2018 IPC Research Scholar Awards
In 2018, IPC will offer two awards of up to $7,500 each to support summer field research related to the focus areas enumerated above. Preference will be given to supporting field research outside of the United States. The awardee will 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 as an IPC working paper if practicable.
All doctoral candidates in the Ford School are eligible to apply. Funds must be used for field research expenses. These include reasonable expenses for travel, lodging, meals, local data acquisition arising from the field research, and interpretation or other necessary on-ground research assistance. IPC Research Scholar Awards will not fund conference travel or fees or data and services outside the country or territory in which field research occurs. Recipients using funds to support international work must be in compliance with university international travel policy (http://spg.umich.edu/policy/601.31).
How to Apply
Please complete the IPC Research Scholar Award Application Form. The form requires your basic information, the names of at least two referees whom we may call or email, a table outlining your proposed budget, and a statement of up to three pages describing your proposal. Please merge the form with a copy of your CV and email a single PDF file to Cliff Martin at email@example.com by 5pm on March 26.
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.