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EAC / Study in the US / Financial Aid / Program Announcements / October 2003

2004 East-West Center

Graduate Degree Fellowships are available to individuals interested in participating in the educational and research programs of the East-West Center while pursuing graduate degree study at the University of Hawai'i. Fellowships for both master's (24 month) and doctoral (48 month) degrees are available.

Center scholarships are given for degree study at the University of Hawai'i and participation in the Center's international and intercultural programs. Recipients of the fellowship who are single or married with no accompanying dependents below 18 years of age are required to reside in Center dormitories. The Center and the University of Hawai'i, located in a unique island setting with a distinctive multicultural heritage, offer premier resources for Asian, Pacific and U.S. studies.

Degree fellows have opportunities to participate in the Center's research projects in several areas of international study, including:
• Politics, Governance, and Security
• Economics
• Environmental Change, Vulnerability, and Governance
• Population and Health
• Education
• Pacific Islands Development

In addition, the Center and the University of Hawai'i offer interdisciplinary certificate programs in Leadership Studies, International Cultural Studies, Population Studies, and Resource Management. Degree fellows must be involved in an East-West Center research project or complete a certificate program.

Applicants must also apply for admission to a graduate program of the University of Hawai'i, if not currently enrolled as a classified graduate student. Required tests include the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the GRE or GMAT as required by University of Hawai'i departments.

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or citizens of countries in Asia and the Pacific including Russia.

All award recipients who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must meet all exchange visitor (J-visa) requirements.

Deadline: November 1, 2003
Application forms and additional information on fellowship and scholarship competitions may also be obtained from:

EWC-UHM Scholarship Office, Burns Hall 2066
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601, USA
E-mail requests:


Merriman Fellowship Overview.
The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs will award a fellowship to a mid-career professional from a developing nation to pursue the Master of International Policy and Practice (M.I.P.P.) degree program for the 2004-2005 academic year. The award covers tuition, fees, and a living stipend and is worth approximately $37,000. The fellowship is made possible by a generous grant from the Lindner family.

Program Benefits.
The M.I.P.P. program prepares professionals for the challenges of globalization by providing rigorous academic training, marketable skills, and career-enhancing credentials. M.I.P.P. candidates network with international affairs practitioners in the program and on visits to key organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. M.I.P.P. candidates meet regularly for special social and intellectual events. Past participants have come from over 35 countries and a range of professions including diplomacy, journalism, government, the private sector, military, and the nonprofit sector.

Elliott School of International Affairs.
The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University is one of America's leading professional schools of international affairs. Our world-renowned faculty provides students, the policy community and the public with in-depth analysis of international economic, scientific, and political issues and the historical and cultural factors shaping them. The Elliott School prepares students for an extensive range of international affairs careers in the business, nonprofit and governmental sectors.

The Master of International Policy and Practice (M.I.P.P.)
The M.I.P.P. is a 27 credit hour degree program designed especially for mid-career professionals. M.I.P.P. candidates take three core courses: international economics, international politics, and an exclusive seminar that engages participants in discussions with prominent guest speakers. The program can be completed in one year of intensive full time study or up to three years of part time study. Candidates may concentrate on a wide range of subjects, such as international business, politics, economics, development, security policy, international law and organizations, public health, conflict resolution, science and technology policy, and U.S. foreign policy. They may also choose to study the dynamics of a particular region, such as Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, or Europe and Eurasia.

Eligibility and Application.
Fellowship candidates must be a mid-career professional from a developing nation with a B.A. plus eight years of professional work experience or an advanced degree to be eligible. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (250 on the computer-based test) is usually required for admission.

For additional details, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-7050 (202) 994-9537 Fax


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