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2018 Global and Area Studies Grants Program

Global and Area Studies Grants Program

Call for Proposals 2018


The Center for Global and Area Studies (CGAS) is pleased to announce the 2018 Global and Area Studies Grants program for full-time University of Delaware faculty.  This competitive grant program provides awards of up to $5,000 each to support international research.  Grant recipients may be asked to present their research results as part of the Issues in Global Studies (ARSC300) public lecture series or in a similar public venue.

Funds may be used for research costs and international research travel, and other expenses directly related to the proposed activities, subject to UD policies. Salary, stipends, equipment, and costs related to conference travel are not eligible for funding in this grant program. No cost share is required. Faculty teams may apply for a joint award, but the $5,000 grant ceiling still applies. Preference will be given to faculty who have not received awards from CGAS in the last three years, and whose scholarship contributes to the Area Studies programs at UD. The award period runs from May 30, 2018 to May 31, 2019.

The deadline for applications is March 16, 2018. 

Submission Requirements

Proposals must include:

1. A two-page narrative explaining the project's significance, its specific contributions to the scholar's field, and its relevance to Area Studies.

2. A budget page and justification for the line items. Include other funding secured or requested for this project. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental funds from other sources, such as department matching or other small grant programs, internally and externally.

3. A detailed timeline of the project

4. A brief curriculum vitae

Reporting Guidelines

By accepting funds from the CGAS Faculty Research Grant Program, awardees agree to:

  1. Submit a final report within ninety days of the end of the funding period, no later than September 1, 2019.
  2. Participate in the Issues in Global Studies (ARSC300) public lecture series by presenting their research results. If topic is not relevant to the ARSC300 theme, awardees may be asked to present a public lecture in another venue. 

Grants recipients will be notified by April 20, 2018.

Send your applications via email to Lisa Schulz ( A CGAS faculty committee will review the proposals and make recommendations. Questions should be addressed to Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz (, Director of CGAS.

Past Award Recipients

2017: CGAS Research Grants

Pascha Bueno-Hansen, Women & Gender Studies, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program. Gender and Sexuality in the Colombia Peace Process

Muqtedar Khan, Political Science & International Relations, Islamic Studies Program. Ideology or Good Governance? Constitutional Reforms in Turkey and Philippines

Daniel Kinderman, Political Science & International Relations, European Studies Program. German Business Elites and Corporate Social Responsibility in an Age of Resurgent Nationalism and Authoritarian Populism

Kelebogile Setiloane, Behavioral Health & Nutrition, African Studies Program. An Exploration of Black Women's Breastfeeding Practices and Experiences in North West Province South Africa.

David Shearer, History, European Studies Program. Foreign Explorers in Mongolia and Tibet, 1870-1930

Patricia Sloane-White, Anthropology, Women & Gender Studies, Asian Studies, Islamic Studies. New Ports of Call in the Infrastructure of Islamic Identity: Revitalizing Muslim Cosmopolitanism from Ham Bantota, Sri Lanka to Nuso Jaya, Malaysia

Chungmin Tu, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Asian Studies Program. Ethics in Gille DeLeuze and Chinese Philosophy: A Project of Global Disjunctive Synthesis

Polly Zavadivker, History, Jewish Studies Program. Jewish Humanitarianism in Russia's Great War and Revolution

2016: CGAS  Research Grants

Eve Buckley, Department of History, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program. Hunger Politics in the early Cold War: Brazilian Critiques of Overpopulation Discourse, 1930-1970​

Monica Dominguez-Torres, Art History, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program. Pearls at Court: European Courtly Art and the Rise of the Atlantic Pearl Trade, 1500-1800

Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, European Studies ProgramBeauty Matters: The Disenfranchisement of Women and the Cosmetological Field of Medicine

Gladys Ilarregui, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program. Children’s Literature under Dictatorship

Sheng Lu, Fashion and Apparel Studies. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Its Impact on the Textile and Apparel Supply Chain in the Asia-Pacific Region

Lindsay Naylor, GeographyPhoto Voices in Food Sovereignty Tourism and Knowledge Exchange

Jean Pfaelzer, English, Women & Gender Studies, Asian Studies Program. Russia & Slaveries in the Pacific Northwest: Alaskan Natives Seized, Transported, Enslaved

