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Investing in Scholars

Do you have a research idea that needs an interdisciplinary and innovative environment to grow? Want to join the Scotland Street community beyond the barbecues? The Institute offers a variety of ways for faculty to engage beyond our regular events or establishing a full-blown Institute research lab. We often collaborate formally and informally with our colleagues across campus. You can find more information on how we support faculty below.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Tell us! Reach out to Institute Director [[mjtier,Mike Tierney]].

Institute Affiliation

You don’t need to run an Institute project to be part of the Institute. As an Institute affiliate, you can tap into seed funding to kick-start student involvement in new research projects, apply for funds to bring a speaker to campus, reserve office space in our house on Scotland Street, and more. Our current affiliates include faculty and practitioners in international security, international and comparative political economy, health sciences, business, and political psychology. The Rights and Responsibilities to becoming a Affiliate can be found here. If you’re interested in becoming an Institute affiliate, email [[mjtier,Mike Tierney]] to learn more.

Book Workshops

Book workshops are an opportunity for faculty members to share a draft manuscript with colleagues and students, giving you the opportunity to gain invaluable feedback on your latest work and providing students a window into the research and writing process. Apply to workshop your book with the Institute, and we’ve got you covered -- our team will consult on process and invitees, and we’ll also take care of the event itself.

Published books that grew out of the Institute include:

Engaging Students in Research
  • Summer Fellows: William & Mary faculty are eligible to apply for Global Research Institute Summer Fellows to support their in-country research. Past faculty-fellows partnerships have included implementation of a randomized controlled trial in Colombia, evaluation of a program in Liberia, and creation of a novel dataset of Indonesian election outcomes.
  • Student Research Innovation Funding: Did a student wow you with their final paper or research idea? If their work aligns with your research agenda, we'd love to see them apply for student innovation funding, with your as their faculty mentor. Full details for the student innovation program are available here.
  • Student Veteran Research Assistants: Together with the Office of Student Veteran Engagement and a private donor, GRI is offering up to three paid research assistantships annually (10 hours/week during the academic year and 30 hours/week in summer).

Questions about engaging students in your research? Email Senior Program Manager for Student Initiatives [[klhouck,Kelly Houck]].

  • Global Research Seminar: To advance research collaborations and accelerate the GRI flywheel, faculty can request up to $1,200 to hold a Global Research Seminar. [Funding available for up to six seminars; first come first serve.]

  • Student Engagement Events: When a faculty member is hosting a guest speaker for a class or has a colleague visiting Williamsburg, they can request a room reservation at GRI and a breakfast, lunch, or dinner package (up to $300) to be delivered to GRI for pick-up by the faculty member. Beyond this, the faculty member is responsible for logistics, including student invitations. [GRI will support up to six of these events per term (fall, spring, summer); first come, first serve.] Questions? Email Senior Program Manager for Student Initiatives [[klhouck,Kelly Houck]].

  • Signature Lab Events: When a research lab holds one of their signature, self-funded annual events (e.g., PIPS Symposium, ARC’s Africa Network Conference), the GRI Programs & Outreach Team will provide support to ensure the event is a success.
To request funding, visit the GRI intranet and fill out a request for support. 
More Information

To learn more about faculty involvement at the Institute, dig deeper on how we support projects, or suggest programming, contact Institute Director [[mjtier,Mike Tierney]].

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