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 projects align 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 2024 through June 2025). In addition, the Fellow will participate in several (3-4) major Center events pertaining to their research throughout the year (to be arranged in consultation with the Director).
The Faculty Fellow competition is open to all GSC faculty affiliates (both tenure appointment stream). 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.
The fellowship includes 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).
The next award year runs from August 2024 through June 2025.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 9th, 2024
Application: please include the following components (single spaced, minimum 11-point font) and submit as a single PDF document:
- Personal statement (2 pages) that makes the case for why the applicant should be selected as the Global Studies Faculty Fellow, explicitly describing how the proposed activities relate to one of the Center's ongoing research initiatives (global health, migration, and cities in transformation) or could catalyze collaboration around a future such initiative.
- Description of the proposed scholarly activities (3 pages) to be held at the University of Pittsburgh during the fellowship, such as workshops, conferences, exhibitions, performances, seminars, research collaborations, or lectures:
- Purpose of the event(s) with approximate dates, highlighting specific contributions to the Faculty Fellow's active research agenda and the Center's programmatic priorities.
- Anticipated audience, broader institutional impact, and involvement of any other individuals (including at least one Arts and Sciences faculty member if the applicant is from another school).
- Expected costs and available resources, as well as plans to seek external funds (which are strongly encouraged but not required).
- Description of the course to be developed or enhanced (2 pages), including how it will contribute to the Global Studies curriculum at Pitt. In the case of existing courses, a current syllabus should be attached.
- Curriculum vitae
- Budget for all anticipated project or travel expenses (not just those for which you request support), indicating whether other funding has been secured or requested.
- Note: Event funds may be used for related airfare, accommodations, meals and honoraria for event participants, as well as for direct event expenses (e.g. room and equipment rental, receptions, phone/postage, printing and staff support). However, travel budgets should include airfare quotes from a travel agent or website; meals and lodging must not exceed the U.S. State Department per diem rates.
Eligibility Criteria: The Faculty Fellow competition is open to full-time and part-time TS and NTS faculty (including lecturers and contract faculty) who are affiliated with the GSC. See here to check your current status. Applicants must have received a letter acknowledging their affiliation prior to submitting the application for funding. 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.
- Make arrangements with the GCS's Financial Administrator (Henry Luck, email@example.com) to expend all event-related funds by June 2025.
- Provide regular progress updates on event planning. Work with the GSC to publicize announcements and disseminate proceedings (if applicable), including sharing one copy of all materials prior to the scholarly event(s), a brief summary or press release describing the goals and anticipated outcomes, and a two-page summary of event outcomes within two months of its conclusion.
- Acknowledge the GSC, UCIS, the Office of the Dean of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Education in all event related publicity, publications, film, or other products resulting from funds supported by the Faculty Fellowship.
- Participate in up to 3-4 complementary activities throughout the year (as arranged in consultation with the Director and organized directly by the Center).
Contact Information: For questions or more information please contact GSC Associate Director Veronica Dristas (firstname.lastname@example.org).