Institute for Global Studies
214 Social Sciences
267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-9007
Fax: 612-626-2242
E-mail: igs@umn.edu

Research & Scholarship

Research Initiatives

The Institute for Global Studies supports and sponsors a limited number of research initiatives and scholarly events. Typically, we support faculty driven research interventions on inter- and cross-disciplinary themes and topics that have significant international content and that allow faculty members from a variety of departments to come together to explore scholarly collaborations. These projects serve to foster and facilitate intellectual community building among faculty members and aim at exploring, formulating, and consolidating research projects to prepare them for external funding requests.

The support offered by IGS consists of administrative and logistical assistance and modest financial support for events and activities (workshops, work-in-progress groups, seminars, lectures, performances, reading groups, symposia, et cetera). The funds come from an international studies Title VI grant from the US Department of Education. Any and all IGS support is subject to the rules and regulations mandated by the grant and is limited to allowable expenses under those rules.

Application

There is no formal application process for Research Initiative funding. Interested faculty members should send a short email describing the project to Klaas van der Sanden at vande001@umn.edu. He can also provide more information and/or explain funding restrictions.

Grant Proposal Consultation

Anna Brailovski provides consultation services for social science faculty members in the area of grant searches, grant proposal planning, and grant writing. Click on "Grants" on the left side menu for more information.