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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 U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three to nine consecutive months throughout Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.

Deadline: 

Friday, October 1, 2021

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 Project on Middle East Political Science announces a call for proposals for POMEPS Travel – Research – Engagement (TRE) grants for 2021. Awards of up to $3,000 will be offered to support research travel to the broader Middle East in support of an ongoing academic research project or the development of new research projects. Given the COVID-19 crisis and the increasingly difficulty of conducting research in the region, we will consider proposals for research which does not involve travel to the Middle East.

Deadline: 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

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: 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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: 

Monday, February 1, 2021

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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