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Grants available for international studies

The Center for International Studies has announced two programs to help fund research by students and faculty.

The International Predissertation Fellowship Program is for students in the Departments of Political Science, Economics and Urban Studies in the early stages of doctoral training who wish to obtain supplementary area and language training to study Africa, China, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South or Southeast Asia.

The award provides support during 12 months of full-time study. It includes tuition and fees for overseas or domestic language training, and for area studies -- course work at the home university or at a university in the region of interest. The deadline for submitting applications to CIS is December 2.

The Mellon program for graduate students and faculty provides grants for applied research and training on refugee issues in collaboration with nongovernmental organizations working in the field. The program, established by the Inter-University Committee on International Migration and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will make awards ranging from $4,000-$6,000 for graduate student research projects and up to $10,000 for faculty and senior researchers. The application deadline is January 4, 1999.

Contact Dr. William Keller, executive director of CIS, in Rm E38-652, x3-9861,, or Laurie Scheffler, x3-3121, Rm E38-651, for application packets and further information on either program.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 21, 1998.

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