Funding

The funding opportunities available through the CGS are intended to recognize Penn State faculty and students whose work advances global studies, and to support the inception, development, and expansion of projects with a global focus.

In addition to the $2.03 million provided by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Global Studies has partnered with various units at Penn State, such as the College of the Liberal Arts and the University Office of Global Programs, in order to provide funding in the form of travel grants, research support, and thesis awards.

Penn State Faculty

The Center for Global Studies Career Development Award

To support the international research and travel of tenure-track early career faculty at University Park

Global Studies Teaching Fellowship Award

The Center for Global Studies Teaching Fellowship Award will be offered for 2016-17. The winning fellows must be K-12 teachers in the Centre Region and/or Penn State faculty in Commonwealth campuses in Dubois, Fayette, Hazelton, and/or Mont Alto who have shown substantial commitment to incorporating global studies into the school or classroom. Past CGS workshop attendees (outside the Centre region) who are full-time K-12 teachers are also eligible for the award. 

Penn State Graduate Students

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

FLAS Fellowships are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education. They assist graduate students in achieving competency in selected foreign languages and conducting research in related international and area studies. Evaluation of applications will begin on February 1, 2016, but all applications will be considered until funds are fully allocated.

CGS Graduate Assistantship

The Center for Global Studies is seeking candidates for a full-time graduate assistantship position for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Center for Global Studies Fellow Awards

Offered in conjunction with the College of the Liberal Arts' Departmental Dissertation Release Awards, these awards are for Humanities graduate students who are working in the field of global studies in their dissertations.

The Center for Global Studies Career Development Award

To support the international research and travel of ABD Ph.D. candidates in the Liberal Arts

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program Award

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program Award provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.

Penn State Undergraduate Students

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

FLAS Fellowships are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education. They assist undergraduate students in achieving competency in selected foreign languages and conducting research in related international and area studies. Evaluation of applications will begin on February 1, 2016, but all applications will be considered until funds are fully allocated.

The Center for Global Studies Thesis Prize

To recognize the excellent work of honors students who combine studies in the Liberal Arts with a concern for global issues and encourage these students in continuing their contributions to the field of global studies

K-12 Teachers

Impact Awards

The Center for Global Studies invites submissions of lesson plans from those who participated in our teacher's workshops and are employed full-time at a local K-12 institution.

Global Studies Teaching Fellowship Award

The Center for Global Studies Teaching Fellowship Award will be offered for 2016-17. The winning fellows must be K-12 teachers in the Centre Region and/or Penn State faculty in Commonwealth campuses in Dubois, Fayette, Hazelton, and/or Mont Alto who have shown substantial commitment to incorporating global studies into the school or classroom.
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