Category Archives: Calls for Proposals

Apply for IRIS 2016 summer research awards

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has announced the opening of 2016 competitions for the IRIS Fieldwork Award and the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship Awards.

IRIS Fieldwork Award: IRIS, part of the UW–Madison International Division, is offering Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Awards of $3,000 to support students planning to conduct at least six weeks of fieldwork outside of the United States during the summer 2016.

Any continuing graduate student at UW–Madison may apply. Complete details are available at

Applications for Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowships are now being accepted from graduate students seeking summer 2016 awards.

Two types of SKJ awards are given annually:

  • International Internship Fellowships support graduate students interested in undertaking practitioner internships abroad.
  • International Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students planning to conduct preliminary dissertation field research.

The SKJ program is open to UW–Madison graduate students of any nationality whose work includes a social justice component. Students enrolled in terminal master’s degree programs are not eligible.

Complete details on the application requirements are available at

To learn more about SKJ fellowship, its mission and history, go to

The application deadline for both the IRIS Fieldwork Awards and SKJ Fellowships is February 22, 2016. Questions about both of these programs may be directed to Mark Lilleleht at, (608) 265-6070.

Call for Proposals: Area/International Studies Research Awards for UW faculty, staff

Grants of $5,000 to $50,000 are now available to faculty and staff—working individually or in teams—for one- to three-year projects that advance area and international studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The Mellon Foundation Area and International Studies Research Awards are made possible by the 2012 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support efforts at UW–Madison to develop new, sustainable models for structuring, supporting, and conducting area and international studies.

The International Institute committee responsible for organizing the competition has issued a call for proposals, with submissions due by February 18.

“Our intent is to strengthen area and international studies as foundational knowledge for international and global scholarship broadly defined, hewing to a central premise of the Mellon proposal: Deep knowledge of regional particularities, including language knowledge, goes hand in hand with systemic and theoretical advancement in and across the disciplines,” according to guiding principles established by the committee.

Five at UW–Madison awarded WUN Seed Grants

Five projects at UW–Madison have been awarded Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Seed Grants, funded through the Division of International Studies, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), and the Graduate School.

“Seed Funding” Project Development Grants are designed to support faculty and academic staff who seek to establish new research linkages via exchanges and jointly sponsored workshops and conferences. Projects must focus on one of the four core WUN research areas (Global Challenges):

  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • Understanding Cultures
  • Global Health – (Public Health – non-communicable disease)
  • Globalization of Higher Education and Research
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