Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Research Networks

ACSPL Research Networks are a funding source to encourage faculty to work together over a longer period of time on shared intellectual interests.  Research Networks should include at least two faculty members from two different departments.  Individual Research Networks will have different ideas about how funding might be most helpful to furthering collaboration, but proposals should include plans to meet at least three times over the course of the academic year (more frequent meetings are acceptable and encouraged).  The vision of the Research Networks is not to sponsor a “one-off” event, but rather to trigger more lasting collaboration among faculty.

Applications: Applications should include a two-page description of the shared faculty interest and a budget indicating how the funding will be used.

Requests for Proposals go out to all faculty in late summer of each year, and are typically due at the end of September.

For further information, please contact Rob Rosenthal, Director of the Allbritton Center, Proposals may be sent as email attachments to Sara Wadlow,