Research Networks

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Call for Proposals for Research Networks

Due: Monday, May 17, 2021

The Allbritton Center is now inviting proposals for Research Networks for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Description:  ACSPL Research Networks are a funding source to encourage faculty to work together over longer periods of time on shared intellectual interests.  In the 2021-2022 academic year two Research Networks will receive up to $4,000 to further faculty collaboration, especially across departmental lines. 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.

Please send proposals for Research Networks as email attachments to Marie McKenna, ACSPL Administrative Assistant, at Proposals for the current application round should be submitted by Monday, May 17, 2021.

Our intention is to have funding decisions made by the Allbritton Faculty Advisory Board by late May.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Katja Kolcio, Director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, at


April 19, 2021