Lieberman Student Research Award - application deadline approaching

IR Department Lieberman Student Research Award


This program has several options to support student research:


  1. Presentation option – Direct research funding to support approved student participation in a conference, workshop or program where students present original International Relations research.  The Lieberman Student Research Award will reimburse a portion of or all of the student’s expenses for this purpose.


  1. Thesis option – Graduation award of up to $2,000 for approved students who successfully complete a senior thesis.


  1. Junior Year Abroad option – to support travel and research expenses for approved students doing a junior year abroad, if they conduct original research and write a research paper during that time).  The student needs to enlist a professor in the department to supervise the research.


In each case, the student needs to apply to the department in advance to determine eligibility.  The awards are competitive and only a few will be awarded in any given year.  Applications for option 1 will be evaluated on a rolling basis.  Applications for options 2 & 3 must be submitted for competitions with deadlines of September 15 & January 30.  Applicants must submit a 1-page summary of the proposed project, a transcript, and a letter of support from the IR professor supervising the project.


Applications should be submitted to Edann Brady, IR Department Coordinator ( by the deadline.

January, 2020