Fellowship Panel Tomorrow – 10/20

Please join us on Tuesday, October 20 at 3p ET to hear this year’s fellowship applicants share their experiences applying for Watson and Fulbright! Featuring:

Lizzie Edwards ‘21

Rodrick Edwards ‘19

Susannah Greenblatt ‘16

Ben Martinez ‘21

Pablo Wickham ‘21

Genesis Garcia ’22 (moderator)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 2860 4690
Passcode: 772957

National fellowships are fully funded, usually year-long programs that support independent exploration, research, English teaching, graduate study, and professional experiences in and outside of the U.S.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds one year of English language teaching, independent research, graduate study, or creative work in any discipline in one of ~140 program countries. Fulbrighters serve as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate  motivation, cultural awareness, and a strong academic background in the chosen field. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and recent alumni.

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship supports one year of purposeful, independent exploration in multiple countries outside the U.S. Applicants should show passion, imagination, independence, leadership, resourcefulness. Open to all citizenships; graduating seniors only. Each year Wesleyan may nominate four applicants.

Magdalena Zapędowska, Ph.D. [za-pen-doff-ska]

Assistant Director, Fellowships | Fries Center for Global Studies


Pronouns: she/her/hers

Wesleyan University

201D Fisk Hall, 262 High St. | Middletown, CT 06459, USA

Center for the Humanities Open House – 3/3

The Center for the Humanities will host a Spring Open House on Tuesday, March 3rd at 4:30 pm.  The Center is located at 95 Pearl Street (behind Russell House).

Stop by to learn more about the Center for the Humanities here at Wesleyan and the student fellowship opportunities for next year. Coffee and snacks will be provided!



Wesleyan Summer Grant Program – Application Opens 1/27; Info Sessions Begin 1/28


Looking for funding for your unpaid or low-paid summer experience?

The 2020 Wesleyan Summer Grants Program will be accepting applications from January 27th – February 27th, 11:59pm.

Wesleyan Summer Grants are funding resources awarded through the Gordon Career Center which allow students to pursue no- or low-paid career-related summer experiences. Experiential learning opportunities can be both in the U.S. and abroad and include career-related opportunities such as internships, faculty-mentored research, language study, volunteer work, field study, and academic programs.

The Gordon Career Center will be holding four information sessions which will cover funding opportunities, eligibility and requirements, navigating the application process, and what makes a strong application. All sessions will conclude with a Q&A.
01.28 – WSG Information Session, 12:00pm, Career Center
02.03 – WSG Information Session, 12:15pm, Career Center
02.06 – WSG Information Session, 12:00pm, Career Center
02.11 – WSG Information Session, 12:00pm, Career Center

The list of available grants and the application can be accessed on AcademicWorks through WesPortal. For more information about the application process, please visit the Gordon Career Center website.

Don’t know where to begin or need help with your application? Schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor.


Social Entreneurship Seed Grants — Apps due 1/28; help with apps 12/11-13

Do you want to make a difference but just need the funding to do it?

The Patricelli Center is offering three $5,000 Seed Grants, a $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant and several $4,000 Summer Experience Grants. These grants are open to anyone with an idea for a social venture or social impact project that they want to launch or grow. Applications due 1/28!

If you would like to learn more or get help on your application, stop by Drop-In hours 12/11-12/13 from 12:00-1:00 pm in Allbritton 022.

For more info visit the Patricelli Center or email engage@wesleyan.edu.

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

Many nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships require nomination from Wesleyan University. As Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges, Kate Smith is a resource to interested applicants and supports them throughout the process. Kate is located within the Fries Center for Global Studies in order to support interested applicants connect their study abroad and language learning to future fellowships and scholarships. Fellowships and scholarships are available to applicants throughout and beyond their time at Wesleyan University. The most successful applicants start as early at their first year in an effort to ensure that academics, research, internships, independent projects, and more reflect their personal and professional interests as well as resonate with the mission and purpose of individual fellowships and scholarships. To learn or to meet with Kate, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/fie/fellowships/index.html.