Applications are now open for proposals from faculty for the 2020 Global Scholars Program.
The Columbia University Global Scholars Program (GSP), to be led by one or more faculty members with relevant regional and disciplinary expertise, offers undergraduates a unique hands-on international research experience in topics of transnational importance using social science, humanities, and scientific frameworks.
Previously funded program topics have included: Environment and Urbanization, Pathways to Development, Contemporary Cities of Eurasia, Media Practices in India and China, Latin American Cities, Adaptation to Changing Climates, and Islam and the Modern World.
The two-part curriculum will cover an on-campus three- or four-point course held in Spring 2020 that introduces students to course themes, followed by a five-point Summer 2020 course taught overseas. GSP applications will be funded up to $100,000 each.
Columbia’s Officers of Instruction, including faculty members with full-time and part-time professorial titles, modified or unmodified; lecturers; and instructors. Faculty from all of Columbia’s schools, including Barnard College, are eligible to apply.
Successful applications will propose a thoughtful and creative curriculum that introduces undergraduate students to the course themes and provides meaningful hands-on international research experience. Programs will be evaluated on the feasibility of learning goals and outcomes of the two interrelated courses.
GSP courses that explore transnational themes, to include interdisciplinary approaches, and to consider more than one region of the world are encouraged. Programs must engage one or more of Columbia’s Global Centers (Amman, Jordan; Beijing, China; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; and Tunis, Tunisia).
First launched in 2012 as a pilot program by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, with generous support from the President’s Office, the program has since expanded to a joint initiative between the Office of Global Programs and Columbia Global Centers.
Applications must be submitted through the online form by February 5, 2019.
The full GSP Request for Proposals can be viewed here.