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Fellowships and Deadlines for 2009-2010

Posted: July 8th, 2009 by Lisa Jane Schnell

Here is a quick list of some of the major national fellowships we advise on in the Honors College and their deadlines for 2009-2010. The first date is the internal UVM deadline–all materials must be turned in to Lisa Schnell in U-Heights North by that date. The second date is the external deadline when all materials must be delivered to the respective foundation offices. In many cases, the Honors College will be responsible for getting your materials to the foundations. Information about all of these fellowships can be found on the Fellowships page on the Honors College website: http://www.uvm.edu/~honcoll/?Page=fellowship.html&SM=oppmenu.html.

Please be in touch with Lisa Schnell if you are interested in any of these fellowships, even just in finding out more information about any of them: Lisa.Schnell@uvm.edu

Marshall: September 4, 2009 / October 1, 2009

Mitchell: September 11, 2009 / October 5, 2009

Rhodes: September 11, 2009 / October 5, 2009

Gilman: September 18, 2009 / October 6, 2009 (for spring 2010)

Gates Cambridge: September 11, 2009 / October 15, 2009

Fulbright: September 18, 2009 / October 19, 2009

Soros: October 16, 2009 / November 1, 2009

Carnegie: January 8, 2010 / January 15, 2010

Goldwater: January 29, 2010 See Assoc. Dean Goldberg (CAS)

Truman: January 15, 2010 / February 2, 2010

Boren: January 22, 2010 / Not yet finalized — around Feb 10-12, 2010

Madison: February 12, 2010 / March 1, 2010

Udall : February 12, 2010 / March 2, 2010

Jack Kent Cooke: February 12, 2010 / Will announce in early July; March 14 in 2009

Fall 2009 Fulbright Competition

Posted: July 8th, 2009 by Lisa Jane Schnell

This year’s Fulbright competition opened May 1. There is a lot of information about the Fulbright grants (Full Grants and English Teaching Assistantships) online on the Fulbright website. As well, we have detailed Fulbright brochures (actually, they’re books) available for all applicants in the Honors College offices in University Heights North. Although the UVM Fulbright competition is administered by the Honors College, it is open to ALL graduating seniors and alumni who qualify for the competition. Please contact Associate Dean Lisa Schnell for a Fulbright brochure if you’re thinking of applying (Lisa.Schnell@uvm.edu)

Applications will be due to our office in the Honors College on September 18, 2009, and though that might still seem like a long way off, it is not. The Fulbright application is a very involved one and requires a lot of self-reflection and planning, and quite a lot of consulting with the fellowships staff in the Honors College. It is a good idea, then, to register right away with the Fulbright’s online application system, Embark, and get acquainted with the application. Once you register, you will have as much time as you need (to September 18) to complete the application. You will also be able to revise it as many times as necessary (including revising your choice of a country or program). You can even choose not to submit the application on September 18 if you change your mind about applying. In other words, there are no strings attached to starting an application now. So please do register immediately if you are interested.

Here is the address for the Fulbright website. Click on “Apply Now” to find information on the application process and the link to the online application registration:


Please fill out the application at least through Questions 6 and 6a when you first register. And it is particularly important that you fill out 6 and 6a correctly by clicking first on “INSTITUTION” (for Question 6) and typing in Univ. of Vermont, then selecting it when it pops up. It is also important that, for 6a, you click on “ADVISOR” and select my name, Lisa Schnell (which should pop up automatically).

Fulbright Scholarships in the Fine Arts

Posted: July 31st, 2008 by Lisa Jane Schnell

Many people mistakenly assume the Fulbright scholarships are just for students with projects in the sciences or social sciences. Not so! Here is a recent blurb from the Fulbright office in Washington about applying for Fulbright awards in the fine arts:


by Walter Jackson, Program Manager, Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright Program encourages applications for study or training in the creative, performing and visual arts. Applications in all fields in over 150 Fulbright countries are welcome. Candidates should be thoroughly familiar with the Individual Country Summary and requirements for the country they wish to apply to.

Proposals in the arts should focus on formal training and/or independent study in specific disciplines. Applicants should, in their project statements, indicate the following: the reasons for choosing a particular country, nature of their study, form their work will take and whether it involves formal study at an institution, with an individual, or independent study. In their project statements, applicants should relate their current training to the study they plan to undertake abroad, the expected results of the study or training, and the contribution the foreign experience will have on their professional development.

Applicants must indicate host country affiliations and, where possible, provide letters of support from the individual or institution with whom or where they plan to carry out their study. While sources of support/affiliation are country specific, they may also include organizations such as museums, music groups, galleries, etc.

Candidates in the arts should be aware that their applications and supplementary materials will be reviewed by a discipline-specific committee of experts. Special care should be taken when identifying the appropriate field of study in the application; it should be germane to the focus of the proposed project. The discipline-specific committees in the creative, performing and visual arts include: Architecture; Creative Writing; Dance & Performance Art; Design; Filmmaking; Music Composition & Conducting; Photography; Piano; Organ & Harpsichord; Theater, including Acting, Directing and Costume/Set Design; Ethnomusicology, Sculpture & Installation Art, Painting & Printmaking, String Instruments, including Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Harp, Lute, Viola, and Violin; Voice; Wind Instruments, including Bassoon, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Piccolo, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet and Tuba.

The members of the discipline-specific screening committees in the arts can be working professionals, working/teaching professionals or full-time arts faculty at academic institutions or teachers at art and music conservatories in the U.S. They will be reviewing applications and supplementary materials in their respective fields for all Fulbright countries.

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Posted: July 30th, 2008 by Lisa Jane Schnell

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