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IGCC Funding Opportunities and Training Programs

                 Estella Post
           IGCC Campus Programs
          Robinson Complex Rm.1227
IGCC: A History of Security and Nuclear Nonproliferation
Understanding IGCC’s history, current mission, and research is one of the most useful ways of determining
whether or not your research is relevant to IGCC’s broad mission and what opportunities are the best match
for you.

                                                          •IGCC was founded in 1983 by Herbert F. York, a
                                                          renowned scientist and Manhattan Project participant.

                                                          •Dr. York became the first director of Lawrence
                                                          Livermore National Laboratory and the first chancellor
                                                          of UC San Diego.

                                                          •IGCC's original mission emphasized security and
                                                          nuclear nonproliferation issues and has since
                                                          broadened with time.

                                                          •IGCC researchers now study a wide range of topics
                                                          involving international economic and technology
IGCC Founder and Director Emeritus Herbert York (right)
                                                          policies that shape our ability to produce prosperity,
                                                          innovation, and mutual understanding across the globe.
                             Today’s IGCC Mission

                         IGCC builds bridges between the theory and practice
                         of international policy. We inject fresh ideas into the
                         process by establishing the intellectual foundations
                         for effective policymaking, and provide ways for UC
                         faculty and students to interact with policymakers at
                         home and abroad through our collaborative, multi-
Dr. Susan Shirk          campus projects.
IGCC Director

Dr. Herbert York
IGCC Director Emeritus

                             IGCC’s Current Research Programs:
          National Security and Weapons of Mass Destruction

                                                             NORTHEAST ASIA COOPERATION DIALOGUE

                                                             An annual “track two” multilateral forum on security
                                                             issues involving policy-level foreign ministry officials,
                                                             defense ministry officials, military officers, and
NUCLEAR FORENSICS AND THE PREVENTION OF                      academics from China, Russia, North and South Korea,
NUCLEAR TERRORISM: A proposal by an                          Japan, and the United States founded by IGCC in 1993.
interdisciplinary team of experts to enable the rapid and
reliable interpretation of nuclear forensic data to deter    ARMS CONTROL AND SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS
the illicit trafficking or possession of nuclear material.   IN THE MIDDLE EAST
                                                             A bi-annual series of track two dialogues for the Middle
PUBLIC POLICY AND NUCLEAR THREATS                            East where civil and military leaders meet in a collegial
An NSF-sponsored IGERT Ph.D. training program for            setting to discuss options for improving security
students throughout the UC system in science,                relations, led since 1992 by Professor Steven Spiegel of
                                                             UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations.
engineering, and social science.
Currently Recruiting PhD students for July 2009 Bootcamp!
                                                             MOVEMENT AND ACCESS IN THE WEST BANK
PUBLIC POLICY AND BIOLOGICAL THREATS                         AND GAZA STRIP: A track-two task force designed to
A multidisciplinary summer training program for UC           make concrete recommendations for increasing the flow
Ph.D., faculty, professional-school students, private-       of goods and resources across borders into Palestine.
industry professionals, and government officials, on
policy responses to bio-threats of all types, including
outbreaks of infectious diseases, bioterrorism, and bio-

                  IGCC’s Current Research Programs:
International Environmental and Health Policy

                                        CONSERVING BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN TROPICAL
                                        In partnership with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, a five-
                                        year research project that will develop improved methods for
                                        assessing and valuing biodiversity and integrating biodiversity
                                        into forest planning processes.

                                        U.S.-CHINA WORKING GROUP ON CLIMATE CHANGE: A
                                        partnership between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and
GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY                 the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and
                                        Management, along with the School for Public Policy and
Together with UCSF’s Global Health      Management at Tsinghua University and the Institute for
Sciences Program, a program to          Governance for Sustainable Development. This two-and-a-half-
prepare health professionals as         year project is designed to break the stalemate between the
global health diplomats. This project   United States and China on greenhouse gas emission policies.
will involve partnerships among the
UC Schools of Medicine and Public

                       IGCC’s Current Research Programs:
                     Terrorism/Homeland Security

scientists and practitioners to assess the state   PROGRAM
of research on terrorism and explore benign
counterinsurgency tactics.                         In partnership with the U.S. Department of
                                                   Homeland Security and the Department of Energy,
                                                   preparation of a Masters degree–level curriculum
TRAINING AND EXERCISES IN                          for students training for careers in homeland
CALIFORNIA HOMELAND SECURITY                       security and policy.

A grant from the State of California Office of
Homeland Security to provide seminars and
exercises to prepare public officials for their
roles in a natural or man-made disaster.

