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A variety of ways to engage

Bid on a project

The Diplomacy Lab program is open to all IU Bloomington faculty members who are interested in engaging their classes in a collaborative project identified by the State Department.  The U.S Department of State identifies projects open to participating universities approximately six months prior to each semester.

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Spring 2021 projects are now available

Application deadline extended to November 2

Explore projects and apply

How do I bid? 

IUB Faculty who wish to participate in Diplomacy Lab may submit online bids for a primary and secondary project by the current cycles designated deadline. View the project completion guidelines for more information. Due to the University's four project submission limitation, not all project bids will be guaranteed for submission.

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Wonk Tank

Wonk Tank is a competition for university students across the United States to showcase their ability to be America’s next great “foreign policy wonk.” A wonk is an individual student who has a keen interest in and aptitude for the details of public policy.  Future “wonks” are invited to pitch policy proposals addressing a specific international problem or challenge requiring attention, a nuanced solution, and next steps to consider. Three finalists are to Washington, D.C. to present their pitches to a panel of Department of State officials.

Application Deadline: TBD

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Diplomacy Lab Fair

The Diplomacy Lab Fair is an all-day event that takes place each spring at the Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab. The morning session includes welcoming remarks from Diplomacy Lab senior staff; presentations by organizations, such as Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, No Lost Generation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Peace Corps, and the Virtual Student Foreign Service program; and a panel with Diplomacy Lab coordinators. Past Diplomacy Lab university project teams are also invited to showcase their work at a project fair throughout the programming. The afternoon session focuses on the Wonk Tank competition.

Diplomacy Lab Fair: TBD

Location: Marshall Conference Center, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

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