APSA James Bryce Fund: Support Outstanding International Scholarship

The James Bryce Fund for Political Science, administered by APSA’s Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, supports the global study of political life, and the internationalization of the political science discipline.

The fund provides research grants and travel grants to APSA members researching international issues. As the only Centennial Center fund with an explicit international focus, the James Bryce Fund is one of the most popular choices among applicants seeking a grant. Your contribution to the Bryce Fund will make an immediate impact on APSA’s ability to provide grants to outstanding scholars conducting important research.

Matthias Kranke, a Bryce Fund grant recipient, used the funds for a stay in Washington. He shared the following about what the Bryce Fund grant allowed him to do:

Kranke_Bryce PictureI am currently a PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. From 15 April to 15 July 2015, I was a Visiting Scholar at the American Political Science Association Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs. (During the same period, I was also a Visiting Fellow at American University’s School of International Service.) My stay at the Center was funded jointly by the James Bryce Fund for International Political Science and the Ed Artinian Fund for Publishing.

The Center provided me with immensely valuable resources for conducting fieldwork in Washington on the collaboration between the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It did so in three ways. First, the office in the Center was my regular work space. Second, because of its location, I could rather easily get to the two organizations of interest within a reasonable amount of time by DC standards. In fact, I spent many of my days walking from the Center to interview locations, and back later to write down notes or set up new interviews. Third, at times the Center itself became the site where I conducted interviews, either by phone or through face-to-face meetings with interviewees there.  –Matthias Kranke

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