Academic Affairs

Watson News & Upcoming Events

Meet the 2019-2020 Watson Candidates!
The four candidates who have been selected to represent Hendrix in the Watson Fellowship competition this year are Megan Bellfield (Ballet in the Diaspora), Claire Fleming (Enhanced Livelihood: Seeking Intentional Workplace Practice), Mackenzie Gearin (From Persecution to Refuge: Grassroots Peacebuilding in Displacement), and David Samuel (Postcolonial Nationalisms and the Politics of Space through Artistic Expression). 

The candidates will submit their final applications by the November 6 national deadline and then prepare for the interview conducted by a Watson Foundation guest.

Watson Stipend Increased to $36,000
The Watson stipend has increased by $6,000 to $36,000 beginning with the 2018-2019 class of Watson Fellows.  Note that the stipend for a Watson Fellow with a spouse or dependent child will now be $46,000.

Watson Awarded to Allison Monroe!
Allison Monroe was awarded a Watson on March 15, 2019.  Allison will be traveling to Madagascar, South Africa, and Costa Rica to explore insect conservation.  Her project and abstract are below.

Building Agency through Bioliteracy:  Modern Insect Conservation
On my Watson I will explore the complexities around insect conservation, bioliteracy, and agency. Collaborating with, and volunteering for, scientists around the world, I will learn from local farmers and foresters, teach insect identification and work with children alongside local translators. Although the scientific world may seem inaccessible, it can be used to empower people to engage and value the significance of insects within our communities.

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Last Modified on 10/14/2019