The Program in Comparative Politics has research funds available to graduate students in comparative politics specifically for conference travel, survey research, and field research outside the U.S. In the past, we have funded travel to and field research in countries such as Burkina Faso, China, Mexico, and Uganda. Projects eligible for these grants include: funding for travel to academic conferences and workshops outside the U.S.; summer or winter-break field research outside the U.S.; and survey research in countries outside the U.S. Applications can be found here. All students who travel outside the U.S. for research must comply with travel requirements from the college and university. Complete applications should be sent electronically as one pdf file to the director of the Program in Comparative Politics. The application deadlines are roughly October 1 and March 31 each academic year.
In addition, the Program in Comparative Politics awards an annual PiCP fellowship, which is a one-semester release from GA duties to pursue dissertation research in comparative politics. Nominations for the PiCP fellowship will be solicited from comparative politics faculty who advise graduate student dissertations in comparative politics. Nominations will be solicited each spring semester for selecting the PiCP fellow for the following academic year. Priority will be given to applications for funded dissertation field research outside the U.S.
In addition to PiCP awards described above, graduate students can also apply for the following funding opportunities. These funding opportunities are open to all graduate students in the political science program.
Summer program support (funding for language or methods training)