                   IGCC’s Multi-campus Network
IGCC's multi-campus structure allows it to build research teams from all ten UC campuses and
the UC-managed Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, providing broad-
based links to the U.S. and foreign governments, and policy institutes from around the globe.

                           UC BERKELEY                                 UC SANTA BARBARA
                           Institute of International Studies (IIS)    Global and International Studies Program
                           Director: Professor Steve Weber             Director: Professor Mark Juergensmeyer

                           UC DAVIS                                    UC SANTA CRUZ:
                           Institute of Governmental Affairs (IGA)     Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies
                           Director: Professor Alan Olmstead           (CGIRS)
                                                                       Director: Professor Ronnie Lipschutz
                           UC IRVINE
                           Center for Global Peace & Conflict          UC SAN DIEGO
 San Francisco             Studies                                     Institute for International, Comparative, and
                           Director: Professor Cecelia Lynch           Area Studies (IICAS)
                                                                       Director: Professor Gershon Shafir
                           UC LOS ANGELES
                           Burkle Center for International Relations   UC SAN FRANCISCO
                           Director: Professor Kal Raustiala           Global Health Sciences
                                                                       Director: Dr. Vincanne Adams
                           UC RIVERSIDE
                           Program on Global Studies                   UC MERCED
                           Co-Directors:                               Program on Global Peace & Security Issues
                           Professor Chris Chase-Dunn and              (GPSI/”Gypsy”)
                           Professor Julian Allison                    Director: Professor Gregg Herken
       IGCC’s Multi-disciplinary Steering Committee
IGCC’s leadership is comprised of senior faculty and scientists from a broad range of backgrounds.
IGCC recognizes the value of taking a multidisciplinary approach researching issues of global
conflict. The steering committee evaluates requests for funding from this multidisciplinary
        Chair                                   Professor Phil Roeder
        Professor TJ Pempel                     Department of Political Science
        Department of Political Science         University of California, San Diego
        University of California, Irvine
                                                Dr. John Tercier
        Professor Martin Shapiro
                                                Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine
        School of Law
        University of California, Berkeley      University of California, San Francisco

        Professor Larry Berman                  Professor Gary Libecap
        Department of Political Science         Department of Economics/The Bren School
        University of California, Davis         University of California, Santa Barbara
        Professor Debbie Avant
        Department of Political Science         Professor Nancy Chen
        University of California, Irvine        Department of Anthropology
                                                University of California, Santa Cruz
        Professor Amy Zegart
        Department of Political Science
                                                Dr. Neil Joeck
        University of California, Los Angeles
                                                Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
        Professor Juliann Allison
        Department of Political Science         Dr. Joe Pilat
        University of California, Riverside     Los Alamos National Laboratory
         Dissertation & Faculty Research Support
        IGCC is the largest source of support for dissertation research in international
        studies in the UC system. The IGCC fellows have made important contributions to the
        academic and policy community.

                                                               IGCC’s fellowship funding has supported over 373 PhD students in
                                                               their field research in more than 35 countries. This research resulted
                                                               in published dissertations in more than 20 departments across the
              Benjamin Hickler, UC San Francisco IGCC Fellow   UC system.
IGCC Fellows:
Recipients have come from history, communications,
political science, economics, sociology, anthropology,         205 of the 250 fellows we are in contact with work in academic
environmental science, and marine sciences. IGCC also          positions. Well over half of IGCC fellows now teach in universities in
provides a grant competition for faculty research and          California, around the nation, and at international universities around
support for affiliated campus programs on all UC               the globe.

                                                               IGCC fellows have collectively published 100 books and written
                                                               articles in more than 100 journals and magazines, including:
                                                               American Political Science Review           Journal of Conflict Resolution
                                                               Bulletin of Atomic Scientists               Journal of International Economic Law
                                                               Cambridge Review of International Affairs   The Non-proliferation Review
                                                               China Quarterly                             Security Studies
             Matt Kroenig, UC Berkeley IGCC Fellow
                                                               Diplomatic History                          World Politics
                                                               Environment and Development Economics       Far Eastern Economic Review
IGCC Fellows Alumni Community: National and                    Foreign Policy                              Los Angeles Times
International Leaders                                          International Organization                  New York Times
IGCC has consistently nurtured the graduate talent in          International Studies Quarterly             Washington Post
the UC system that continues on to assume leadership
roles in academia, policy, science, economics,
business, communications, and government, in the US
and abroad.
                            Topics of Interest
IGCC supports research (from all disciplines) on the causes of international conflict and opportunities
for international cooperation. Multidisciplinary approaches and policy-relevant work are encouraged.
In order to meet IGCC relevancy criteria, the international sources and/or consequences of the
phenomenon studied in the dissertation must be an integral part of the project.

