Smaby Fellowship & Oslo Summer School apps due Feb 1

HHH students--Apply for Smaby Peace Fellowships to attend Oslo Summer School

Application instructions for the Oslo International Summer School  
and the Philip C. Smaby Peace Fellowship,
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

International Summer School (ISS) application:
Complete the International Summer School application for self-financed applicants (as you will not know the outcome of the Smaby Fellowship application), and upload required documents at by Feb 1, 2018. Include a note in your Statement of Purpose indicating that you have applied for the Philip C. Smaby Peace Fellowship.

You will be informed of the outcome of your Smaby Fellowship application by the Humphrey School within a week of the deadline. [Note: If you are not selected as the Smaby Fellowship recipient, you are still welcome to apply to the ISS with other sources of financing.]

Required supporting documents to be uploaded to the ISS application are:

1. Statement of purpose (same statement used for Smaby Fellowship application)
2. Copy of unofficial graduate transcript (official transcript will be required later)
3. CV or resume
4. Copy of passport pages showing personal data and photo (face page). The passport must be valid for at least six months after your departure from Norway.
5. Note: International students who have completed at least a year in a master degree program in the US are exempt from documenting English proficiency.

If you have questions about ISS, please contact Torild Homstad at


Philip C. Smaby Peace Fellowship application:
The Smaby family and the University of Minnesota Foundation have established a generous fellowship of $5,000.00 for two students at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to participate in a graduate course in Peace Research; Human Rights; Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries; Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development; International Community Health; A Changing Arctic; or International Development Studies at the University of Oslo International Summer School, from June 23 to August 3, 2018.

Smaby Fellows are strongly encouraged to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College in Minneapolis in September 2018. For more information, go to


To apply for this competitive fellowship, complete the Philip C. Smaby Peace Fellowship application form and submit it along with your Statement of Purpose and your unofficial graduate transcript by February 1 to:

Sherry Gray, Ph.D., Director of International Programs
Room 232 HHH
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455  Tel. 6126265674

Previous Humphrey School Smaby Awardees are:

2017 Marinda Bland (MPP) and Kelsey Kappler (MSTEP)
2016 Abbie Plouff (MPP)
2015 Meredith Cavin (MPP)
2014 Erin Cowles (MSTEP)
2013 Tenzin Khando (MPP) and Brendan Crosby (MPA)
2012 Harshada Karnik (MPP) and Erik Sande (MPP)
2011 Brandon Baumbach (MPP) and Duane Johnson (MPP)
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