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  • Locations: Multiple Locations, Multiple Countries
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: Columbia applicants only
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline Decision Date & Deadline Note Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Fellowship Program Program Advisor: Jodi Zaffino: jaz2124@columbia.edu, Scott Carpenter: sc2764@columbia.edu
Eligibility - Home School: Columbia College, Columbia General Studies, Columbia SEAS Program Features: Research Opportunities
Discipline: Arts and Architecture, Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM Eligibility - Class Year: Junior
Eligibility - Nationality/Citizenship: Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Program Description:
The Columbia Global Policy Initiative (CGPI) offers an Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship to Columbia juniors who seek to conduct policy-oriented research for a senior thesis that is truly global in nature. This fellowship was established to assist students in addressing problems that impact not just one country or region, but that reflect the challenges of the globalized world in which we live. The Columbia Global Policy Initiative, as conceived by President Lee C. Bollinger and led by founding director Professor Michael W. Doyle, brings together eminent Columbia faculty members and distinguished policy professionals from the widest range of relevant disciplines. These experts, not only address global problems comprehensively by building on the relevant range of scholarly expertise but also, find effective ways of influencing global policy by engaging stakeholders and public policymakers. Through this research, the Initiative hopes to provide an intellectual basis for policy, thereby helping to bridge the gap between scholarship and global policymaking. Columbia faculty and advisors affiliated with the Global Policy Initiative include Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor Wafaa El-Sadr, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Professor Sarah Cleveland, Sir Daniel Bethlehem, Professor Carol Gluck, Professor Nicholas Lemann, Professor Kenneth Prewitt, and Dr. Agnès Callamard. For further information about the Columbia Global Policy Initiative, please see here.

Eligible senior projects must be research-based (including but not limited to fieldwork or laboratory research); global in nature (having cross-border origins, consequences, or implications); responsive to the needs and voice of stakeholders; and be strong in searching for effective solutions that can be practically implemented. While it is not expected that students achieve all the goals set out in their research, their proposal and thesis must specify policy targets and recommendations that add value to the research field.

Applicants must be current juniors who fulfill their department’s requirements for a senior thesis project within Columbia College, the School of General Studies, or the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Average awards will be $3,000-$4,000 per fellow, and are intended to be used for domestic or international research.  Students with an expected summer earnings contribution, as determined by their financial aid award, may be eligible for additional support on a case-by-case basis.

To apply: You can find application materials online here. Complete and submit your application online here no later than Friday, March 11, 2016.