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Opportunities for SIPA students’ writing to be published!

Besides the student trips, speaker panels, and networking events, there are also many opportunities for SIPA students to publish their work. Here is a list of a few student-led initiatives:

Picture taken by Shalaka Joshi at the launch of the most recent journal “The Fourth Industrial Revolution.” 

  1. Journal of International Affairs

Founded in 1947, the Journal of International Affairs is a leading peer-reviewed journal published by SIPA. It is the premier university-affiliated periodical in the field and has earned worldwide recognition for framing the heated debates that define global events and foreign policy. While submissions are written by academics and practitioners in international relations, political science, history and related fields, there is a student essay competition that SIPA students can enter. For more information about the Journal of International Affairs, view their website at

  1. Columbia Public Policy Review

Founded in 2015, the Columbia Public Policy Review (CPPR) is a student-run, free-of-charge, and independent forum that connects students and experts to the public policy debate in the United States and the world via online, events, and an annual print journal. You can visit the CPPR’s website at

  1. APAC Journal

The APAC Journal is a periodical published by Columbia University’s Asia Pacific Affairs Council at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Released annually by Columbia students, the APAC Journal is dedicated to fostering an understanding of vital issues through the exchange of professional and personal experiences spanning the Asia Pacific region. You can find copies of the APAC journal here.

  1. The Morningside Post

The Morningside Post (TMP) isn’t a journal, but SIPA’s online news outlet. TMP is the SIPA platform for students to share their voice, experiences, news, and opinions. Articles by students on course reviews, background stories, SIPA-related news, and topical debates are published. Some of my favorite TMP articles are the ones about the best pizza around NYC. For more information visit their website at

Check out the websites above and perhaps when you’re at SIPA, you’ll see your name in an article byline!

Looking for funding? These Columbia scholarships should be on your list.

SIPA students are eligible to apply for a number of interschool funds that are not administered by SIPA but by another school or department within Columbia University.   Some of these scholarships may not apply to new incoming students but keep them in mind when considering all your funding options as a continuing student.

FLAS Fellowships: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available for either the summer or the academic year and open to Columbia University students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents in a program that combines training in select foreign languages with international or area studies.  The FLAS Fellowships are administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).  The application deadline for FLAS fellowships is Friday, February 28, 2014. For more information, see the GSAS website, or email for more information.

Harriman Institute: The Harriman Institute offers fellowships to Columbia University graduate students committed to the study of Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe.  A number of different awards are available, with an application deadline of February 14, 2014.  For more information, go to

Weatherhead East Asia Institute: Offers language fellowships and the Y.F. and L.C.C. Wu Fellowship that is available to all graduate students with a preference for students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, and for U.S. citizens of Chinese, Hong Kong, or Taiwan descent.  The Wu Fellowship provides an academic year support of $5000.  The application deadline is February 28, 2014.  For more information, click here.

Lemann Foundation Interschool Fellowships: The Lemann Interschool Fellowship is a new award administered by the Provost Office and should not be confused with SIPA’s own Lemann funding.  The application deadline for continuing SIPA students is  Feb 1Incoming new students applying to the SIPA Lemann Fellowship will also be considered for the Lemann Foundation Interschool Fellowship.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships: The fellowship is available to graduate students at various universities around the country.  Candidates from Columbia University are selected by the Provost’s Office; application deadline in December.

University Graduate Fellowships: These small awards (generally in the range of $1000 to $5000) are available University-wide based on very specific eligibility criteria (including children of Houghton-Mifflin employees, Univ of Nebraska alumna, Greek descent, students who speak Estonian, and residents of Vermont).  The application deadline is usually June 1.  For more information, see the SFS website.


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—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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