Each year, the Global Studies Center (GSC) selects an outstanding University of Pittsburgh faculty member whose scholarship advances the Center's mission. The Faculty Fellowship is designed to promote transnational research by providing: a course release; up to $15,000 toward scholarly events; and an additional $5,000 for related research, travel, and curricular development. The next award year runs from August 27, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

Submission Guidelines

Deadline: December 1, 2017

All applications must include the following components (single spaced, minimum 11-point font):

  • 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 the transformation of cities) 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.

Grantee Obligations:
  • Make arrangements to process the award with the UCIS Financial Administrator (Rose Wooten, rwooten@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2018, and expend all event-related funds by June 15, 2019.
  • 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 Provost, 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 the GSC's Director of Research and Global Programs, Jessica Pickett (jpickett@pitt.edu / 412-383-3294).