Grants

The AGI has three calls yearly calls for funding support:

Burdick Global Scholars Program: This call is designed to advance a collaborative approach to research and pedagogy in the global arena, by supporting research partnerships between UCSB scholars and their counterparts in other parts of the world, and offering students direct experience with the research endeavor. We welcome all topics, involving all world areas, as long as the proposed project rests on a horizontal collaborative partnership with a researcher in the study location. We encourage innovation, given that this is the pilot phase of an initiative from which we hope to learn, and subsequently, make into an ongoing program of a budding Area-Global Initiative. Learn more…

Trans-Area Collaborative Research Seed Funding: Funds will be used to support the collaborative research mission of the Initiative, primarily through seed grants that involve partnership between affiliate faculty across at least two of the Partners Centers or related units. The goals of this funding are to promote transregional research, develop methodological and pedagogical models, and/or foster co-production of knowledge with global south/east researchers and community partners.  Topics can include work on migration/refugees, globalization, coloniality, violence, race/racism, environmental justice, infrastructure, global public health, indigeneity, security/conflict/peace, gender/sexuality, “rethinking area studies and deprovincializing ethnic studies,” among other relevant scholarly projects.  The expectation is that these projects will produce submitted extramural grant applications, one or more scholarly outputs, and publicly-facing products. Learn more…

New Area Initiative: Funds will be used to support (a) graduate student assistants or fellows working on a new Area initiative, or (b) investing in a newly proposed Partner Center’s mission. Learn more…