Team for Interdisciplinary Global Research


Team for Interdisciplinary Global Research

The Team for Interdisciplinary Global Research (TIGR) promotes the diffusion of interdisciplinary research on the cultural, political, historical, economic, religious, and linguistic aspects that inform a constantly evolving and increasingly globalized world.

IIUI And UNCW Partnership

IIUI UNCW Partnership BannerThe University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) are partnering to design and implement a collaborative model of professional development in teaching, research, and community engagement, primarily in Political Science/International Relations and English. The teaching component of the IIUI-UNCW collaborative model expands faculty teaching expertise at both institutions through in-person and virtual workshops, mentoring, and pedagogical collaborations. Our model also supports the bidirectional exchange of IIUI and UNCW graduate students. The IIUI-UNCW research component facilitates faculty exchanges, collaborations, and mentoring to increase individual faculty and departmental research capacities, while the community engagement component fosters student, campus and regional engagement through internships, public lecture series, and community dialogues.

For more information, read up on Our Partnerships or see our IIUI and UNCW Partnership Page

News and Announcements

CFP: Mini-Grant Applications

The Pakistan grant team invites faculty to submit proposals for funding to support projects aligned with the IIUI-UNCW grant goals, which emphasize collaboration to enhance teaching, research, and community engagement at UNCW and the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. We're particularly interested in pedagogy, research, and/or community engagement proposals in literary, language, and writing studies; political science; international relations; international affairs; and cognate fields. This CFP is the second of five that we¹ll roll out over the next 2.5 years. We anticipate the projects funded during this round to begin in spring/summer 2016. Opportunities to travel to Islamabad are funded separately; please indicate on your supported project proposal if you are interested in going to Pakistan.

Proposals should be sent to; the deadline is 20 November 2015. Please review the description of our supported projects program, found in the application materials, for more information.

In addition to the suggestions found in the description, please also consider how you might contribute to the international conference UNCW will be hosting in May 2016 as part of our grant.

May 2016 IIUI-UNCW International Conference

The Pakistan grant team is pleased to announce that we'll be hosting an international interdisciplinary conferece at UNCW in May 2016: The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures in a Worldwide Citizenry. Save the date and start thinking of your panel, poster, or single paper proposals now! Look for the CFP soon.

In the meantime, send suggestions for keynote speakers to or to We're also interested in supporting your conference-related programming ideas, too; why not submit a mini-grant proposal to facilitate these ideas?

6-10-14 The IIUI and UNCW Partnership Announcement

We're proud to announce the new partnership between IIUI and UNCW! For more information, see our Official Press Release, SWOOP, check out the IIUI and UNCW Partnership Page, and check back here often for more news and events!