Global Studies has been absorbed into the new Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS).
This site exists for archival purposes; active and relevant web pages and resources will be migrated to the
IRIS website between now and the Fall 2016 semester.

Global Studies, in partnership with the International Institute and the family of Scott Kloeck-Jenson, manages and maintains the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship Fund in support of the SKJ International Internship and Pre-Dissertation Fellowship awards - awarded yearly to UW students working on social justice issues.


To maintain Wisconsin's prominence in international studies at the graduate level and to advance the principles of social justice that were so important to Scott Kloeck-Jenson and his family, Global Studies asks for your support.

Donations of any amount are welcome. You may make your tax-deductible gift through the UW Foundation.

››› via the Foundation's secure servers
››› complete and mail to the address indicated to make a one-time donation

You may also make a gift to the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship via monthly or quarterly electronic fund transfers (complete & print the forms and mail to the address indicated).


Scott Kloeck-Jenson (1965-1999) was born in Minnesota and received his B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1987. After two years with the Peace Corps in Lesotho where he met his wife, Barbara, Scott began his doctoral studies in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his M.A. in 1993 and then embarked on his doctoral research with the prestigious Fulbright and MacArthur fellowships. Scott and his family traveled to Mozambique so that he could undertake his fieldwork on rural poverty in Zambezia province. While conducting his research, Scott was appointed the Project Director in Mozambique for UW-Madison's Land Tenure Center. He was due to return to the United States in January 2000 to complete his dissertation but, tragically, on June 23, 1999, Scott, his wife, Barbara, and their two children, Zoe and Noah, were killed in a car accident in South Africa.

Upon his death in 1999, his remaining fellowship funds and contributions from the International Institute and Scott's family and friends were pooled to support UW-Madison graduate students. That same year, Global Studies named its annual Summer Travel Grants Program in memory of Scott and has since contributed the remainder of these funds to the Scott Kloeck-Jenson competition.

Global Studies is honored to host In memoriam, the Kloeck-Jenson Family, a tribute maintained by the Land Tenure Center.


Since 2000, this fund has helped to support more than 100 graduate student internships and research projects that focus on social justice issues around the world. Over the years, state and federal resources for graduate travel have greatly diminished, and the generous fund set up in Scott's name has dwindled.


If you have questions about the fund or would like to make a permanent, yearly pledge to the SKJ fund, please contact us by email or at 608.265.2631.