Framing the Global: Call for Papers

FRAMING THE GLOBAL: Indiana University-Bloomington, September 27-29, 2018

Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University and Indiana University Press

Global studies emerged in the 1980s as scholars, policymakers, and the general public began to take note of the increasingly transnational flows of people, ideas, and goods that have come to be identified under the rubric of globalization. Interest in global phenomena has since spread to every discipline in the social sciences and humanities, as well as the professional fields. Since 2011, Indiana University’s Framing the Global project has been carving out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.

Despite increasing popular and scholarly attention to global issues, no clear consensus has emerged regarding fundamental definitions or empirical methods for studying the global. Scholars in the Framing the Global project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, have been collaboratively developing global research frameworks that are characterized by interdisciplinarity, empirical grounding, and a concern with tracing the links between the transnational and the local in a variety of lived, political, discursive, cultural, and social domains. The conference will extend this conversation and explore evolving analytical frameworks for global studies research as well as innovative pedagogies for global learning.

We invite proposals for panels or individual papers that are empirically grounded while addressing important theoretical and methodological issues in studying the global. Scholars in all academic and professional fields are encouraged to submit proposals. Work that considers both practical and scholarly approaches to global studies, global issues, and globalization is welcome, as are proposals from scholars and educators who are working to create meaningful spaces for global learning.

Papers that show promise for being developed into books may be considered for publication in the project’s Framing the Global book series.

Proposal submission deadline: May 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: Early June, 2018

PANEL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals for 90-minute panels of 3-4 presentations should include a panel abstract of up to 300 words describing the panel’s focus and rationale and 250-word abstracts of each individual presentation. The online submission form will also require the panel’s title, a list of the names, and a list of keywords.

INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals individual presentations are also invited. Individual proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Title and keywords will also be requested on the submission form.  Individual presentations will be organized into sessions around common themes.

**Final determination of the length of the presentations (whether 15 or 20 minutes) will be confirmed by conference organizers when session configurations are finalized.

Prospective participants should submit their proposals through our online submission page:

Please be sure to include all information requested on the abstract submission page, though please omit identifying information from your abstract.



The 2nd Framing the Global Conference is hosted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and Indiana University Press, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

We are pleased to announce Peggy Levitt, chair of the sociology department and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and co-Director of Harvard University’s Politics and Social Change Workshop, as our keynote speaker.



Foreign Policy Essay Contest


The National Interest (TNI) and the John Quincy Adams Society have just announced a foreign policy essay contest for students – undergraduate, graduate, and PhD.

The winning essay will appear in TNI and receive $1,000. The first twenty entrants will receive a one year subscription to TNI.

Entrants must answer, in 900-1500 words, the following prompt: “In what area of the world could the United States reduce its military involvement? Explain your reasoning.”

Submissions are due April 8.

Details here (

Foreign Policy Association Call for Film and Essay Submissions

The Foreign Policy Association is holding a film and essay contest with a range of cash prizes and a funded trip to New York with an invitation to the FPA centennial celebration’s Spring Dinner.

Essays should be no longer than 750 words, and film entries should be no longer than five minutes. Each category will have three awards (making for six total awards). The first place winner will receive $1,500 and the trip to New York and Spring Dinner invitation, second and third prize will both receive a $500 prize.

See the link to the official posting here. The contest is open to both graduate and under graduate students. Information about the Foreign Policy Association as an origination can be found here. This certainly could be an exciting opportunity for one of your students to strengthen their C.V.

For questions, contact Peter Scaturro at or 212-481-8100 ext. 252

New York Times Win-a-trip Contest

The NYT Op-Ed columnist Nicholas Kristof invites students to enter a contest for an international reporting trip in 2018.

Nicholas Kristof  invites university students to apply for his 2018 win-a-trip contest. He has held these contests since 2006, and taking the winner along with on a reporting trip to cover global poverty and social justice issues. The aim is to generate interest in neglected global issues and get more people writing about them.

The winner will write pieces for him on the New York Times website. HBO did a documentary called “Reporter” based on his 2007 win-a-trip journey to Congo; it’s on Amazon and iTunes if you want to see what you’re getting yourself in for. The contest begins immediately and you must apply by Sunday, Dec. 10th, 2017.

Read the full rules here. The contest is open to students enrolled in an American college or university, either as an undergraduate or graduate. To apply, submit an essay explaining why he should pick you.

For More Information Click Here 

Beinecke Scholarship Info Session 12/7

ONSF will be hosting an Info Session for the Beinecke Scholarship Program on Thursday, December 7th, 12-1pm in 1330 Mason Hall (LSA Honors Program).

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study (Master’s and/or PhD) in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.  There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships.

This info session is intended for sophomores and juniors who are planning to enter a Master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences and who have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid, usually in the form of need-based institutional, state, or federal grants-in-aid.

U-M nomination is required for the Beinecke Scholars Program.  The deadline to apply for nomination is Monday, January 15th.

The RSVP form for the Info Session can be found here.

Council for European Studies – European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize

CES Announcements 

Call for Applications:

European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize

The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is designed to encourage interest and collaborative, interdisciplinary work in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is awarded to the best research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Projects that incorporate another discipline and a second contributor are strongly encouraged.

Two prizes will be awarded in 2018. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by CES’ Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each winner (or winning collaborative team) will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in CES’ European Studies Newsletter, EuropeNow Campus, and on CES’ social media sites.

Access the application form here.


Udall and Hollings Scholarships Information and Info Session (10/19)

The Udall Scholarship provides $5,000 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.  Udall Scholars gain access to the Udall Alumni Network, an association of environmental and tribal leaders sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities.

The Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship provides support for approximately 125 full-time undergraduate sophomores per year studying in NOAA mission fields.  Scholarship recipients receive two years of academic support (up to $9,500/year) and a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA partner facility.

Who Should be Interested?

For Udall: Sophomores and juniors with outstanding records of service and leadership in areas related to the environment or sustainability; or Native American students with outstanding leadership and demonstrated commitment to tribal policy of native health care.

For Hollings: Sophomores only with at least a 3.0 GPA and a declared major in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Engineering that support NOAA’s programs and mission; or 3rd year students in a 5-year joint degree program. US citizenship is required for both the Udall and Hollings Scholarships.

Deadline?  U-M nomination is required for the Udall scholarship.  The deadline to apply for nomination is the fourth Monday of January.  U-M nomination is not required for the Hollings Scholarship; the deadline is January 31st.

More Information?

Join ONSF Director, Henry Dyson

Thursday, October 19th 12-1 pm

LSA Honors Program (1330 Mason Hall)

Please click HERE to RSVP for this session