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Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Politics of Status in International Development

Nations categorized as "lower income countries" or "less developed countries" by international organizations tend to receive generous financial assistance and special treatment from the international community. As countries 'graduate' from these to higher categories, the shift is viewed positively by the international community and, in turn, often results in receiving additional social and material advantages. Faced with this tradeoff, some countries attempt to remain within the developing categories, while others strive to be categorized as developed.

Title VIII Research Scholar Program

Funded by the US Department of State, these grants fund 3-9 consecutive months of research in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Labor Economics Research

IZA is an independent economic research institute that conducts research in labor economics and offers evidence-based policy advice on labor market issues. Supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation, IZA runs the world’s largest network of economists, whose research provides answers to the global labor market challenges of our time.

Travel Research Engagement Grants

The competition is open to academic political scientists at career stages from PhD students to senior faculty from any institution, and is not restricted to U.S. citizens or residents. Awards of up to $3,000 will be offered to support research travel to the broader Middle East. The research should be in support of an ongoing academic research project.

Deadline: 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Turkish Studies Grants

Dissertation Writing Grants support graduate students in the writing stage of the dissertation. Summer Language Study grants are also available.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Northeast Asia Council Japan Study Grants

Grants for travel within the US for research on Japan, short term research travel to Japan, and seminars and conferences related to Japanese studies.

Deadline: 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

China and Inner Asia Council Small Grants

Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be current AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements.

Deadline: 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Joint Projects on Religion

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life seeks proposals from Columbia University faculty for Joint Projects that aim to understand the role of religion and secularism, both historically and in the contemporary world. Joint Project funding may be applied to research projects, seminars, conferences, working groups, and other programs that bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars.

Deadline: 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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