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From the Office of International Programs


American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships

The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships (up to $18,000) and grants (normally $3,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields, to students, professionals and artists.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their projects.

Online application for the 2002-2003 competition are available. Application deadline is November 1, 2001. For information: (click on "Grants and Awards").


German Chancellor Scholarship Program

Ten German Chancellor Scholarships are awarded annually to highly motivated individuals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States through their profession or studies.

The scholarship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects tailored to their professional development and goals and decide at which institutions to pursue them. Successful candidates have come from such fields as business, government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, humanities, arts and environmental affairs.

The program begins September 1 and lasts twelve months. It is preceded in August by language classes taught in Germany. The monthly stipends range from DM 3,500 to 5,000 and special allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction. Candidates must be United States citizens, possess a bachelor’s degree by the start of the award, and should be under 35 years old. Command of German is not a prerequisite.

Applications and information can be found on the foundation’s web site or may be obtained from the following address:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
U.S. Liaison Office
1012 14th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 783-1907;
Fax: (202) 783-1908;

Application deadline for 2002-2003 awards: October 31, 2001.

--Joyce M. Randolph,
Executive Director, OIP

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 3, September 11, 2001


September 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 3

Dr. Afaf Meleis--a prominent medical sociologist and specialist in women's health issues--will become the Dean of the School of Nursing in January.
Dr. Richard Gelles--a leading researcher in the study of family violence has been named Interim Dean of the School of Social Work.
Lucy Momjian is now Associate Vice President for Finance and Treasury Management.
Jack Shannon is named Associate Vice President in the Office of the Executive Vice President.
Dr. Battistini, director of Penn Health for Women, dies in a motor vehicle accident.
Convocation 2001: President Judith Rodin and Provost Robert Barchi welcome the Class of 2005.
Council Year-end Committee Reports: Admissions and Financial Aid as well as Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics are both on the agenda of this week's Council Meeting.
Penn moves up in the latest U.S. News rankings of the nation's best universities to its highest ever ranking.
A noisy night in the neighborhood prompted a Speaking Out letter and two responses.
Code Red Alert: Preventing a computer worm is possible with these steps.
The Models of Excellence program wants nominations to recognize staff achievements from the previous academic year.