Funding: Boren Award

Applications for the 2019-2020 Boren Awards currently being accepted!

Boren Scholarships (for undergraduates) provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Scholarship campus deadline: December 7, 2018 | National deadline: February 7, 2019
UW-Madison Boren Scholarship contact: Matt Geisler,

Boren Fellowships (for graduate students) provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security (broadly defined).

Fellowship campus deadline: January 7, 2019 | National deadline: January 30, 2018
UW-Madison Boren Fellowship contact: Mark Lilleleht,

Complete information on the Boren Awards, campus deadlines & review process, and more is available here