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Call for Applications


International Studies Research Lab 2018

The Center for Global Studies, together with the International & Area Studies Library, the Russian, East European & Eurasian Center, and other Title VI National Resource Centers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce fellowships and research honoraria to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections, or international education programs at their home institutions. Participation in ISRL provides resources and time for research otherwise unavailable to applicants. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the
unlimited print and online resources at the University Library.

International Studies Fellowships

The Center for Global Studies provides housing and parking for applicants
coming from outside the Champaign-Urbana area. Fellows will be provided
paid parking and up to seven days of paid housing the Presby Hall in shared

Research Honorarirum

As part of the application process, participants are expected to submit a
research or program plan. While in residence at Illinois, all participants are
expected to build on this plan and produce a syllabus for a new or updated
course, a white paper, a library collection development plan, or a plan for
new international education programs. A $1,000 honorarium is available,
contingent upon receipt of these materials by August 15, 2018. This
honorarirum can be used to offset travel expenses and support the
implementation of participant's projects.

Collaborative Workshop

Participants will have the opportunity to share their work, discuss research
progress, and establish collaborations in a day-long workshop taking place
on July 13, 2018. Professors and academic professionals specializing in
community college engagement will be guest speakers, offering to
participants insight into the process of internationalizing curriculum,
programs, and library collections. 

To apply, please submit an online application by April 15, 2018 at

The 2018 International Studies Research Lab is open from July 8 until July 20. For more
information on awards, eligibility, and instructions to apply, visit our website at

Participants may visit campus any time during the above dates.


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European Union Center
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies



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