Crafting Winning Graduate School and Grant Proposals

Date: 18 May 2013
Location: UCA Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Speaker: Eric McGlinchey

Date: 18 May 2013. 2.00 pm
Venue: The Ismaili Centre, 47 Ismoili Somoni Avenue, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dr. Eric McGlinchey will discuss how students and scholars can craft winning graduate school and grant applications through the incorporation of grounded social science methodology in their research proposals. McGlinchey will discuss how to articulate clear and compelling research questions and how to formulate research designs likely to resonate with university admissions and research grant review committees. 

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Eric McGlinchey, professor of Political Science at George Mason University (GMU), received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Comparative Politics.  He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University (2002-2003).  Dr. McGlinchey’s areas of research include comparative politics, Central Asian regime change, political Islam, and the effects of Information Communication Technology (ICT) on state and society.  Grants from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the International Research and Exchanges Board have funded his research. He is the author of Chaos, Violence, Dynasty: Politics and Islam in Central Asia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011).  Dr. McGlinchey has written on regime change and political Islam for academic and policy journals as well as for the popular press. He is a frequent contributor to United States Congressional briefings on Central Asia.  

The presentation will be in English.