University of Iowa

Stanley Award Winners Announced

The University of Iowa's Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI) would like to congratulate UI MFA students who have been awarded a Stanley Graduate Scholarship for International Research. Each student will be granted $2,000 to study or undertake writing projects abroad. The scholarships are awarded by the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and are the premier award the University of Iowa grants for international study. Here is a list of this year’s winners:


  • Puja Birla will be traveling to Fiji over the summer to gather English translations of Hindi literature for her project “Hindi Literature in Translation: Writings from India and Fiji.”
  • Mary Bryant will be traveling to Germany to work with author Marica Bodroi on translations of the latter’s collection of short stories, Tito is Dead.
  • Brooke Budy will be traveling to France to work on translations with the playwright Jean-Michel Ribes.
  • Andrea Rosenberg is going to Colombia for research on the work of Alfredo Iriarte, whose “Bestiario tropical” she is translating.


  • Janet Hendrickson will research Creole culture and identity in Bluefields, Nicaragua for her project “A Nicaraguan Blue: Creole Culture in Transition on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast.”


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