PhD Students Nicholas Blanchette, Wenyan Deng and Raymond Wang awarded World Politics Statecraft Fellowships
Smith Richardson Foundation fellowships support dissertation research
MIT Department of Political Science PhD students Nicholas Blanchette, Wenyan Deng and Raymond Wang have been selected for 2022 World Politics and Statecraft Fellowships by the Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc. for PhD dissertation research on:
- "Fog Machines: State Strategies of Advanced Military Capability Signaling" (Nicholas Blanchette)
- "Trade Policy Among Authoritarian Regimes" (Wenyan Deng)
- "Building a New Stove: Rising Power Strategies of Shaping International Order" (Raymond Wang)
The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors this annual grant competition to "support PhD dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies and diplomatic and military history.
"The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of young scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields by supporting the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of field work, archival research and language training."
Up to twenty grants are awarded each year.