Salve Regina’s Ph.D. program in international relations, Pell Center create new doctoral fellowship
Salve Regina’s Ph.D. program in international relations (INR) is partnering with the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy to offer a rewarding experience for doctoral students with the newly announced Pell Pre-Dissertation Doctoral Fellowship. Applications are being accepted for this new fellowship until Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.
Exciting new partnership between international relations and Pell Center
The Ph.D. program in INR has a growing population of 50+ doctoral students with diverse backgrounds ranging from diplomats, military officers from all over the world, captains and commanders from the Navy and University instructors and consultants. A partnership with the Pell Center will be rich, because the programs at the Pell Center are designed to generate new ideas, expand public understanding of important issues and help the public and its leaders make better decisions.
The Pell Pre-Dissertation Doctoral Fellowship will involve up to four fellows per academic year. For the sake of community-building across the Ph.D. student population and between the students and the Pell Center, fellows will be required to organize and run a yearly student conference in which all Ph.D. students may participate with the option of inviting graduate students from other institutions.
Depending on availability of funds, the conference may be on campus or virtual. A virtual conference will be the minimum requirement. The conference will feature a keynote speaker, and any published work by a fellow will be required to attribute credit to both the Pell Center and the Ph.D. program. When more than one fellow is selected, fellows will be required to work together to make a single conference possible.
Fellowship application qualifications and requirements
INR Ph.D. students who have completed at least 24 credit hours in the program and have a GPA of 3.5 are qualified to apply for the Pell Pre-Dissertation Doctoral Fellowship. All applications should include an updated resume and a 500-word essay articulating a coherent topic for a student-organized conference that bridges the academic content of the Ph.D. program with the mission and workings of the Pell Center.
Applications will be submitted online to the Department of Political Science and International Relations through the Canvas course called INR-PhD_ Comprehensive Exams, which all Ph.D. INR students should have access to. Within this Canvas course, the application is called Pell Fellows Application Assignment.
The deadline for applications will be Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.
Up to four applications will be selected by the department and forwarded to the director of the Pell Center for final approval. The quality, feasibility and practicality of the proposal will be the criteria for the selection. Upon final approval, the director of the Pell Center will notify the fellowship recipients by no later than Friday, Feb. 15, 2021.
There will be no compensation for any of the fellowships.
For more information, email Tiffany McClanaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured photo includes graduate students in an international relations class from a previous year.