UNIVERZITET U TUZLI
Ured za nastavu i studentska pitanja
Tuzla, 28.06.2010. god.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
For Undergraduate Students
(Call for Applications)
In the society of knowledge, education is the key to success and
science is the magnet for economic development. The historic nations
of Bosnia and Herzegovina have been tremendous sources of excellent
talent but often short on resources and equal opportunities. Many
ambitious students have exciting, creative research project ideas
but no funding. Setting up an experiment, documenting history or
building a prototype needs support. A student may want to visit
another university to learn a new method. Unfortunately, lack of
funding can block the very best ideas. The Undergraduate Research
Fellowship is designed to bring new energies and funding opportunities
to gifted students of Bosnian-Herzegovinian background.
Support for the Study of Sciences and Arts
Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS)
in partnership with the Forerunner Federation announces a fellowship
program that offers research support for undergraduate students
in all fields of study. Initially, the partnering organizations
make a three year commitment to sponsor the annual Bosnia and Herzegovina
Research Fellowships for Undergraduate Students.
The mission of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts
and Sciences (BHAAAS) is advancement and development of arts and
sciences in the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Diaspora in the United States
and Canada, as well as building bridges of knowledge with the homeland.
The Forerunner Federation is committed to promoting competitive
participation of underrepresented minority nations in advanced sciences
and influential arts. The Federation advances inclusive society
and cultural diversity by supporting regional development.
This Fellowship program is established to encourage undergraduate
research in arts and sciences, directly related to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It is intended that about four undergraduate research fellowships
will be competitively awarded for qualified undergraduate students
in all fields of study. These fellowship grants provide short-term
financial support, ranging from $500 to $1.000. The funds may be
used for research and travel related expenses. It is anticipated
that approximately four fellowship awards will be made, depending
on submitted budgets, number of recipients and availability of funding.
Out of four fellowships, two will be awarded to candidates currently
living and studying in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and two to students
with Bosnian-Herzegovinian background studying in the U.S. or Canada.
i. The competition is open to students of Bosnian-Herzegovinian
a. Students born and currently living in Bosnia and Herzegovina
b. Students with Bosnian-Herzegovinian background studying in
the U.S. or Canada
ii. Students enrolled in undergraduate program of an accredited,
degree granting university or college
iii. Students who have a record of accomplishments and good support
by teachers and/or community leaders.
The competition is open to all ethnic groups of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly
encouraged to apply.
The applications should be submitted in English or one of the official
languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Complete applications should
1. Study/research plan, including budget (~3 pgs);
2. Completed application form;
3. Curriculum Vitae (European Union standard CV);
4. Written recommendation from a research mentor of a host institution;
5. One or more written recommendations from a teacher, former employer
or community leader;
6. Grade reports from three recent years of school;
7. Proof of Bosnian-Herzegovinian background
Applications should be submitted electronically (see attached forms
and technical guide). More information and application material
available at: http://www.forerunnerfederation.org
Submission address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: midnight (Sarajevo time), September
Review and Selection
After competitive review of all eligible applications, the fellowship
award recipients will be ranked by the International Fellowship
Award Council jointly appointed by BHAAAS and the Forerunner Federation.
The review will take about two months. Based on the recommendations
of Fellowship Award Council, winners will be selected by a consensus
of BHAAAS and the Forerunner Federation.
From Awards to Success
At the end of the research project, the awardees are required to
provide short summary of their completed project, which will be
published in BHAAAS quarterly web news and at the Forerunner Federation
website. The letter should summarize the outcomes of the project,
actual use of funds and, if appropriate, express appreciation for
the difference made by the award in the recipients life. Photos
of results of projects or funded work are optional but appreciated.
Thank you for your interest in our foundation.
Our website is: http://forerunnerfederation.org/
Our mailing address is:
520 W. 21st Street
Unit G-2, PMB 119
Norfolk, VA 23517