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Joseph E. Schwartzberg Workable World Trust Fellowship

The Joseph E. Schwartzberg Workable World Trust Fellowships support outstanding students who are clearly committed to global governance.

Eligibility/Award Guidelines

To be considered for a Joseph E. Schwartzberg Fellowship, applicants must:

  1. be graduate students in their second (or later) year of study in the College of Liberal Arts program;
  2. have an affiliation with the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (e.g., ICGC Scholar, ICGC Mellon Scholar, ICGC Global Food Security Fellow, DSSC graduate minor program student, current or former Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow at ICGC);
  3. be studying toward a degree or conducting research with a primary focus related to global governance; and
  4. demonstrate academic merit and exceptional potential in their field.

In reviewing nominees ICGC gives priority to demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to the issues of the global south and disadvantaged communities.

Award Description

Awards will serve as a supplemental fellowship in the amount of $5,000 offered annually to students who are in their second year or later.  Eligible students should submit an application following the instructions below.  Funds may be used to support research projects or substantive internship or practicum projects related to global governance. For the purposes of this fellowship, we understand global governance broadly as institutions, practices and norms that are used to collectively address transnational problems and issues.  If you are not sure whether your area of research falls within the scope of global governance studies, please contact ICGC to inquire.

More specifically, recipients of Joseph E. Schwartzberg Fellowships who are in Ph.D. programs may use the award to support pre-dissertation or dissertation research travel and related expenses.  Students pursuing eligible master's degrees (and in some cases, students pursuing the Ph.D.) may use the award to support the costs of domestic or international travel and related expenses necessary for an internship or practicum directly related to global governance. 

Award recipients will be invited to make a presentation in an ICGC forum on their supported projects.  Reports outlining work undertaken and impact or findings related to global governance (3-5 pages) are due to icgc@umn.edu by October 15 of the fall semester immediately following use of the fellowship funds.

Application Process

Deadline: The deadline for the 2018 Schwartzberg competition has now closed. 

Please note: Applicants must obtain a letter of support from their advisor in order to be considered for this fellowship.

To apply for a Joseph E. Schwartzberg World Trust Fellowship click here.