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January 13, 2009

CICS - Student Research Fellowships

The Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) announces a call for applications from graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to conduct innovative research outside of the United States related to the following three themes:
· Human Rights
· International Development
· International Security and Cooperation

Grants will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students on the Ann Arbor campus. The fellowships will provide up to $3,000 each for research expenses, and may be used for travel and/or living expenses (including summer living expenses), and materials. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

· Contribution to the three themes of CICS: human rights, international development, and international security and cooperation
· Quality, significance, and feasibility of the proposed research activity
· Creation of links with international organizations or practitioners working in the areas of human rights, international development, and international security and cooperation

Awardees must submit a final report to CICS within four weeks after completion of the research. The report (3 pages in length) should include a summary of the research conducted and activities accomplished. Awardees may be asked to present their research or findings to students and faculty in the fall of 2009. Reports may appear in the CICS publication.

Applications should include 4 hard copies of the following items:
* Completed CICS funding request cover sheet (includes 100-word abstract of the project)
* 2 to 3-page description of the objectives of the project and/or research
* Detailed budget
* Resume
* Letter of recommendation from U-M faculty member

Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the CICS Advisory Committee. Applications should be delivered to the Center for International & Comparative Studies (CICS) by the deadline.

Applications are due on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 by 5pm (for travel in summer of 2009)

Contact Folaké Graves at Tel: 734.764.3149 or Email: fograves@umich.edu
Deliver Applications to: Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
International Institute, 1080 S. University, Suite 3659

Posted by kpfister at January 13, 2009 04:45 PM

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