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The W. K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs is a program that offers UT undergraduate and graduate students awards of up to $5,000 to support research and creative projects abroad aimed at enhancing and promoting education for world responsibility.

Made possible by the W. K. McClure Fund, a generous donation from the McClure family, these scholarships may be applied to any project which offers the potential for the development of knowledge relative to significant issues or problems associated with world affairs and the reduction of international conflict, principally through legal, cultural, political, economic, social, and scientific studies. Selected by a committee of UT staff and faculty, eight students will receive funding for their projects, to take place between May 12, 2019 and May 11, 2020.

Applications for the W. K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs opened in November and will close in March 2019. The deadline for the upcoming academic year’s cycle is March 6, 2019, and applicants will hear back on a decision four to five weeks after submission.

For more information, please contact Brittany Coats or visit the scholarship webpage.

Pictured left to right: Front row: Wallace McClure, Wally B. McClure; Back row: Deborah Kirkland, Conny Zhao, Emily Medley, Mallory Tate, Ronda McClure, Kristen McClure, Kayla Davis, Mac Archer, Rob Mihelic, Nikhil Deb

Scholars in the picture:

Mac Archer, master’s candidate in anthropology

  • Good Intentions: Analyzing Faith-based Missions in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Kayla Davis, master’s candidate in anthropology

  • Perceptions and Precarity of Urban Poverty in Kampala, Uganda

Nikhil Deb, doctoral candidate in sociology

  • The Bhopal Disaster and the Slow Violence of Social and Environmental Destruction: Experiences from the Ground (India)

Deborah Kirkland, doctoral candidate in public health

  • S. Graduates of the Latin American Medical School in Cuba Field Study

Emily Medley, doctoral candidate in sociology

  • Quasi Private or Quasi Public? Exploring Tensions in Cuba‘s Emerging Model of Social Entrepreneurship

Robert Mihelic, master’s candidate in animal science

  • Energy Conservation in Rural Rwanda

Mallory Tate, master’s candidate in wildlife & fisheries science

  • Understanding Relationships between Bats and Farmers in Belize

Conny Zhao, senior in music

  • Songs of the Steppe: Promoting Mutual Understanding through Urtiin Duu Performance in China and Mongolia

Students awarded funding for research projects between May 2018 and May 2019 (not pictured) include:

Erik Beuck, doctoral candidate in political science and global security studies GCP

  • International Law and the Settlement of Maritime and Territorial Disputes (Netherlands & United Kingdom)

Jordan Brasher, doctoral candidate in geography

  • From South of the Mason-Dixon Line to South of the Equator: Analyzing the Transnational Responsibility of Confederate Memorial Landscapes (Brazil)

Maximiliano Ferrari, doctoral candidate in energy science and engineering

  • Powering Rural Schools in Puerto Rico with Sustainable Microgrids

Amanda Lee, doctoral candidate in animal science

  • The Effects of Stocking Density in a System with Automatic Milking on Milk Yield, Visits to the Robot and Feeding Behavior (Denmark)

Rachael Wolters, professional degree candidate in veterinary medicine and comparative & experimental medicine

  • Epidemiology of Mastitis and Antimicrobial Resistance in Dairy Herds in South Africa