Student-initiated projects

The Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) and International Policy Center (IPC) offer funding to Ford School undergraduate and graduate students to design and carry out student-initiated projects (SIPs). These projects must have an international affairs/policy focus.

Some examples of recent SIPs include:

  • Presenting research at an international policy conference;
  • Participating in an international affairs/policy simulation;
  • Conducting relevant short-term research or work-studies over break.

Typical awards range from approximately $1,000 for a single student to $5,000 for initiatives involving several Ford School students.

WDC/IPC typically offer two SIP award cycles per academic year (during fall and winter terms).

Eligibility

  • Ford School undergraduate and graduate students.

How to apply

For more information about SIP opportunities, including application requirements and deadlines, please visit this program's M-Compass brochures:

Interested students should apply for SIP funding using the above M-Compass pages. Unfortunately, WDC / IPC cannot accept applications via email.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact the following staff members:

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