Graduate Student Fellowships

Graduate Student Fellowships

The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at Columbia University, is sponsoring fellowships for graduate students (anywhere) to attend and present at the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution, Learning Exchange (LE). The next LE will be held on October 18 & 19, 2014, in Oracle, Arizona.

There is a strong relationship between CMM (Coordinated Management of Meaning) and the goals of AC4 in addressing violence, conflict, peace and sustainability, through the process of making better social worlds using CMM, which takes a communication perspective.

In order to learn more about AC4 visit the website at
In order to learn more about the CMM Institute visit the website at

Proposals can be focused on research, practice or applied research, and need to include:

  1. A proposal of no more than three pages (double-spaced, 12 point font) describing their study or project, its scope and focus, how CMM was used, and its projected (or actual) impact and/or professional significance. A cover letter should be included (separate from the 3 pages of the proposal) with the applicant name(s), email, phone number, university, degree and major;
  2. Budget of projected costs for travel and accommodations;
  3. One letter of recommendation. Letters must be typed on institutional/organizational letterhead and should be tailored to the applicant’s research or project. Recommendation letters are to be sent directly to the committee;
  4. Brief CV or resume (no more than 3 pages per applicant);

AC4 will provide up to $1,200 per applicant, for 5 fellowships, to cover

  • Transportation to and from the LE
  • Accommodations for 3 nights
  • Registration and CMM Institute membership

Proposals will be due to the committee by July 15th, 2014 and applicants will be notified of the committee decision by August 5th, 2014. Please visit the CMM Institute and AC4 websites for more updated application information to be forthcoming. The application process will be done online.

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