Global Scholars Award

Program to support faculty research and scholarship abroad

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10:36 a.m., March 20, 2014--The University of Delaware’s Institute for Global Studies (IGS) invites faculty to apply for competitive Global Scholars Awards to fund global research.

Applications are due by April 15, and final decisions will be made by May 15. The award period runs from June 1, 2014, to Aug. 31, 2015.

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Global Scholars Awards provide full-time faculty or faculty teams with up to $10,000 for global research and scholarship related to one of the following six themes: Food and Nutrition; Energy and Infrastructure; Human Security and Governance; Arts and Culture; Global Health; and Education and Engagement.

“This initiative of the Institute for Global Studies is designed to support UD faculty in their pursuit of research and scholarship abroad in critically important interdisciplinary areas,” says Nancy Guerra, associate provost for international programs. “We look forward to receiving proposals from faculty across campus.”

All proposals will be considered for funding but preference will be given to proposals with an academic focus in Africa and/or South America. An investigator will not be considered for a second or later award unless at least three years have elapsed since the most recent award.

Global Scholars Award recipients will be required to present the results of their scholarly inquiry at a University-wide colloquium, and write a brief four-to-five-page synopsis of the project.

For detailed information and the link to the application form, visit the IGS website.

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