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The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students is an internship program that selects the best minority students for fully-paid international research internships.  Selected students are matched with an international mentor and conduct research in any of various topics. Research projects can include many different disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, cell biology, community-based research or biostatistics.  The International Exchange Program emphasizes collaboration and the exchange of scientific and cultural knowledge in an atmosphere of support for diversity.

Who can apply:  Students must be minorities underrepresented in science and medicine.   Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students and recent graduates (people who graduated no more than 18 months prior to participating in the program.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Benefits:

All paid travel expenses to attend Orientation Week in New York City (first week of June)

All expenses paid to and from host country for 10-12 weeks (June to August).  Participating research institutions are located in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Ireland, South Africa or Spain.

Emergency health coverage during their international travel

Monthly stipend of between $1,000 – $1,900, depending on level of training

How to Apply:  For instructions on how to apply, click on the link below or follow the instructions in the enclosed attachment.  Deadline is January 31, 2014.

http://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/preventive-medicine/programs-and-services/international-exchange-program-for-minority-students

Questions should be directed to ITPApplications@mssm.edu

 

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Internship Application Form

Instructions

In order to be considered for an internship, you must follow the instructions listed below.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

Eligibility

Other Application Information

Applicants must be:

§  Underrepresented minorities in the sciences as per the following NIH definition:

                 African Americans, Hispanic/ Latinos, Native   

                 Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and

                  Pacific Islanders and rural Appalachians.

§  US citizens, non-citizen nationals or  permanent residents

§  Enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, or other Master’s level programs and Doctoral programs. A recent graduate is one who obtained their degree no earlier than May of last year

§  This program is for students interested in health sciences. Students in other fields will be considered if they are willing to apply their skills to the health sciences. For example, a math major may apply to participate in epidemiological or biostatistical research

§  Interns must commit 10-12 full weeks to the program (June through August).

§  Available for and willing to write research report

§  Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in current institution

§  Finalist should be available for phone/ Skype interview

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 31st 2014. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

 

Please e-mail the completed application form, resume and statements to the email address provided below.  Include your NAME  and education level in the e-mail’s subject line. Use this email address for any questions you may have. No telephone calls please.

ITPApplications@mssm.edu

 

Letters of recommendation must be signed and on letterhead. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email, mail or fax. Emailed letters can be sent as MS Word documents, jpeg or PDF files to the email address provided above.

 

School transcripts (from all schools attended) must be submitted via mail on a sealed envelope. Please use this address for sending letters of recommendation and school transcripts via mail:

 

 

Dr. Luz Claudio

International Exchange Program for Minority Students

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1 Gustave Levy Place–BOX 1057

New York, NY 10029

Fax 212 996 0407

 

Application Checklist

Completed Application Form

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate AND Graduate Transcripts if applicable

Personal Statement (1 page maximum): How will the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students  

     enhance your career? How will you be able to contribute to global health after completing the program? Include a description

     of your current research interests and professional goals after completion of the program.

Statement of Past Research Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of past research experience,

     including, the subject of the research project, dates conducted and your role and duties 

Statement of Past Travel Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of your past travel experience,

     including place/s traveled, the nature of the visit/s, dates and what you learned   

Two professional letters of recommendation from individuals who know your work. Letters must be signed and on letterhead.

     Please inform your letter writer that the Program may contact  him/her via email or telephone

Every page of your application including your essays must have your name noted on top, ie: APPLICANT NAME (Last, First, Middle): 

 

Important Notice

January 31st, 2014 Application Deadline.  ALL materials must be received by this date. Late applications will not be accepted.

March 29th, 2014- Email notification of finalists will be sent on or before this date

Ø  It is your responsibility to submit a complete application (Please note checklist above).

Ø  Do not contact project mentors unless you are instructed to do so by the program coordinator, failure to comply will lead to APPLICATION TERMINATION.

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Internship Application Form

APPLICANT INFORMATION

Last:                                                       

First:                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Middle:

Date of Birth:

Current Address

Permanent Address

Street:                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Apt.                                

Street:                                                                                                                                                                                 

Apt.                      

