Graduate Summer Fellows Program

The Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Program is a program for graduate students from across Boston University. It provides outstanding master’s and doctoral students an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research and writing on topics that are aligned with the broad research interests of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

The Pardee Center conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant and future-oriented research that can contribute to long-term improvements in the human condition.

Pardee Summer Fellows 2013

Pardee Summer Fellows 2013


Pardee Summer Fellows 2014


The Center facilitates interdisciplinary research and is especially interested in rigorous analysis relating to longer-range human development, using global and regional (multi-national) analysis. The Pardee Center is interested in research that is development oriented, future focused and policy relevant. For more information about Pardee research, click here.

The program is a 10-week fellowship in the summer that includes a financial stipend, structured interaction with Pardee Center faculty and research fellows, and a collegial atmosphere that fosters peer support and intellectual growth. Summer Fellows occupy workspace provided at the Pardee House for the duration of the fellowship while they conduct independent research, and produce a substantive research paper that may be considered for publication by the Pardee Center. Fellows participate in Pardee Center activities and special Summer Fellows’ events.


Pardee Summer Fellows 2011

2012 Summer Fellows

Pardee Summer Fellows 2012


The Summer Fellowships are open to all Boston University graduate students. Doctoral students, including ABDs, are especially encouraged to apply.

Research proposals that link positively to the student’s own and/or BU faculty’s ongoing research are especially desirable. A call for applications is announced in late January or early February for that summer’s fellowships.

For further information on the Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows program, please email

A list of the previous Pardee Center Summer Graduate Fellows and their research can be viewed by year: 2015, 201420132012201120102009, and 2008.

Related News:


May 7, 2015: Pardee Center Announces 2015 Graduate Summer Fellows

January 26, 2015: Applications Now Open for 2015 Graduate Summer Fellows


October 29, 2014: 2014 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Wins Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

October 16, 2014: 2011 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Featured in BU Lecture Series

August 11, 2014. Pardee Center Publishes Paper on Transboundary Water Governance

August 8, 2014. 2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Wins Fulbright Student Grant

August 1, 2014. 2014 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellowship Concludes

July 17, 2014. IOC Hosts Lunch Meeting with Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows

July 3, 2014. Graduate Summer Fellows Present Research at Pardee Center

May 29, 2014. Graduate Summer Fellows Begin Research at the Pardee Center.

April 23, 2014. Pardee Center Announces 2014 Graduate Summer Fellows.

January 31, 2014. Applications now Open for 2014 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellowships


December 5, 2013. Pardee Summer Fellows Presents Poster at National Conference.

September 26, 2013. 2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Wins Fullbright-Hays Grant

July 16, 2013. Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Participate in Gaming Session.

July 16, 2013. Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Present Research.

June 18, 2013. Pardee Faculty Fellows Meet with Graduate Summer Fellows.

June 6, 2013. Pardee 2013 Graduate Summer Fellows Attend Research Workshop.

June 3, 2013. 2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Arrive at the Pardee Center.

April 24, 2013. Pardee Center Announces the 2013 Graduate Summer Fellows.

January 31, 2013. Applications Invited for 2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellowships.


January 7, 2013. Summer Fellow is Presenter at Banking Conference in China.

August 10, 2012. Summer Fellows Conclude 2012 Session.

August 3, 2012. Faculty Fellow Henrik Selin Meets with Summer Fellows.

July 24, 2012. Pardee Center Enjoys First International Potluck.

July 19, 2012. Muhammad Zaman Meets with Summer Fellows.

July 3, 2012. Anne Short Meets with Summer Fellows.

June 19, 2012. Summer Fellows Meet with Visiting Faculty Fellows.

June 14, 2012. Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty and Research Fellows.

June 5, 2012. Summer Fellows Attend Research and Writing Workshop.

June 4, 2012. Pardee Summer Fellows Program Kicks Off.

May 15, 2012. Pardee Summer Graduate Fellows Attend Orientation.

April 27, 2012. Pardee Center Announces 2012 Summer Graduate Fellows.

January 31, 2012. Applications Invited for 2012 Pardee Summer Fellowships.


