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Students Scott Claassen, Joshua Shake, Rudai Shan, Ian Trivers and Nadim van de Fliert receive UM fellowships

The International Institute has awarded more than $190,000 to 50 U-M students as part of its Individual Fellowships program. The fellowships will take students across international borders this summer to conduct research or participate in an internship abroad.

The highly competitive, merit-based program is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program at U-M. More than 200 students applied for the prestigious competition, which awards individual fellowships of up to $5,000.

In late June, several fellowship recipients will begin sharing their research and internship experiences on the II's blog: iimichigan.wordpress.com.

The following Taubman College students were among the recipients of the International Institute's fellowships:

  • Scott Claassen, M.Arch. (architecture), Saudi Arabia & Turkey – $3,900; "Metabolic Pilgrimage"
  • Joshua Shake, Ph.D. (urban planning), Brazil – $5,000; "The Local Forces of Brazilian Culture-led Redevelopment"
  • Rudai Shan, Ph.D. (architecture), China – $5,000; "Climate responsive energy efficiency façade strategies in China"
  • Ian Trivers, Ph.D. (urban planning), Germany & Poland – $5,000; "The Detroit School and Shrinking Cities in East Germany"
  • Nadim van de Fliert, M.U.P (urban planning), India – $2,500; internship with Environment Planning Collaborative

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May 25, 2012

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