The ACUNS Dissertation Fellowship Award recognizes emerging students of extraordinary potential who have reached the stage of writing an advanced graduate-level dissertation on a topic of direct and demonstrable relevance to the United Nations and/or the UN system. Applications not thus related to the UN and/or UN system will not be considered.
An important component of the Award for its winner is the recognition of excellence that this entails throughout ACUNS’ global community of scholars and practitioners. The Award also includes a monetary component in the amount of $1,500.00 US.
In addition, the winner is encouraged to attend the ACUNS Annual Meeting in that same year, where she/he will be introduced and recognized as the Award winner. In that case, the winner will receive an Annual Meeting registration fee waiver (worth up to $150 of the registration fee) plus an additional award of up to $500 following the Meeting for the reimbursement of related travel and accommodations costs.
The Dissertation Award winner is encouraged to consider in the future submitting some written product to ACUNS’ journal, Global Governance. Use of any materials, however, will be at the discretion of the journal editorial team and the normal peer review process.
Eligible candidates may be citizens of any country and must be entering the writing stage of a Ph.D., J.S.D., or LL.M level degree – for example, a doctoral candidate who has defended her/his dissertation proposal and who has completed the majority of field research, and who now is writing a first draft of the dissertation. It is not intended for students who already have completed, or who are about to complete, the writing, or who are about to defend their thesis (NB for students working in a UK-context of doctoral studies, the Award relates to students who are in the beginning of their final year/year three of registration and are in the process of writing up).
If you have any questions, or are not clear whether your application falls within the guidelines, you should contact the ACUNS Secretariat prior to submitting your application, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for the award should already be a student member of ACUNS. Information about joining ACUNS can be found on our website under Join/Renew. If you are an applicant from the Global South whose financial status may preclude them from purchasing a membership, please contact email@example.com.
Applications must be received at the ACUNS Secretariat in full by Thursday, January 14, 2016.
Applications must include all of the following:
- The applicant’s dissertation proposal or a similar description of the research, which must be no more than 25 pages (typed and double spaced, including bibliography/citations) in length. The review committee will not examine any submissions longer in length than 25 pages;
- The applicant’s curriculum vitae;
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty members who are familiar with the student’s academic work, one of whom must be the applicant’s dissertation supervisor. Only two letters should be provided.
You will be notified by the online system when a letter of recommendation has been submitted by one of your referees. Your application will not be considered if it remains incomplete by the submission deadline.
The winner will be notified by March 31, 2016. Once the Award has been accepted, ACUNS will notify all other applicants of the final decision, and details of the winning applicant’s project will be posted on the ACUNS web site.
Due to the large number of applications received, ACUNS cannot provide any detailed response regarding the evaluation of any individual application.
Online Application Form
If you wish to submit a recommendation letter, you can can do so by clicking the URL link included in the email you received when the student applicant submitted his or her application. If you did not receive this email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. My references did not receive an email with a link to the reference letter submission page. What should I do?
If your references do not receive this email within 24 hours of your submission, please contact the ACUNS secretariat at email@example.com with the subject line “Dissertation Award: Application Error”
2. I just completed writing my dissertation and would like to apply for this award. Am I eligible?
The dissertation award is not intended for students who already have completed, or who are about to complete, the writing of the dissertation. Is is also not intended for those who are about to defend their thesis (NB for students working in a UK-context of doctoral studies, the Award relates to students who are in the beginning of their final year/year three of registration and are in the process of writing up).
Global South Doctoral Workshop, Beijing, 2-6 May 2016
Organised by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, in collaboration with Peking University, China
The Global South Workshop is an opportunity for doctoral students from universities in southern developing countries to participate to a week of discussion of their thesis with professors and PhD students of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and from a partner university of the network. This program aims to develop intellectual exchanges and networking between young scholars from the South. The conference is held in English.
The 2016 workshop is organised jointly by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and the School of International Studies at Peking University; it will take place from 2 May to 6 May 2016 in Beijing. Selected participants will be reimbursed their return fares and be provided accommodation during the workshop.
Learn more: http://graduateinstitute.ch/southworkshop[graduateinstitute.ch]
The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Maltepe University invites interested scholars and advanced graduate students to submit proposals for the conference below. The event will take place at Maltepe University, Istanbul, May 26 and 27, 2016. Please submit a 200-word paper proposal along with your short bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 29, 2016.
Objectives and Description:
The conference aims to investigative and examine the emergence, development and transformation of American Foreign Policy towards the Middle East from the 1940s to the present time. United States imperial interests in the region date back to 19th century missionary movements; however, the US began to play a major role in the region right after WWII, with the Cold War Era. In the meantime, the establishment of NATO, declaration of Israeli Independence in 1948 and the creation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict created chaotic political dilemmas for the US as well as for regional alliances. In addition, the reliance of the American economy on oil, and it support for Israel transformed US foreign policy into a ‘dependent’ Foreign policy. This is shown in the way that interest groups have played a major role in their ability to shape US Foreign Policy in the region. In this conference, we examine the emergence, development and transformation of American Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East since the 1940s and in doing so, we will examine Iranian, Turkish, Israeli and Arab perspectives. We would therefore like to see the following themes in the papers:
Emergence and Development of American Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East
American Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East in the Cold War and the Post-Cold War Eras
American Foreign Policy Towards Iran
American Foreign Policy Towards Turkey
American Foreign Policy Towards Israel
American Foreign Policy Towards the Arab States
THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN AN EDITED VOLUME
For details, please see: http://sociologyofturkey.blogspot.qa/2015/11/cfp-american-foreign-policy-and-middle.html?spref=tw