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Competition for Student-Led Global Affairs Conference

2014-2015 Student Global Affairs Conference

Introduction

The Rohatyn Student Advisory Board (RSAB) is holding an open competition for funding to support a student-organized conference of an international nature. The competition is open to all current undergraduate students–proposals can be submitted by an individual, a group of students, or even a student organization. This year, the winning submitter will receive up to $5000 toward funding their proposed conference.

If you're interested in submitting a proposal, please take the time to read through this page and supporting documents. Once you're familiar with the guidelines and instructions, please fill out and submit this form no later than October 31st, 2014 for review. RSAB will be in contact with you soon thereafter with regards to your proposal.

What kind of conference?

While the theme of proposed conference should be international and global in scope, the specific topic is entirely up to you as the organizer. For example, a successful proposal might explore topics such as:

  • The politics of public art around the world
  • The challenges and politics of Olympic events
  • Global environmental policies

There is no magic formula for what will make a winning proposal. RSAB asks only that it be far-reaching in scope, and reflective of the global society in which we live.

Additional Notes About Proposals

For this year's student conference, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, the sponsoring department, asks it be held from February 19-20, 2015. As with a topic, the individual date(s) and time(s) will be entirely up to the organizers. A proposal can include different events, such as lectures, small-group discussions, film screenings, workshops, etc., and can be held in one day or over the span of a few.

What next?

If you'd like to submit a proposal, please fill out and submit this form no later than October 31st, 2014.