Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant for majors
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Comparative Literature majors are invited to apply for the Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant to support language study outside of the US during the 2018 calendar year. Professor Rosenberg was a devoted teacher who was passionate about foreign language study, and has generously provided the Department of Comparative Literature with an endowment that will allow us to award language study grants to undergraduate majors* on an annual basis, beginning this year. Students with an expected graduation date of December 2018 or later are eligible to apply, and may request funding to study any foreign language at any level. The application deadline is March 31.
Please complete the application cover sheet for the Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant and submit it with your application and faculty support letter. If you have any questions please feel free to send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Eligibility: you must be a current Comparative Literature major, or plan to complete your major application prior to travel. Comparative Literature majors with an expected graduation date of December 2018 or later are eligible to apply. Language study may be in any foreign language, at any level, but must take place outside the continental United States. Funded language study must take place before the end of 2018.
The Rosenberg Travel Grant Summer 2017 Recipient - Ivy Deng
" With the Rosenberg Travel Grant, I studied both Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic for eight weeks in Rabat, a charming coastal city and the capital of Morocco. I spent most of my time learning the two languages, while sipping on highly caffeinated Moroccan tea, strolling through open-air markets, and making occasional visits to Roman ruins. As I develop my language skills, I also began to understand Moroccan history and politics, as well as the ongoing struggle with colonial legacies of people in Morocco. This opportunity allowed me to not only study Arabic but also develop cultural competency; both of which are pertinent for my research in comparative literature."
~ Ivy Deng