||IR concentrator doing work for IR concentration credit
NOTE - Award payments may take upwards of 7-10 business days to process.
Established in memory of Michael Vinay Bhatia '99, who died in May 2008 in Afghanistan, where he was working as a social scientist in consultation with the U.S. military, the Fund underwrites field work, study abroad, or thesis research by IR concentrators working on peace-keeping and conflict studies. It is awarded to a student who, like Michael Bhatia '99, hopes to deepen his/her understanding of a region or culture by traveling and studying there, with the ultimate goal of helping to promote cross-cultural understanding that might end or avert violence or military conflict.
- Completed online application via UFUNDs which includes:
- detailed budget (amount per week for food, transportation (type), housing (type))
- 750-word proposal
- faculty recommendation
- supplemental materials as appropriate
Students receiving an award must:
- Reply that they accept the award
- Familiarize oneself with the IRB and HRPP guidelines for undergraduate work involving human subjects
- If travelling abroad, register Sojourn Abroad with the Office of International Programs
All students are required to submit to the IR Program Manager the following:
- 1-2 page reflective essay summarizing the experience.
- Completed travel expense accounting form including copies of all receipts
- 1-3 photographs that highlight the experience.
- If the student is unable to travel and/or conduct research after the award has been distributed s/he will be required to return the award money in full.
- If the original project was modified, an updated budget and travel expense accounting is required. Money not accounted for in the modified budget must be returned.
- Due dates: Feb 15 (fall/winter break work) Sept 15 (spring/summer work)