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February 04, 2011

Call for Applications: Framing the Global Research and Publication Fellowships Deadline: March 10, 2011

Scholars pursuing research in global studies are invited to apply for participation as Fellows in the Framing the Global working group. Framing the Global is a 5-year project at Indiana University, Bloomington, that will develop new interdisciplinary knowledge, approaches, and methods in the field of global research and apply them to the study of global processes. The project is a joint initiative of Indiana University Press and the Center for the Study of Global Change. During the project period, each fellow will be expected to participate in working group meetings; reconsider approaches to global studies; prepare a theoretical working paper, to be published in print and electronically by IUP; and to develop a book manuscript, also to be published by IUP.

Submission deadline for complete applications is March 10, 2011. Access online application at http://www.indiana.edu/~global/framing.

Fifteen fellows will be selected from social science, humanities, and professional fields. Scholars with any disciplinary or regional expertise will be considered. Successful applicants will fulfill the following criteria:

• be engaged in an active, significant research project involving globalization, global studies or transnational phenomena;
• have an interest in theoretical and methodological issues in the study of global processes;
• have a history of publication dealing directly with the subject of globalization, global studies or transnational phenomena;
• be prepared to begin a book manuscript within one year, drawing on the interdisciplinary conversation of the working group;
• commit to participating in the project for five years.

Fellows will receive a total of $15,000 for their sustained commitment to the project. This includes $4,000/year for participation during the first two years; $5,000 during the third year to conduct empirical research that employs the analytical frameworks and methods developed during the first two years; and $2,000 as they are completing their manuscripts.

Required application materials
The following application materials, including letters of support, must be submitted by March 10, 2011:
• Research project statement (500-600 words). Describe a research project or topic that you would pursue as a participant in Framing the Global that would result in a theoretical paper and a book manuscript. Explain how this project relates to or expands on your current or recent work or moves in a different direction.
• Explain how the project would advance our understanding of globalization, global studies or transnational phenomena (300 words).
• Include a brief summary of how your past work has been global in scope (300 words).
• Curriculum vitae.
• Letters of support from three people familiar with your work – including, if relevant, one from the chair of your department (submitted separately by letter writers).

Application Procedures
Applications must be submitted electronically. Signed letters of support must be submitted separately either electronically or on paper.

Electronic submission of application:

By March 10, 2011, the applicant should submit the fellowship application as instructed on the website: http://www.indiana.edu/~global/framing.

Fellowship offers will be made in spring 2011.

Framing the Global is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation .

If you have questions, please contact the Framing the Global Coordinator, Deborah Piston-Hatlen (framing@indiana.edu).
Framing the Global
201 N. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408-4001
Phone: (812) 856-0532
Fax: (812) 855-6271
E-mail: framing@indiana.edu

Posted by katemw at February 4, 2011 08:46 AM


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