City:                                                                                                                                                  

State:                                                          

Zip:                                

City:                                                                                                                             

State:                   

Zip:                  

Cell Number:                                          Preferred for Interview             

Home Number:                                              Preferred for Interview             

Email Address:(Must be independent of institutional affiliation, ie: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail)                                                                                                                                                                  

Alternate Email: (School  or institution affiliation)                                                                            

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION (Please make sure to complete)

GENDER:  (Please check One)

Female

Male

ETHNICITY: (Please check One)

African American

Hispanic American

Native American

Alaskan Native

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rural Appalachian

Place of Birth:                                                                                                                                                               

Are you an US Citizen: 

Yes

No

If not, please note we may request a copy of your Resident Alien card if you are selected as a program participant                                                                                                                   

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

LIST ACDEMIC DEGREES (BA, MD, MPH, PhD, etc.) – EARNED / IN PROGRES, AREA OF STUDY (toxicology, epidemiology, etc.) IF PURSUING MA OR PhD,  SPECIFY  YEAR

School Attended

Academic Level (Education Year) or Degree

Date Awarded

Area of Study

GPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

PLEASE LIST LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK –NOTE THAT IF YOU NOTE YOU ARE FLUENT IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE, WE MAY CONDUCT PART OF THE INTERVIEW IN THAT LANGUAGE.

Native Language:                                                                                                                                                                      

Proficiency (Indicate Poor, Fair, Good, Fluent)

Other Languages

Spoken

Written

Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Country Visited

Duration

Purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH SKILLS

PLEASE LIST YOUR RESEARCH SKILLS (Examples: PCR, Statistical Programs, Scientific Writing, Microscopy, Clinical Training, etc.)

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (If Applicable)

Conference, Date and Location

Title of Work Presented (Specify if Poster or Oral Presentation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSES TOUGHT AND RESPONSIBILITIES (If Applicable)

Title of Course Taught

Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

IF APPLICABLE,  CITE ANY PUBLICATIONS YOU HAVE AUTHORED

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

PLEASE PROVIDE A BRIEF LIST OF YOUR RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST

 

 

 

REFERENCES

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR THE TWO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE WRITING YOUR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCE 1

REFERENCE 2

Name:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Name:                                                                                                               

Tittle:                                                                                                          

Tittle:                                                                                                                    

Institution:                                                                                                  

Institution:                                                                                                          

Telephone:                                                                                                           

Telephone:                                                                                                       

Email:                                                                                                           

Email:                                                                                                                 

 

OTHER HONORS AND PRIZES

PLEASE PROVIDE A LIST OF SCHOLARISHIPS, HONOR SOCIETIES, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, ETC.

 

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Institution/ Organization

Position and Description of Work

Dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION AGREEMENT

I understand that this application for the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students plus the supporting documents I provide will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, Prospective Mentors and Program Director.  I certify that I personally completed this application and the information is accurate.  I also understand that if I intentionally have provided false information, my candidacy or enrollment in the program will be terminated or revoked.

 

Typed Initials:

 

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Date:

 

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The Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2014 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below.

Please note that the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students have been revised for 2014. We are instituting these changes on a trial basis and will review and make changes as needed annually in response to the donor’s recommendations.

University of Washington students in the following categories are eligible:

  • graduate or professional degree program students;
  • Undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, who also meet one of the following criteria:
    • o at least a 3.8 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2014; or
    • o participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2014.

Additionally, applicants must be enrolled and in good standing during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent residence status.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight 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.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2014. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following sessions.

Information Sessions

  • Monday December 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m., webinar

To register go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/619856990

  • Friday, January 10, 2014, 2:30 p.m., room to be announced

Question and Answer sessions

The application deadline is Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12 noon (PST).

Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at: http://depts.washington.edu/bondermn

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, please review the Bonderman Fellowship FAQ and watch the Webinar recordings (to be posted after December 11, 2013).  If you still have questions you may contact us at bondermn@uw.edu.

The University Honors Program and the Graduate School

 

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The National Student Exchange (NSE) gives you an opportunity to experience a different area with its unique cultural and academic opportunities. Since NSE’s beginning in 1968, more than 96,000 students have had the opportunity to participate in NSE, giving them the opportunity to:

·     broaden their personal and educational perspectives
·     experience new cultures
·     explore new areas of study
·     learn from different professors
·     access new courses
·     experience personal growth
·     meet new people
·     make new friends
·     live in a different area
·     investigate graduate schools
·     seek future employment

Many returning UW students describe NSE as a life-changing experience which has made them more independent, self-confident and resourceful; expanded their risk-taking capabilities; and helped them better define their academic and career objectives. Students who have been on exchange return to UW with lasting friendships formed with students from all over the country.

