Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Applications closed on May 10, 2019
Approximate Offer Date:
Friday, May 31, 2019
In 2019, FSI established The Blacker Fellows Fund, in recognition of former FSI director Coit D. Blacker's years of service, teaching, and mentorship at Stanford. The fellowships, awarded to graduating seniors, will enable promising young scholars to advance original research in close partnership with FSI faculty or to assist faculty in a way that deepens the recipient's original scholarship. This new program honors Chip's profound contributions to inspiring undergraduates, providing a touchstone opportunity as students conclude their time at Stanford and prepare to embark on careers or graduate study.
Prior to his retirement in 2018, Chip was the Olivier Nomellini Professor in International Studies, a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate education, and a Senior Fellow at FSI. His association with Stanford began in 1977, when he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by the Arms Control and Disarmament Program, the precursor to the Center for International Security and Cooperation at FSI.
FSI provides up to $4,500 for graduating seniors to advance original research in close partnership with FSI faculty, or to assist faculty in a way that deepens the recipient’s original scholarship.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Students must be working under the mentorship of an FSI senior fellow or center fellow. The FSI mentor is required to submit a letter of recommendation to Patrick Laboon (firstname.lastname@example.org) attesting that they have reviewed the student’s proposal, and indicating the benefit of the student’s extended work and research with them into the summer. This letter should be submitted by the faculty member directly to Patrick Laboon (email@example.com). It must be received by the application deadline.
Student must be a graduating undergraduate or coterm senior in the spring quarter.
When additional funds are needed to support living near Stanford over this extended period, students must demonstrate the availability of matching funding from other sources, such as departmental funding, faculty research accounts, personal funding, etc.
Applicants must submit a complete application with the following information:
Project Proposal (max. 3 pages) to include:
Policy implications (if applicable)
Budget for extended time on campus
Unofficial Transcript (current)
Letter of Recommendation. Your FSI faculty mentor must submit a letter of recommendation indicating the benefit of your extended work and research with them into the summer. This letter should be submitted by the faculty member directly to Patrick Laboon (firstname.lastname@example.org). It must be received by the application deadline.