The Department of International Studies offers awards to support graduate student professional development, e.g., research related activities, presentations at conferences, or other enrichment opportunities.
George & Conni Slape Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded competitively twice a year to support graduate student international research and/or internship activities. Slape Fellowships are designed to support international research and/or internship related travel expenses up to $1000.
Past George & Conni Slape Fellowship Award Winners
- Deborah Sharp Fall 2009 “Responsibility, Participation, and Social Engagement: Women’s capacity‐building programs in Johannesburg, South Africa”
- Paula Sue Grimes Spring 2010 “HIV AIDS in Zimbabwe: How are women with disabilities responding to the AIDS crisis in their communities?”
- Genevieve Beecher Fall 2010 “Second Language Education in China (Heritage Learners)”
- Laura Massengale Spring 2011 “Gendered Identities and Associational Life among the Peul in Paris”
- Kate Faris Spring 2012 “Imagining an Alternative Life: Youth Workers and the Creative Arts in Bogotá, Colombia”
- Elizabeth Miskell Spring 2012 “Research in Mexico”
- Sara Clark, Fall 2012 “Host Mother Perspectives from Costa Rica: Cultural Exchange & Women’s Empowerment” (Summer 2013)
- Amy Price Spring 2013 “Research into the Cut Flower Industry in Colombia” Summer 2013
- Divya Bajaj Fall 2013 “Minding the Gap: Implementing Global Educational Policies on a Local Level”
- Tariq Rahman Fall 2013 “Being Modern in Bhakkar: A Gated Community in Rural Pakistan”
- Najla Sabri, Spring 2014 “Female Entrepreneurship in the Formal Economy of Afghanistan”
- Nicole Kessell, Spring 2015 “Migration, Identity, and the Spatiality of Social Interactions in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman”
- Ritendra Thapa Magar, Spring 2015 “Socio-economic Impact of Gravity-Goods Ropeways in Nepal”
Thurber Awards, funded by the estate of the late Professor Clancy Thurber (a founder of our program), are a key resource for professional development expenses.
Thurber Awards are allocated on a non-competitive basis. Each graduate student in the program has access to the amount that was promised at the time they began the International Studies master’s program. Students must submit a statement explaining how the funds will be used for their professional development. This support is made available through Thurber funds with qualifying documentation (previous Thurber awards will be counted towards this amount).
In order to access these funds, students must use the online form to apply for Thurber monies, have it approved by the Graduate Director, and agree to submit appropriate documentation in regards to the use of funds. Please note that original receipts are required for reimbursement.