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Comparative Politics

What is Comparative Politics?

Scholars in Comparative Politics investigate critical issues and questions in Political Science, drawing evidence from regions and countries around the world.  By employing one of the fundamental practices of scientific inquiry (comparison) we are able to make important contributions to research on social and economic inequality, economic development, women's rights, democracy and political institutions, regime change, political violence, and ethnic politics. 

The expansion of the internet has brought much of the world to our desktop, but comparative political scientists still conduct primary research in the field--interviewing political elites, conducting surveys, and running field experiments.






National Science Foundation: Dissertation Improvement Grants (Jan. 15; Sept. 16)

Tinker Foundation:Field Research Grants (Oct. 1)

Fulbright Foundation:Student Program (country-specific grants) (Oct. 15)

Fulbright-Hays: Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship   (June 3)

Social Science Research Council: International Dissertation Research Fellowship (Nov. 7)

Ford Foundation