IACM Graduate Student Scholarship

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“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, peacebuilding, 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.

Application for the 2018 IACM Scholarship Awards will open in February 2018, after the IACM conference proposals have been selected.

Photo of AC4 Fellows at the 2017 IACM in Berlin, Germany, with AC4 Co-Executive Directors.

“Attending the 2017 IACM annual conference as an AC4 fellow was a powerful experience. It was deeply motivating to be surrounded by scholars, professionals, faculty and so many inspiring people in the field of conflict management from institutions around the world. … I left the conference encouraged and inspired to continue my work in the academic field and to become part of the IACM academic family.”

-Lucia Ferrarese, 2017 Fellow

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 given a funding award and are invited to attend an AC4-sponsored reception at the conference.

To apply, your submission must first be accepted to the IACM conference. Application 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 who are from minority groups.
  • ‘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 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.

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 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 and submit AC4 Scholarship application on the AC4 Online Application Form

Application 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 current Student Identification card;
  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, if applicable 2) how applicant identifies as being part of a historically underrepresented group;
  4. One signed Letter of Recommendation, on institutional letterhead; and
  5. Proposed Budget, indicating estimated expenses and 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.