Research Networks

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life


Call for Proposals for Research Networks


Due: Monday, May 13, 2019 to Sara Wadlow, at


The Allbritton Center is now inviting proposals for Research Networks for the 2019-2020 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 2018-2019 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.

Applicants who have previously received funding from this committee in recent years should also provide a brief summary of that prior funding, and of how the money was spent.


Please send proposals for University Lectures as email attachments to Sara Wadlow, Administrative Assistant for the Center.  Proposals for the current application round should be submitted by Monday, May 13, 2019.


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 Peter Rutland, Director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, at



September 24, 2018.