The Colin Powell Faculty Fellowship

The John G. Tower Center for Political Studies offers the Colin Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellowship. The purpose of this award is to increase research and scholarship and to provide seed monies that may lead to outside funding.  The award is up to $5000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for teams.

This fellowship is open to members of the SMU faculty whose work broadly bears on issues such as the structure of what former President George H.W. Bush called the New World Order and the role of the US in this New Order.

In addition to individual projects, the Tower Center encourages applications from research groups or teams that are seeking seed money for a larger project with the prospect of external funding. Team projects will be evaluated on the basis of their potential for matching grants.

Applications must include a 5 to 10 page proposal outlining the goals of the research to be undertaken, the methodology to be used, a time schedule to be followed, and a detailed budget.  Powell Fellowship funds are generally not awarded for domestic or international conference travel as such funds are available elsewhere in the University.  The application should be accompanied by a current C-V or C-Vs in the case of group applications.  Applications for research support should include a list of other agencies or institutions to which the applicant/s has/have applied or from which the applicant/s is/are receiving funding. The award cannot be used to purchase computer hardware or to supplement salary.

The proposal should discuss plans for disseminating the results of the research. Each award recipient will be asked to submit a final report at the end of the project, and to present the results in a Tower Center seminar.

The deadline for application is October 20, 2013

This Fellowship will be awarded after a competitive review of the proposals by the Fellowship Committee of the Tower Center, chaired by the Director, and to include two members of the Faculty Board.

Powell Fellows are asked to cite the Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU in any publications resulting from work done during the grant and to provide the Tower Center with copies of the work.

Please submit applications and any inquiries to Ray Rafidi, Associate Director of the Tower Center, 233 Carr Collins Hall.