Daily Archives: February 14, 2023

Mr. Ornstein opportunity

The Polish Club has secured our third guest speaker of the semester. CEO of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Krakow, Poland, Mr. Jonathan Ornstein, will be speaking to the Polish Club on Friday, March 3rd, from 9:00-10:00am CT over Zoom. He will be delivering a speech entitled “The Rebirth of Jewish Life in Poland.” The event will feature moderated audience Q&A.

McNair Scholars Program–Applications Open for Spring 2023

Applications for McNair Scholars are open for Spring. McNair, part of the U.S. Department of Education’s funded TRIO programs, guides first-generation and low-income and/or underrepresented students into Ph.D. programs, and provides funding to assist with that process.

This is the first year we had two different due dates for Fall and Spring. For the Spring due date, applications are due by 11:59P, Friday, 10 March.

McNair Recruitment Flyer Spring 2023

ODPS Upcoming Events

Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session

February 17, 2023 at 12pm (in-person)

The Schwarzman Scholarship funds a one-year masters degree in global affairs from the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Seniors and alumni are eligible to apply. Come hear from a Schwarzman representative. Register here.

Knight Hennessy Scholarship Information Session

March 8, 2023 at 12pm (in-person)

Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates and supports a multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University. It provides a fellowship for up to three years of tuition, depending upon their degree length. Register here. 

Writing for Competitive Scholarships Workshop (via Zoom)

This workshop will provide strategies for crafting a strong personal statement for competitive scholarships such as the Rhodes and Marshall. Participants will learn how to identify their mission and relate their career goals in clear and persuasive language. Juniors and seniors looking to apply for these scholarships during the upcoming cycle (fall 2023) will be given priority. To apply, please apply out this form.

Please encourage your students to visit us at liberalarts.utexas.edu or email questions to odps@austin.utexas.edu.


Now Accepting Applications: UT Co-op Mitchell Undergraduate Awards

Applications are now open for the 2023 University Co-op George H. Mitchell Student Awards for Academic Excellence.

Each spring, with the generous support of the University Co-op, UT recognizes up to five undergraduate students for superior scholarly or creative achievement. Four will receive awards of $5,000 and one student will receive the top award of $7,000.

The application and all supporting materials must be received by Tuesday, March 21.

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be either a junior or senior currently enrolled at UT or a UT graduate who received their undergraduate degree in December 2022.
  • Students must demonstrate superior scholarly or creative achievement through a notable paper or thesis, research project, creative or artistic endeavor, or other product of their academic work.
  • Submitted work should be finished or almost finished (e.g. a complete draft of a thesis or research paper).
  • Previous Mitchell Award recipients are eligible only if the submitted work is a completely different project.

How to apply

Students can complete their applications via Interfolio. More information about the process can be found at provost.utexas.edu/awards/mitchell.

Please encourage outstanding students in your programs to apply for the award. If you have any questions, please contact us at undergraduateawards@utexas.edu.

Ransom Center Internship Applications Now Open!

The Harry Ransom Center is recruiting paid undergraduate interns for Fall 2023-Spring 2024! Check out our website and see below for more information! 

What is a Ransom Center undergraduate internship?

Ransom Center undergraduate internships are paid opportunities to work behind the scenes with experts at an important cultural institution with worldwide connections. We offer positions in a variety of departments as well as monthly professional development sessions for the entire cohort. Interns are expected to work ten hours a week for the extent of the semester.

Who is eligible to apply for an internship?

All interested UT Austin undergraduates are encouraged to apply!

Where is the Ransom Center?

The Ransom Center is a humanities library-archive-museum located on campus at 21st Street and Guadalupe. We offer classes, present public programs and exhibitions, and host researchers from across campus and the world.

When is the application deadline?

Applications will be due on March 10. Applicants can submit their resume and cover letter via Handshake, and one letter of recommendation directly to lincoln.howard@austin.utexas.edu

Why should I apply?

Whether you want to kick-start a career in libraries and museums, explore a personal interest in our collections, or develop yourself professionally in a vibrant, collaborative environment, the Ransom Center undergraduate internships are for you! But don’t just take our word for it— check out these interviews with former interns Celia Shaheen and Nick Purgett!

Any questions can be directed to lincoln.howard@austin.utexas.edu.

Deadline Extension: Live, Learn, and Intern in Washington, D.C., with the Archer Fellowship Program!

Attention, prospective UT Austin Archer Fellows:

Due to the power outages and disruptions caused by the winter storm in Austin last week, the 2023-2024 Archer Fellowship Program application deadline has been extended to March 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. for UT Austin students.

Longhorns: Want to live, learn, and intern in Washington, D.C.? 

The Archer Fellowship Program provides undergraduate students from across The University of Texas System with a unique opportunity to explore their interest in public policy and/or public service in our nation’s capital. Earn in-residence UT Austin credit for coursework and gain hand-on work experience in an internship of your choosing. Archer Fellows live together in condominiums near Capitol Hill and build lasting friendships and professional connections with each other.

APPLY HERE: https://archercenter.smapply.io/

Helpful Resources:


The Archer Center Team


New Funding Round for BIES Research Fellowships – Applications due March 10

Apply Now through March 10 for Spring and Summer Research Fellowships

Graduate Students and Undergraduates Are Eligible

British, Irish and Empire Studies has announced a new funding round for its research fellowships. Graduate students may receive awards of up to $2,500, undergraduates up to $500. Applications are due by midnight, Friday, March 10.

Fellowships may be used to fund a variety of research activities relating to Britain, Ireland, and the current and former British Empire. Eligible activities include but are not limited to travel to archives, purchase of books, fees for access to online documents and databases, and travel to present work at professional conferences. The fellowships will cover documented expenses incurred from date of award through August 15, 2023. 

Applications must include a cover sheet stating the applicant’s EID, the total amount of funding requested, the timeframe of the research planned, and whether the applicant has previously received funding from BIES. The body of the application must include a one- to two-page statement of research goals and methods, a detailed budget for the planned research, and a concise C.V. or resume. A letter endorsing the project should be submitted directly to BIES by a UT-Austin faculty member with knowledge of the applicant’s abilities. Upon completion of the project, the fellow must send BIES a brief (one- to two-page) report on the activities undertaken and how they advanced the fellow’s immediate and longer-term educational goals.

Students who have previously received research funding from BIES are eligible to apply in this round.

Questions? Contact BIES staff at Marian.Barber@austin.utexas.edu.