At the Crossroads: Globalization, the Economic Crisis, and the Future of North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications from UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff for one-semester fellowships in 2011-2012 at its newly-established Global Research Institute (GRI). External applicants can find more information at global.unc.edu/gri. The GRI, which hosts its first cohort of fellows in 2010-2011, is envisioned as a center for world-class applied research on salient international issues. During academic years 2010-11 and 2011-12, the GRI is focusing on the future of the state of North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on the development of innovative new strategies for rebuilding and renewing the state’s economy. Few states have been affected so profoundly by the current episode of globalization as has North Carolina, and the GRI is committed to helping the state to meet the economic and social challenges and to seize the economic opportunities arising from or associated with globalization.
Accordingly, the GRI will offer a limited number of fellowships in 2011-12 to non-UNC-Chapel Hill and to UNC-Chapel Hill scholars working on research themes germane to the task outlined above. We hope to address North Carolina’s future—and, by implication, the American South’s more broadly– from a variety of social and economic perspectives, and therefore encourage scholars working on issues relating to regional economic development, technological change, migration, education, public health, and human capital to apply for research fellowships. For fellows from UNC-Chapel Hill, the GRI will in most cases be able to provide sufficient funding to buy out teaching responsibilities for a semester so that fellows can work full-time on their projects at their GRI offices. All fellows will be expected to participate in the GRI’s biweekly seminar and to participate fully in the intellectual life of the institute.
To apply, see global.unc.edu/gri. All applications and supplementary materials—a research proposal of no more than 1500 words, a current cv, and three letters of recommendation—should be submitted electronically by January 7, 2011. Selection of fellows shall be completed by February 18, 2011.
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