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For Faculty

Take the Moynihan Challenge

As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the creation of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, we are launching the Moynihan Challenge which we hope to make an annual event. As part of the challenge, we seek proposals from Maxwell faculty for projects examining existing or emerging challenges to citizenship and governance in an age of instability and change—the 2014 theme for the Moynihan Challenge. The 2014 deadline for application was January 27.

Maxwell Dean's Office Summer Project Assistantship Program 

The Summer Project Assistantships (SPAs) are an annual program for faculty of the Maxwell School which provide summer support for a graduate assistant for the purpose of developing a research proposal in the subsequent academic year. The application deadline falls in April. Successful faculty applicants receive funding for the graduate assistant of their choice for summer research, and are expected to provide a written report on the submission of a related proposal to an external funder within one year of the issuance of the award. The deadline for 2014 applications was Friday, April 25th. Check here for winners of 2014 SPA awards and their project titles.

Appleby-Mosher Fund for Research  

The Appleby-Mosher Fund Committee annually solicits applications from Maxwell tenure-track or tenured faculty members for research funds to be used in the following academic year. Support is available for project initiation, particularly for acquisition of materials, such as data sets and microfilms, and for research-related travel. Funds are not available to pay faculty summer stipends, but funds may be used to hire research assistance, if the students are paid through SU payroll. All tenured and tenure-track faculty are encouraged to apply. In the event of a large number of applications, preference for awards is given to projects of tenure-track (as opposed to tenured) faculty. Application consists of research proposals that are described in two pages and a specific budget for the funds. Awards will be made up to $1,200.  The total amount of funds that are available for distribution is $25,000. The deadline is September 25, 2014 for research funds to be used by June 30, 2016. Please deliver two copies of your proposal and budget to 200 Eggers Hall.  Decisions will be made by October 15, 2014.

For Graduate Students

Take the Moynihan Challenge

As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the creation of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, we are launching the Moynihan Challenge which we hope to make an annual event. As part of the challenge, we seek proposals from Maxwell doctoral students for projects examining existing or emerging challenges to citizenship and governance in an age of instability and change—the 2014 theme for the Moynihan Challenge. The deadline for applications is January 27, 2014.

Moynihan Summer Research Grants for Graduate Students

The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs is calling for proposals for summer research projects, dissertation research travel and internships.  February 27, 2014 is the deadline for proposals. Eligibility and criteria vary with the region and are available in the online applications. South Asia, the Middle East - contact mes@maxwell.syr.edu, guidelines available at the Moynihan Institute, 346 Eggers Hall, East AsiaAfricaEurope and Latin America.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Program

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Program assists students in pursuing training in order to acquire a high level of competence in one or more languages critical to national needs of the United States, and a fuller understanding of the areas, regions, or countries in which that language is commonly used. UNDERGRADUATE students who are studying less commonly taught languages at the intermediate to advanced level, as well as GRADUATE students, are eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships through Syracuse University. SOUTH ASIA: Academic year FLAS fellowships at Syracuse University are awarded for: Hindi-Urdu, Tamil, Farsi/Persian (if being used for historical research). Summer FLAS Fellowships from Syracuse may be used toward a full summer of study in intensive language training programs in the United States or abroad for any South Asian language approved by the South Asia Center. In addition to applying for FLAS, students must also apply for the summer language program of their choice: usually these are the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Summer Language Program (http://www.indiastudies.org/) for study in India or The South Asian Studies Language Institute (SASLI), held at the University of Wisconsin (http://sasli.wisc.edu/).

Summer FLAS Application:  http://bit.ly/summer-flas-14-15. Applications due Friday, January 31, 2014.

Academic Year FLAS Application:  http://bit.ly/ay-flas14-15. Applications due Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Roscoe Martin Fund for Research  

Applications are invited on an annual basis for the the Roscoe-Martin Fund, which provides grants to graduate students to support dissertation and thesis research. A faculty committee will review the applications and award the funds. Preference is generally given to advanced doctoral students. Awards typically range from $500 to $1,000; larger amounts may be granted in exceptional circumstances. (Students who need major support for travel are encouraged to apply to this competition and to seek additional funding from appropriate outside sources.) The application period occurs during the fall semester.  

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Institute of International Education (IIE)  

These grants offer fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year. The Program also includes the English Teaching Assistant component. Funding is available  in all fields including the arts, sciences, professional fields, as well as social sciences and humanities. These Fulbrights are available for most of the nations of the world; the specifics for each country are described in a booklet available in the Graduate School, the Honors’ Program and the Moynihan Institute, 346 Eggers; this booklet is also available online.  Professor Susan S. Wadley (327 Eggers Hall; sswadley@syr.edu) serves as the Campus Fulbright Advisor. The completed application must be submitted on-line and in printed form by the campus deadline, which is usually falls in September, after which there is a campus interview by members of the Fulbright Committee. You must submit your application and all supporting materials (transcripts, letters of reference, portfolios if necessary) in one manila envelope by the deadline. Have your letters of reference put into a sealed envelope, signed across the flap by the referee. We will not accept individually mailed letters and transcripts. These materials are to be taken to the Moynihan Institute, Eggers Hall. For more information about the application procedure, please contact Professor Wadley.