Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2009 Summer Research Fellowships

The International Political Economy program is pleased to announce that Ryan Donahue ('10) and Kendle Bjelland ('10) have been awarded $4000 summer research grants. Funding for these grants comes from royalties from the IPE textbook project.

  • Ryan Donahue, "Transforming Integrated Conservation and Development: Alternatives to a State-Sponsored Green Revolution in Madagascar." Ryan's grant is for academic research on this important topic this summer.
  • Kendle Bjelland, "Local Food Networks: From Bourgeois Vanity Gardens to Grassroots Revolution." Kendle's project builds upon work she did on food sercurity policy and the global/local food nexis in her Switzerland study abroad program. She will combine academic research with fieldwork this summer in Detroit and Chicago, where strong local food networks have emerged.
The IPE program received nine applications (the most ever), so competition for this grant was very intense. If you did not get an IPE award (or didn't apply but are interested in summer research funding) you should think about applying for one of the other grants available. Details can be found here Application deadline: Friday, March 27.

Congratulations to Ryan and Kendle and to everyone who applied for a 2009 grant.

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