Prior to exchange, you will develop a written agreement to ensure that the work you satisfactorily complete on exchange will count toward your degree program here. NSE operates with tuition reciprocity (tuition paid to our campus or at the in-state rates of the host campus) and federal financial aid portability. Your nomination for participation will be done by NSE at UW, with selection by the host campus being completed in March. With placement rates of 97 percent, our students can generally find a location to meet both their academic and personal objectives.

Think about it. Visit http://www.nse.org. Talk with your parents, adviser, and professors about this exciting opportunity. Then, plan to attend one of our information sessions where we will explain the details of the program, provide brochures, outline application procedures, and answer all of your questions.

The session schedule is:
Jan.13, 2:30pm
Jan. 16, 1:30pm
Jan. 21, 10:30am
Jan. 27, 11:30am
Jan. 30, 12:30pm
Feb. 5, 2pm

All sessions take place in Mary Gates Hall 173R (enter through 171).

The priority deadline for application is February 6, 2014. Applications received February 7th through February 13th will be considered on a space-available basis.

 

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Receive tuition and a living stipend: 

        Academic Year Graduate:                  $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend

Academic Year Undergraduate:         $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend

Summer Graduate/Undergraduate:        $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:

-Arabic –Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Bulgarian –Burmese -Canadian First Nations –Chinese –Czech –Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog –Finnish –French –German –Hebrew –Hindi -Indonesian/Malay –Italian –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean –Latvian –Lithuanian –Norwegian –Persian –Polish –Portuguese –Russian –Slovenian –Spanish –Swahili –Swedish –Tajik –Thai –Turkish –Uighur –Urdu –Uzbek –Vietnamese

FLAS Information Sessions, covering FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS awards abroad, will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Undergraduate Fellowship Fair, Oct 10, 10-2,Mary Gates Hall, FLAS Session 11:30-12:20 MGH 206
  • Study Abroad Fair, Wed, Oct 23, 10-2, Mary Gates Hall, FLAS Session 10:30-11 MGH 258
  • Thomson 317: T Oct 29, 3:30-4:30/ Wed Nov 6, 2:30-3:30/ T Nov 26, 2:30-3:30
  • Denny 213: Wed Nov 13, 3:30-4:30
  • UW Bothell 1-103, Nov 14, 3:30-5
  • Parrington 313: Wed Dec 4, 2:30-3:30

 Applications due January 15, 2014.  Questions: email flas@uw.edu

For more information, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/ 

Are you planning to study abroad during the spring of 2014 or later? Are you a Federal Pell Grant recipient? Do you want help covering the costs of your study abroad program?

If you answered yes to all three of the above questions, you should come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop!

Every year, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is awarded to hundreds of undergraduate students who want to study abroad but have limited financial means. You could be one of those students – all you have to do is apply. The next application cycle ends October 1, so if you’re interested, now is the perfect time to start planning.

To learn more, come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1:30-2:30 in MGH 171. At the workshop, you will:

-       read and analyze sample essays

-       begin working on your own application

-       learn money-saving travel tricks

-       talk to a past recipient about her experience

The workshop will be led by Celia Gurney, a UW junior who studied in northern Brazil this past fall.

Please click here to review program description and application process. 

 

The Stroum Jewish Studies Program is pleased to offer three (3) merit-based Travel Grant opportunities ($1,750 each) to currently enrolled University of Washington Undergraduate students who plan to study abroad at an institution of higher learning or approved study-abroad program during summer 2013 and/or the 2013/2014 academic year as part of their coursework or research in Jewish studies.  Students do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors to apply.

Travel Grant award recipients are asked to contribute one blog post about their travel experiences to submit for publication on StroumJewishStudies.org.

To apply, please submit the following to the Catalyst dropbox here (UW NetID required):

  • A cover sheet with name, student number, phone number, postal and email addresses.
  • A 1-2 page description of how studying abroad will enhance your program of study and help you achieve your goals
  • Transcript (unofficial accepted)
  • One letter of recommendation from a UW professor on letterhead with original signature.

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 15th at 5 pm. Award decisions will be made by early May.

 

http://jewdub.org/news/travel-grants-for-undergraduate-students-applications-open/

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