    Topics of interest to IGCC include, but are not limited to, the following:

•      Causes and Policy Implications of              •    International and Regional
                                                           Cooperation on Health, Technology,
       International Conflict, Transnational               Culture, and Social Issues
       Ethnic Conflict, and International             •    Innovations in International
       Terrorism                                           Cooperation
•      International Dispute Resolution               •    Transnational Flows of Capital,
                                                           Goods, Technology, Ideas, and
•      International and Regional Cooperation              People
       on Security, Economic, and Legal Issues        •    Transnational Social Movements
•      Gender Issues in International Relations            and Non-Governmental
•      International Environmental Policy
                     Faculty Grant Essentials
IGCC faculty grant proposals are evaluated on their quality and on their relevance to IGCC’s goal of
understanding international conflict and promoting cooperation among nations in political, economic,
and environmental affairs.

   Individual Faculty Research Award – up to $20k
   Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded for individual faculty proposals that fall within IGCC’s
   mandate and demonstrate the feasibility of becoming larger-scale, foundation-funded IGCC

   Collaborative UC Faculty Research Award – up to $40k
   Applicants are eligible to receive up to $40,000 for collaborative, multi-campus efforts. A
   collaborative project consists of at least two scholars from different UC campuses or a UC
   campus and national laboratory. Multi-campus projects must still fall within IGCC’s mission
   and demonstrate feasibility for becoming larger scale foundation or government-funded

    Applying for a Faculty Grant
    2009-10 Application for Faculty Grant Funding
    Past Fellowship & Grant Recipients Online

             Application deadline is Friday, February 20, 2009
        Summer Policy Internships in Washington DC
    The IGCC internship award provides support for an internship position at an international
    affairs-related organization in Washington, D.C.

    •    Open to Master’s, 2nd Year MD students, and first or second year Ph.D. students
    •    Students chose and secure their own internship placement in Washington, D.C.
    •    Typically 15-20 applications are received each year. 5 will be awarded for Summer 2009

    Internship Award Package
•        Award includes a $3,000 stipend and $500 in travel support to/from D.C.
•        Additional Assistance: UCDC computer lab use and IGCC Washington
         D.C. Representative

    Apply for Summer Policy Internship Support

    2009-10 Application for UCDC Summer Policy Internship
    About IGCC’s Washington, D.C Office

                    Application Deadline: Friday, January 23, 2009
            Dissertation Fellowships Essentials
IGCC offers competitive fellowship packages to UC PhD candidates only. If you submit a
quality proposal, you have much better odds of receiving a fellowship when compared to
other funding programs which require you to complete with graduate students nationwide.

    •   Since 1985, IGCC has awarded 20-25 fellowships per year.
    •   Average number of applications received annually= 100+
    •   Anticipated # of 2009-10 Awards = 18 (pending funding)
    •   Standard Dissertation Fellowship Award includes up to $16,000
        stipend to cover living expenses (October to June) and up to
        $4,000 in travel and research support.
    •   Total IGCC award will not exceed $20K.
    •   Partial funding is available by request, but will not increase your
        odds of being funded.
    •   22 fellowships were awarded for 2006-2007 View List of 2006-07 Fellows
    •   17 fellowships were awarded for 2007-2008 View List of 2007-08 Fellows

    Be encouraged to apply! You have 1:4 odds of being funded if you are
    doing research relevant to IGCC’s mission and submit a quality
                Application Deadline: Monday, February 2, 2009
           Special Fellowship Designations
Two of IGCC’s annual dissertation fellowships are awarded with special distinction. These
fellowships include the Standard Dissertation Fellowship Package, but include additional
perks and opportunities.

   UCDC Fellowship
   Applicants interested in being considered for a UCDC fellowship should declare their
   interest on their application and include at least one round-trip airline ticket to
   Washington, D.C., in their travel budget.

   Includes Standard Fellowship Package, plus: Opportunity to spend one academic
   quarter in Washington, D.C .
   •University of California Washington Center housing if available and office space

   IGCC Herbert York Fellowship
   Applicants interested in being considered for the Herbert York fellowship should declare
   their interest on their application. Your research should focus on international policy
   issues in natural science, engineering, or science policy and topics relating to arms

   Includes Standard Fellowship Package, plus:
   •One academic quarter at Lawrence Livermore or Los Alamos National Laboratories
    Dissertation Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

