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Grant will support grad teaching, research in international affairs

The Department of International Affairs in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs has received a $50,000 grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation, based in Germany, to support the department’s graduate teaching and research program.

The grant will be used to fund the Martin J. Hillenbrand Fellowship Program, according to Howard Wiarda, international affairs department head. Hillenbrand had a long career in the U.S. Department of State, was ambassador to Germany and taught international relations at UGA after his retirement from the state department.

The grant is in support of a five-year fellowship program. According to Wiarda, Hillenbrand Fellows will be chosen for their accomplishments and promise in the study of international affairs, foreign policy, security policy and comparative politics. Both entering students and those already in the M.A./Ph.D. program in the department are eligible for the award.

“This grant enables UGA’s international affairs department to compete with the leading universities in the country for the best young graduate students,” says Wiarda.