The Center for Global Studies (CGS) offers financial support for Mason faculty to engage in scholarly research on global affairs, broadly understood to include business, cultural, economic, political, technological and/or scientific developments. The purpose of the award is to help generate innovative thinking, approaches, and new directions in the area of global studies.
Amount of Award: up to $2,500.
Application Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2016.
- An applicant must be a Mason faculty member at the time of receipt of the award;
- An applicant may not have received funding from the Center within the past three years;
- An award recipient is expected to remain a full-time Mason employee for at least one academic year after the conclusion of the award;
- Priority will be given to tenure-track faculty.
Awards must be used during the fiscal year July 2016-June 2017; funds cannot be carried forward.
Award recipients will be expected to:
- Write a number of blog posts (approximately 500 words each) about their research for the CGS Web site;
- Make a presentation about their research to faculty and students at some point during the 2016-2017 academic year;
- Send a report on their research to email@example.com by June 30, 2017;
- Be willing to serve as a reviewer for future funding applications.
The application must be submitted electronically by email as a Microsoft Word attachment (no PDF’s will be accepted) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should include the following:
- Personal Information:including all details specified on the attached personal information form, including a one paragraph project summary of no more than 250 words. The project summary should make clear to non-specialist readers the significance of the proposed research. Please do not reformat the Personal Information Page. Click here to download form.
- Description of Project:maximum 2,000 words, double-spaced; should include:
- A statement of the central problem or question to be addressed by the research and its scholarly or creative significance. Explain whether this is a new area of research for the scholar.
- The objectives of the project, the methods to be employed, its relation to existing literature in the field, and a timetable for completion of the work. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate a clear commitment to multidisciplinary work.
- An explanation of how the applicant’s program, department, or the university will benefit from this research.
- A description of how the applicant will share the research outcome with colleagues, students and the external research community, including publications and presentations.
- A description of how the project will contribute to the development of future research opportunities including external support, new partnerships, etc.
- An explanation of how this project relates to the field of global studies and the mission of the Center for Global Studies.
- Budget: a one-page statement of anticipated expenses (e.g. equipment, travel, materials, research assistance) to be covered by the award. The budget may not include a faculty stipend or payment for conference registration/attendance.
- Applicant’s CV(not to exceed 3 pages).
Questions about the award or application process should be directed to the Center for Global Studies at email@example.com.