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Grants for international studies offered

The Center for International Studies (CIS) has announced two grant programs to fund work in specific areas.

The International Energy and Environmental Policy Research Grants accepts research proposals on any aspect of international energy or environmental policy, including research on developing countries as well as advanced industrial countries. They will be considered for research seed funding, publications, and attending workshops and conferences. Faculty, researchers and advanced doctoral students working with faculty on relevant projects are eligible.

The program, which offers grants of up to $25,000, is supported by the CIS Japan Energy Endowment. The application deadline is Feb. 4, 2000.

The Program in Transnational Security Issues, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, is holding its Predoctoral Summer Internships/Fellowship Competition for summer 2000. The program focuses on personal and group security and transnational society, which connotes that either the source of the perceived or actual threat is abroad, or that the solution to the threats would involve transnational networks or organizations. Proposals may, for example, deal with such issues as the effect of economic globalization, proliferation, refugee flows, cross-border ethnic conflict, international efforts at conflict resolution, etc.

Predoctoral students may be funded for research at the pre-proposal (feasibility) or dissertation stages. Students with relevant research interests from any discipline are encouraged to apply for stipends up to $6,000 for the 2000-01 academic year.

The application deadline for summer internships and fellowships (providing full tuition and stipend) for the 2000-01 academic year is Feb. 3, 2000.

For full descriptions and application details on these programs, contact Dr. William Keller, director of CIS, Rm. E38-652, x3-9861,, or Laurie Scheffler, Rm E38-651, x3-3121,

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 8, 1999.

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