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Small Workshop Grant Award

Walker Institute Small Workshop Grants:  These awards offer interdisciplinary teams of faculty the chance to organize a small workshop to establish a network of scholars around a common research theme.  In the evaluation of proposals, special emphasis will be placed on proposals that include more than one academic discipline, more than one college at USC, and also involve faculty and graduate students from USC partner universities in other countries.  The intention is to foster relationships that will result in sustained collaboration and grant applications to establish a permanent program of research.  Funds will provide travel support for approximately 8 scholars and lodging and accommodations for a two-day workshop.   Maximum amount: $20,000.

Eligibility

Expectations

  • Faculty receiving Walker awards must submit a detailed accounting of all funds spent after completion of the project.
  • Submit a brief report and several pictures.
  • Any publications resulting from a grant award will acknowledge the support of Walker Institute.
  • Faculty receiving awards should be willing to make a brief presentation (brownbag, panel discussion, etc.) at Walker Institute after concluding the project.

How To Apply

Walker Institute Faculty Awards will be reviewed by a faculty committee, comprised of Associates of Walker Institute.
The deadline for submissions is Friday-October 14, 2016 for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  

Application packets for the Education Grants, Conference Travel Grants and International Research Grants should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the name of the award sought, a brief summary of the project, identifies all participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 800 words.
  • A detailed budget for the project that includes any matching funds
  • Current C.V.s of all applicants
  • A letter of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s) that includes the departments business manager, and include a commitment of any matching funds

Special instructions for the Small Workshop Grants

The basic objective of the small workshop grant is to incubate an international, interdisciplinary community of scholars who will sustain their collaboration beyond the workshop.
Applications for the Small Workshop Grant should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the application is for the Small Workshop Grant, provides a brief summary of the project, identifies all Walker Associate participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 1500 words.  The narrative should include plans for publishing the result of the workshop, as well as plans to seek further funding to secure the future of the collaboration
  • A detailed budget for the workshop
  • A list with brief biographies of all non-USC scholars who might be invited to the workshop
  • Current C.V.s of all Walker Associate participants
  • Letters of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s), including a commitment of any matching funds