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SIS Awards 25 Graduate Research Grants

By Charles Spencer

Twenty-five School of International Service graduate students have won awards of up to $1,000 to do independent research, attend conferences, or complete internships this summer.

This is the fourth year for the awards, sponsored by SIS and the SIS Graduate Student Council. Both master’s and PhD students were eligible to apply. Domestic awards were up to $500, international ones up to $1,000.

Five PhD students were among grant award winners this year.

This year there were 40 applications for the 25 awards. When the program first started, there were 10 awards.

Funding is meant to support graduate students, who are required to write either a 6-credit thesis or a 3-credit substantial paper and complete an internship, said Jeannie Khouri, international programs associate at SIS.

The grants help cover the expenses of independent research, internships, or attendance at conferences, said Khouri.