Small Grants

Global Studies is pleased to announce our first cycle of Small Grants as part of the Global Futures Initiative. Our goal is to support faculty and graduate students across Arts & Sciences to conduct global projects that do not fit within traditional disciplines. Complex problems, including forced migration and human trafficking, climate change, or the rise of neo-populism, to only mention a few, require cross-disciplinary approaches and transnational perspectives.


Global Studies offers five Small Grants of up to $2,000 each year.  

The Global Futures Small Grants support projects that:

  1. cross traditional disciplines and
  2. have an international focus in the form of research assistance, travel for research or conferences, editing costs, book subventions, ethics review costs for research with human subjects, publication costs for articles, meetings with collaborators, or new course development.

Arts & Sciences faculty and PhD students (with a faculty sponsor) are eligible to apply.

Eligibility is limited to one Small Grant per year.

Project funds must be used by July 1, 2023.


Applications for 2022 are now closed.

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Application Requirements

• Title and Abstract (Research Question and Methods)
• Description of the task for which the grant will be used and expected outcome 
• Statement on the relevance of the project for Global Studies with a review of relevant research across disciplines that grounds the project
• A detailed budget with a breakdown of how the funds will be spent
• Names and affiliations of any global or local collaborators 
• An updated CV 
• Applications from PhD students to be endorsed by their faculty advisor.  
• All Small Grant proposals that are approved for funding and involve the use of human subjects (e.g., payment or stipends to research participants) must obtain appropriate approval through the University’s Institutional Review Board.