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Lee F. Anderson Memorial Global Education & Engagement Prize

The Lee F. Anderson Memorial Global Education & Engagement Prize recognizes the best work in the International Studies program at Northwestern each year. Students majoring/minoring in the International Studies program are invited to submit for the prize international engagement work they completed between May 2014-April 2015. The work can be inspired by an IS course, study abroad experience, an undergraduate research opportunity, volunteer work, or other international engagement opportunities. The project could be an independent research paper, a film, a web project, a radio piece, a civic engagement project, or other scholarly or cultural product. Two Anderson prizes will be awarded in Spring 2015, each with an award of $500. Submissions will be judged on the final product and its connection to both the interdisciplinary nature of the IS program and the student’s primary major.

Submission

The application portfolio should include a copy of the work being nominated, as well as a brief essay (1000 words max.) that explains its connection to International Studies and to the student’s primary major, as well as a CV.  

Deadline

Applications are accepted at international-studies@northwestern.edu until April 30th 2015. The winners will be announced at our awards reception in May.

Contact

Questions about the prize and its qualifications can be addressed to the International Studies office at international-studies@northwestern.edu.

History

The Anderson prize is funded by the Lee F. Anderson Memorial Global Education Fund, which was endowed by Professor Anderson’s friends and family to continue his commitment to promoting pre-collegiate and collegiate education that prepares students to be responsible, humane citizens of an increasingly globalized world.

Global education and commitment to improving the condition of the world and its peoples were the core themes of Professor Lee Anderson’s intellectual and ideological agendas. At the time of his death in 2000 his family and friends created the Lee F. Anderson Memorial Global Education Fund to help insure his legacy and to honor Professor Anderson’s unwavering commitment to promoting pre-collegiate and collegiate education that prepares students to be responsible, humane citizens of an increasingly globalized world.

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