This award has been discontinued.
Information is retained for archival purposes.
application process closed for 2008-2009.
Deadline for 2009 awards was 15 November 2008.
Global Studies invites faculty
proposals for research initiatives under the umbrella theme of "Human
Networks in a Global World." Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000
will be awarded to initiate new projects or to build upon existing
ones. Projects may address a range of topics such as environment,
education, culture, media, labor, public policy, health, or human
rights, to name a few. We are especially interested in research
that takes stock of and analyzes intellectual, social, and institutional
alliances and associations that characterize and create a globally
connected yet diverse world. Research funded under this initiative
should contribute to Global Studies during the first half of the
2009 calendar year, and all funds must be spent prior to August
31, 2009. Global Studies furthermore seeks to identify projects
that might be eligible for ongoing support as part of our next round
of Title VI funding (2010-2014).
Our theme of "Human Networks"
addresses two important dimensions of Global Studies. First, we
emphasize the constantly changing connections that are shaped by
communities, groups, and individuals. These human networks operate
within and also expand beyond nation-state and traditional regional
boundaries. They reflect central, often competing, understandings
of collective well-being and human security, and they find expression
in such varied forms as the arts, sciences, and humanities, as well
as in business, popular culture, and schools and universities. Questions
of networks therefore emerge at numerous locations. Accordingly,
this call will support micro as well as macro analyses of historical
and contemporary trends, institutions, and processes.
The second dimension of our
theme clarifies the notion of human networks. Human security and
global sustainability are integrally related. Likewise, human security,
human development, and human cultural and capital networks are fundamentally
entwined. From this perspective the study of human networks engages
issues and analytic paradigms that transcend professional and disciplinary
borders. This call will support proposals that advance a more critically
informed framework for understanding how human networks respond
to and shape global conditions and geopolitical realities.
As a complement to the area
studies programs of the UW-Madison International Institute, Global
Studies focuses on phenomena that exceed the boundaries of national
and area studies models of research. Thus we invite applications
from scholars who are engaged with growing research literatures
on global connections and conditions. Applicants may propose a variety
of activities, including lectures, workshops, conferences, speaker
series, cultural activities, campus visitors, and field research.
Requests that leverage other sources of funding or are intended
to lead to broader projects are encouraged. Awards will be administered
through Global Studies to pay for specific items along the lines
listed above. This call is open to UW-Madison faculty at the assistant,
associate, and full professor level in any department or college.
Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental proposals are encouraged.
Awards may not be used for capital expenses, entertainment, graduate
assistantships, or student travel. Any international travel must
be approved by the US Department of Education.
should submit the following materials:
Cover sheet that includes
project title, duration, participants, and amount requested;
Brief project description and expected outcomes (up to
Budget that includes specific cost estimates;
Abbreviated CV of project leader and other key personnel
(up to 4 pages).
Proposals will be judged on
thematic relevance, originality, feasibility, outcomes, and potential
contribution to the future development of Global Studies. Proposals
were due electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
by November 15, 2008. Questions should be directed to
the same address.