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What is EDGS?

Our program, Equality Development and Globalization Studies, or EDGS, supports publications, research fellowships, visiting scholars, conferences, workshops and other academic activities in the United States and abroad. We promote research, publications, intellectual engagement and public dialogue focused on issues confronting the post-colonial or developing world.

Core Themes

  • Institutional transformation
  • Rule of law
  • Boundaries and property
  • Democracy, participation and equality
  • Conflict, tolerance and rights
  • Stratification and Marginalization
  • Oligarchs and elites
  • Historical influences and legacies
  • Global, national and subnational dimensions of development
  • Growth and sustainability

Arryman Program and Our Research

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Arryman Program

The Arryman Program trains emerging Indonesian scholars in the social sciences. The fellows are awarded a one-year grant for pre-doctoral research with our program. Arryman Fellows are eligible to become Arryman Scholars, which entitles them to a grant from ISRSF funding up to six years of doctoral study.

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Research and Funding

We support research with a range of funding opportunities for members of the Northwestern academic community. Our research support is focused on the issues faced by countries like Indonesia. This scope covers wide areas of the developing and post-colonial world, broad sweeps of history and a range of disciplines.

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