able to provide financial support for our graduate students,” says Guido Podesta, vice provost and dean of the Division of International Studies. “Being able to travel abroad – whether to do field work or to attend professional gatherings – is vital to the development of scholars who will become the academic leaders of tomorrow.”
Annual competitions offer support for graduate students involved in international research and scholarship, including the Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Fellowships and International Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships. This particular competition was made possible by funding allocated for supporting the internationalization of research collaboration.
The selection criteria included the potential to secure international affiliations with experts and/or institutions that might lead to securing future resources and clear added value to the research program of the applicant.
“The variety of these projects speaks to the range of international scholarship in which our graduate students are engaged,” Podesta adds.