Boren Awards

The Boren Fellowship provides up to $24,000 to U.S. graduate students from any field to study/conduct research abroad for 12 weeks to 12 months.

Boren Fellowships focus on geographic areas, languages deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants identify how their study/research abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security. National security is broadly defined to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting American well-being, but also areas such as sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Recipients of the fellowship agree to work in the federal government and serve national security interests for a time equal to the duration of assistance provided under the program, but in no case less than one year. Click the link for more information.

Dissertation Boot Camp Fall 2019

The Graduate School will be hosting its fall Dissertation Boot Camp on Friday, October 18th, from 8am-5pm in the Library.

As graduate students, we know you are busy and have obligations that often prevent you from focusing on the completion of your thesis/dissertation. We have developed the Boot Camp to help with that!

The camp has no structured instruction – it is dedicated, focused time for writing. Students have also used this time for exam preparation.

Whatever you need to accomplish, we will provide you with meals, snacks and an uninterrupted place to focus.

The camp is limited in space. Please sign up early and specify any dietary restrictions.

We hope to see you there!