Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships Virtual Information Sessions Fall 2021

 Are you interested in studying, researching, or teaching abroad? Curious about support for graduate study in the US or abroad? Seeking opportunities for competitive, prestigious internships in Washington DC and elsewhere? Join us for weekly virtual information sessions throughout the fall hosted by the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships. During these sessions you will learn about fellowship opportunities such as the Fulbright US Student programs (English Teaching Assistantships and Study/Research Abroad), the Critical Language Scholarship, graduate support through the Pickering, Payne and Rangel Fellowships, the Udall and Hollings Scholarship awards for undergraduate STEM students, the Boren Awards for intensive language study, and more. 

Fall Info Sessions for website

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 1 p.m.
CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP (CLS) AND BOREN AWARDS

Join me to learn more about these outstanding, prestigious opportunities to immerse yourself in languages of critical need to the United States through summer or summer+fall programs. These are distinctive experiences - great opportunities in themselves as well as gateways to further awards (CLS is a notable 'feeder' experience for successful Fulbright applicants) and careers in federal service (the Boren Awards, in particular, are career-formative awards for students interested in intelligence and security fields within U.S. agencies and departments).

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 1 p.m.
CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP (CLS) AND BOREN AWARDS

Join me to learn more about these outstanding, prestigious opportunities to immerse yourself in languages of critical need to the United States through summer or summer+fall programs. These are distinctive experiences - great opportunities in themselves as well as gateways to further awards (CLS is a notable 'feeder' experience for successful Fulbright applicants) and careers in federal service (the Boren Awards, in particular, are career-formative awards for students interested in intelligence and security fields within U.S. agencies and departments).

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 1 p.m.
ARTS AND HUMANITIES OPPORTUNITIES

Are you majoring in one of the arts or one of the humanities disciplines? Have you considered summer research in one of the major library collections in the US? A residency in an arts guild or artists' retreat? Have you thought about teaching overseas after graduation? Join us to learn more about fellowship opportunities directly connected with scholarship and creative work in the arts and humanities.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 1 p.m.
ARTS AND HUMANITIES OPPORTUNITIES

Are you majoring in one of the arts or one of the humanities disciplines? Have you considered summer research in one of the major library collections in the US? A residency in an arts guild or artists' retreat? Have you thought about teaching overseas after graduation? Join us to learn more about fellowship opportunities directly connected with scholarship and creative work in the arts and humanities.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 1 p.m.
STEM UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

Curious about opportunities for summer internships in STEM fields? Seeking information about prestigious, competitive fellowships for undergraduate STEM majors that help to defray the cost of undergraduate study (Udall, NOAA Hollings, SMART and more)? Interested in international research opportunities in Germany and elsewhere as an undergraduate? Join me to learn more about the many possibilities available to you while you are an undergraduate here at Grand Valley!

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 1 p.m.
STEM UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

Curious about opportunities for summer internships in STEM fields? Seeking information about prestigious, competitive fellowships for undergraduate STEM majors that help to defray the cost of undergraduate study (Udall, NOAA Hollings, SMART and more)? Interested in international research opportunities in Germany and elsewhere as an undergraduate? Join me to learn more about the many possibilities available to you while you are an undergraduate here at Grand Valley!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 1 p.m.
HARRY S TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Are you committed to public service and to leadership in your chosen field? Are you a first-year or sophomore student already planning toward graduate school and a life in the public arena? Join me to learn more about the prestigious, life-changing Truman Scholarship! The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is more than just financial assistance; on their website you'll find information about the programs they offer to help Truman Scholars be the best public servants possible. 

Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 1 p.m.
U.S./U.K. FULBRIGHT SUMMER INSTITUTE

Interested in summer study in the United Kingdom with a fully-funded Fulbright award? Join me to learn more about the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute program. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three or four-week academic and cultural summer program. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 1 p.m.
FULBRIGHT US STUDENT PROGRAM (ETA AND S/R) OVERVIEW

Interested in teaching English abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)? Curious about the Fulbright Study/Research (S/R) grants for US students seeking support for independent research or graduate study abroad? Join the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships for an informal information session to learn more.

Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 1 p.m.
STEM OPPORTUNITIES II

There are so many opportunities, we've broken them out into two info sessions: catch both to explore all the possibilities!

