ASEF Fellowship Program 2015
The American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) fellowship program provides student financial support, allowing fellows to focus on their research. Fellowships build lasting relationships between ASEF and academic institutions. The purpose of the fellowship is to strengthen research and study exchange between Slovenia and the US with the objective of giving talented Slovenian students the ability to realize their potential to the fullest.
About the ASEF fellowship
The ASEF fellowship provides funding (travel, housing, and living expenses) for a 10 week summer research visit to a U.S. university or research institution in the area of applicant’s field of study/expertise.
Applications are open to full time students enrolled in a higher education institution in Slovenia. A typical applicant is a senior undergraduate, masters, or junior PhD student.
The fellowship provides funding for a 10 week summer research visit to the following research groups:
- Computer science:
University of California Berkeley, prof. Dawn Song who works on computer security including software security, web security, mobile security, as well as new programming language technologies for building secure web and mobile applications and systems. More here.
University of Southern California, prof. Jernej Barbič who works on computer graphics and animation. More here.
Stanford University, prof. Jure Leskovec who works on on mining and modeling large social and information networks, their evolution, and diffusion of information. More here.
- Economics and public policy:
Georgia Tech, prof. Matej Drev who works on economics and management of technological innovation. More here.
- Computational and molecular biology:
University of California, San Francisco, prof. Andrej Šali who works on computational structural biology. More here.
University of California, San Francisco, prof. Matija Peterlin who works on molecular biology, immunology, virology and genetics to tackle intractable immunodeficiencies. More here.
University of California Berkeley, prof Uroš Seljak who works on theoretical, observational and numerical astrophysics and cosmology. More here.
How to apply
Applications should include:
- Application form
- Curriculum Vitae with a focus on applicant’s research.
- Transcripts of applicant’s courses.
- A Research statement (no longer than 2 pages) that should include:
- Previous research experience: list and describe all of your project/research work for courses, participation at research projects, lab work at your department, your independent research, etc.
- A proposal for a project or an idea for your thesis/dissertation that you want to work on during your visit. Describe the project or the idea and argue why you find it interesting. Include list of scientific references related to your field of research.
- Two reference letters.
- The letters should (among other things) clearly describe your contribution to the research projects you participated in.
- The letters should be written by the supervisors/advisors of past past research projects, summer internships, or your diploma/msc thesis.
All documents (except reference letters) should be submitted by the candidates in the PDF format via the application page.
Letters of reference should be submitted by the reference letter writer at the application page.
The deadline for submitting all the documents is 15 April 2015.
If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact ASEF at firstname.lastname@example.org.