For Faculty

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 project. 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 Co-Directors [[smpete,Sue Peterson]] and [[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, and political psychology. If you’re interested in becoming an Institute affiliate, email [[smpete,Sue Peterson]] or [[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:

International Development Seminar Series

Our seminar series is where cutting-edge research meets on-campus learning. The Institute’s faculty-led International Development Seminar Series brings speakers to campus to share recent or forthcoming research. Past participants in the series have included Michael Woolcock (World Bank), Kosuke Imai (Harvard University) , Marshall Burke (Stanford) and Nancy Qian (Northwestern). For more information on the seminar series, contact [[ashiferaw,Admasu Shiferaw]] or [[spharish,S.P. Harish]].

Research Support

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.

Applications for Summer Fellows are open from October 1 - November 1. Faculty will also be eligible to apply for Fellows during a second window in the spring. Questions about the application process? Email Assistant Director of Programs [[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 Co-Directors [[smpete,Sue Peterson]] and [[mjtier,Mike Tierney]].

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