In 2017, IPC launched an annual research award competition. IPC Research Scholar Awards support overseas field research by Ford School doctoral students conducting policy-relevant studies related to one or more of IPC’s focus areas of international trade, finance, and development; international security; and international human rights. The awards aim to facilitate cutting-edge scholarship and to help doctoral candidates build valuable field research experience and international partnerships.
Current IPC Research Scholars
Doctoral students Jieun Lee and Eitan Paul are the inaugural IPC Research Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. Lee will use her award to conduct field research to examine the political impact of foreign enterprises in the United States. Paul will use his award to conduct research for a project entitled “Contentious politics in competitive authoritarian regimes,” which explores political parties and politics in Cambodia and Malaysia. Both will deliver presentations on their research.
Award Details (for 2018)
In 2018, IPC plans to offer two awards of $7500 each to support summer field research outside the United States for a project related to the focus areas enumerated above. The awardee will also earn the designation of “IPC Research Scholar” for a period of one year after the date of the award. We will ask the awardee to participate actively in relevant IPC events, deliver a seminar talk on the funded research project during the 2018-19 academic year, and submit a paper for possible publication in IPC’s working paper series if practicable. All doctoral candidates in the Ford School will be eligible to apply. We will post more details in fall 2017.