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Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities

The leaders of the 2012 undergraduate research symposium.

The following is a listing of funding opportunities that are available for undergraduate researchers. Click on the title of each funding opportunity for additional information.

National Science Foundation Political Science Program:
The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates:
the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. Students apply directly to REU Sites and should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at

Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy:
Temple University's Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy is delighted once again to solicit submissions for its annual Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy. The recipient of the Sherman Prize will receive a $1,000 award along with a certificate.

Any paper written by an undergraduate student in the 2011 calendar year, submitted by either the student or a faculty member at the student's college or university, is eligible. The paper must address an issue, contemporary or historical, that demonstrates the intersection of force and diplomacy in international affairs. Although electronic submissions are preferred, hard-copy submissions will be accepted.

Papers must be emailed or postmarked no later than Monday, February 27th, 2012. Please address electronic submissions and all questions to:

Kaete O'Connell (

Mail hard copy submissions to:
The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy
Gladfelter 917
Temple University
1115 W. Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089