CIS announces grant program for study of refugee issues


The Center for International Studies has announced a new grants program for graduate students and faculty, supporting applied research and training on refugee issues in collaboration with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in the field.

Awards will range from $4,000-$6,000 for graduate student research projects. Faculty and senior researchers may receive awards up to $10,000. Grants may be used alone or in conjunction with other funding sources for purposes such as travel, materials, research expenses, student "research internships" in NGO or UNHCR settings, or the organization of workshops on topics related to the overall objectives of the program.

The program was established by the Inter-University Committee on International Migration and is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information, contact William Keller, x3-9861 bkeller@mit.edu> or Laurie Scheffler, x3-3121, lauries@mit.edu>. The application deadline is Jan. 1, 1998.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 19, 1997.


Topics: Awards, honors and fellowships, Global

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