Collaborative Research Grants
Collaborative research grants for workshops, conferences, seminars, and field-based projects will be designed to network Georgetown centers and programs and bring faculty together with leading scholars and other stakeholders to advance research projects on topics related to global children's issues.
Teams of two or more full-time Georgetown faculty are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to collaborative applications across disciplines.
Collaborative research grants support workshops, conferences, seminars, and field-based projects designed to network Georgetown centers and programs and bring faculty together with leading scholars, policy experts, and other stakeholders to advance research on topics related to global children's issues. Funds may be set aside to include talented students to serve as research assistants and rapporteurs. In the case of new projects, convenings, or other initiatives should lead to a white paper or proposal for external funding. In the case of existing projects, they should result in one or more peer-reviewed publications.
The 2021 application process has now closed.
Interested faculty should submit a Georgetown University Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues (CGCI) Collaborative Research Grant application by November 15, 2021. Please email a single PDF attachment with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- One- to two-page memo outlining the purpose, agenda, and organization of the proposed project on global children’s issues, as well as detailed plans (including specific potential sponsors and timetables) for the submission of external funding proposals.
- One-page budget outlining how the award will be utilized, including any proposed expenses for event costs, travel, lodging, meals, and any other prospective sources of funding. U.S. government per diem rates should be applied when budgeting for travel. Economy flights only. Any other prospective sources of funding should also be stated. Funds may not be used toward faculty salaries.
- Abbreviated CVs (five-page maximum each) of applicants and proposed collaborators.
The CGCI Faculty Committee will evaluate proposals with attention to academic merits, the breadth of Georgetown faculty participation (with preference given to those applications which engage colleagues across the university) and external stakeholder engagement, the soundness of the budget, the availability of funds, and the potential for future external funding.
Notification and Execution
The committee will notify applicants of its decisions within a month of the submission deadline. Funds will be transferred to faculty members' departments for distribution in accordance with the approved budget, and all funds not used will be returned. Awardees will be expected to work with their academic units to plan and execute the workshop, conference, or other initiative in compliance with relevant university policies regarding travel, funding, and ethics.
Within three months of the completion of the grant, a 500-word report outlining its execution, impact, budget expenditures, and any next steps is to be submitted to the Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues at email@example.com. A short version may be adapted for publication on the CGCI website.
Two collaborative research grants for 2022 projects have been awarded.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.