Cordell W. Hull International Fellows Fund
The Cordell Hull fellowships, administered by the University Honors Program, are awarded each year to support transformative international learning, leadership and service experiences for Honors students as part of their educational opportunities at the University of Dayton.
The Hull Fund is intended to support distinctive individual and group experiences, programs, activities, and projects for University Honors and Scholars students to learn, lead, and serve in an international setting within the Catholic and Marianist traditions of UD.
Learning embraces, but is not limited to, research projects, study abroad programs, experiential learning opportunities and scholarly presentations that are integral to a student¿s course of study. These are experiences that promote multicultural and international learning and embrace a universal perspective.
Leadership includes, but is not limited to, active involvement in, and/or management of an international service project or agency, or scholarly or professional organization where students develop skills, resources and compassion that are essential for effective leadership and conscientious service as good stewards both within and beyond the University.
Service is generally defined as active participation in any international project, activity or organization that strengthens community in the Catholic and Marianist spirit, embraces personal dignity, and values the environment and other aspects of the common good, all in the pursuit of peace and social justice.
Proposals that cross disciplines or combine elements of learning, leadership, and service are particularly encouraged.
Attend mandatory Hull, Boren and Gilman Workshop in fall semester (registration details will be announced through Porches and your email account).
- 2012 Workshop: November 28, 7:30 pm, Kennedy Union 211
Completed applications are due before January 31 and awards will be announced in February or March each year.
Hull fellowships generally range up to $1,500. The awards are dependent upon the number of projects to be funded and the quality of each proposal.
Eligibility and Requirements
The Hull Fund is limited to students in the University Honors Program:
- Students must have a 3.5 GPA or better;
- Students should have earned 6 or more Honors credits (see Earning Honors Credits)
- Students must have completed 60 semester credit hours by the time of the international experience; and
- Students may submit only one proposal per funding cycle.
- Priority consideration will be given to proposals for experiences of four weeks or more.
- A student with fewer than 60 semester credit hours may apply for funding if he or she demonstrates that an early international experience best fits the student's academic plan and/or course of study.
- A student with fewer than 6 Honors credits may apply if that student is an Honors Program member invited as a rising sophomore or a transfer student.
- Students who have not yet received a Hull fellowship will be given preference over those who have been previously funded.
- From time to time worthy and rich opportunities become available outside of the Hull funding cycle. In such cases, a student may apply for funds by completing an application; however, the maximum award will be $500.
- Independent research projects requiring access to international resources
- Presentation of research results at (or other participation in) international professional conferences
- Service projects with recognized agencies at international locations
- International study programs*
- International proposals that cross disciplines
- International projects that combines elements of research, leadership, and service, including experiential learning opportunities
* The international study programs may be sponsored by UD, outside universities, or other independent international programs.
The application process is online (go to Hull Application). It includes:
- Part 1: An account of and detailed budget for the experience, including additional funding sources
- Part 2: If appropriate, evidence of language skills necessary to have a successful experience and information about how the experience will be shared with the University community
- Part 3: Electronic letter of support from a UD faculty academic or thesis advisor (submit to email@example.com)
- Part 4: Supporting materials (submit as one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Part 5: Authorization signature
Each application receives three individual evaluations from a committee consisting of UD administrators, faculty, and students. The criteria for the evaluation of each proposal includes the following:
- How well the proposal meets the Hull Fund goals, particularly in terms of its emphasis on projects supporting learning, leadership, and service
- The role the project plays in the student's academic development
- The quality of the written application: its clarity, coherence, and detail in describing the project in the proposal
- The appropriateness of expenditures in realizing the student¿s objectives
- The extent to which the supporting materials complement the student¿s own narrative account of the project
- The strength of the letter of support
- Sufficient evidence of any necessary language skills
- How the outcomes of the experience will be shared with the larger University community
- In addition to a quantitative scoring system, the proposals are discussed individually as well as in comparison to other proposals.
A detailed written report must be submitted to the University Honors Program office by September 15 of the experience year, or no more than four weeks after the student returns. This report will be sent to Mr. Hull. The final report should accomplish the following:
- Explain how the project met the criteria of research, service and/or leadership in an international setting.
- Explain how the international experience benefited the student¿s professional development.
- Consist of two to four typewritten pages (about 2000 words).
- Be accompanied by one or two digital photographs showing the student¿s participation (the student should appear in at least one of the photographs).
- Acknowledge appropriate thanks for the Hull funding which made this experience possible.
- Submit the report and photographs to Jill Talley in the UHP office in electronic format (Word document).
For fellowship funding each student must submit a detailed accounting with receipts attached by September 15 for a spring or summer semester experience, and February 15 for a fall semester experience. Please note expenditures cannot be reimbursed without the proper documentation and the final report. All expenses must be itemized in U.S. dollars (based on the current exchange rate, if applicable).
You may also be expected to:
- Meet with Mr. Cordell Hull to discuss project results, at Mr. Hull's discretion.
- Present project results to the University of Dayton community through the Stander Symposium or other presentation opportunities.
The Benefactor: Cordell W. Hull
Cordell W. Hull earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Dayton in 1956 and was honored as a 1994 Distinguished Alumnus of the University.
Mr. Hull is Chairman and CEO of Infrastructure World. He also is a Director of Bechtel Group, Inc., a privately held, global engineering and construction company, of Fremont Inc., a San Francisco-based investment company, and of Darby Overseas, a private investment firm based in Washington, DC, specializing in emerging markets. Mr. Hull earned his Master's degree in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.