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Awards

The Ivo Duchacek Award will be awarded for the best article published in a national or international refereed journal or in a referenced book in the past year. All students in the Ph.D./M.A. Program in Political Science who have written and published such an article within the last year are eligible. This award is named for Professor Ivo Duchacek, a member of our doctoral faculty, specializing in International Politics, and a former Executive Officer of the Program. Applicants for this award should send a letter and a copy of their article to: Awards Committee, PhD/MA Program in Political Science, The Graduate Center of CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5202, New York, NY 10016. Deadline: April 15, 2013.

The Joseph Murphy Award goes to the best paper presented by a student in the Program to a major social science conference. This award is named in honor of Professor Joseph Murphy, who was Chancellor of the City University before joining our doctoral faculty in the Political Theory subfield. Applicants for this award should send a letter, a copy of their paper and proof of conference participation to: Awards Committee, PhD/MA Program in Political Science, The Graduate Center of CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5202, New York, NY 10016. Deadline: April 15, 2013.

The Richard Styskal Dissertation Fellowship ($3,500) is presented on a competitive basis to an American student who has passed the Second Exam. Professor Styskal was a member of our doctoral faculty. He taught courses in methodology, statistics, and American Politics. He also served as Deputy Executive Officer of the Program. Applicants for this award should send a copy of their dissertation proposal (approved by their Second Exam Committee), a personal statement, and the names, addresses and home phone numbers of two academic references to: Awards Committee, PhD/MA Program in Political Science, The Graduate Center of CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5202, New York, NY 10016. Deadline: April 15, 2013.

The 2013 John H. E. Fried Memorial Fellowship in International Human Rights will be awarded to support research by an advanced Ph.D. student in political science (normally level 2 or 3) who is exploring international human rights. The $5,000.00 award is given annually to foster original research and analysis that result in a conference paper, published article, dissertation proposal or dissertation chapter dealing with the causes of or possible solutions to human rights violations as well as strategies for promoting international human rights. The successful fellow's perspective should be comparative politics or international relations, organizations, or law. Applicants should submit a short proposal (not more than 1,000 words), a current curriculum vitae, and a transcript no later than 15 April 2013. In addition, brief confidential letters of recommendation from two faculty members who are familiar with the proposal should be sent separately before the deadline. Please address correspondence to: Fried Memorial Fellowship, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The CUNY Graduate Center, Suite 5203, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Click here to download an application (PDF) 

The George D. Schwab Fellowship in American Foreign Policy was established by an anonymous donor to honor the president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. An annual $2,000 award is available for costs related to dissertation research relevant to a topic that leads to an improved understanding of U.S. foreign policy.