Research Initiatives

Research is a core part of the School of Foreign Service experience from the beginning of your time on campus. What will be your unique contribution to the world of scholarship?

Research Fellowships

Paul F. Pelosi Scholars Initiative

The mission of the Paul F. Pelosi Scholars Initiative is to provide exceptional SFS undergraduate students with the professional skillset and network of practitioners and scholars necessary to address the most pressing international challenges of our time. In keeping with the school’s century-long tradition of preparing students for public service and global leadership, PSI enables students to complement their rigorous academic coursework with mentorship and professional experience in order to recognize their full potential as women and men for others.

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ISD Fellowship in Diplomacy

The ISD Fellowship in Diplomacy program provides academic credit and tuition stipend to selected undergraduate and graduate SFS students who wish to pursue independent research projects that focus on ongoing and emerging diplomatic issues. The Institute pairs students with advisers drawn from ISD senior staff, Georgetown University faculty and Washington-based practitioners.

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Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellows (MURFs)

The Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellows is a four-year research apprenticeship program. Five first-year SFS students are selected in the spring semester and paired with a faculty mentor to gain hands on experience working on advanced research methods and projects. By supporting faculty research initiatives, students gain the necessary skills to carry-out their own independent research in their third and fourth year.

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Wallenberg International Fellows Program

Hosted by the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, the mission of the Wallenberg International Fellows Program is to prepare highly qualified master-level students with the knowledge and skills to serve as the leaders of international businesses as well as public and private organizations around the globe.

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Junior Centennial Fellows Program

Undergraduate and graduate students will work alongside the SFS Centennial Fellows during their semester-long residency, assisting with their research and organizing events for the SFS and Georgetown community.

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Co-Curricular Opportunities

Centennial Labs

Centennial Labs are SFS classes built around an issue, idea, problem, or challenge in a real community. They are both cross-curricular and experiential at the core. Students work with one or more professors across disciplines to learn the theory critical to understanding the situation. They develop practical approaches or solutions within the “lab”; and share it with the community beyond the classroom.

Cambodia Centennial Lab

The Walsh Exchange

The Walsh Exchange is an undergraduate research conference dedicated to giving undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their work and to bring together IR enthusiasts for an exciting exchange of ideas.

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Carroll Round

The Carroll Round is an annual international economics conference at Georgetown University that provides a unique forum for research and discussion among the world’s top undergraduates. The goal of the Carroll Round is to foster the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by encouraging and supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field.

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