A Guide to Applying for
IGCC Funding Opportunities and Training Programs
IGCC Campus Programs
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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
•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.
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:
SOCIAL SCIENCE, TERRORISM, AND
INSURGENCY: An ongoing project for social CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
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
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
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.
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
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
• 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
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.
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.
1,500 words + up to 2 pages appendices
Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
Cut and paste into online application
Step 2. Applicant provides 2 Recommendation letters
Can be e-mailed by faculty to email@example.com 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
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
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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
- 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 email@example.com
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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