NOW OPEN: IRIS Fieldwork & Scott Kloeck-Jenson Awards (Summer 2020)

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at UW-Madison has opened the applications for the 2020 competitions for both the IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award and the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship. These awards are for graduate students (in any department) planning on conducting research outside the United States during the summer 2020 field season (or beyond). The deadline to submit applications is February 3, 2020.

The purpose of the fieldwork award is to support graduate students at the UW-Madison planning to conduct 6 or more weeks of summer fieldwork outside of the United States. Any continuing graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may apply for these awards.

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The Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowship is now accepting applications from graduate students for Summer 2020 awards. Two different types of awards are given annually:

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

The program is open to graduate students of any nationality enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, planning to spend 8-10 weeks in the field, and whose work includes a social justice component (see webpage for additional information). Award amounts vary year-to-year and depending on time spent abroad and destination. The average award has been $4,500 over the last two years.

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