The Wang Center Research Grant Program is designed to support students, faculty, and faculty-student teams that seek to conduct original research in an international setting. Consideration is also given to proposals seeking to conduct research within the United States on topics that underscore the connection of the local and the global on issues of diversity, social justice and sustainability. Proposals are reviewed by the Global Education Committee for recommendation to the Executive Director of the Wang Center for final approval by the Provost. All awards are administered through the Wang Center.
All grants awarded in spring are for activities to be carried out between June 1st and May 31st of the upcoming academic year. Seniors graduating in December must complete their projects by the end of the January following their graduation. Students graduating before the award year are not eligible. Grant applicants must consult the PLU Travel Advisory Policy for Faculty and Staff International Travel to Countries with Travel Advisories
and/or the Student International Travel to Countries with Travel Advisories
. Per policy guidelines, PLU will not fund travel to high risk areas (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
Grant proposals are invited from student-faculty teams to receive awards in the range of $5,000 – $7,500. All full time tenured, tenure-track, visiting faculty members, and associates to the faculty at PLU are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to student-faculty teams who have not previously received Wang Center grant support; however, student-faculty teams engaged in on-going research may apply for a second grant. Proposals are strongly encouraged from teams intending to conduct research in locations where the student(s) and/or the faculty have had prior experience. Participation of emeritus faculty and members of the PLU staff for mentoring or research purposes will be considered in special circumstances. In determining the allocation of funds, priority will be given to full time tenured and tenure-track faculty.
**Only one application is required per student-faculty research team. Please select one representative from your group to submit the online application. He or she will be asked to provide the required information for each of the other applicants.**