International Development Studies Minor

Junior Review Process - 2023 Deadline: Friday, March 24

Every spring the progress of all juniors in the International Development Studies minor and concentration will be reviewed by the IDS advisory committee to determine whether or not the students should continue in the program and enroll in the capstone course during the senior year. 

It is expected that juniors will have completed the majority of their course work for the minor/concentration by the end of the junior year. Before providing the information below, juniors should have developed, with the supervision of a faculty member, a grant proposal for a field project in the developing world. The student is expected to submit that proposal to at least one grant competition for funding.

By Friday, March 24  juniors will be asked to provide the following information:

Course verification – Students will list the courses they have taken toward the minor/concentration. As a general rule, students will be expected to have completed the introduction to development course, the research methods course, and at least one of the two required electives.

Funding verification – **Students who are applying for international travel should complete this form.
Students are expected to have written a grant proposal and to have submitted it to at least one grant competition for funding. Students will provide information regarding where they have submitted their proposals and if they have been funded.

Project description and faculty endorsement – Each student is expected to work closely with a faculty member in developing his/her grant proposal. As part of the review process, students will provide the title and a short abstract of that proposal. Faculty will receive the abstract and will be asked to approve and endorse the project.

Click here to fill out Junior Review form.