In order to deepen ties within the family, APSIA launched a small grant fund for pre-tenure and recently-tenured faculty at APSIA members and affiliates in 2019.
The Fund invests in projects which foster collaboration within the APSIA network, particularly across national borders.
A committee of APSIA deans and directors selected two projects to support in 2022:
- Joseph Torigian of the American University School of International Service, Rachel Whitlark of the Georgia Institute of Technology Nunn School of International Affairs, and Charles Glaser of the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs received support for a workshop focused on questions of emerging technologies and their impact on International Security / International Affairs. The workshop will provide an opportunity for junior scholars to present innovative research and reflect on teaching tools and methods for courses that focus on emerging technologies.
- Nabeela N. Alam of the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations and Sonia Akter of the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, will organize a workshop on Gender and Covid-19 in Fall 2022. Junior scholars’ quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods papers will explore the impact of the pandemic on gender-related issues, such as women’s empowerment, child marriage, gender-based violence, women’s labor force participation, gender division of household work, and other topics.
APSIA brings together leading graduate schools around the world which specialize in international affairs. Through the Faculty Fund and other programs, it strengthens members and affiliates by gathering information and sharing ideas. In all things, APSIA seeks to improve graduate education in international affairs and thereby advance international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security through the people and ideas shaped by our schools.