Are you majoring in the sciences? Interested in summer research internships? Exploring opportunities to engage in research abroad? Seeking high-visibility, prestigious support for graduate study in the sciences? Join me! We will look at STEM-focused scholarship/fellowships for undergraduates as well as at scholarships/fellowships for graduate study (for which undergrads may apply as seniors).

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 1 p.m.
STEM OPPORTUNITIES I

There are so many opportunities, we've broken them out into two info sessions: catch both to explore all the possibilities!

Are you majoring in the sciences? Interested in summer research internships? Exploring opportunities to engage in research abroad? Seeking high-visibility, prestigious support for graduate study in the sciences? Join me! We will look at STEM-focused scholarship/fellowships for undergraduates as well as at scholarships/fellowships for graduate study (for which undergrads may apply as seniors).

THURSDAY, November 18, 2021 at 1 p.m.

PUBLIC SERVICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES

Many competitive national fellowships support students committed to engagement in the world, advancing social science research interests, developing skills in public service and international diplomacy, exploring and carrying forward the work of nonprofits in humanitarian, peace & justice, civic engagement, and governance arenas. Join us to learn more about the many exciting opportunities available to you through intern/nationally competitive fellowships!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1 p.m.
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Are you majoring in one of the arts or one of the humanities disciplines? Have you considered summer research in one of the major library collections in the US? A residency in an arts guild or artists' retreat? Have you thought about teaching overseas after graduation? Join us to learn more about fellowship opportunities directly connected with scholarship and creative work in the arts and humanities.

Thursday, December 2, 1-2 p.m.
TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD I

There are so many opportunities, we've broken them out into two info sessions: catch both to explore all the possibilities!

The Office of Fellowships is conducting an informational about fellowships that support the experience of teaching abroad: the English Open Doors Program in Chile, Teach and Learn with Georgia, Teach for Thailand, North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain and many more!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 1 p.m.
TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD II

There are so many opportunities, we've broken them out into two info sessions: catch both to explore all the possibilities!

The Office of Fellowships is conducting an informational about fellowships that support the experience of teaching abroad: The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET), English Program in Korea (EPIK), Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), US Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools (USTA), and many more! Please consider attending this event because fellowship-sponsored experiences like these open doors for future careers - they are great experiences in themselves and will stand out on your resume and broaden your cultural humility and intercultural skills.


Past Information Sessions

INTRODUCTION TO FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowships are many things! "Fellowships" span support for academic study, internships, research experiences at major federal labs, immersive language study, summer institutes in the U.S. and abroad, English-language teaching abroad, funding for undergraduate study abroad, and more!  Fellowships include external support for study abroad, external support for undergraduate students, and exceptional opportunities for Grand Valley alumni as you go on to graduate study or take time for significant gap year experiences such as Peace Corps or Fulbright before pursuing further career plans. Most fellowship opportunities have additional benefits: outstanding mentoring, networking and career preparation. Fellowships open doors to further opportunities and provide access to high-impact ways to accomplish good work in the world. Join me to learn more!

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (CLS, CBYX, DAAD-RISE, AND MORE)

Planning to study abroad on a GVSU-approved program? Interested in exploring competitive, prestigious summer institutes and other programs of support for international study? Seeking fellowships that open doors to graduate study leading to foreign service? We'll explore the nationally-competitive, federally-funded programs of support for undergraduates studying abroad. We'll also look closely at the non-GVSU opportunities for international engagement and intensive language study such as the Boren, DAAD-RISE program (STEM research in Germany), Critical Languages Scholarship Program, and the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute. Join us to learn more!

PUBLIC SERVICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES

Many competitive national fellowships support students committed to engagement in the world, advancing social science research interests, developing skills in public service and international diplomacy, exploring and carrying forward the work of nonprofits in humanitarian, peace & justice, civic engagement and governance arenas. Join us to learn more about the many exciting opportunities available to you through intern/nationally competitive fellowships!

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY OPPORTUNITIES

Majoring in environmental science or natural resource management? Curious about internships with federal or state agencies focused on the environment, natural resources, parks and conservation and sustainability? Seeking information about fellowships available to graduate students in environmental/sustainability fields? Curious about opportunities for international service in environmental arenas in Peace Corps or with other organizations? Join me for an overview of the many opportunities available to you, as an undergraduate and after you graduate!