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Grad Guide Weekly Highlights

July 3, 2014

Now accepting application for the Campus Dialogue Fund Board (CDF)

Monday, July 7

A review board comprised of college, graduate and professional students meet regularly throughout the academic year to review funding applications for the CDF fund.  We are now accepting applications for board members for the 2014 -2015 academic year.  Please complete the application by Monday, July 7, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact

Fulbright US Student Program Research Grants Info Session

Wednesday, July 23, Noon
Classic 110

Internal Deadline: September 30, 2014
Award Information: These international study/research grants are generally between 8-10 months and provide funding for round-trip international travel, monthly maintenance allowance, health and accident coverage, and occasionally tuition costs. Applicants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.
Eligibility: Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant.  Competitive applicants will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad and short-term research trips), especially in the country of application. 

REGISTER HERE. Lunch included!

Block Party on Garfield Boulevard

Saturday, July 26, 11AM
Arts Incubator, Washington Park

In celebration of the development of Washington Park's artistic and cultural potential, Arts + Public Life and the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago are hosting a Block Party. The plan for Garfield Boulevard, between Prairie Avenue and King Drive will be presented and attendees will experience the culture of Washington Park through fun activities, eclectic food vendors and music and dance performances. Afterward, from 3 to 8 pm, Boolumaster and Farley Jackmaster Funk will also perform for those that would like to stay and continue the celebration. See listing.

Message from
Deborah L. Nelson, Deputy Provost for Graduate Education

June 2014

Summer is a great time to reflect on last year and plan for the academic year ahead. The City of Chicago has so much to offer. Whether you take in a free concert at Millennium Park or discover a new neighborhood, having a break from the libraries and labs may give you new perspectives on your academic work.

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