The International Affairs Research Fellowship offers at least two Columbia College Political Science majors the opportunity to conduct summer research focusing on International Relations, Human Rights, and/or Regional Studies.
Students are expected to carry out this research under the supervision of a faculty member from Columbia who will be required to sponsor the project and provide advice during the period of research. The fellowship’s intent is to give students the opportunity to pursue their intellectual goals and gain valuable research experience throughout the summer. Individual awards usually range from $500 to $5,000, depending on the budget required for each project. Awards cannot be used for the completion of formal coursework or structured internships.
Candidates should be rising seniors at the time of the research and interested in pursuing a career in government service. Preference will be given to women, and those under-represented in the field of International Affairs, Journalism, and Diplomacy at Columbia College, and/or receiving Financial Aid. If you are awarded an International Affairs Research Fellowship, you may be asked to speak at an information session for prospective future candidates in the fall and you will be required to present a poster of your research in October as part of an undergraduate research symposium.