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Student Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

Please see the WyoScholarships system to apply for all of our scholarships.

 


 

Lucus Hansen in Bosnia

Lucus Hansen, Graduate, MA Political Science in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Republic of Kosovo for political policy impact research during the Summer 2018.

Project: "European Integration in Bosnia & Herzegovina: The Impact EU Communication Policy Has on Peace in Bosnia"

Center for Global Studies Student International Research Grant

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) maintains funding to support full-time students with advancing international research and engagement (including creative projects in the arts).  Grants may be awarded for internationally oriented research that is done in collaboration with UW faculty, conducted outside the U.S., and/or focused on international topics of relevance to the applicant's studies at UW. The maximum award is $2500.  Questions can be addressed to the Center for Global Studies via email at shawnb@uwyo.edu Application deadline is 5:00 pm MT on November 15 (for research conducted during the following winter or spring semester) or February 15 (for research conducted the following summer or fall semester). Awards must be utilized in full within the specific fiscal year targeted for funding.  If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until the following business day at 5:00 pm.  Early submission of applications is accepted and encouraged!

Applications will be made through the WyoScholarships site (see link above), but the call and basic application form may also be accessed here for reference:  CGS Student Grant Call and the CGS Student Grant Application.

Decisions will be made within 3-5 weeks after the application deadline. The International Research and Engagement Committee of the International Advisory Council will evaluate all applications and make final decisions.  (Members of the Center for Global Studies are non-voting.) Questions, applications, and supporting materials should be sent to Shawn Bunning, shawnb@uwyo.edu.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting UW undergraduate, graduate or professional program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Only internationally oriented research proposals will be considered, with prioritization given to research that advances the emerging GEO strategic framework for comprehensive internationalization, "Regions, Themes, and Partnerships".  For more information, please see the UW Strategic Plan for Global Engagement.
  • Applications must include a proposal narrative of no more than three (3) pages and a detailed, feasible and cost efficient budget, noting any existing funding.
  • Applications must be supported by a letter from the department head, faculty member or academic advisor explaining how the proposed project contributes to the advancement of the student's research objectives.
  • Prior recipients of this grant are not excluded, but previous research grant outcomes will be considered in the evaluation.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

  • Degree to which the proposed research project contributes to the advancement of the applicant's studies at UW.
  • Overall viability, relevance, and proposed deliverables of the proposed research project (e.g., scholarly publications, international co-authorship, dissertation research, field research and data collection, etc.)
  • Cost efficiency and budget justification.
  • Degree to which the proposed research project shows promise of contributing to the advancement of the GEO strategic framework for comprehensive internationalization, "Regions, Themes, and Partnerships".

Applications for participation in international conferences, seminars, symposia, and related opportunities will be considered, provided that such engagement is explicitly related to the proposed research project.  Enrollment in international internships and undergraduate research programs will also be considered when there is a compelling research statement and purpose provided.

INFORMATION FOR RECIPIENTS

  • Grant recipients are required to submit a research summary to CGS within 6 months of receipt of funding.
  • Grant funds will generally be paid in the form of a reimbursement of approved expenses up to the awarded amount and within the specified time frame for which awards are made.
  • Grants cannot be deferred.

 

Center for Global Studies-SER Nielson International Research Grant 

Undergraduate and master's degree students are invited to apply for a CGS-SER Nielson Student International Research Grant to support research and engagement (including creative projects in the arts) in the areas of energy and sustainability of natural resources.  Specifically, proposals are sought that will address the critical topics of (1) energy transition and how the world (and Wyoming) can move toward achieving IPCC goals for "net zero" carbon emissions by 2050, and (2) energy poverty and meeting the needs of those living in areas affected by it.  Grants may be awarded for internationally oriented and/or internationally relevant research that is done in collaboration with UW faculty, conducted outside the U.S., and/or focused on international topics appertaining to the applicant's studies at UW.

This grant opportunity represents a partnership between the Center for Global Studies and the School of Energy Resources to promote interdisciplinary academic and research programs in a broad range of disciplines across UW.   The maximum award is $2500.  Questions can be addressed to the Center for Global Studies via email at shawnb@uwyo.edu.  Application deadline is 5:00 pm on November 15 (for research conducted during the following winter, spring, or summer terms).  Awards must be utilized in full within the specific fiscal year targeted for funding.  If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until the following business day at 5:00 pm.  Early submission of applications is encouraged.

Please note that the evaluation criteria and application requirements are the same as for the CGS Student International Research Grants (listed above), but that prioritization will be given for proposals that address the specified target topics of energy and sustainability of natural resources, with specific emphasis placed on the topics of (1) energy transition and (2) energy poverty.

Applications will be made through the WyoScholarships site (see link at top of this page), but the call and basic application form may also be accessed here for reference:  CGS-SER Nielson International Research Grant Call and the CGS-SER Nielson International Research Grant Application page.

Thomas Ashley Rock Climbing in the Netherlands

Thomas Ashley, Graduate, PhD Geology in the Netherlands studying enviromental engineering during the Summer 2018.

Project: "River Engineering, Environmental Stewardship, and Interpretation of Earth’s History: Fieldwork in The Netherlands" 


 


 


 

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