Call for Applications: Global and Area Studies Grants Program


Deadline: 20 March 2020


The Center for Global and Area Studies (CGAS) is pleased to announce the Global and Area Studies Grants program for full-time University of Delaware faculty. This competitive grant program provides awards of up to $5,000 each to support international research. Grant recipients may be asked to present their research results as part of the Issues in Global Studies (ARSC300) public lecture series or in a similar public venue.

Funds may be used for research costs and international research travel, and other expenses directly related to the proposed activities, subject to UD policies. Salary, stipends, equipment, and costs related to conference travel are not eligible for funding in this grant program. No cost share is required. Faculty teams may apply for a joint award, but the $5,000 grant ceiling still applies. Preference will be given to:

  • Faculty who have not received awards from CGAS in the last three years.
  • Faculty whose scholarship and teaching contributes to the Global and Area Studies programs at UD. For more information about the Center and its programs, click here.
  • Faculty in fields such as the Humanities and Social Sciences, where funding opportunities are limited.

The award period runs from May 30, 2020 to May 31, 2021.

Please send applications to

Grants recipients will be notified by April 24, 2020.

Submission Requirements

Proposals must include:

  1. A two-page narrative explaining the project’s significance, its specific contributions to the scholar’s field, and its relevance to Global and/or Area Studies.
  2. A budget page and justification for the line items. Include other funding secured or requested for this project. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental funds from other sources, such as department matching or other small grant programs, internally and externally.
  3. A detailed timeline of the project
  4. A brief curriculum vitae

Reporting Guidelines

By accepting funds from the CGAS Faculty Research Grant Program, awardees agree to:

  1. Submit a final report within ninety days of the end of the funding period, no later than September 1, 2021.
  2. Participate in the Issues in Global Studies (ARSC300) public lecture series by presenting their research results. If topic is not relevant to the ARSC300 theme, awardees may be asked to present a public lecture in another venue.

Additional information and suggestions for preparing a successful CGAS grant proposal can be found here.

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