Friday, December 04, 2009

IPE Summer Research Fellowship Deadline: March 5, 2010

The International Political Economy Program is pleased to provide one or more grants of up to $4000 to support student research each summer. IPE majors are also encouraged to apply for Summer Research Awards provided by the University Summer Scholar and Richard Bangs Collier Scholar programs. Funding for the IPE grants comes from royalties from the IPE textbook project.

The application deadline is Friday March 5, 2010.

Terms & Conditions for the IPE Summer 2010 Research Fellowship

  1. Applicants must be IPE majors in good standing.
  2. The fellowship involves eight weeks of full-time work on a specific project during the summer months (usually but not always between the junior and senior year). The fellowship recipient may not be enrolled in classes or other independent study projects during this period.
  3. The fellowship recipient must provide to the Director of the IPE Program a written report of their research activities and how the funds were spent by August 31, 2010.
  4. The fellowship recipient must give a public research presentation during the 2010-2011 academic year.

A complete application will contain four copies of:

  1. Completed cover sheet (see below).
  2. Project Statement. Applicants should describe the specific research planned for the period of the grant, explaining the research question, research methodology and project timeline. Please limit to two single-spaced pages.
  3. Personal Statement. A brief personal statement from the applicant that describes the preparation he or she has for carrying out the proposed work, and that explains how the research will contribute to his or her educational goals. Please limit to two single-spaced pages.
  4. Letter of support from a faculty research director. The faculty director must agree to supervise the project.
  5. Bibliography. Applicants should include a one-page carefully selected bibliography of the texts of greatest relevance that will be used and a short listing of other resources or collections to be employed.
  6. A UPS transcript (an unofficial transcript is OK)
  7. A budget detailing expected direct research expenses such as travel costs, research materials, etc. The purpose of this budget is simply to be sure that the total cost of your project will not exceed the amount of the grant. Your budget need not add up to $4000.

The Cover Sheet must contain all of the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Mailing Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. E-mail Address
  5. Name of the Faculty Research Director
  6. Project Title and one-paragraph description of proposed research
  7. Student's signature
  8. Faculty director's signature
  9. Date

Completed applications are due in the IPE offices (McIntyre Hall 213) no later than Noon on Friday, March 5, 2010.

IPE Summer Research Fellows

2009Ryan Donahue, Transforming Integrated Conservation and Development: Alternatives to a State-Sponsored Green Revolution in Madagascar
2009Kendle Bjelland, Local Food Networks: From Bourgeois Vanity Gardens to Grassroots Revolution
2008Leigh Barrick, Analysis of the Failures of Fair Trade and Emigration in Chiapas
2008Daniel Adler, Under the Radar: Sister Cities' Overlooked Role in Defining and Advancing Globalization
2007Lan Nguyen, Brain Drain versus Brain Gain in Vietnam: Changes in Human Capital and its Effect on Development
2006Emily Knudsen, Analysis of the Socio-economic Effects of Immigration on the Danish Welfare State
2005Jen C. Davis, From Bangladesh to the Pacific Northwest: Adaptations and Innovations in Microfinance
2004Cristie DeVoss, Terrorism in Southeast Asia
2003Melissa Watson, Retracing the Mexican Migrant Experience: Tacoma to Oaxaca and Back Again
2003Michael Severeid, Great Olympics, New Beijing: The Political Ramifications of Hosting the 2008 Summer Games in the PRC
2002Patrick Egan, Transitions and Connections in Mongolia: The Meeting of Nomadic Pastoralism and the Institutions of the New Global Economy
2001Ron Ringuette, Analysis of the development of anti-globalization movements after the Seattle WTO protests
2000Marina Green, Economic crisis and democratic reforms in Thailand
1999Sarah Garfunkel, International enforcement of human rights: war crimes tribunal study
1999Colleen Dyble, Economic development and the status of women in Spain

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