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 will invest 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 2020:

  • The Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Korea University Graduate School of International Studies will sponsor a Fall 2020 workshop in Seoul, South Korea on the Future of the U.S. alliance system in Asia. The goal of the workshop is to build a network among emerging scholars who are separated by geography, but share a commitment to the value of alliances and to the international affairs profession. “By collaborating together on academic research, the workshop will help forge introductions among scholars from different professional backgrounds in different countries,” Seton Hall Professor Sara Bjerg Moller says. “Hosting a workshop specifically for scholars at APSIA member and affiliated schools on a single substantive research issue affords unique collaboration opportunities that do not presently exist elsewhere in our field.”

 

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.