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Overseas Fellowship in Science, Technology and Society

The purpose of the Overseas Fellowship in Science, Technology and Society is to provide STS majors with an opportunity to take a global approach to this field of inquiry and the critical, analytical thinking that it represents. This fellowship will assist one student in conducting a STS research study abroad during the summer or an academic quarter of 2018. This research can be conducted independently or through the Bing Overseas Studies Program. The recipient will receive a $3,000 fellowship that can be used for travel, living, and research-related expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be an STS major of any year. 
  • Able to complete research during 2018 and prior to graduation. Coterm students who will not confer their undergraduate and graduate degrees prior to the completion of the research are eligible.
  • Preference will be given to students planning to develop the proposed research into an honors thesis within the STS Honors Program

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2018.  The application should include:
  • A research proposal detailing objectives, work plan, proposed locations and itinerary, significance and saliency of study for STS. 
  • A summary of related experience with the research topic and research location (e.g., language skills). 
  • A travel, living, and research-related expense budget.
  • A current resume.
  • A faculty letter of endorsement for you and the research project. 

Interested students should feel free to discuss their ideas for this fellowship with STS Affiliated Faculty, as well as the program’s Associate Director, Dr. Kyoko Sato, and Director, Professor John Willinsky. See tips on how to assemble your application. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking is also a great resource for assistance with your proposal.

Selection Process

A committee of STS staff and faculty will review applications to shortlist candidates for interviews. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified within two weeks of the February 16th deadline.

Apply here by February 15, 2018.