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Bush Traveling Fellowship Program
The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
Must be: a U.S. citizen eligible for foreign travel; at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application; currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States.
Four to six weeks of travel.
Variable. Past awards have ranged from $1,000 to $4,000.
The application, which includes a 500-word essay, is available at the above web site. There are two deadlines each year: September and February. Upcoming deadlines are: September 24, 2012; February 25, 2013; and September 23, 2013.
Please see the above web site.