Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Design Your Own
Applications closed on October 25, 2020
Approximate Offer Date:
Friday, November 6, 2020
During the fall quarter, FSI GOES offers small research grants of up to $1,500 to partially or completely fund research projects for both undergraduate and graduate students who are using advanced analytical methods in their work. FSI also offers conference grants of up to $250, for students who are presenting at a conference related to international studies.
FSI provides up to $1,500 to conduct research in international studies. The research focus must be international; it cannot be within the United States. The committee may consider exceptions for research closely related to an international topic.
FSI provides up to $250 for conference funding. The conference must have an international focus, but does not need to be outside of the United States. (e.g. a conference of the International Education Association held in Philadelphia would be eligible). Applicants must be presenting their research at the conference.
Both research and conference costs must be feasible within the budget provided or the student should demonstrate the availability of matching funds.
Small grants and conference funds must be spent by the end of the quarter following 2 quarters from the date that the award is received. (ex. an award granted in fall quarter would need to be spent by the end of spring quarter).
If human participants are to be involved in research, funding is contingent upon Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. The IRB approval e-mail must be sent to Patrick Laboon(email@example.com) before funds are disbursed. More can be found about IRB protocol at Stanford here or visit Stanford’s Research Compliance Office.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Research must have an international focus but students from all departments are encouraged to apply.
Students must be working under the mentorship of a FSI senior fellow or center fellow. The FSI mentor is required to submit an e-mail to Patrick Laboon (firstname.lastname@example.org) attesting that they have reviewed the student’s proposal, have met with and are mentoring the student by the application deadline.
For graduate student applicants, strong preference is given to dissertation research of Ph.D. candidates.
Conference grant applicants must be presenting their research at the conference.
Undergraduate students must be in the either the Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law (CDDRL), or the Center for International Security And Cooperation (CISAC) honors programs.
When additional funds are needed, students must demonstrate the availability of matching funding from other sources, such as departmental funding, faculty research accounts, personal funding, etc.