Funding for Pitt Faculty

Global Studies Faculty Fellowship

2019-20 Global Studies Faculty Fellow
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 the GSC's research initiatives.

The GSC Faculty Fellow will deliver one public lecture in the course of the award year (August 28, 2019 through June 30, 2020). 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).

The Faculty Fellow competition is open to full-time and part-time TS and NTS faculty affiliates.  The Fellowship is intended in part to enhance the visibility or impact of ongoing research or to facilitate outreach; as such, applicants must be in residence in Pittsburgh and not on leave or sabbatical 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 first four fellows come from Art History, Sociology, Policy and Gender Studies, and History).  

TO APPLY: Review the grant guidelines, complete the Faculty Fellow application form, and submit your proposal online here. For more information, please contact the GSC’s Assistant Director, Veronica Dristas at dristas@pitt.edu.

DEADLINE: December 1.

Travel Grants

GSC Domestic Travel Grants
PURPOSE: To provide funding for faculty to attend conferences or professional meetings within the United States for the purpose of increasing expertise in fields of study related to the GSC themes of global health, human rights/human security, and inequalities. For LCTL faculty, the grant will provide funding to attend conferences or professional meetings within the United States for the purpose of increasing expertise in fields of study related to LCTL pedagogy.

ELIGIBILITY: Full-time and part-time TS and NTS faculty (including instructors, lecturers, and contract faculty) who are Global Studies affiliates (please see the GSC Affiliated Faculty list here). If you are not listed and your research and teaching foci relate at least 25 percent to the GSC’s themes and use a trans-national and interdisciplinary approach, 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 submission of the application for funding. For current GSC-affliated faculty, please note that your UCIS faculty survey must be up-to-date to be eligible for funding.

AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A maximum of $500 per grant.

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

DEADLINE: Rolling

GSC International Travel Grants

PURPOSE: To provide funding for faculty to attend international conferences or to travel with the purpose of designing a new course or expand an existing course that relates to the GSC themes of global health, human rights/human security, and inequalities.

ELIGIBILITY: Full-time and part-time TS and NTS faculty (including instructors, lecturers, and contract faculty) who are Global Studies affiliates (please see the GSC Affiliated Faculty list here). If you are not listed and your research and teaching foci relate at least 25 percent to the GSC’s themes and use a trans-national and interdisciplinary approach, 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 submission of the application for funding. For current GSC-affliated faculty, please note that your UCIS faculty survey must be up-to-date to be eligible for funding.

AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A maximum of $1,000 per grant.

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

DEADLINE: Rolling

 

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 >

Research Grants

GSC 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 TS and NTS faculty (including instructors, lecturers, and contract faculty) who are Global Studies affiliates.. If you are not a listed affiliate, and your research and teaching foci relate to at least 25 percent of the GSC’s themes and use a trans-national and interdisciplinary approach, 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 submission of the application for funding. For current GSC-affliated faculty, please note that your UCIS faculty survey must be up-to-date to be eligible for funding.

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 via Submittable.

DEADLINE: Rolling

 

Global Academic Partnership (GAP)
The Global Academic Partnership (GAP), first launched in fall of 2001, is an initiative of the Global Studies Center at the University Center for International Studies and the Office of the Provost at the University of Pittsburgh. It 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. 

Global Academic Partnership (GAP) grants aim to amplify the Global Studies Center's transnational themes (Global Health, Migrations, and Cities in Transformation) through interdisciplinary research collaborations, curriculum development, student exchanges, and other scholarly endeavors that enhance the University of Pittsburgh's global profile. One grant in the amount of $40,000 will be awarded to support ongoing campus programming in a variety of innovative formats that enriches the intellectual environment at Pitt over the course of two years ($10,000 in the first year and $30,000 in the second). This award is generously sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for International Studies to help Pitt faculty develop meaningful institutional partnerships with foreign universities, governments, international organizations, NGOs, and/or think-tanks. Faculty from all schools and disciplines are encouraged to apply; projects with. Review the grant guidelines, complete the GAP application form, and submit your proposal online here.

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

DEADLINE: March 1.

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