Marrakech, Morocco, by Cesar Gonzalez Palomo (Creative Commons Licensing)
The Judith Boyajian Travel Fellowship
Applications for 2020 will open December 1, 2019
The UCLA African Studies Center invites UCLA undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the Judith Boyajian Travel Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed to promote global citizenship and engagement through a summer working, studying, and living in Africa.
"Key for any student who applies is a commitment to and engagement in public service, whether in an established program or under an original project."
The Judith Boyajian Travel Fellowship is designed to provide UCLA undergraduate and graduate students with support for purposeful travel to and cultural immersion in Africa, electing either to pursue study in an extant program or to design an original project that will be carried out in partnership with both a UCLA faculty member and an appropriate agency based in Africa. Key for any student who applies for the grant is a commitment to and engagement in public service, whether in an established program or under an original project.
The fellowship will provide from $1,000 up to $4,000 to cover travel and approved related expenses and fellows are expected to spend a minimum of 45-days in-country. Preference will be given to students working/studying in Morocco.
Email us for information about restrictions on combining fellowship with other funding.
The fellowship will support eligible students to engage in language study, course work, research, and/or internship (unpaid) in Africa. Additionally, fellows must volunteer at least 15 hours a week in a local NGO, accredited association, or community group.
*Applicant must be a currently enrolled UCLA undergraduate or graduate student.
*Applicants must have a posted minimum GPA of 3.5 (graduate students) and 3.0 (undergraduate students).
*Applicant must propose language study, course work, research project, and/or internship in Africa with an accredited institution during the summer of the awarded year. (Award cannot be used to support employment.)
*Applicant must arrange to volunteer with a local NGO, accredited association, or community group.
*Applicants need not have any previous experience in Africa.
**Fellowship recipient must write a 5-page report and submit this report to the African Studies Center within one month of the official end of the trip. The report should describe the student’s experience abroad and how she/he benefited from it. The recipient will develop a 10-minute presentation based on the report which will be delivered during an ASC luncheon.
APPLICATION PERIOD: DECEMBER 1, 2019 - MARCH 1, 2020
Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017