IDN-CIPA Scholarships

The IDN-CIPA Scholarship Program, jointly run by IDN and the Center for International Programs Abroad, allows undergraduate students to pursue development-related research interest in the context of a CIPA-approved study abroad program.  


Applicants who submit a successful research proposal will receive up to $2,500 to support their semester abroad.  Upon their return, students present their research at a conference jointly sponsored by Emory and The Carter Center.

Program Requirements

  • Three semesters of college-level course work
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • One development-related course taken at Emory
  • One area-specific course relevant to chosen study abroad program
  • Return to campus for one semester
  • Participation in a Carter Center Symposium

Application Process

Students must complete the IDN-CIPA Scholars Program Application, including an essay describing the research proposal in depth, as well as the relevant study abroad program application. A faculty recommendation also is required. These forms are available on the CIPA website at

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