The Young Initiative Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship awarded to a Ph.D. student (from any university) in the field of political science, with a focus on Global Political Economy (GPE).

The Young Initiative’s mission is to aid in envisioning alternatives to the status quo in the discipline. To that end, we have a vision of GPE as an interdisciplinary academic enterprise that takes as its focus both structures of exclusion and possibilities of political-economic transformation that are often overlooked in traditional academic approaches.

The aim of the Young Initiative Fellowship is to promote scholarly research focusing on areas that are often overlooked in GPE, and/or by scholars who are from backgrounds that are under-represented in the academy.

The Young Fellow will receive a $10,000 fellowship to support dissertation research at their home university, which can include fieldwork, travel, interviews, presentation at a conference, and other expenses.

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Contact the John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Political Economy
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