SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS fall 2012
BOREN AWARDS CONTACT: Dr. Greg Lewis email@example.com
National Security Education Program
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Established by Congress in 1991, NSEP consists of multiple initiatives including Boren Scholarships, Boren Fellowships, and the Language Flagship. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
• Matriculated in or applying to a U.S. graduate program
• Planning to study an eligible world region and language
• U.S. Citizen
$24,000 for overseas study
$30,000 for a combination of
domestic and overseas study
Maximum domestic and overseas funding period is 2 years.
Overseas study must be a minimum of
12 weeks and preference will be given
to programs of 6-12 months.
Proposed program must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language
January 31, 2013
• Undergraduate student matriculated in U.S. college or university
• Planning to study abroad in an eligible world region
• U.S. Citizen
$20,000 for a full academic year
$10,000 per semester
$8,000 for summer (8+ weeks)
Full academic year or semester programs are open to all applicants.
Summer awards are only available to students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Proposed program must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language
February 13, 2013
*Campus representatives will set
earlier, on-campus deadlines
The goal of NSEP is to enhance the capacity of the federal sector to deal effectively with the challenging global issues of the 21st century. In exchange for financial support, Boren Scholars and Fellows incur a service obligation. To date, more than 2,300 awardees have fulfilled service. The NSEP Service Requirement states that award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities. The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or any element of the Intelligence Community are priority agencies. If an award recipient demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in one of these agencies, the award recipient must then seek to fulfill the requirement in a position with national security responsibilities in any Federal department or agency. Approval of service outside of a priority agency is contingent upon satisfactory demonstration of a good-faith effort in accordance with NSEP-established conditions. If an award recipient demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in the Federal Government, the award recipient may petition NSEP to fulfill the requirement in an education position directly related to the language(s) or area(s) studied by the individual under NSEP support. The education option is only available after exhausting all opportunities to fulfill the requirement through a Federal position in accordance with conditions established by NSEP.
All applications are available online at
Boren gives preference to applicants who are committed to government service and applying for countries, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security. Applications for non-preferred areas should make a compelling case that such study will contribute to U.S. national security and the goals of the Boren program.
Commitment to Government Service
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to work in the federal government.
* Given the current security situation, we do not anticipate making awards to these countries in 2013.
Congo, Dem. Rep. of the*
Congo, Rep. of the
Arabic (and dialects)
Bahasa Indonesian Bambara
Preferred Fields of Study
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Engineering and Sciences
(including: biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, mathematics)
Business and Economics
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Biomedical Science
Law, Political Science, & Public
(including: anthropology, psychology, sociology
Preferred Length of Study
Boren highly values cultural and linguistic immersion overseas. Therefore, preference will be given to Boren applicants proposing full academic year study overseas.
For more information, contact:
Boren Awards, Institute of International Education, 1400 K Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
1-800-618-NSEP ? firstname.lastname@example.org ? www.borenawards.org
INTERNSHIP FALL 2012
Joseph Smith Papers Academic Internship
Purpose: This internship seeks to provide opportunities to students interested in Mormon history to obtain training and education in documentary editing and in primary and secondary sources pertaining to the Joseph Smith-era of church history. Education in these areas will come through working closely with volume and production editors on the Joseph Smith Papers and through actual hands-on experience with documentary editing tasks such as document transcription, transcription verification, preparation of documents for web publication, research for document annotation, back matter preparation, and source checking, among others. Under the direction of the history department at Weber State University, this unpaid internship will provide students with academic credit. For specific requirements, contact Kathryn MacKay.
Qualifications: Students must be enrolled in Weber State University’s history program. Students must submit to Matthew C. Godfrey a letter of application stating their interest in the internship, as well as a vita outlining their specific achievements in history. Students may also be asked to undergo a brief interview. Students must conform to the requirements for employment at the LDS Church, including church membership and temple worthiness. Not all students who apply for the internship will be selected.
Contacts: Matthew C. Godfrey (email@example.com)
Joseph Smith Papers Project Internship Coordinator
Kathryn MacKay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Weber State University Department of History
MUSEUM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum building is moving, giving us an opportunity to make-over the whole museum. We will be creating new exhibits, enhancing existing exhibits, and developing educational programs and tours to better tell the stories of Weber County’s history. We could use the assistance of Interns in a number of areas.
Research and writing exhibit text on any of the following topics:
* The Miles Goodyear Story - trapper/trader/explorer phase of local history.
* Relations between Native Americans and the early Mormon settlers.
* The Utah War of 1857 - how the approach of Johnston’s Army impacted Weber County residents, including those who went to Echo to meet the army, families who went south and camped out in Provo, and the few who stayed ready to torch everything.
* Early Medical practices - midwives, herbal remedies, drug stores and medicines, doctors, early hospitals, epidemics.
* Water in the Desert - the story of irrigation - 10 Ditches, Mill Creek, canals, Ogden Valley’s artesian wells, early dam, and the pipeline down Ogden Canyon.
* Education in Weber County - early schools, teachers, the Weber Academy.
* Stories focusing on pioneer women and their contributions, including those with absent husbands due to missions and polygamy.
* Stories about how Ogden changed from a small, rural, Mormon community to a Junction City after the Railroad came.
* Businesses, hotels, tourist industry, etc.
* Cultural diversity and conflict.
* Law & order, including brothels, gambling, etc.
* Ogden Society, including entertainment and fashions of the time.
Creating video presentations:
* A introductory video on the early history of Weber County
* Our Museum Story - History of the Weber Stake Relief Society/Weber County DUP Museum building and documenting the move of the building.
* Videos on any of the above research topics
An oral history project on Memories of our Museum
Help with cataloging artifacts and inventory as we move them back into the building
***We are open to other ideas relating to pioneer life or Weber County history prior to 1900.
Contact: Karen Stark, Artifacts Curator, Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum
Kstarkrm@aol.com, 801-479-1427, 801-645-7671
WSU Coordinator: Dr. Kathryn MacKay SS244 (801) 626-6782 email@example.com
Come work with volume editors of the Joseph Smith Papers Project for academic credit. Duties will include research related to document analysis (textual and documentary intention, production, transmission, and reception) and to contextual annotation of documents (identifications and explanations). Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for early nineteenth-century America and early Mormonism. Work will include general assistance to volume editors. Interns need to be able and willing to provide 8 hours of work a week on the project, mostly onsite at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City.
CONTACT: Matthew Godfrey
Coordinator: Dr. Kathryn MacKay
Social Science 244 Phone: 801 626-6782 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Golden Spike National Historic Site where you can work in areas of archives organization, period clothing research and museum updates
• Hill Aerospace Museum where you can assist in museum research and the creation of new displays
• Fort Buenaventura where you can learn local history and public history
Cooperative work experience Washington, D.C. Internship opportunities
Coordinator: Dr. LaRae Larkin
Social Science 138 Phone: 801 626-7463 email@example.com
Interns research and edit journals, assist with production, computer support and general office duties.
• Outreach where international students discuss the history and culture of their native countries during visits to local school classes