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The Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development

Sponsor:The International Studies Association Women's Caucus of International Studies and Lynne Rienner Publishers

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program leading to a Ph.D., or must have earned a doctorate within the last five (5) years. Usually, only one grant of up to $2,000 will be awarded in any given year, but in exceptional circumstances more than one grant may be awarded. In the rare instance that there are no qualified applicants, no grant will be awarded.

Purpose: Funds from this grant may be used to support any legitimate professional development need identified by the candidate. Some examples of possible uses include the following: (a) Travel to a professional meeting, (b) travel to conduct interviews, work with a colleague on a collaborative project, or field research, (c) purchase of databases, software, books, or other materials needed for research, or (d) participation in an appropriate pedagogy workshop or institute. Please note: These are just examples, other documented professional development needs will also be considered.

Criteria: While there are no restrictions on the subject of a candidate's research or teaching area, it will be incumbent upon the candidate to document (a) the need for the professional development activity to be supported by the grant, (b) the appropriateness of the proposed venue/purchase, and (c) the feasibility of the proposed project/activity within the specified time frame.

Should the case arise where more than one candidate qualifies for the award under these criteria, preference will be given to applicants whose research or pedagogical goals focus on conflict resolution, achieving peace in the Middle East, and/or the role of women in international relations.

To apply: Please submit the following materials electronically to
(1) Complete Curriculum Vitae
(2) A brief narrative describing proposed project/activity
(3) A budget

Deadlines: For this first year of implementation only, the deadline will be December 15, 2006; for every year thereafter, the deadline will be October 1.

Deborah “Misty” Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award

Sponsor: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers and friends of Misty

Status: This award is current waiting for approval by the ISA Governing Council; details will be posted when they become available. The first award will probably be given in 2008

Last update: 20 January 2007


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