DESCRIPTION

The Kuvin Foundation Traveling Fellowship

 

The Kuvin Foundation Traveling Fellowship (the “Fellowship”) is designed to support travel and work in a foreign country dedicated to the Foundation’s mission – building peace through science.The Fellowship is intended for individuals who express an interest in international scientific collaboration.Travel is expected to last between three and four months and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. The recipient of the Fellowship award is required to keep a ‘blog’ of his/her experiences and submit a one-page summary within 6 months of the conclusion of the project.

 

Eligibility Ÿ

  • Show proof of United States citizenship and eligibility for foreign travelŸ

  • Be at least 18 years old and not older than 30 years old at the time of applicationŸ

  • Have affiliation with an accredited university

 

Selection

The Board of Trustees of the Kuvin Foundation will conduct a review of all applications and conduct interviews as needed to select the most qualified applicant(s) to receive the Fellowship. The number of recipients and exact amount of money awarded will be at the discretion of the Kuvin Foundation Board. The average Fellowship award is $5,000. The funds are intended to support the fellow’s travel and living expenses; funds are not meant to cover the costs of performing research.

 

Evaluation Criteria

Originality and feasibility of proposal

Quality of personal statement

Dedication to international collaboration and promoting peace through science

Performance during interview, if applicable

 

Application

All material must be submitted electronically as a single file (.doc or .pdf where the file name is the first and last name of the applicant) to the Executive Director of the Kuvin Foundation (Lisa@KuvinFoundation.org) by 5:00 PM EST on the application deadline.

The application packet should include:

1)  Completed application coversheet

2)  One page summary of project, including:

     -Goals/objectives/possible outcomes

     -Timeline

     -Budget, funding, and plan for supplementary funding, should it be needed to complete objectives

     -Methodology for monitoring/evaluating success, potential impact and sustainability

     -Action plan/ideas for follow-up activities

     -Any relevant resources or photos

3)  Personal statement (up to 500 words, double spaced). Please answer the following question, “How do you envision your project furthering the goals of the Kuvin Foundation to achieve peace through science?”

4)  Resume

5)  Two letters of recommendation (from an academic source or another of the applicants choosing)

 

Questions regarding the application process or receipt of applications can be directed to Lisa@KuvinFoundation.org or by calling 561.758.1703.

The Kuvin Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

Sanford & Gabrielle Kuvin Foundation

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