In many fields within the humanities, sciences and social sciences, globalization is the subject of numerous books, monographs, articles, and conferences. The research and intellectual potential for the study of globalization and social change are vast.

GSCI Collaborative Research Principles

The GSCI is committed to establishing a supportive research environment for students and faculty. Three areas of research concentrations, in particular, receive particular focus within the GSCI:

Research Related Links

Many foundations and government agencies display strong commitments to supporting research in areas pertaining to globalization and social change. Examples of such funding initiatives can be found from the Carnegie Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and others. For more information concerning these funding and research initiatives go to the Research Funding Related Links page. Also check out our new page, Notable Global Studies Websites, for more information about what is going on in the field.

The World Digital Library

Launched by UNESCO and 32 other partner institutes, the World Digital Library makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multi-lingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings,and other significant cultural materials. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.

Further Lehigh Resources for Faculty Research Funding and Assistance:

LTS - Archive of Social Science Research Data