The Sparkman Fellows Program is intended for highly motivated and engaged students seeking to enhance their understanding of global issues in a stimulating learning environment. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with UAB faculty in a collaborative environment outside of the classroom as well as be mentored by faculty in the Sparkman Scholars program. Click here for a list of current Sparkman Center Fellows.



All graduate and professional students at UAB may apply to become a Sparkman Fellow. Undergraduates with junior or senior standing may also apply to become a Sparkman Fellow.


-Attend Scholars & Fellows meeting/seminar 4 times a year

-Participate in 1 service activity each semester

How to Apply

The application period for the 2020-2021 school year has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application!

We will select Fellows by the end of March so that we can meet as a group in April, and the new class of Fellows can fill out the Scholar Match Form to be matched with a Scholar before summer. Perspective or accepted Sparkman Fellows should not reach out to a professor on their own about that professor being their Scholar match. 

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