Apply for a 2024 CPD Dissertation Grant

As part of several CPD Research Opportunities, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) is pleased to announce its Doctoral Dissertation Grant cycle for the 2024 academic year. This fall, CPD will select one doctoral student with a promising dissertation topic in the area of public diplomacy. The $2,500 grant is intended to recognize and support the work of an emerging scholar who is advancing research on public diplomacy.

CPD supports work examining a broad range of public diplomacy topics from diverse geographical areas and perspectives, with special interest in topics related to CPD Research Initiatives. Awards will be announced in the fall and disbursed shortly thereafter. 

Applications for the 2024 CPD Doctoral Dissertation Grant will be accepted through August 1, 2024.

Application Procedures
1. Applicants must fill out our online application form here.

2. Applicants to the CPD Doctoral Dissertation Grant must also submit the following electronically to with "ATTN: CPD RESEARCH – Dissertation Award Application" in the subject line:

  • A curriculum vitae

  • A summary of the dissertation project, including timeline, not to exceed 6 pages

  • A dissertation abstract no longer than 250 words summarizing the topic and its relevance to public diplomacy

  • The signed and filled form saved as PDF.

To learn more about the award and application process, click here.



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