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O'Connell Initiative Faculty Research Grants

Current cycle of applications closed.

The O’Connell Initiative in the Global History of Capitalism invites applications for the O’Connell Faculty Research Grant. Faculty from the Department of History across all historical fields, geographic areas, and time periods are eligible to apply. The Grant is open to junior, mid-level, and senior faculty. Three competitive research grants ($2,000/each) on topics related to the global history of capitalism will be awarded each year. Priority will be given to publishable projects that promote interdisciplinarity grounded in historical research, engage with the many dimensions of the capitalist revolution and varying forms of resistance to it, and advance new understanding of its social, cultural, economic, and ecological consequences.

A formal application and final report on outcomes are required. Grant recipients are expected to participate in the seminars, lectures, and events organized by the O’Connell Initiative. The grants are not renewable.

The application should include a 3-page proposal describing the project and its outcomes, cv, and budget.

Please send applications by November 15, 2017 to Asif Siddiqi,, Director of the O’Connell Initiative Steering Committee.