The deadline to submit an application for a Summer 2014 award was 24 February 2014. There are multiple steps in the application process and some changes from previous years. Most notable among them being:

  • Applicants may only apply for one of the awards, not both;
  • Applicants must provide a UW-Madison email address when completing the online application;
  • All supporting materials submitted by the applicant must be compiled into a single pdf and sent by email.

More complete information both on awards and application procedures is available below. Please read the information carefully and thoroughly (especially the "Notes on Applications" towards the bottom of the page) before emailing with questions.

 

The Summer 2014 Fellowship application period is now closed.
The deadline to submit applications was 24 February 2014.

Amounts awarded to each scholar will depend on the proposed destination, but generally cover airfare and then some; the award is not meant to fully support recipient during time abroad. The program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and are planning to conduct preliminary dissertation field research abroad. Projects which include a social justice component will receive particular attention. Students are expected to spend approximately 10 weeks in the field (outside the United States).

Please note that because the UW's Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) offers pre-dissertation travel grants for doctoral students interested in conducting research in Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking areas, the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship does not generally support students seeking pre-dissertation travel support to those parts of the world. Students of these areas are encouraged to apply to LACIS for travel support.

Application requirements (for Summer 2014 awards):

  • Complete an online application form (before submitting any supporting documentation and prior to having recommendations sent to us);
  • preliminary dissertation statement (750-word maximum), including how the proposed field research fits the overall research plan, prior experience in the country/region, and a proposed itinerary;
  • graduate transcript(s);
  • demonstration of language competency (if necessary);
  • two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from applicant's advisor.

Supporting materials from the applicant (statement, transcript/s, language competency) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS A SINGLE, CLEANLY FORMATTED PDF emailed to skj@global.wisc.edu as an attachment. Please clearly indicate in the body of the email your name, student ID number, and which award you are applying for.

 

The Summer 2014 Fellowship application period is now closed.
The deadline to submit applications was 24 February 2014.

Amounts awarded to each scholar will depend on the proposed destination, but generally cover airfare and then some; the award is not meant to fully support recipient during time abroad. The program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled in any graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (working towards a doctorate) and are planning to spend a summer working as an intern with an organization abroad. Projects which include a social justice component will receive particular attention. The institution or organization with which the student will work should be located outside of the United States. The student should spend approximately 10 weeks as an intern.

Application requirements (for Summer 2014 awards):

  • Complete an online application form (before submitting any supporting documentation and prior to having recommendations sent to us);
  • 2-3-page (750-word maximum) proposal detailing how an internship experience would fit applicant's research agenda, future plans, social justice mission (if any), the type of internship the applicant is pursuing (including an initial list of institutions or organizations that may serve as host), and contributions the student plans to make to the organization/s;
  • graduate transcript(s);
  • demonstration of language competency (if necessary);
  • two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from applicant's advisor.

Supporting materials from the applicant (statement, transcript/s, language competency) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS A SINGLE, CLEANLY FORMATTED PDF emailed to skj@global.wisc.edu as an attachment. Please clearly indicate in the body of the email your name, student ID number, and which award you are applying for.

 

  • Complete and submit the online application BEFORE forwarding any supporting documentation AND before having recommendations sent.
  • Applicants are allowed to apply for either the internship or the pre-dissertation award not for both.
  • Applicants must provide a UW-Madison email address when completing the application; non-UW addresses will generate an error message.
  • Applicants must submit all items electronically. The applicant's proposal/statement, transcript/s, and any documentation of language competency should be compiled into a single, cleanly formatted pdf and sent as an attachment by email.
  • Those enrolled in terminal master's degree programs are not eligible for either award.
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts (such as those accessible through my.wisc.edu) are acceptable.
  • Language competency can be addressed in your statement. Applicants are also welcome to submit a FLAS or similar assessment (though this is not necessary). Letters of recommendation might also address language competency. At minimum, applicants should offer a realistic self-assessment of their competency & abilities relative to the work planned in their statements.
  • Letters of recommendation should be addressed to "Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship Review Committee" and should be on letterhead and signed; these too should be in pdf format and sent as email attachments directly from applicant's recommenders to skj@global.wisc.edu.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to request letters of recommendation. We do not contact references except to confirm receipt and if there's some difficulty accessing the letter.
  • Applicants can apply for time abroad less than 10 weeks but applications will be evaluated accordingly. Time abroad outside the summer months will also be considered though in both instances applicants should address these circumstances in their statements and should have his/her advisor address them in their letter of recommendation as well.
 

Questions about the SKJ Fellowship or application process should be directed to Mark Lilleleht, SKJ Fellowship Coordinator, by email or phone at 608.265.6070.