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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:

Research Support
  • 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 research support? Email Director of Programs & Outreach [[rmhalleran,Rebecca Latourell]].

Events
  • Global Research Seminar: Our seminar series is where cutting-edge research meets on-campus learning. The Institute’s Global Research Seminar Series brings speakers to campus to share recent or forthcoming research, with an emphasis on fostering potential research collaborations. GRI will provide up to $1200 in support for Global Research Seminar events.
  • Guest Speakers: If you are interested in bringing a guest speaker to campus outside of the Global Research Seminar, you may apply for up to $500 in event support. This could include guest lectureres for your class, guests student groups want to bring to campus, and more.
To request funding or ask questions about event support, email Director of Programs & Outreach [[rmhalleran,Rebecca Latourell]].
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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