2018 Walter International Graduate and Professional Fellowships in USA and applications are submitted till 4:30 p.m. on February 9, 2018. 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: 4:30 p.m. on February 9, 2018.
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): 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 2017 Walter International Graduate and Professional Fellowships will be awarded this year.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Awards may be used from May 2016 through April 2017. 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.
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.
1932, Judd married Miriam Louise Barber. Born in India to YMCA-worker
parents, Miriam shared Walter’s calling to missionary service.
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.
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.
worked under the watch of the Japanese for five months before being
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 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 of Walter International Graduate and Professional Fellowships results
‣ Awards will be announced by April 1, 2018.
Scholarship Application Method
The application process is completed through an online application system that includes the following sections:
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are also required to obtain two letters of recommendation—one letter must be from the applicant's current academic adviser. Letters will be submitted through the online application system. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that both letters are submitted by the deadline.
Travel to countries on the State Department warning list
Information about obtaining permission from the University's International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee to travel to a country on the State Department travel warning list.
Mandatory reporting and insurance requirements
Learn about the reporting and insurance requirements for traveling abroad for University purposes.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 4:30 p.m. on February 9, 2018.
Contact: Meaka Pitschka, 612-626-9123, email@example.com
‣ 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.