Fulbright Awards and Boren Fellowships for Public Health Students

Join International Fellowship advisor Karen Wachsmuth as she speaks about engaging in two prestigious global awards, hosted by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense.

This session will be hosted on zoom. Please use the following link to join: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96714934203?pwd=UFNVVG4xT0ZtL0duTlhYNFp0b05ldz09. Students who are unable to join on a personal device may come to N171 CPHB to view the zoom session.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent bachelor’s graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, young professionals, and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Projects may include English teaching assistantships, independent research, creative/artistic projects, university coursework or degree programs, training in a music conservatory or art school. The Fulbright Program is highly competitive and the University of Iowa has been a top-producing institution for Fulbright awardees for several years in a row.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are an initiative of the National Security Education Program. They provide funding for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Scholars and Fellows are highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Awardees commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships can be used to fund study abroad programs in any country outside of the United States, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Students work with the UI Study Abroad office and the Boren Campus Representative (Karen Wachsmuth) to identify a study abroad program. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study (social sciences) critical to U.S. national security. Previous awardees in public health have used this opportunity to work on critical global research in addition to fulfilling the language requirements.

Part of Global Public Health Week 2021

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