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CIS awards available for foreign study

Applications are now being accepted for two grants programs administered by the Center for International Studies that help fund research and training in some foreign countries and on refugee issues.

The International Predissertation Fellowship Program is for students in the early stages of doctoral training in the Departments of Political Science, Economics and Urban Studies 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.

See Dr. William Keller, CIS executive director, (Rm E38-652; x3-9861, for application packets and further information. Deadline for submitting applications to CIS is December 2, 1999.


The CIS also announces a small grants program for applied research and training on refugee issues in collaboration with nongovernmental organizations working in the field. Graduate students and faculty may apply for the grants program, which was established by the Inter-University Committee on International Migration and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Awards will range from $4,000-$6,000 for graduate student research projects. Faculty and senior researchers may receive awards up to $10,000. For full program information, contact Dr. Keller (see above) or Laurie Scheffler at x3-3121 or The deadline is January 7, 2000.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 10, 1999.

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