The annual Bonderman Travel Fellowship competition is upon us, and The Graduate School and UW Honors Program will be hosting information sessions for interested applicants. They will be held on:
Thurs. Jan. 7, 2010, 12:30-2:30 pm, Mary Gates Hall 206 and
Mon. Jan. 11, 2010, 4:30-6:30 pm, Mary Gates Hall 206.
This fellowship is an opportunity unique to the UW that you don’t want to miss. There may never be another time in your life when you get paid to travel and explore your own interests.
Selected Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel for eight or more months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.
Up to seven graduate (and seven undergraduate) Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2010. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended international travel. Fellows should plan to begin their travel between May 2010 and June 30, 2011. Students who propose to travel beginning later than June 2011 should apply in the next round.
More information on the information sessions, the application process, etc. is here:
The application deadline is February 1, 2010. If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and have questions, do not hesitate to contact me or Helene Obradovich at firstname.lastname@example.org.