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Moody Research Grant

To support research at the LBJ Library.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies

To support a research fellowship at the LBJ library and at least one other national archive.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program

To support dissertation research that uses the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database.

Deadline: 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Strategies of Violence and Changes in War Termination

For many years, the field of international relations neglected the study of war termination relative to studies of the causes or onset of war. Recently, gaps in our knowledge about how, when, and why wars have begun to be filled by new scholarship. Yet virtually all of this scholarship assumes that war termination is a relatively static phenomenon. The conventional wisdom is that wars end, and that the causes and consequences of war termination are constant across time as well as space.

Experimentally testing the roots of poverty and violence: Changing preferences, behaviors, and outcomes

It is widely believed that poor and unemployed young men are more likely to fight, riot and rebel. In poor countries like Liberia, governments are especially fearful of the young, urban poor, who may be especially vulnerable to armed recruitment, rioting, or election violence. In addition to increased security, the most common policy recommendation is cash transfer and employment programs. This study uses a field experiment with high-risk young men in Liberia to answer four questions. First, is there a causal relationship between poverty and violence?

Research Grants

To support research on the relationship between Austria and the United States.

Deadline: 

Monday, March 1, 2021

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