The International Political Economy Program is pleased to provide at least one grant of up to $4000 to support student research each summer. IPE majors are also encouraged to apply for Summer Research Awards provided by the University Summer Scholar and Richard Bangs Collier Scholar programs. Funding for the IPE grants comes from royalties from the IPE textbook project.
Since the application deadline is shortly after the beginning of the Spring semester, students are strongly encouraged to consult with potential faculty research supervisors and begin working on proposals early in the academic year in order to plan appropriately.
Terms and Conditions for the IPE Summer Research Fellowship
A complete application will contain two copies of:
Completed applications must be submitted to Reggie Tison, IPE secretary (McIntyre Hall 213) no later than 12 noon on Monday, February 24, 2014.
|2014||Parker Raup, "Defending Pastoralism: Livelihood Diversification and Competing Currencies in Northern Tanzanian Maasailand." Written report available here.
|2014||Megan Davis, "Empowering Change in Bangladesh: The Role of Microfinance and Social Business in Development Efforts." Written report available here.|
|2013||Kristin Gjelsteen, "The Politics of Transgenic Food: An Ethnographically Informed Analysis of the Ban on Genetically Modified Crops in Bolivia." Written report available here.|
|2013||Martin Klingbeil, "Lessons from KIWAKKUKI: The Importance of the "Human Network" in Sub-Saharan Africa and How to Use It in HIV Prevention and Local Development." Written report available here.|
|2012||Alison Hoover, "The NGO Pocketbook: The Purse Strings and Their Limits." Written report available here.|
|2012||Vienna Saccomanno, "Mining Indigenous Communities: The Impacts of Resource Extraction on Livelihood Stability, Environmental Sustainability and the Peruvian Economy." Written report available here.|
|2011||Sally Judson, "The Probability of Turkey's Accession to the European Union." Written report available here.|
|2011||Mike Knape, "Lithium Lessons: Chile and Bolivia as Models of Resource Industry." Written report available here.|
|Peter Bittner, Spain’s Economic Crisis: How Social Effects Lead to Political Opinions on Economic Policies|
|2010||Jeni Oppenheimer, A Bigger Bang (for the NGO Buck): Evaluating Alternative Orphanage Models in Tanzania|
|2009||Ryan Donahue, Transforming Integrated Conservation and Development: Alternatives to a State-Sponsored Green Revolution in Madagascar|
|2009||Kendle Bjelland, Local Food Networks: From Bourgeois Vanity Gardens to Grassroots Revolution|
|2008||Leigh Barrick, Analysis of the Failures of Fair Trade and Emigration in Chiapas|
|2008||Daniel Adler, Under the Radar: Sister Cities' Overlooked Role in Defining and Advancing Globalization|
|2007||Lan Nguyen, Brain Drain versus Brain Gain in Vietnam: Changes in Human Capital and its Effect on Development|
|2006||Emily Knudsen, Analysis of the Socio-economic Effects of Immigration on the Danish Welfare State|
|2005||Jen C. Davis, From Bangladesh to the Pacific Northwest: Adaptations and Innovations in Microfinance|
|2004||Cristie DeVoss, Terrorism in Southeast Asia|
|2003||Melissa Watson, Retracing the Mexican Migrant Experience: Tacoma to Oaxaca and Back Again|
|2003||Michael Severeid, Great Olympics, New Beijing: The Political Ramifications of Hosting the 2008 Summer Games in the PRC|
|2002||Patrick Egan, Transitions and Connections in Mongolia: The Meeting of Nomadic Pastoralism and the Institutions of the New Global Economy|
|2001||Ron Ringuette, Analysis of the Development of Anti-Globalization Movements after the Seattle WTO Protests|
|2000||Marina Green, Economic Crisis and Democratic Reforms in Thailand|
|1999||Sarah Garfunkel, International Enforcement of Human Rights: War Crimes Tribunal Study|
|1999||Colleen Dyble, Economic Development and the Status of Women in Spain|