James Walsh Talk: How to obtain funding from Federal Agencies


Abstract: Federal agencies are an important source of support for research in the humanities and social sciences. Scholars in these fields are most familiar with the priorities and approaches to supporting research of the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This talk contrasts these funding sources with those in the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. It focuses on how to search for funding opportunities, examine projects funded in the past, prepare white papers and proposals, and how proposals are evaluated and managed.

Federal Funding for Social Science and Humanities Research

Guest Lecture, Professor James Walsh

Monday March 2, 2020
Talk from 2:00 – 3:00 followed by Social from 3:00 – 3:45
Lawson 1106
Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Political Science

Professor James Walsh (University of North Carolina Charlotte) is the author of Drones and Support for the Use of Force (2018, University of Michigan Press) and the award winning book International Politics of Intelligence Sharing (2010, Columbia University Press) as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs. His research areas focus on public attitudes towards conflict, the role of natural resources in civil conflict, population movement and resilience in conflict areas, and terrorism.

Professor Walsh has been the recipient of more than four million dollars in grant funding through NSF, the DOD Army Research Office, including the MINERVA grant program, and the Office of National Intelligence. He serves as a mentor in UNC Charlotte’s Catalyst program which helps faculty to develop successful grant proposals.

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