2017 Walter International Graduate and Professional Fellowships in USA and applications are submitted till February 10, 2017. University of Minnesota is offering up to 15 graduate & professional international fellowships to study, undertake internships and conduct research projects abroad. Students must be enrolled in a master’s or professional degree program at the University of Minnesota at the time of application and be enrolled for at least one semester after completion of the project. Two types of awards are available: Research awards support field research, archival research, or collaborative research and writing. Internship/study awards support internships, language study, study abroad, or participation in an exchange, group seminar, clinical experience, or practical training. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Abroad
Level: Fellowships are available to study, undertake internships and conduct research projects abroad.
Field(s): all subjects available at University of Minnesota
Deadline: February 10, 2017.
Funded By: Funding is provided by a generous gift from the Walter H. Judd Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation and additional funds from the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, with support from individual donors.
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2017 Walter International Graduate and Professional Fellowships are targeted for citizens of any country (enrolled in a master’s or professional degree program at the University of Minnesota at the time of application) can apply for this fellowship programme.
‣ Award No: About 15 fellowships will be awarded this year.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Awards may be used from May 2014 through April 2015. Projects should range in length from three weeks (21 days in country) to one year. (All other things being equal, students on longer programs will be given preference.) If the primary program is less than the required 21 days in country, students must propose an additional two-week independently arranged academic experience.
‣ Scholarship covers: Up to $2,500 may be requested to support travel, living, and allied academic or professional expenses abroad. The fellowship also provides international medical insurance for all recipients for the duration of their project abroad.
‣ Walter H. Judd was born in Rising City, Nebraska, (population 499) on September 25, 1898. He earned his medical degree at the University of Nebraska – Omaha in 1923. Judd soon felt the call to public service. He left for China in the summer of 1925 and spent five years at a mission hospital in Shaowu in southern China caring for the sick and dying.
‣ After suffering from malaria 44 times, Judd was forced to return to the U.S. in 1931 to recuperate. He then began a three-year surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.
‣ In 1932, Judd married Miriam Louise Barber. Born in India to YMCA-worker parents, Miriam shared Walter’s calling to missionary service.
‣ In 1934, Judd was asked to head Fenchow Hospital, so the Judd family, which now included a daughter, moved to northern China. Another daughter was born in China and a third was on the way as the Japanese army approached Fenchow.
‣ Judd put his pregnant wife and two daughters on a plane to the U.S. four months before Fenchow was captured by the Japanese in February 1938.
‣ Judd worked under the watch of the Japanese for five months before being released.
‣ Students must be enrolled in a master’s or professional degree program at the University of Minnesota at the time of application and be enrolled for at least one semester after completion of the project.
‣ Students who will have completed required credits for the degree before undertaking the international project are not eligible for the award.
‣ (Students enrolled in one-year master’s degree programs may have the return requirement waived. Waivers of the return requirement for other students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.) Former Judd recipients and Ph.D./doctoral students are not eligible.
‣ Applicants may be citizens of any country. Since a primary goal is to expand international experiences, the fellowship is not intended to support projects in a student’s home country; therefore, such applicants will need to make a very compelling case.
‣ Master’s or professional degree student (Ph.D./doctoral students are not eligible)
‣ Return enrollment requirement of one semester after completion of project
‣ A minimum of 21 days in country
‣ Research clearance from the foreign government (if required)
Selection Criteria for 2017 Walter International Graduate and Professional Fellowships
‣ Application review and selection of Judd Fellows will be conducted by a committee of University of Minnesota faculty and staff. Awards will be based on the following criteria:
Notification for 2015 Walter International Graduate and Professional Fellowships
‣ Awards will be announced by April 1, 2017.
The application process is completed through an online application system. The application includes the following sections:
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on February 10, 2017.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.