IACM Graduate Student Scholarship

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AC4 and the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)

“The International Association for Conflict Management was founded to encourage scholars and practitioners to develop and disseminate theory, research, and experience that is useful for understanding and improving conflict management in family, organizational, societal, and international settings.”

AC4 firmly supports the mission of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), and is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work among scholars, practitioners and policymakers around issues pertaining to conflict, violence prevention, peace building, and sustainable development.

Since we are of the belief that exposure to different worldviews enriches everyone’s knowledge base and enhances everyone’s skill development, we wish to play a role in attempts to increase diversity among presenters at the IACM Annual Conference.

Scholarship Opportunities to Present Research at IACM Annual Conference

Since 2011, AC4 has given students from historically underrepresented groups and students from developing countries the opportunity to present their research at the IACM Annual Conference.  Scholarship recipients are expected to attend an AC4-sponsored reception at the conference.

To apply for this award, your submission must first be accepted to the IACM conference. Applications for the AC4 Scholarship will be available after IACM presentation decision notifications have been sent.

Please note: Priority is given to first time winners of this AC4 Scholarship.

AC4 Scholarships for Students from Historically Underrepresented Groups

Qualifications

  • This scholarship is open to master’s and doctoral students.
  • ‘Historically underrepresented’ is broadly defined. It may include, but is not limited to, ethnicity, race, color, or disability.

Scholarship Information

  • AC4 annually gives up to 4 scholarships, each worth up to $2,000, to students from ‘historically underrepresented groups’.
  • Students may use the scholarship to cover the cost of flights, accommodations, meals and any other conference related expenses.

Application Process

  • Submit research abstract to IACM.
  • Upon acceptance by IACM coordinators, assemble AC4 Scholarship application packet and submit on AC4 Online Application Form. Application components include:
  1. A copy of abstract submitted to IACM;
  2. Applicant Data: full name, country of origin, email address, phone number, along with a copy of the current Student Identification card from the University;
  3. Personal Essay: 2-page, double-spaced narrative outlining a) the applicant’s topic, b) the financial need that hinders the applicant’s attendance at the conference, c) how the applicant will add value to the IACM conference; d) how the applicant will benefit from the AC4 scholarship, and e) how the applicant is a part of a historically under-represented group;
  4. One Signed Letter of Recommendation on institutional letterhead;
  5. An itemized budget indicating how the scholarship will be spent; and

AC4 Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Qualifications

  • This scholarship is open to master’s and doctoral students who are nationals of developing countries.
  • Students from developing countries who studying within the US are also eligible to apply.

Scholarship Information

  • AC4 annually gives up to 4 scholarships, each worth up to $2,000, to students from developing countries.
  • Students may use the scholarship to cover the cost of flights, accommodations, meals and any other conference related expenses.

Application Process

  • Submit research abstract to IACM.
  • Upon acceptance by IACM coordinators, assemble AC4 Scholarship application packet and submit on AC4 Online Application Form. which includes:
  1. A copy of abstract submitted to IACM;
  2. Applicant Data: full name, country of origin, email address and phone number, along with a copy of the current Student Identification card from the University;
  3. Personal Essay: 2-page, double-spaced narrative outlining a) the applicant’s topic, b) the financial need that hinders the applicant’s attendance at the conference c) how the applicant will add value to the IACM conference, and d) how the applicant will benefit from the AC4 scholarship;
  4. One signed Letter of Recommendation, on institutional letterhead; and
  5. Proposed Budget, indicating how the funding award will be spent.

When applications are being accepted, applicants should submit application using the AC4 online application form.

Application Submission and Notification of Acceptance

  • AC4 Online Application opens after IACM Conference decision notifications have been sent.
  • Eligible candidates will have 2-3 weeks to complete and submit application to AC4. Deadline: TBD.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of their acceptance via email after selection committee has conducted review.