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2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The program will only support study of French or Spanish if you already are strong enough to be able to take university classes in your field in the language.  The country of study would have to be in Latin America or Africa (or miscellaneous).

Students should contact me first by email: (on campus)

I’ll need the scholarship applications in by January 18, 2013 at the latest. (on campus deadline)

Dr Mary Durfee


The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013

Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Schlumberger Foundation

These are very generous fellowships that some of your female students may be interested in applying for. As always, Jodi Lehman in the research office will help students prepare their application packets if they want her help.

Please share with students who may be interested and/or eligible. Thanks!


Fellowship info can be found here:

2012 Jack E. Leisch Memorial National Graduate Fellowship

The fellowship is a memorial to the outstanding professional accomplishments and contributions of Jack E. Leisch, M. ASCE to the fields of geometric design, traffic engineering and transportation planning. The fellowhip is supported by the income from donations in Mr. Leisch’s honor.

Eligibility requirements:

1. The fellowship will apply to the pursuit of full-time studies in eligible academic programs in highway geometric design, traffic engineering, traffic safety, and transportation planning with the emphasis on geometric design and traffic engineering.

2. Applicants must be a member of the Society (Membership applications may be submitted with scholarship applications), and must be in good standing at the time of the award;

3. Any full-time student who is enrolled in or admitted to a transportation/traffic engineering graduate degree program (master or doctoral) in Civil Engineering at a qualified university may apply. Transportation/traffic engineering graduate programs feature principal course work in traffic engineering, geometric design, transportation planning, and/or transportation science.

4. Applicants must be enrolled at a qualified university. Qualified universities are those whose undergraduate Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

5. Selection is based on appraisal of the applicant’s justification, educational plan, academic performance and standing, potential for development, leadership capacity, and financial need.

6. Previous Jack E. Leisch Scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply.

More information can be found here:

2012 Liberty Mutual Fellowship Program

The ASSE Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 Liberty Mutual Fellowship Program available to individuals that possess a doctoral degree, or be working towards a master’s or doctorate.

Program Goals

  • To encourage research activity in the field of safety;
  • To familiarize graduate students, faculty members and other researchers with current research projects and up-to-date research models and applications to expand the body of knowledge;
  • To stimulate and enhance graduate students, faculty members and other researchers’ understanding of safety research;
  • To provide a forum for linking safety professionals, industry needs, and quality research programs; and
  • To lay the groundwork for graduate students and faculty members to pursue safety/health applied research projects of their choice.

For more information and to review the application, visit

Applications for Summer 2012 are due February 1, 2012.

Adele M. Gabanski

Administrative Assistant

American Society of Safety Engineers

1800 E. Oakton Street

Des Plaines, IL  60018

847-768-3435 (office)

847-296-3769 (fax)