Research Networks

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life


Call for Proposals for Research Networks


Due: Friday, October 9, 2020 to Nicole Potestivo, at


The Allbritton Center is now inviting proposals for Research Networks for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Description:  CSPL Research Networks are a funding source to encourage faculty to work together over longer periods of time on shared intellectual interests.  In the 2020-2021academic 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 Sara Wadlow, Administrative Assistant for the Center. Proposals for the current application round should be submitted by Friday, October 9, 2020.


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


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


September 10, 2020