Buffett Center Announces Four Grants
CROWN FAMILY MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARDS
The Buffett Center, with generous support from the Crown Family, announces a competition for research travel awards for research projects in the Middle East by Northwestern faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Research proposals for individual and group projects are invited in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals indicating collaboration with institutions and colleagues in the Middle East will be given priority. Applications are accepted both for a fixed deadline and on a rolling basis. Deadline for applications for the fixed deadline awards is February 12, 2010. For more information, visit the Crown Grants webpage.
KEYMAN MODERN TURKISH STUDIES RESEARCH GRANTS
The Buffett Center, with generous support from the Keyman Family Program in Modern Turkish Studies, announces a competition for research grants in modern Turkish studies for Northwestern faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Research proposals for individual and group projects are invited in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Applicants may place the proposed work in an interdisciplinary context by explaining its relevance to modern Turkey. Projects may build on the work of existing research or they may be an entirely new initiative, as long as they are on modern Turkey. Proposals indicating collaboration with Turkish institutions and colleagues will be given priority. The application deadline is February 12, 2010. For more information, visit the Keyman Grants webpage.
GRADUATE STUDENT GRANTS
Regular participants in the Buffett Center Graduate Student Colloquium series with strong proposals will receive preference in both grant competitions.
Graduate Student Summer Research Awards
Buffett Center Graduate Student Summer Research Awards provide summer funding for fieldwork outside the United States for Northwestern doctoral students writing dissertations on comparative and international topics relevant to important contemporary political, economic and social issues. The maximum award is $2500. All Northwestern University PhD students at any stage in their dissertation research are eligible to apply. Applications from students conducting exploratory thesis research are particularly encouraged. These awards may not be used for language study programs, expenses in the United States, special equipment such as tape recorders, or fees for transcription or translation. Awards are normally granted for work during the summer, but exceptions can be made if warranted. All applicants are expected to concurrently seek research support from other sources. Applicants who have previously received a Summer Research Travel Grant must also demonstrate that they have applied for funding from a source outside of Northwestern. The application deadline is February 12, 2010. For more information, visit the Graduate Student Grants webpage.
Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards
Buffett Center Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards fund Northwestern PhD students working on international and comparative topics to attend a professional conference in their field. The maximum award is $300, and students are limited to one conference travel award per academic year. Applicants should submit proposals by email to Brian Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org) providing the conference name, location, and date, the student's role at the conference (i.e. paper presenter, discussant, chair, etc.), and an estimated budget. Students should also indicate whether they have applied for or received any additional funding to attend this conference. Applicants are typically notified within two weeks of their submission.