Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship


In memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson, a scholar dedicated to global peace and justice, the Institute for Regional and International Studies annually offers two awards: the SKJ Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships to support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students and the SKJ International Internship Fellowships to support graduate students (working towards a doctorate) interested in undertaking practitioner internships.


SKJ Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships are available to students of any nationality who are enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and are planning to conduct preliminary dissertation field research abroad.

SKJ International Internship Fellowships are available to students of any nationality who are enrolled in any graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (working towards a doctorate) and are planning to spend a summer working as an intern with an organization abroad.

Those enrolled in terminal master’s degree programs are not eligible for either award.

Award Details:

Amount awarded will depend on the proposed destination and time spent abroad. Awardees are encouraged to spend approximately 10 weeks in the field (outside the United States) but are required to spend a minimum of 8 weeks in the field. Time abroad outside the summer months will be considered though applicants should address these circumstances in their statement and should have his/her advisor address them in their letter of recommendation as well. Projects should include a social justice component (see below).

Award amounts vary year-to-year, based on time spent in the field, and depending on destination but have averaged $4,500 over the past few years.


Applications for the 2022 awards are due Monday, February 21, 2022 by 10am.

To read more and apply visit the IRIS website here.