•    Applicant must be enrolled at a University of California
     campus for the 200-10 academic year.
•    You must be a UC PhD student and advance to candidacy
     for your doctorate by June 30, 2009.
•    JD/PhD, MD/PhD, and MD with thesis students are also
•    U.S. citizenship is not required.
•    IGCC fellowships are not intended to be used for UC student
     fees and tuition
•    You must not exceed 10 hours of paid employment or TA/RA
     activity during your award period.
                      3 Step Application Process
Dissertation Fellowship RFP available on IGCC website by Dec 1. All application
components are prepared by the applicant and submitted to IGCC in a single PDF
document via email by midnight February 2, 2009 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
      Step 1. Applicant prepares application cover sheet PLUS:

          Project Expense Budget & Budget Justification - Detail expenses for the year, including
           research and travel. Hardware (laptop, digital camera, etc) is not an allowable research expense.
           If budget exceeds $20k and/or you are applying for other fellowships, make sure you provide extended budget
           information or you risk having to decline your fellowship. Applicants who have already received additional funds, awards, or
           grants must submit an extended project budget with their application, detailing all anticipated expenses for the entire project
           and which of those expenses the IGCC fellowship will cover.
          Narrative Proposal
           1,500 words + up to 2 pages appendices
          Curriculum Vita
          Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
           Cut and paste into online application

      Step 2. Applicant provides 2 Recommendation letters
            Can be e-mailed by faculty to igcc-cp@ucsd.edu or sent directly to IGCC via regular mail
            Must be submitted by application deadline (ask for them now). One letter must be from your advisor.
            It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm letters of recommendation are sent to IGCC.

      Step 3. Applicant emails Adobe PDF of complete application to igcc-

             Application deadline is Monday, February 2, 2009
          Tips on Writing a Proposal Narrative

The narrative should:

•Describe the research problem or goals. What questions will your research answer?

•The narrative description of the project is not to exceed 1,500 words.

•Relate the significance of the research and its relevance to global conflict and cooperation

•Research design and methods: Explain the procedures you will employ (such as archival work,
interviews, statistical analysis) to answer your research question. Indicate how IGCC funds will
enable you to undertake these procedures.

•Be written to a Multidisciplinary audience (IGCC steering committee). Avoid overuse of jargon
that is specific to your discipline.

•Follow directions in the RFP

•Fitting IGCC’s mission
    The Importance of Methodology
“IGCC has been open to a wide range of methodological and
conceptual approaches in every discipline. It is especially
helpful for steering committee members evaluating the
proposals if applicants can specify, very succinctly:

1) The thing/event/phenomenon applicants are trying to

2) The particular explanation for this
phenomenon/question being advanced in the proposal.

In the social sciences proposals usually refer to these as
independent variables and dependent variables. Proposals
do not need to rely on this terminology necessarily and can
use alternative ways to make clear what is being explained
and how.”
      Evaluation, Selection, and Award Process
Dissertation Fellowship applications are reviewed and selected by the IGCC Steering
Committee every year.

  •    Quality & Relevance to IGCC Mission are the primary selection criteria.

  •    Reader assignments &Independent Review Process
       There are two rounds of independent review and ranking before final deliberations take place.
               -Round 1: Applications are read by 3 Steering Committee members from your discipline or with
               -Round 2: The top tier of applications are read by every committee member and preliminarily
               ranked for discussion.
               -Round 3: The steering committee convenes to discuss the merits of each proposal and makes
               final selections.
  •    Proposal feedback
       IGCC cannot disclose information from the deliberations or provide feedback on why applications were
       not selected for funding.

  •    Final Selection
       The Steering Committee members determine the final selections in their Spring Meeting (April or May),
       2008. All applicants will be notified of their status via email by mid-May.
                     Helpful Reminders

• Please allow up to 48 hours for an email confirmation of your

•   No late or incomplete applications will be reviewed, no exceptions. All
    application components must be scanned or saved into a single PDF
    document and emailed to igcc-cp@ucsd.edu.

•   Office of Contracts and Grants/Sponsored Projects requirements vary
    by campus. It is the applicants responsibility to comply with local campus
    requirements and deadlines for fellowship and grant applications. Some UC
    campuses, such as UCLA, UCI, and UCSC, require applicants to submit
    fellowship & grant applications to their office of Contracts and Grants
    (OCGA/OSP) for review PRIOR to submitting to IGCC.
                   Other Important Notes

Submission challenges?
- IGCC cannot help with scanning or Adobe Acrobat computer problems.

Substantive Questions about the RFP?
- First read the Fellowship and Grant FAQ at:
- If your question is not covered in the FAQ, send it to igcc-cp@ucsd.edu

 Don’t know your fiscal coordinator’s name?
  - Check with your department’s administrator
 - Get to know them! This is the person who will help you understand your campus’ fellowship
and grant requirements (and coordinate your fellowship payments and research/travel
reimbursements if you are awarded).
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