2015: CGAS  Research Grants

Abigail Donovan, Art Department. No One Can Stand in These Solitudes Unmoved

Jaehee Jung, Fashion & Apparel Studies, Asian Studies Program. Beauty Ideals in China: Feminine Identities, Gender Roles and Cultural Changes

Kevin Kerrane, English Department. Getting It Said: Expressiveness in Modern Irish Drama

Daniel Kinderman, Political Science & International Relations, European Studies Program. Does Business Care About Society and the Environment? Business Interests and the Politics of Corporate Accountability in Europe and Beyond

Melissa Melby, Anthropology Department. Patient Satisfaction and Use lf ‘Alternative’ Medicine in Japan, China, and the U.S.

Steven Sidebotham, History Department, European Studies Program. Digging Up the Past: Archaeological Excavations at the Global Emporium of Berenike – a Ptolemaic-Roman Port on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Ivan Sun, Sociology & Criminal Justice, Asian Studies Program. Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and Public Compliance and Cooperation with Police in China

Yuanchong Wang, Department of History, Asian Studies Program. Between Zongfanism and Imperialism: Chinese Settlements and Extraterritoriality in Korea, 1882-1895

2014: CGAS/IGS Small Research Grants

Alice Ba, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Asian Studies Program. Securing the Malacca Straits: The Role of Japan’s Nippon Foundation and Local Actors in the Promotion of Maritime Safety and Security

Jianguo Chen, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Asian Studies Program. The Road Not Taken: What Will China Become in the 21st Century?

Ted Davis, Department of Political Science and International Relations, African Studies Program. Political Voices, Good Governance and Sustainable Human Development of Zambia

Carla Guerron Montero, Department of Anthropology, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program. Touring Quilombos: Memory, Citizenship, and Identity in Rio de Janeiro’s Quilombo Residual Communities (Brazil)

Jay Halio, Department of English, Jewish Studies Program. Shakespeare Anniversary Lectures

Wunyabari Maloba, Department of History, Department of Black American Studies, African Studies Program. Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of A Peasant Revolt // Kenyatta

John P. Montaño, Department of History, European Studies Program. Landscape, Nature and Destruction: The Meaning of Violence in Plantation Ireland

Muqtedar Khan, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Islamic Studies Program. Are Islamists Learning? Prospects of Change in Political Dynamics in the Middle East

2013: CGAS/IGS Small Research Grants​

Jinfa Cai, Department of Mathematical Sciences. Understanding and Fostering Mathematical Understanding in a Global Context

Darryl Flaherty, Department of History. Trial by the Public: Gender and the Japanese Jury 

Susan McKenna, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Research on the American playwright Barrie Stavis (1906-2007) and his relationship to the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) 

Meredith Ray, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Celestial Exchanges: Galileo’s Correspondence with Margherita Sarrocchi 

Chandra Reedy, Center for Historic Architecture and Design. Technological Innovation and Change in Tibetan Ceramic Traditions, Sichuan Province, China 

Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The Argentine Novela Negra in the Neoliberal Era: Crime, Politics, and Society, 1989-2012.

Nii Attoh-Okine, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Infrastructure Monitoring in Predominantly Muslim Communities in Suburbs of Accra, Ghana 

Araya Debessay, Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems. A Survey of the Current Status of Accounting Education in Ethiopia

Marsha Dickson, Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies. Managing Global Supply Chains for Sustainability and Traceability: Case Study of Organimark in Southern Africa 

Debra Hess Norris, Department of Art Conservation. Preservation of the Heritage of Sub-Sahara Africa: Assessment, Education and Training 

2012: CGAS Research Grants

Ram Rawat, Department of History. Dalit Public Sphere: Untouchability and Genealogies of Indian Democracy

Edgard Sankara, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Research for second book, Récits de vie au Burkina Faso: Enjeu, perspectives, réception

Alex Selimov, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The Politics of Translation : The Latin American Cultural Canon in Russia

Kelebogile Setiloane, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition. Exploratory trip to Nigeria and Botswana to strengthen resources for the existing course NTDT655, Issues in International Nutrition

Owen White, Department of History. The Blood of the Colony: Wine and the Rise and Fall of French Algeria

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