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Berkeley Political Economy Seniors Writing Theses (and Juniors Thinking About Writing Theses) Should Apply

Research Support from the Institute for International Studies:

2010-2011 IIS Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) at UC Berkeley is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area on international studies. Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. All IIS Junior Scholars will present their findings in the form of a research paper at a conference held at IIS at the end of their scholarship year. The three strongest research papers, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize.

Eligibility: Any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. (Note: concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.)

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal that addresses:

  • The research question
  • Why it is important to the field of study
  • A preliminary research plan

Proposals should briefly identify how the student is qualified to conduct the research (past or planned coursework, languages, etc). Proposals should also indicate the format for research (during EAP, as an independent study, etc). Applications must include unofficial transcripts and one letter of recommendation, which can come from a GSI or faculty member.

Submission: E-mail all required application components (as detailed above) as one .pdf document to iis.grants@gmail.com

Due Date: October 15, 2010

Contact: Please direct inquiries to iis.grants@gmail.com