Institute for Global Studies
214 Social Sciences
267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-9007
Fax: 612-626-2242

Research & Scholarship

Research Initiatives

The Institute for Global Studies supports and sponsors a limited number of research initiatives and scholarly events. Typically, we support faculty driven research interventions on inter- and cross-disciplinary themes and topics that have significant international content and that allow faculty members from a variety of departments to come together to explore scholarly collaborations. These projects serve to foster and facilitate intellectual community building among faculty members and aim at exploring, formulating, and consolidating research projects to prepare them for external funding requests.

The support offered by IGS consists of administrative and logistical assistance and modest financial support for events and activities (workshops, work-in-progress groups, seminars, lectures, performances, reading groups, symposia, et cetera).


There is no formal application process for Research Initiative funding. Interested faculty members should send a short email describing the project to Klaas van der Sanden at

Grant Proposal Consultation

Anna Brailovski provides consultation services for social science faculty members in the area of grant searches, grant proposal planning, and grant writing. Click on "Grants" on the left side menu for more information.