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Genetics and the Good Society Spring Break 2019 Experience

What: The continued development of gene sequencing technology has improved the ability of biomedical researchers to analyze whole human genomes for the genetic contributions to human health and disease. While the ability to store large amounts of genetic information in databases for large-scale analysis presents an opportunity for significant discoveries, it should also make us pause to consider the implications of this technology in the context of how the information is used to promote human health, how we use it to make reproductive decisions, how the privacy of this information is maintained, and how this information shapes our views of a healthy society. At key places in the course, we’ll use Iceland, Scotland, Estonia, Denmark, and China as international case studies to gain a global perspective on these issues.  This spring we are pleased to offer an optional travel experience for students enrolled in HONS 380 Genetics and the Good Society. There are no pre-requisites for the course and students from all majors are welcome to enroll. Travel is not required to enroll in the course.

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland to visit the Generation Scotland Genetics Program and the UK BioBank (travel information can be found here, sign in with your CofC credentials). The deadline for registration for the optional travel component is November 1st. Travel fee covers all travel expenses.

The application deadline for study abroad scholarships through the Center for International Education is October 12, 2018.

Interested students should contact Dr. Chris Korey at for more information.

Posted on August 24, 2018 in Study Abroad

PKP Study Abroad Grants

Do you plan to study abroad between now and June 2019? Consider applying for a Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) grant to fund your trip. PKP Study Abroad Grants are $1,000 awards designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. For more info, check out the Fact Sheet and FAQs.

Deadline to apply: September 15, 2018, 11:59 PM CT

Application available here.

Posted on July 9, 2018 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

Applications Now Open: The German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders

Applications for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship are now open. The German Chancellor Fellowship allows seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students to spend one year conducting a project of their design with the host of their choice in Germany. The project can be in any field, but should be research-based and create a positive long-term impact. Benefits include full financial support, a language course, and a study tour culminating with meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel. More information on the German Chancellor Fellowship and the online application is available here

Although applications are not due until September 15, 2018,  applicants are encouraged to begin drafting project proposals and securing host affiliations early. Questions regarding this opportunity can be sent to Alexandra Hoenscheid, Program Coordinator for American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at 

Please contact Dr. Anton Vander Zee, Director of Nationally Competitive Awards, at if you would like support in applying for this fellowship.

Posted on March 20, 2018 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

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