William F. Clinger Jr. Award

The Franklin Center for Global Exchange, through the William F. Clinger, Jr. Award, has made $10,000 available to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in support of undergraduate international research. These funds will be awarded to one student or divided between two to four successful Arts and Sciences applicants who wish to pursue an independent international research project. KSAS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Seniors are not eligible for this award.

Applicants must have financial need, and their independent research project topic, with clear academic goals, must be international in scope. A final paper (approximately 10 pages) must describe the academic results of the study and will be due at the completion of the research project. This paper will be sent to the Franklin Center, with permission to share it with the public. The student will be responsible for determining if IRB approval is needed prior to beginning the project.

Please apply via online application be found here.

Deadline (for all materials): Friday, February 26th, 2016 by 11:59pm

Your proposal should be two to three pages long, single-spaced, and should include the following:

  • The topic to be explored
  • Your qualifications for conducting the research
  • Your timeline for completion of the project
  • Expected outcome of the project (honors thesis, etc.)
  • An itemized budget

One letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required. Once your application is submitted, please ask your recommender to upload the letter where indicated at the top of the application. Recommendation letters should address the following:

  • How long and in what capacity you have known the student
  • The student’s academic strengths, qualifications, and ability to conduct independent research

For questions, contact:

Joel Schildbach