Promoting Original Foreign Policy Research

The Council’s annual Student Research Award seeks to encourage innovative research and student engagement in the foreign policy community. Each year, the Council invites student members to submit original papers on issues in foreign policy, to be reviewed by the editors of the Delta Phi Epsilon Journal of Foreign Affairs. The Council gives out four awards each year: two grand-prize awards and two second-prize awards.

  • Grand Prize Winners: $2,000 scholarships, publication in the Journal of Foreign Affairs, and travel expenses to present the winning papers at the Council’s Annual Symposium.
  • Second Prize Winners: $1,000 scholarships and publication in the Journal of Foreign Affairs.

Awards are disbursed through university financial aid offices and academic departments.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions must come from students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program, such as a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program.
  • Submissions must be the submitter’s original work on a policy issue in a field related to international affairs.
  • Submissions must be single-authored.
  • Submissions must have an abstract of 100 to 150 words and should be 4,000 to 5,000 words in length.

Full instructions and information on the 2019 Award will be announced in Spring 2019.