IR Department Lieberman Student Research Award
This program has several options to support student research:
- 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.
- Thesis option – Graduation award of up to $2,000 for approved students who successfully complete a senior thesis.
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the deadline.