September 10, 2012. Pardee Summer Fellow Selected as 2012-13 Global Health Corps Fellow.

May 18, 2012. Henrik Selin and 2011 Summer Fellow Kristin Sippl Co-Author Article.

December 19, 2011. Alejandro Avenburg to Present at 2012 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.

September 12, 2011. Alejandro Avenburg Joins Pardee Center as Graduate Fellow.

August 5, 2011. Pardee Summer Fellows Program Concludes.

August 4, 2011. Pardee Summer Fellow Wins Fulbright-Hays Research Grant.

July 1, 2011. Ambassador Park, Republic of Korea Discusses Rio+20 with Summer Fellows.

June 28, 2011. Kevin Gallagher Discusses Research-Policy Interface with Summer Fellows.

June 22, 2011. John Hammock Discusses “Practical Idealists” and Poverty Index with Summer Fellows.

June 15, 2011. Silva and Suarez Discuss Disasters with Summer Fellows.

May 31, 2011. 2011 Pardee Center Summer Program Begins.

April 12, 2011. Pardee Center Announces 2011 Summer Fellows.

January 28, 2011. Applications Invited for 2011 Pardee Center Summer Fellowships.


August 6, 2010. Pardee Summer Fellowship Comes to Successful End.

July 31, 2010. Summer Fellow Presents at ACPS Annual Meeting.

July 7, 2010. John Hammock Talks to Pardee Summer Fellows About ‘Practical Idealists’.

June 25, 2010. William Moomaw Discusses Sustainability with Pardee Summer Fellows.

June 17, 2010. Stephanie Watts Discusses Research with Pardee Summer Fellows.

June 1, 2010. Pardee Center Summer Program Begins.

April 22, 2010. Pardee Center Announces 2010 Summer Fellows.


November 2, 2009. Summer Fellow’s Research Honored by the American Anthropological Association.

August 13, 2009. 2009 Pardee Center Summer Fellowship Program A Success.

July 15, 2009. Cleveland Discusses Research with Pardee Summer Fellows.

June 26, 2009. John Hammock Discusses “Practical Idealists” with Summer Graduate Fellows.

April 16, 2009. Pardee Center Announces 2009 Summer Fellows.

Publications by Summer Fellows:

Issues in Brief, No. 29, August 2014
Five Challenges to the Future of Transboundary Water Governance
By Leeann Sullivan



PardeePaper16 COVERThe Pardee Papers, No. 16, April 2013
An Uncertain Future: Youth Frustration and the Arab Spring
By M. Chloe Mulderig

IIB027 cover imageIssues in Brief, Issue 027, March 2013
Water Resources Development: Engineering the Future of Global Health
By Diana R. Gergel
21-IIB-cover Issues in Brief, Issue 021, October 2011
Adulthood Denied: Youth Dissatisfaction and the Arab Spring
By M. Chloe Mulderig
Pardee_GlobalLandRush_coverThe Pardee Papers, No.13, May 2011
The Global Land Rush: Implications for Food, Fuel and the Future of Development
By Rachel Nalepa
PardeeIIB 019-coverIssues in Brief, Issue 019, January 2011
The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
By Matthew Maguire
Pardee_Paper #9 coverThe Pardee Papers, No. 9, March 2010
Narcotics Trafficking in West Africa: A Governance Challenge
By Peter L. McGuire
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The Pardee Papers, No. 8, February 2010
Community Targeting for Povery Reduction: Lessons from Developing Countries
By Moeed Yusuf
Pardee-IIB-011-thIssues in Brief, No. 11, December 2009
The Changing Shape of Malnutrition: Obesity in sub-Saharan Africa
By Arianna Fogelman

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Preferential Trade Agreements: Free Trade at What Cost?
By Rachel Denae Thrasher


The Pardee Papers, No. 6, August 2009
Global Aging: Emerging Challenges
By Alexandra Crampton


The Pardee Papers, No. 3, November 2008
Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future?
By Moeed Yusuf


The Pardee Papers, No. 2, September 2008
21st Century Trade Agreements: Implications for Long-Run Development Policy
By Rachel Denae Thrasher and Kevin Gallagher