Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Summer 2013 Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) in Conflict Management and Peace Science

Call for Applications


The University of North Texas


 Contact:  Dr. John Ishiyama, PhD (John.Ishiyama@unt.edu)
Opportunity:  Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Theme:  Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science
Dates:  June 3 through July 26
Benefits:  $4000 stipend, housing and board
Program Information
The aim of this program is to provide research experiences for undergraduate students from all majors with an introduction to research in the broad area of civil conflict management and peace science. The program is headquartered at the Department of Political Science at UNT , a nationally and internationally recognized center for conflict management studies and peace science. It is home to the only Peace Science degree program in the Southwestern United States. This is also the only Peace Studies Program in the region to have an endowed professorship “the Johnie Christian Family Peace Professorship” that provides guidance and administration for this rapidly growing program. The team of REU investigators represents a group of top researchers in political science and international relations who are undertaking cutting edge research on civil wars, terrorism,  and other forms of civil conflict and peace building.
Application Information
This opportunity is available to  Sophomore, Junior, and Senior undergraduate students from all  majors. REU Fellowships will be awarded to qualified students on a competitive basis. Each Fellowship will include a $4,000 stipend as well as support for room and board and travel for conference presentation.  Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds in either REU Supplements or REU Sites must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions (for additional eligibility requirements see http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09598/nsf09598.htm#elig). All applicants are welcome-students from groups underrepresented in higher education and/or from first generation college, low income backgrounds  are especially encouraged to apply.[1] To be considered, applicants should complete the online application form available at the link (http://untconflictmgmtreu.wordpress.com/), and should arrange to have two letters of recommendation uploaded into the system
Questions can be directed to
Dr. John Ishiyama,Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
1155 Union Circle #305340
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940.565.4326 or Fax: 940.565.4818

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