Upcoming Deadlines

Beinecke Scholarship – Jan. 14

Only for juniors – The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Read more here

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship – Jan.31

FLAS fellowships at UNC fund undergraduate and grad students to study languages spoken in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Summer FLAS fellows receive up to $5000 for language instruction and $2500 stipend and find their own language study programs in the US or abroad. Academic year FLAS fellows have tuition covered and receive a $15000 stipend, and enroll in language and area studies courses at UNC. An applicant can apply for both summer and academic year. Click here for more information.

ESRA European Summer Research Award – Jan. 31

The European Summer Research Award (ESRA) will support two EURO majors conducting research in Europe for several weeks over the summer of 2019. The awardees must be declared EURO majors at the time the research is conducted. The award amount is $3000, which can be used for airfare, ground travel, and accommodations. Click here for more information.

CES Summer Travel Research Award – Jan.31

CES is proud to announce a new travel award of $850 for EURO majors to help augment expenses to study or research in Europe during the summer of 2019. No prior travel to Europe is required to apply. Preference will be given to those who have never (or only minimally) traveled outside the US. View CES Summer Travel Research Award Website.

CESSI Scholarship Awards – Feb. 1

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 17 to August 9, 2019. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program. We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants (including international students) are eligible for tuition remission scholarships. For more information, visit CEESI Cost and Funding Page.

CES EU Today Essay Contest – Feb. 15

As part of the Center for European Studies’ fourth annual Europe Week celebration on April 7th-12th, we are hosting an EU Today Essay Contest. Middle and high school and college students, teachers, faculty members, business and non-profit professionals and all other community members are invited to share their thoughts on the importance of the European Union and transatlantic relations. Visit EU Today Essay Contest to view the prompt and more information.

Upcoming Events

New Semester, New You: Spring 2019 Semester Kickoff – Jan. 15

Want to find out how to be your academic best in 2019? Come to this workshop to set clear goals for yourself and learn strategies to help you stay on track and have your best semester yet. This event will take place at 4:30 p.m. in SASBN 0127. Go to New Semester, New You Event Page to register.

DTCH 275 ~ Amsterdam and the Dutch Golden Age Information Session – Jan. 16

This information session will be about the summer study abroad opportunity taught by Professor Thornton. This 3-week program is ideal for first-time global travelers and students interested in Dutch culture and history. In class lectures and site visits, participants will learn about the Golden Age of Dutch history through the lens of Amsterdam. There will also be excursions to Leiden, Haarlem and other places of interest. The information session will happen on January 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Toy Lounge (Dey Hall 4th Floor). For more information and to apply, go to the website of UNC Study Abroad: www.heelsabroad.unc.edu and look under UNC Dutch Studies in the Netherlands.

Funding Application Workshop – Jan. 16

Join the UNC Writing Center and the Center for Global Initiatives for a collaborative award application workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of applications for competitive programs like Fulbright, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make an application successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. CGI will also have a program manager available to discuss travel application tips and strategies to find funding for global programs. Click here for more information.

Global Passport Showcase – Jan. 17, Feb. 12, Mar. 5

Want a global experience while at UNC? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations, and hear directly from other students about how they planned and paid for their experience.

To let us know your coming and easily share this event with friends, check out our Facebook event page! Click here for more information.

Connecting Your Interests – Jan. 22

Not sure what to do with your major? Want to explore options related to your interests and possible careers? Attend this interactive workshop to learn about UCS resources that can assist you in building self-awareness and a sense of curiosity. We will talk about what career exploration means and resources that will help guide you along the way. The workshop will take place between 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 239a/b Hanes Hall.

BYOL-Resume Lab- Build Your Resume and Cover Letter in 90 Minutes – Jan. 24

Create a draft of your resume and cover letter.  We will walk you through all the sections and suggested content for a professional resume and cover letter while you create or modify it on your laptop. The workshop will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 239a/b Hanes Hall.

ODS Scholarship Application Prep Shop ~ Personal Statements – Feb.18

Calling juniors and seniors planning to apply for graduate scholarships this fall. Now is the time to start preparing your materials! Join ODS for a hands-on prep shop that will cover general tips and take a look at personal statements. This prep shop will focus on the scholarships due at the start of the fall semester: Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and Knight- Hennessy, but is helpful for any award application. RSVP at the Prep Shop Event Page.