Monday, March 19, 2007

More Scholarships

Announced by Global Studies:

Scholarships for Summer Study:
Deadline: March 15, 2007.

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) have announced full scholarships for intensive overseas study at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu for Summer 2007. Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and recently graduated (within 2 years) university students are invited to apply. This is a great opportunity for students interested in learning these languages. For more information go to

International Research and Studies Program
Deadline: March 29, 2007.
See full grant description:
(note correction to deadline as listed above)
Purpose of Program: The International Research and Studies Program provides grants to conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. Competitive Preference Priority 1-Instructional Materials Applications The development and publication of instructional materials that serve to enhance international understanding for use by students and teachers of the following critical language areas: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, as well as Indic, Iranian, and Turkic language families. Competitive Preference Priority 2-Research, Surveys and Studies Applications Research, surveys, proficiency assessments, or studies that foster linkages between K-12 and postsecondary language training.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program- Fall 2007/Academic Year 2007-2008
Deadline: April 3, 2007

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. The application and eligibility information can be found on the Gilman website at

Funding Opportunity - Higher Education for Development (HED), in cooperation with USAID, is issuing this request for applications for partnerships in Egypt and Uganda.

Deadline: April 16, 2007, 5:00 p.m. EDT

HED anticipates making two (2) awards, contingent on USAID funding: One (1) award for Egypt up to $400,000 for up to a three-year period to align business education with private sector needs; and One (1) award for Jordan up to $700,000 for up to a three-year period to build human capacity in natural resources. Please view the full RFA for more information: For more information about HED, please visit

Grants --Study in the Former Soviet Union

Deadline: May 15

The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant is now available for students who demonstrate clear goals for study abroad in the former Soviet Union. Two grants of $500 each are currently available and may be used for study abroad in summer or fall of 2007. Students who have completed two semesters of Russian or Chinese language study may apply. For more information, see

The Arabic Language Instruction Flagship (ALIF) program at Michigan State University
ALIF has extended its deadline for accepting applications for its first cohort of ALIF scholars for fall 2007. ALIF is an undergraduate program where scholars take specialized coursework and programming in Arabic language and culture aimed at developing superior levels of proficiency in the Arabic language. A unique aspect of the ALIF program is that scholars have the opportunity to take regular academic classes taught in Arabic and can pursue any college major at MSU that is approved by ALIF and the relevant department. FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS will be available to qualified applicants. Interested applicants should be admitted or in the process of being admitted to Michigan State University. ALIF applications can be found on the ALIF website at or calling 517-775-0034.

Scholarship- State Department to Offer Summer Language Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) will offer 2007 summer scholarships for intensive overseas study in “critical need” foreign languages, including Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. The scholarships will fund beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers. Recipients will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their language skills in their professional careers. All students who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply – even those who will be graduating this year. Programs range from 7 weeks to 11 weeks, beginning in early to mid-June with a pre-departure orientation in the United States. All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between Pittsburgh and the program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within the host country and all entrance fees for program activities. For details and an online application, visit

Summer Abroad Opportunities- Amizade’s Service-Learning Semesters

Amizade is committed to ensuring international service-learning experiences are accessible and affordable. Seven courses are offered this summer, in places as diverse as Australia and Tanzania, and in subjects as varied as English and Religious Studies. For more information: . Additionally, Amizade is offering service-learning semesters beginning this fall in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Students will serve with local nonprofits, improve or learn Spanish skills, and earn 15 credits that will be formally granted through West Virginia University.

Scholarship – Pitt Alumni Association Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship is a one-time, merit based award open to both continuing grad students and those just entering graduate study in any of the University’s schools or colleges. The student must have received an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh; have a minimum 3.5 GPA (undergraduate and graduate); and submit a statement of personal and professional goals, three letters of recommendation (one from the department chair or dean), a resume (not to exceed two pages) and transcript of undergraduate work and any graduate courses to date (if applicable). Applications are available in room 140 Thackeray Hall. For more information contact Laraine Hlatky at or 412-624-5589.

Internship – Hessen Global Studies Internship Program, Germany 2007

From June 30 to August 22, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Rhoen will welcome students to come to Fulda, Germany to learn the language and get to know the culture. Successful applicants will combine academic outcome and practical as well as intercultural experiences in this short term program and earn credits. They will take part in a highly qualified program that bears the DAAD quality seal. They are especially looking for highly qualified students in the field of social sciences, geography, cultural geography, sustainable tourism, educational sciences, pedagogy and related studies. For more information go to


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