Students, if you'd like to help out the department and be up close to all the Brown Symposium action, please consider volunteering. We're looking for people to help hand out programs and sit at the registration/check in desk. The Brown Symposium runs this Thursday and Friday, February 11th and 12th.
If interested, please contact department secretary Allison Fannin, x1504 or email@example.com
Bonus: Free T-Shirt!!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
The Art History program invites Junior and Senior Art History majors, and other upper-level students working in the visual arts, to participate in developing a successful Fulbright IIE Grant Proposal.
This 2 part workshop is intended for the Fulbright Full Grant for Study and Research (not for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships). Graduating seniors and recent bachelor's degree recipients usually propose projects for which they have had some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience. Preparations can begin as early as the sophomore year. A brief description of the Fulbright IIE Full Grant can be found here.
Thursday, February 18: 5:30-6:30 p.m., FAC 235. Workshop 1: Strategizing your Grant.
Thursday, March 25: 5:30-6:30 p.m., FAC 235. Workshop 2: Critiques and Suggestions.
Other Important Dates:
May 1: Student Program opens online
September 20: Final Campus deadline
October 19: National Deadline
What you need for a successful grant will be covered in detail in the workshops. For now all you need is:
- An interest in living in a foreign country for nine to twelve months.
- An interest in developing a research project to be carried out in that country.
- A faculty liaison at SU to help you gain letters of invitation to one or more foreign institutions.
- Language skills, depending upon your country of research. These can be developed to sufficient quality by the October deadline, again, depending on your country of research.
- To explore the Programs Portal to see how many grants are offered and their requirements. Each country is host to a different number of grantees and has different rules in effect. These will be updated May 1: www.iie.org
One early suggestion: Ask an ex-Fulbright recipient to view their successful grant! It's easier than it sounds:
- Look at the Previous Grantee Directory for areas of your interest: click here. You Can search for countries, project titles, specific areas of study, and individual names.
- Get onto Facebook and look up those persons who have recently won grants in your area.
- Introduce yourself on Facebook and politely ask if they would share their winning grant. It never hurts to ask, but please respect their privacy if they are unable or unwilling to share their information.