Honors News Archive

News in Brief

2012 Bonderman Fellowship

Nov 17, 2011

The 2012 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available.  Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program, and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program in good standing are eligible for this opportunity. 

David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways.  Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world.  Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2012.  Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel.  Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization. 

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following information sessions. 

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2011; 12 noon-2:00 p.m.; Gowen Hall room 201
  • Thursday, December 1, 2011; 3:30-5:20 p.m.; Bagley Hall room 261
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012; 12:30-2:20 p.m.; room to be announced

The application deadline is Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12 noon.

Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at: http://depts.washington.edu/bondermn/

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact either Helene Obradovich (helene@uw.edu) or Marilyn Gray (megray@uw.edu) in The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, and undergraduate students can contact Brook Kelly (bbkelly@uw.edu) in The University Honors Program. Please review the FAQ prior to contacting us.


The  University Honors Program and the Graduate School