Funding for Pitt Faculty

Funding for the 2021 - 2022 Academic Year 

The Global Studies Center offers numerous types of faculty support to our Center Affiliates (current list of affiliate faculty here). If you are not a current faculty affiliate, you may apply for affiliated status if your research and teaching have at least 25 percent global or transnational content.

TO APPLY: Please complete the online UCIS faculty survey and send your current CV to Veronica Dristas. The survey must be submitted, and a letter of acceptance received, prior to your submission of any application for GSC funding. (Current GSC-affliated faculty, please note that your UCIS faculty survey must be up-to-date to be eligible for funding.)

2021-2022 Global Studies Faculty Fellowship

Each year, the Global Studies Center selects an outstanding University of Pittsburgh faculty member whose scholarship supports the Center’s mission. This award is designed to advance and showcase faculty research whose research aligns with the GSC's research initiatives in Global Health, Migrations, Cities in Transformation, and Loss in the Anthropocene. Further details can be found here.

The GSC Faculty Fellow will deliver one public lecture in the course of the award year (August 28, 2021 through June 30, 2022). In addition, the Fellow will participate in several (3-4) major Center events pertaining to her or his research throughout the year (to be arranged in consultation with the Director).

ELIGIBILITY: The Faculty Fellow competition is open to full-time tenure- and appointment-stream faculty affiliates. As the Fellowship is intended in part to enhance the visibility or impact of ongoing research and to facilitate outreach, applicants must be in residence in Pittsburgh and not on leave during the award year. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate that they have already made significant progress in planning or executing a project that promises to have a significant impact in their field.

AMOUNT OF FUNDING: The fellowship includes a course release; up to $15,000 to organize a scholarly event (e.g., workshop, conference, exhibition, performance, seminar, research collaboration); and an additional $5,000 for travel, research, and curricular development. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply (our fellows have come from Art History, Sociology, Policy and Gender Studies, History, Classics, and Africana Studies).  

TO APPLY: Please review the grant guidelines, complete the Faculty Fellow application form, and submit your proposal. For submission please click here.

For more information, please contact the GSC’s Associate Director, Veronica Dristas

DEADLINE: December 14, 2020
 


Global Academic Partnership (GAP)

The Global Academic Partnership (GAP) aims to strengthen interdisciplinary research and curriculum development on global themes at Pitt while enhancing international scholarly ties at the University of Pittsburgh and raising the international profile of the Institution. GAP awards support interdisciplinary research collaborations, curriculum development, student exchanges, and other scholarly endeavors that include the creation or development of meaningful and sustainable institutional partnerships with international universities, foreign governments, international organizations, NGOs, and/or think-tanks. Preference is given to projects that align with the Center’s research initiatives in Global Health, Migrations, Cities in Transformation, and Loss in the Anthropocene. This award is generously sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for International Studies.

ELIGIBILITY: The GAP competition is open to full-time tenure- and appointment-stream faculty affiliates in the Provost’s area.

AMOUNT OF FUNDING: One grant in the amount of $40,000 will be awarded annually to support ongoing campus programming in a variety of innovative formats that enriches the intellectual environment at Pitt over the course of two years, with $10,000 allocated in the first year and $30,000 in the second.

TO APPLY: Review the grant guidelines, complete the GSC GAP application form, and submit your application online here

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021


Research Grants

NEW GSC Collaborative Starter Grants

PURPOSE: To support small groups of faculty members in exploring and developing new collaborations that will build toward applications for internal or external funding in the future. These grants are intended to facilitate interdisciplinary global scholarship; grants include basic administrative and logistical support (such as setting up meetings, reserving rooms, booking travel, paying honoraria for speakers, etc.)

ELIGIBILITY: Full-time and part-time tenure- and appointment-stream faculty affiliates may apply. (Not all group members need to be affiliated at the time of application.)

AMOUNT OF FUNDING: Up to $3,000 per collaboration.

Deadline: Rolling, while funds last.

TO APPLY: Review the grant guidelines, complete the GSC Starter Grant application form, and submit your application online here


GSC Individual Faculty Research Grants

PURPOSE: To support faculty working on research projects related to one of the GSC themes of global health, human rights/human security, and inequalities.

ELIGIBILITY: Full-time and part-time tenure- and appointment-stream faculty affiliates may apply.

AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A maximum of $2,000 per grant.

TO APPLY: Review the grant guidelines, complete the GSC Faculty Grant Application Form, and submit your application materials online here.

Deadline: Rolling, while funds last.


NEW GSC Collaborative Learning Grants

PURPOSE: GSC will award global learning grants to faculty members to support innovative projects for engaged student learning. Projects should involve students in innovative learning experiences outside the classroom (whether as part of a course or through independent programs, internships, etc.)

ELIGIBILITY: Full-time and part-time tenure- and appointment-stream faculty affiliates may apply.

AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A maximum of $2,000 per grant.

TO APPLY: Review the grant guidelines, complete the GSC Faculty Grant Application Form, and submit your application materials online here.

DEADLINE: Rolling, while funds last.
 


Travel Grants

GSC Domestic and International Travel Grants

PURPOSE: To provide funding for faculty to attend conferences or professional meetings within the United States for the purpose of increasing expertise that supports the mission of the Global Studies Center, or to develop courses or programs that support global thinking and learning.

ELIGIBILITY: Full-time and part-time tenure- and appointment-stream faculty affiliates may apply.

AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A maximum of $500 per domestic grant/ $1000 per international grant.

TO APPLY: Review the grant guidelines, complete the GSC Faculty Grant Application Form, and submit your application materials online.

DEADLINE: Suspended during Covid-19


 

CERIS Curriculum Development Grants
The CERIS grant program is designed to enable faculty to pursue curricular development and enhancement projects related to Islamic Studies. Applications are accepted year-round, and awards are made twice yearly (fall and spring). Learn more >

External Funding: