The Weiser Diplomacy Center serves as UM’s administrative hub for the Diplomacy Lab program run by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Partnerships. Diplomacy Lab aims to broaden the State Department’s research base and engage students from partner universities to help tackle pressing, policy-relevant questions posed by active State Department officials. In 2020 University of Michigan became a partner university.
Each semester, the State Department circulates policy-relevant research questions that they hope student teams will help them answer. Please see the Fall 2021 Project Menu for more information.
- All registered Univeristy of Michigan students, graduate and undergraduate are eligible. There is no citizenship requirement.
- A note for international students: the State Department has informed WDC that it considers participation in Diplomacy Lab to be an academic or co-curricular program and not as an internship, externship or other work arrangement for purposes of student visa requirements.
HOW TO APPLY
- Teams of 4-6 students may submit a team application here.
- Each team must identify a faculty supervisor. Faculty supervisors are responsible for initial meeting with the State Department, periodical meeting with the team, provide guidance on research, and serve as a point of contact for State Department officials during the course of the project. The project may be conducted as part of a course, an independent study arrangement, or as an extracurricular activity.
- Please share this Diplomacy Lab memo with your prospective faculty supervisor.
- For more information regarding this funding opportunity, please contact director John Ciorciari email@example.com