Internal Faculty Residency Program

The Global Studies Institute invites applications for GSI Faculty Fellow Internal Residencies for Spring 2017. This program seeks to promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration with the Global Studies Institute by providing a semester-long teaching release for faculty to prepare and write grant proposals for extramural research funding or to engage in other significant professional development activities in collaboration with GSI core faculty.

Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis. GSI will provide Faculty Fellows with an office, computer, and telephone in the Global Studies Institute (18 Floor, 25 Park Place). Fellows are expected to work from their GSI office at least 20 hours (2-3 days) per week and, in the spirit of collaboration, participate in the scholarly activities of the Institute during their residency. A key requirement of the award is that GSI Faculty Fellows will submit an extramural funding proposal (or create other significant professional development product) that leverages their interdisciplinary collaboration with GSI to an external agency/foundation within one year of completing their residency in GSI.

The mission of the Global Studies Institute (GSI) is to:

  • Generate and disseminate scholarly knowledge that can be applied to pressing global issues
  • Inspire collaboration across the university through interdisciplinary research, education and outreach
  • Educate and prepare students and professionals to operate effectively in a globalized world
The competition is open to tenured/tenure-track faculty and research-intensive non-tenure track faculty in any department, college, school, center, or institute at Georgia State University. A committee comprised of 2-3 personnel from the Global Studies Institute will evaluate all proposals.

Competitive applicants will make a strong case for how their activities will enhance their own professional development and contribute towards the mission of the Global Studies Institute. Priority will be given to proposals that prioritize collaborative work with GSI personnel and specify the extramural funding opportunities and submission deadlines they are targeting. Priority will also be given to proposals that enhance or complement existing effort with professional development and product generation. Applications will be closely scrutinized for feasibility and specificity (e.g. “One outcome of my residency will be that I will develop a collaborative proposal on topic X with GSI faculty member Y, for submission to funding agency Y on Z date…” etc.).

GSI will provide up to $7,000 to cover instructional release time to successful applicants’ home department or unit. The expectation is that fellows will be released from teaching duties for the Spring 2017 semester so that they can focus on professional development activities in collaboration with GSI. GSI asks that home units request the actual replacement cost for applicants’ instructional time.

Proposals resulting from this residence will be submitted to funding agencies through GSI, in collaboration with the Faculty Fellow’s home unit. If such proposals are successfully funded, it is understood that indirect costs will be shared between the Faculty Fellow’s home unit and the Global Studies Institute, whether funded in the first instance or during a subsequent submission.

  • At the completion of the residency period, Faculty Fellows must provide a summary of activities undertaken and anticipated outcomes in terms of publications, grant/fellowship proposals, new courses, workshops and trainings, etc.
  • One year after the residency, Faculty Fellows will be asked to provide a report indicating the status of their extramural grant/fellowship submission and other activities flowing from their GSI residency.

Applications should be sent to with “Faculty Fellow Internal Residency 2017” in the subject line.


Proposals are due no later than 30 September 2016.
Applicants will be notified of the final award decisions no later than 15 October 2016.

Applicants should submit:

  • a completed Cover Sheet Here signed by their department chair or unit head.
  • a proposal narrative or description of no more than 2 pages that includes the following information:
    • Proposal title
    • Narrative/Description [what do you propose to do, how will you do it, and why?]
    • Proposed Impact [i.e. if successful how will your proposal have a tangible impact on your professional development and contribute to the mission of the Global Studies Institute, its affiliate Centers, or interdisciplinary research across Georgia State University?]
    • Short paragraph describing how the project will foster collaboration between the Resident and the Global Studies Institute