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The North American Regional Science Council of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI) is accepting applications for Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowships.
This Fellowship, in support of dissertation research in Regional Science, is awarded annually in memory of Dr. Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual leader whose selfless devotion to graduate students as teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend had a profound impact on the field.
NARSC is an organization with institutional members, and not an association with individual membership.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing dissertation research.
Study Subject: Fellowships is awarded in the field of Regional Science.
Scholarship Award: The Fellowship consists of a stipend in the amount of $30,000 (U.S.), paid over a twelve-month period.
Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility: Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements except for their dissertation by the time the Fellowship commences. A requirement of the Fellowship is that the recipient has no duties other than dissertation research during the Fellowship, although the recipient may hold other fellowships concurrently. Applications from students working in any area or any Ph.D. program are welcome as long as their dissertation research addresses a research question in Regional Science.
Nationality: Students from North America are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.
How to Apply: Applications for the 2018–2019 Fellowship should be sent electronically by the applicant to the Selection Committee Chair, Professor Mario Polèse, mario.polese-at-ucs.inrs.ca. An application consists of the following materials:
- A curriculum vita of no more than two (2) pages in length.
- A statement in ten (10) pages or less explaining the questions and issues to be addressed, the approach to be used, and the product expected from the dissertation research, preceded by a summary (1-page maximum) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research, and the broader impacts that may result. The 10-page limit is inclusive of references, but exclusive of tables and figures. This text should be in 12-point or larger font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins; references may be single-spaced.
- Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
- In addition, the dissertation supervisor shall provide a confidential letter sent separately as an attachment from her/his email account with the student’s name in the subject line to Professor Mario Polèse. In the letter the supervisor should assess the quality and significance of the proposed dissertation research, specify the current state of progress toward the candidate’s degree and provide a commitment by the dissertation supervisor to obtain a tuition waiver for the candidate for the year of the Fellowship. A condition of the Fellowship is the granting of a tuition waiver for the year of the Fellowship by the university, or equivalent payment of the student’s tuition.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 15, 2018.