Prof. Devel.: Int’l Studies Research Lab (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Applications: May 01, 2017

Call for Applications: International Studies Research Lab (ISRL) 2017

The Center for Global Studies, International and Area Studies Library, & Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce fellowships and research honoraria to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught lanugages, library collections, or international education programs at their home institutions. Participation in the ISRL provides resources and time for research otherwise unavailable to applicants. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University Library at Illinois.


International Studies Fellowships

The Center for Global Studies provides housing for applicants coming from outside the Champaign-Urbana area. Fellows will be provided up to 7 days paid housing and up to 8 days paid parking at Presby Hall in a shared three-bedroom two-bathroom suite.

Research Honorarium

As part of the application, participants are expected to turn in a research or program plan. While in residence at Illinois, all participants are expected to build on this plan and produce a syllabus for a new or updated course, a white paper, a library collection development plan, or a plan for new international education programs. A $1,000 honorarium is available, contingent upon receipt of these new or revised materials by November 1, 2017. This honorarirum can be used to offset travel expenses and support the implementation of participant’s projects.

Collaborative Workshop

Participants will have the opportunity to share their work, discuss research progress, and establish collaborations in a day-long workshop taking place on July 21, 2017. Professors and academic professionals specialising in community college engagement will be guest speakers, offering to participants insight into the process of internationalizing curriculum, programs, and library collections.

To apply, please submit an online application by May 1, 2017

The 2017 International Studies Lab is open from July 16 until July 29. Participants may visit campus any time during these dates.

For more information on funding, eligibility, and application instructions, visit our website.