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IOP funding for thesis research

The Institute of Politics (IOP) is offering awards to Harvard undergraduates for summer research and fieldwork relating directly to a senior thesis or a comparable project. Open to students in all concentrations, the projects must pertain to politics and public policy issues, and travel is restricted to the United States.

Apply online by March 18 at

Deadline for Stride Rite grants and awards approaching

Graduating seniors are eligible to apply and receive grants of up to $26,000 through the Stride Rite Post-Graduate Public Service Grants. These grants support full-time, community-focused public service programs. The deadline for applications (now available at the Phillips Brooks House or online at is March 16 by 5 p.m. An information session will be held Feb. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Phillips Brooks House (PBH), Shepard Room.

In addition, Senior Recognition Awards are given to last-years who displayed exceptional dedication to service during their college career. The award includes a prize ranging from $1,000 to $3,500. Nomination forms are available at PBH or online at, and are due by Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Moira Mannix at (617) 495-8501, or at

Dept. of Biostatistics seeks alum award nominees

The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is accepting submissions through April 15 for its second annual Distinguished Alum Award. The award is given to an individual in government, industry, or academia who has impacted the theory and practice of statistical science. The overall career of the individual is considered with an emphasis on how the nominee has used his or her experience to bring out the best in life with research and academics.

Nominations for the award, to be given in June 2005, may be sent to the Distinguished Award Committee, Department of Biostatistics, HSPH, 655 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA., 02115. Nominations should include a letter describing the contributions of the candidate, and a curriculum vitae.

Director Shyam Benegal to share film, insights

The South Asia Initiative at Harvard University and the Harvard Film Archive will co-present a screening of “Netaji: The Last Hero” by director Shyam Benegal on Friday (Feb. 11) at 7 p.m.

Before the screening, Benegal will lead a lecture from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of the Barker Center. The lecture, titled “Border Crossing Films: A Conversation with Shyam Benegal,” is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Proceeds from ticket sales for the film will benefit tsunami relief efforts in South Asia. Call the Harvard Box Office at (617) 496-2222 to purchase tickets.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks