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The Donald J. Puchala Graduate Fellowship in International Affairs

Completed applications can be submitted via email to or a hard copy can be handed to the receptionist at the front desk during the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm.

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Purpose and Award Information: The Walker Institute is pleased to offer the Donald J. Puchala Graduate Fellowship in the amount of $1,000. This fellowship is made possible by the generous support of Professor Puchala’s students and friends. Dr. Donald J. Puchala is the James F. and Maude B. Byrnes Professor of International Studies Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. Over the course of his forty year career as a scholar and teacher, Dr. Puchala was a member of the faculties of the State University of New York, Columbia University and the University of South Carolina. He also served as Associate Dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and Director of the University of South Carolina’s Walker Institute of International and Area Studies. Dr. Puchala is a specialist in the field of International Relations Theory, the politics of the United Nations and the functioning of the European Union.

Eligibility: All currently enrolled graduate students proposing appropriate international research. Priority will be given to projects that focus on international relations theory or international institutions, a major focus of Professor Puchala’s research. 

Program Guidelines: The award amount for the Puchala Graduate Fellowship is $1,000, to be deposited in the student's USC Bursar account.

Deadline: Due in February 2018, advertisement will display in Fall 2017

Scholarship Information: Scholarship amounts up to $1,000 during the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will only be deposited in the student's USC Bursar account. Awardees will not receive a check directly from the Institute, nor will a USC Travel Authorization be established. Scholarships will be routed from the Institute to the office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and then processed with the Bursar's Office. As long as you have a zero balance, the full amount of the award will be mailed to your home address or direct deposit if you are enrolled in direct deposit via Students must be enrolled to access the awarded funds. If you are not enrolled, funds will not be available until you enroll.

Completed applications should be submitted to:

Walker Institute

Donald J. Puchala Graduate Fellowship

Gambrell Hall, Ste. 251


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