Roberson Fund for African Studies
University of Louisville
Distributions from the Fund will be used primarily to benefit students and faculty of University of Louisville who are engaged in scholarly study in and/or about, or learning exchanges (from either direction), with countries of Africa, particularly Northern Ghana.
Appropriate uses might include (in order of priority):
a. Support for a student or students participating in Sister Cities of Louisville/Sister Cities of Tamale-sponsored or affiliated programs, such as the Sister Cities Summer Internship Program in Tamale, Ghana.
b. Support for exchanges and cooperative projects between the University of Louisville and the University of Development Studies (UDS) in Ghana. This could include support both for participants from the U of L and participants from UDS.
c. Support for a student or students traveling to Ghana (particularly Northern Ghana) or some other African country on an accredited study abroad program as a part of their degree work in a program of the University of Louisville.
d. Support for University of Louisville graduate or undergraduate students from Ghana, particularly Tamale or the Northern Region.
e. Support for departmental or inter-departmental research or service projects related to Africa, particularly Northern Ghana.
f. Support for faculty research or instruction related to Africa, including support for travel to Africa.
g. Purchase of books or serials for Ekstrom Library related to instruction or research about Africa, particularly books and serials published in an African country.
Applicants are to submit an application form and support documents as stipulated on the form electronically. Proposals must also include a detailed budget and candidates must agree to submit a report on the project/experience within two (2) months after their return.
Deadline for the 2013 summer cycle is March 1, 2013.
Review timetable: Proposals due-- 3/1/13, Committee Review – 3/5 to 3/12/13, Notification-- 3/20/13
For further information, e-mail Dr Joy Carew, Associate Director, International Centeror (502) 852-6602
The Spring 2010 application cycle is for programs beginning between December 15, 2009 and April 15, 2010.
This cycle encompasses the spring semester, calendar year, winter inter-session and January term programs that are a minimum of 28 days in length.
May-term or Summer-only study abroad programs are not eligible.
If your study abroad program begins immediately prior to or after these dates, please contact the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program at Gilman Program staff.
August 2009 Online Application opens for Spring 2010 application cycle.
October 6, 2009 Student Deadline for submission of online application.
October 9, 2009 Postmark Deadline for official, university undergraduate transcripts.
October 13, 2009 Advisor Deadline for submission of online Study Abroad Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor certification.
October/November 2009 Complete Applications are processed and distributed to selection panels for review.
Early December 2009 All Applicants are notified of the status of their application via email. Study Abroad and Financial Aid Advisors will be notified of scholarship recipients via email.
Mid-December 2009 Award Recipients must accept/decline their award and send in required documentation.
Each year, an independent selection committee of academics and international education experts is assembled to select the Undergraduate Scholarship grantees. This committee is looking for students who:
- are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany
- are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
- possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
- are US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents thereof. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the US after the scholarship period to complete their Bachelor's degree.
- have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany.
- submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
- demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
- are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
All applications for the academic year 2010/11 must be postmarked by January 31, 2010.
The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences within the Asia Pacific region.
- At the time of applying for a scholarship, you must be enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree being earned
- You must be a US or Canadian citizen
- You may apply for either a General Study Abroad Scholarship or an STA Travel, Inc. Scholarship. Details about this can be found on the application.
- Your time abroad must be spent in one of their eligible countries. (Australia, People's Republic of China, Fiji, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam)
Programs that begin: May 1 through August 31
Application Deadline: April 30th
Award Notification: May 30th
Programs that begin: September 1 through December 31
Application Deadline: August 31st
Award Notification: September 30th
Programs that begin: January 1 through April 30
Application Deadline: December 31st
Award Notification: January 30th
Please note the following:
- Award amounts vary however will range in increments of $500 to $1500
- STA Travel, Inc. award amount in increments of $1,000 - $2,000. There are additional requirements which must be met in order to receive this scholarship. Students must have one of the following majors in order to apply for the STA Travel Scholarship: Photography, Film and Art, Travel and Tourism, International Business, International Studies and Foreign Language. Please see the application for more information.
- Award funds will be disbursed once verification of enrollment and confirmation of payment are received. More details will be provided at the time of receipt of an award.
New application materials are available for each year's competition by May 1.
The U.S. Student Fulbright Program requires that applicants file the application online. Applications are accepted from eligible candidates through a secure, electronic submission process.
In addition, applicants must print out the final PDF version of the Online Application, compile all application components and submit the complete application package to:
- The Institute of International Education (IIE), if you are applying At-Large, or
- Your Fulbright Program Adviser, if you are applying through your home institution
All applications must be submitted electronically by October 19, 2009 and in hard copy by October 21, 2009 to IIE's New York office in order to qualify for awards for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The online application system will close at midnight (Pacific) on October 19, 2009. Do not wait until the last minute to electronically submit your application.
David Herschberg Scholarship: For Summer travel
The purpose of this award is to enable the recipient to have an international experience of at least 21 days outside the United States as part of his/her educational development, and provide an opportunity for the recipient to further his/her knowledge of cultures, languages, and societies in other parts of the world.
Eligibility for this grant is limited to any degree seeking student currently enrolled in a degree program at any accredited institution of higher learning in Metro Louisville and contiguous counties in Kentucky and Indiana. It is also available to any degree-seeking student whose permanent residence is in the same area and attends an accredited institution of higher learning outside the area.
Please see web site for current deadlines.
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.
Applications for Bridging Scholarships are accepted twice a year. Applications will next be accepted from students studying in Japan in Spring 2010; the deadline for receipt of applications will be October 6, 2009.
See website for application process and deadlines.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.
You are eligible to apply for the Boren Scholarship if you are:
- A U.S. citizen at the time of application.
- A high school graduate, or have earned a GED, and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards.
- Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before you graduate. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.
Applications for the 2010-11 academic year will be available in August 2009.
For the 2010-11 application, the Boren Fellowship deadline for graduate students is January 28, 2010 and the Boren Scholarship deadline for undergraduate students is February 10, 2010. Note that each college and university sets its own internal deadline for the Boren Scholarships.
"The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who dreamed of improving the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace. Each year, 32 U. S. citizens are among more than 80 Rhodes Scholars worldwide who take up degree courses at Oxford University. The first American Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904."
There are four criteria by which prospective Rhodes Scholars are to be selected:
1. literary and scholastic attainments;
2. energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;
3. truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;
4. moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 6
Institutional endorsement and referee letters due October 14
District interviews: November 21 and 22