Student-initiated projects

The International Policy Center (IPC) offers funding to Ford School undergraduate and graduate students to design and carry out student-initiated projects (SIPs). These projects must have an international affairs/policy focus.

Some examples of recent SIPs include:

  • Presenting research at an international policy conference;
  • Participating in an international affairs/policy simulation;
  • Conducting relevant short-term research or work-studies over break.

IPC typically offers three SIP award cycles per academic year (during fall, winter and SP/SU terms).

If awarded funding, that should not be seen as IPC's or the Ford School's endorsement of the views or opinions expressed in the student's project.


  • Ford School undergraduate (majors) and graduate students.

How to apply


  • If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact Dan Ellis, IPC Assistant Director ([email protected])