Funding Opportunities from the Research Circle on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism
Apr. 11, 2014
The Research Circle on Democracy & Cultural Pluralism at the Department of Politics, Brandeis University, invites applications from undergraduate and graduate students for the following funding opportunities:
Dissertation Research Support
The Research Circle invites applications from PhD students in the Social Sciences for support for dissertation-related research. Projects may range from preliminary research to develop a dissertation proposal, to discrete research tasks part of the larger dissertation (e.g., a case study), or more extensive research and write-up to complete the dissertation. Awards are made on a competitive basis, and may range from a $2000 to a $10,000 stipend, depending on the scope of the proposal. More information on these grants and how to apply is available here.
Undergraduate Summer Internship Grants
The Research Circle on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism invites applications from students in the Social Sciences and Humanities for Democracy-related summer internship grants. The Circle may award as many as three summer internships of $3,500 each. Internships must involve work directly related to the mission of the Research Circle. More information on these grants and how to apply is available here.
Senior Honors Thesis Summer Research Grants
The Research Circle on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism invites applications from students in the Social Sciences and Humanities who will be undertaking preparation of Senior Honors Theses in the Fall, and their advisors, for Circle funding to support summer research for the senior honors thesis. Theses must address a question related to the mission of the Circle. The Research Circle may provide up to $1000 in funding. More information on these grants and how to apply is available here.
The deadline for each of these applications is Monday, April 28, 2014.
Research Circle on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism
Department of Politics
How do democracies manage, or even gain strength from, difference? Understanding the nature of conflicts associated with difference, and finding the means by which to manage them peacefully, and in a manner that sustains and strengthens democracy is one of the great social and political challenges of our time. Conflicts based on race, ethnicity, gender, culture, and social and economic inequality are among the most compelling contemporary issues for students, for political scientists and for other scholars in the social sciences, humanities and the arts. These are issues and conflicts that are likely to become even more important as economic and technological changes, demographic processes, and immigration increase the internal diversity of open, democratic societies. The activities of the research circle are intended to encourage undergraduates to undertake the challenges of advanced classroom learning and senior honors research, faculty to provide students with curricular offerings and supervised research opportunities, and faculty and students to collaborate on original research projects focused on democracy and cultural pluralism.
The Research Circle is supported by a grant from Joseph Neubauer and Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer ‘69.