Swarthmore Research, Internships, and Funding

Julia and Frank Lyman Student Summer Research Fellowship

Maximum Award: $3750
Number of Awards: As Funding Permits
Deadline: current deadline information (usually around February 20)
Coordinator: Prof. Lee Smithey, Peace and Conflict Studies Program
(e-mail - lsmithe1 or call x2064)
Information and application form

This fellowship was established to support a student engaged in independent research in the field of peace and conflict studies. A proposal for support of an internship opportunity may also be considered.

Joanna Rudge Long '56 Award in Conflict Resolution

Maximum Award: $3750
Number of Awards: At least 1
Deadline: current deadline information (usually around February 20)
Coordinator: Prof. Lee Smithey, Peace and Conflict Studies Program
(e-mail - lsmithe1 or call x2064)
Information and application form

The Joanna Rudge Long'56 award is given to an undergraduate of Swarthmore College for a summer research project or summer internship "relating to the acquisition of skills in peaceful conflict resolution by elementary school age or younger children."

Research projects may be designed and implemented by students or may be conducted in collaboration with faculty members of Swarthmore College or from other (academic or research) institutions.

Proposals may be for internships in established agencies or organizations which have programs, or are in the process of forming programs, specifically relating to the acquisition of skills in peaceful conflict resolution by elementary school age or younger children.

Simon Preisler Student Research and Internship

Maximum Award: $3750
Deadline: current deadline information (usually around February 20)
Coordinator: Prof. Lee Smithey, Peace and Conflict Studies Program
(e-mail - lsmithe1 or call x2064)
Information and application form

Richard A. Barasch '75 established this endowment to honor the memory of his father-in-law, Simon Preisler, an Auschwitz survivor, and to create a permanent memorial of the human devastation that occurred during the Holocaust and the lack of adequate global response to the tragedy. Preference will be given to students pursuing internships and research fellowships related to genocide and other large-scale violent conflicts, projects involving peaceful prevention or intervention, non-violent resistance, or local peacemaking, reconciliation and healing initiatives.

Moore Research Fellowship

The purpose of the Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship is to provide a stipend to promote research during the academic year or summer months using the resources of the Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. The amount of the stipend will be $3,500. Those eligible to apply include Swarthmore College students and faculty, as well as faculty, graduate students, or scholars from outside the Swarthmore College community. Moore fellows will be asked to give a lecture at Swarthmore College subsequent to and based upon their research at a date agreed upon by the Moore Fellowship Committee and the Moore fellow.  More information.

Howard G. Kurtz, Jr. and Harriet B. Kurtz Memorial Fund

Maximum Award: $4350
Number of Awards: As Funding Permits.
Deadline: current deadline information (usually around February 20)
Coordinator: Prof. Lee Smithey, Peace and Conflict Studies Program (e-mail - lsmithe1 or call x2064)
Information and application form

This fellowship was established to support a research stipend for a student pursuing a project in Peace and Conflict Studies at the global level or in the peaceful uses of outer space for the benefit of mankind.

Swarthmore Foundation Grants

The Swarthmore Foundation provides grants for students, staff and faculty of Swarthmore College to support community service and social action projects and internships. Eligible projects must be conducted in the greater Philadelphia Metro area (including Chester and Swarthmore), or in the applicant's home town, or in a community with whom the applicant has an established, significant connection. For an application, and application guidelines, email Debra Kardon-Brown at dkardon1. Students who wish to discuss project ideas prior to submitting a proposal should contact Delores Robinson, Admin. Assistant, to schedule an appointment with a Lang Center staff member. More Information

Anne Bernstein Richan Peace Action Fund

Swarthmore Friends Meeting has agreed to accept an initial donation of $50,000 to a fund established in memory of Anne Richan , our member who died 5 years ago. Amounts will be limited by annual income from the principal. Income from the fund is for the support of peacemaking activity, or training for such activity. Recipients may include individuals or groups other than members or sub-units of the Swarthmore Friends Meeting

Projects supported by this fund can include:
a. Action to promote international peace.
b. Action to promote alternatives to violence in the nation, the community, and/or institutions within the community.
c. Mediation as a means of settling disputes within the community, among neighbors, and within families.
d. Training specifically for any of the foregoing types of peace action.

It is hoped that the fund will encourage peace work, by individuals or groups, that might not otherwise take place. Priority is on new initiatives in peace making that have potential for long term growth. It is not intended to provide continuing support for existing peace work activities, nor general peace
education.

Applications should be to Swarthmore Friends Meeting, 12 Whittier Place, Swarthmore PA 19081.

Scholarships

Davis-Putter Fund

What is the Davis-Putter Fund?

Since 1961, the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has provided need-based grants to student activists who are able to do academic work at the college level and are involved in building the movement for social and economic justice.

Who does the Fund support?

Davis-Putter grantees are both graduate and undergraduate students who are enrolled in an accredited school for the time period covered by their grant.

Although US citizenship is not a consideration, applicants must live in the United States and plan to enroll an accredited program in the US in order to qualify. There is a strong preference for grantees who plan to stay in the United States and build the progressive movement here.

What kind of activities are grantees involved in?

Early recipients fought for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. More recently, grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity.

How large are the scholarships the Fund provides?

The maximum grant is $6,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant's circumstances and the amount of funding available. All of the funds for scholarships come from the contributions of individual donors! and we generally make between 25 and 30 grants each year. Grants are for one year although students may re-apply for subsequent years.

What are the deadlines for applying for a grant?

Applications and the supporting documents -- transcripts, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, a photograph, financial aid reports -- must be postmarkedd by April 1 . Decisions are not announced until July.

How do I get an application packet?

Please go to www.davisputter.org to secure an application and instructions on how to apply.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
davisputter@hotmail.com