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Scholarships and Awards in International Affairs

International Affairs Majors qualify for several awards both within and outside the International Affairs Program. A brief description of the awards and directions to apply can be found below.

International Affairs Undergraduate Research Fund

Deadline: April 26, 2019

The International Affairs Program occasionally contributes funds to help defray undergraduate student research-related costs, contingent on departmental approval. Students MUST be current International Affairs majors to receive funding (graduating students not eligible).
Please download the application here.

Previous awardees include Ashlee Pitts, Geneva International Model United Nations Conference; Zunaira Malik, Geneva International Model United Nations Conference; and Nick Hugon, Arctic Circle Conference. You may view their reports here.


University and National Awards

Provost’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Awards

The Provost’s Awards provide financial and academic support to Northeastern students seeking to conduct original projects of their own design. Students may apply for Early Research Awards, geared towards first- and second- year students and ranging from $500 – $1,000, or Advanced Research Awards, geared to third-year students and above and ranging from $1,000 – $3,000. Please visit the link for instructions on how to apply.

Global Scholars Program

Students may apply for the Global Scholars Award for up to $6,000 to help fund an international co-op. A select few of the strongest candidates will be offered the Global Scholars Fellowship and will receive an additional scholarship for up to $10,000. Please click the link for information on how to apply.

Brudnick Center Student Research Award

Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict supports research that seeks solutions to problems of hostility and hatred arising from inter-group conflict and differences. The expectation is that the research results will lead to increased understating of the sources of inter-group tension and hatred in order to promote cooperation between and among groups.

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Any undergraduate major in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities is eligible. URI awards will not be awarded to students who receive other funding for the same projects, unless such funding is partial, in which case the award will cover only expenses that are not funded by other sources. Students must note in their application if they have applied to other funding sources and notify Chris Gallagher immediately if they have success in securing such funding.

Academic Achievement and Civic Engagement Award in International Affairs

Deadline: N/A

The Award for Academic Achievement and Civic Engagement Award is presented to one outstanding graduating senior every Spring semester at the International Affairs Senior Celebration and Awards Ceremony. Awardees are nominated and selected by International Affairs faculty. Previous awardees include Sarah Lombardo; Victoria Porell; and Miguel de Corral. You may see each student’s Alumna/Alumnus profile by clicking on their name.

Asian Studies Research Award

The Asian Studies Research Award supports research and related activities undertaken by Northeastern University faculty and/or PhD students. Activities may include individual or collaborative research projects, or symposia or seminars on topics that explicitly focus on Asia. Applications should be submitted to Gavin Shatkin, Director, Asian Studies Program.

Honors Program Scholarships and Grants

The Honors Programs offers several scholarships and grants to students participating in the Honors Program at Northeastern. Of particular interest to IAF students would be the University Honors Travel Grant, which offers grants designed to support travel and/or conference fee expenses in order to present scholarship or creative works at an appropriate professional venue in their respective fields. In addition to the online form, applications must include an official acceptance by the proposed venue, an unofficial transcript, and a recommendation from the faculty who supervised the work to be presented.

Middle East Studies Student Paper Award

Deadline: 1st of April

The Middle East Studies Student Paper Award supports student research on the Middle East and North Africa.  An award will be given annually to two exemplary student research papers in Middle East Studies.  Students who receive the award will be honored at the Spring Senior Celebration and Awards Ceremony and featured on the International Affairs website.

Applicants must be either a) an International Affairs major with a Concentration in Middle East Studies or b) a minor in Middle East Studies. Submitted papers must be the result of an assignment in a class, directed study, or co-op; must have been written in the academic year they are submitted; and are expected to be publishable. Students may apply or be nominated by their professor, but in either case must submit a letter of support from their professor along with their paper. To submit a paper, or for more information, please contact Julie Boudoukara at j.boudoukara@northeastern.edu.

National Fellowships

Please visit the link above to learn more about national scholarships and fellowships. International Affairs majors should consider the following fellowships: