The CGS Career Development Award

Call For Applications

Deadline: April 4, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Penn State’s Center for Global Studies will award prizes of up to $2,000 to support the professional development of ABD doctoral students (within the Liberal Arts) and tenured and tenure-track early career faculty (university-wide). Greater consideration will be given to applicants who have received their doctoral degree within the last five years and to those applications that intersect with the CGS' core themes and/ or area studies focus. Awards are to be used for international research and travel.

How to Apply

To be eligible, applicants must be Liberal Arts ABD Ph.D. candidates or faculty members at Penn State (University Park) who want to advance their research through travel outside of the United States.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover page with applicant’s name, professorial rank and academic title, contact information (including campus address), PSU ID number, project title, and total grant amount requested.
  • A 2-3 page description of the project, including: significance of the project, especially its relevance to global studies; outcome: i.e. article, book (specify publication venue, known or anticipated), exhibition (specify exhibition venue), performance (specify performance venue), etc.; and timetable for project’s completion.
  • Itemized budget describing specifically how funds will be used; applicants should also note other sources from which funding has been received or solicited (include amounts);
  • Curriculum vitae of relevant work (not to exceed four pages); and
  • A confidential statement of support from an advisor (for ABDs), Department Head, or Dean.

All application materials must be received electronically by April 4, 2017 for projects to be completed in 2017. Any documents received after that date and /or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Recipients of this award will be required to participate in future CGS programming. This may be in the form of presenting at a CGS-sponsored workshop, taking part in a CGS-sponsored outreach project, etc.

Please e-mail the completed dossier to:
, Associate Director

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