Opportunity: Fellowships with American Institute for Yemeni Studies

Application Deadline: November 15, 2010

The American Institute for Yemeni Studies invites proposals from graduate and postgraduate scholars for research projects about Yemen. Collaborative or group projects are eligible for funding. For the General Fellowship Program, there are no restrictions as to field of study or discipline for the research proposal. Research projects require a minimum of one month of study, and projects are not normally funded above $10,000.

For more information, please visit http://www.aiys.org.

Please note that there is currently a ban on using State Department-funded fellowships for travel to Yemen. For this present competition, AIYS is only accepting fellowship applications for research on Yemen conducted in other places.


Go Global: Advising for Students Interested in International Opportunities

Are you interested in finding international opportunities for the semester? The summer? Following graduation?

Looking for a summer internship? A volunteer opportunity over break? Post-graduation work abroad?

Go Global! is pleased to offer advising for those interested in looking into international opportunities of all sorts. Stop by Room 302 in Ingraham Hall, 10 am – 2 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Check http://go.global.wisc.edu/advising.htm for more information, or email go@global.wisc.edu.

TONIGHT: Middle East Film Series to Screen “Promises”

When: Tonight, October 11 at 6:00 pm

Where: Birge Hall, Room B-302

The Center for Middle East Studies invites all students to attend tonight’s screening of “Promises,” an Oscar-nominated documentary on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The film follows the journey of a filmmaker who meets seven children in Jerusalem–some from Palestinian refugee camps, others from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Though they live only twenty minutes apart, the children have grown up in separate worlds. This award-winning documentary showcases their stories and a new generation’s perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Opportunity & Info Session: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant Competition

When: Thursday, October 14 at 4:00 pm

Where: Ingraham Hall, Room 336

On October 14, the International Institute is holding a question-and-answer session for students interested in the Fulbright-Hays grant. Students are encouraged to ask questions about any aspect of the application process, including how budget design. If you are interested in more information but cannot attend the session, contact Erin Crawley to set up an appointment (fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu). Applications are due at noon on October 25.

TONIGHT: Middle East Film Series

Tonight is the first event in this semester’s Middle East Film Series. We will be screening Children of Heaven, an Oscar-nominated film from Iran, at 6:00 pm in Birge Hall, Room B-302. Admission is free, and all students are welcome to attend.

October 4: Children of Heaven (Iran, 1997)

October 11: Promises (Israel/Palestine, 2001)

October 26: Amreeka (United States, 2009)

November 8: Under the Bombs (Lebanon, 2007)

November 29: Le Grand Voyage (France/Morocco, 2004)

December 14: Daughter of Keltoum (Algeria, 2001)

Feel free to contact the Middle East Studies office with any questions.