Faculty Research Grants in International, Regional, and Comparative Studies

Deadline for Applications:

Friday, November 1, 2019* (for January 1, 2020 project start)          

Friday, March 13, 2020 (for July 1, 2020 project start)

*N.B.  Faculty who submitted applications in March 2019 and received grant funding are ineligible to apply for the November 2019 deadline and must wait until the March 2020 deadline.

The MacMillan Center Faculty Research Grants are available to full-time ladder faculty in any department or school of the university. Research grants are awarded for innovative international projects that will increase understanding in any era of specific countries and societies; for problem-oriented and comparative studies within and between regions; and for studies in international relations and global affairs. Projects in the natural sciences, the arts, health fields, and environmental studies will normally be considered only if they focus substantially on some inter-disciplinary aspects of human and/or institutional behavior drawing on the humanities and social sciences.

For relevant projects in the humanities, please contact the Griswold Fund Committee, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St., Box 208298, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8298.

Applicants will be notified, via email, no later than: December 2, 2019 (for November 1 deadline); April 15, 2020 (for March 13 deadline).

General Principles Governing Awards

Typically, awards can be up to $18,000 per project. An application may be submitted jointly by several members of the faculty who wish to collaborate on a larger project or research program although the total funding awarded to the project will not exceed $18,000.

All applicants are urged to also pursue external non-MacMillan and non-Yale funding. The MacMillan Center faculty research grant applications/awards may be used to supplement such other grants. Total budgets must be shown.

No awards will be made for equipment purchases, to subsidize publications, or to cover travel and expenses for attendance and participation at professional meetings, or for purposes of general study or course preparation. MacMillan Center funds cannot be used for business class travel.

Funds cannot be used to pay academic year salaries, summer salaries or stipends, or for leaves of absence without pay.

A completed application must include:

the cover sheet found here

• project description (2 pages)

• total budget break-down and a timeline of activities

• curriculum vitae including ONLY those items relevant to the proposed project.

Please note that you do not have to submit any letters of recommendation.

Complete applications, are due by the stated deadlines to:

The MacMillan Center, Room 110, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P. O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520-8206, Attn: Marilyn Wilkes (marilyn.wilkes@yale.edu)