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​Paul Dolan Undergraduate Fellowship Award- Each year the Department of Political Science and International Relations awards a Paul Dolan Undergraduate Fellowship to a student, who shows by her/his scholarship and character, great promise for the study of law for the public good.  The award is for a rising senior and provides $10,000 towards the 2020/2021 tuition. To be considered a candidate for this award, we ask that you submit a statement of your interests, a copy of your academic transcripts and two letters of recommendation (at least one of the letters must be from an academic source). Your statement should introduce you to the Awards and Honors Committee and tell us why you should be the recipient of this fellowship.  In your statement, we ask that you summarize your academic credentials, share with us your career interests in public law, and indicate how your studies at the University of Delaware have prepared you for a career in law for the good of the greater public.  The content of the letter should not exceed 1,500 words (using Arial font, size 12 and single-spaced).Please send all replies to Barbara Ford in the Department of Political Science and International Relations.   List “DOLAN award” as the subject line. Deadline: April 15, 2020.  **Please include your UD ID NUMBER on correspondence.

Joseph Donald Craven Prize- The Joseph Donald Craven Prize is awarded each year for the best essay submitted on what changes should be made in the Constitution of the United States and/or the economic system of the United States to further the interest of democracy and make the government more responsive to the will of the people. Essays do not need to be long; 1,000-2,000 words is suggested. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize. All Political Science, International Relations, and History majors are encouraged to submit entries. This prize was established in 1985 by The Honorable Joseph D. Craven, former Attorney General of the State of Delaware. Deadline: April 15, 2020  to  Please list "Craven Essay" in the subject line.  **Please include your UD ID NUMBER on correspondence.

Robert Barrie Ulin Award- Each year the Department of Political Science and International Relations awards one outstanding political science major and one outstanding international relations major with the Robert Barrie Ulin Award. This award is given to a senior for their outstanding academic achievement. Only a select few of graduating political science and international relations majors are eligible. As the Robert Barrie Ulin Awardee, students will speak at the convocation ceremony and be the recipient of a $500 cash award. Students invited to be considered for the Ulin Award, submit a brief statement of their interests and a nomination letter from a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and International Relations before the mid-April deadline. The student’s letter should introduce you to the Awards and Honors Committee and tell them why you should be the recipient of this honor. In your letter, we ask you to summarize your academic credentials, share your career interests, and indicate how your major in political science or international relations has prepared you for the next phase of your life. Letters should not exceed 750 words (using Arial font, size 12 and single-spaced). Deadline: March 20, 2020 to   Please list "Ulin Award" in the subject line.

Gladys and Harry David Zutz Award-  Each year the Department of Political Science and International Relations presents a $1,000 cash award--the Gladys and Harry David Zutz Award--to one rising senior female and one rising senior male who has shown a commitment to community engagement and service. Interested students apply by submitting a 750-word (single space) essay about their community engagement/service activity and why they should receive this award. Students also submit a resume and a letter of recommendation (preferably from a person in the community) attesting to their community and volunteer service. Deadline extended to April 20, 2020. Submit to  Please list "Zutz Award" in the subject line.  **Please include your UD ID NUMBER on correspondence.  Open to non-majors.

James R. Soles Fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity-  Each year the CPI selects a graduating senior from the University of Delaware for the yearlong Soles Fellowship in Washington. This year’s CPI Soles Fellowship recipient will receive $37,500 in salary plus full benefits. We are currently seeking nominees for the 2020-2021 Fellowship. A qualified candidate should have an interest in political communications and/or preferably have prior experience at a newspaper or online publication, as well as solid research and writing skills. The candidate should also have a demonstrated interest in long-form, investigative journalism. The position requires a highly motivated, self-starter who is comfortable working with limited supervision. Deadline: March 12, 2020 to  Please list "CPI Fellowship" in the subject line.

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