University of California, San Diego
UCSD CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
April 4, 2001
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
SUBJECT: Research Planning Group Grant Applications in International
In response to requests for deadline extensions and in view of the overlap between the announced April 2 deadline and the beginning of spring quarter, the due date for applications for research planning group grants in the field of international studies is extended to 5:00 p.m., on Monday, April 9, 2001. The goals of the research planning group grants are:
-- to develop Research Planning Groups to link together faculty across departments, disciplines, and divisions who share common interests,
-- to support activities that will develop common intellectual interests and which may point to future collaborative projects based on these shared interests,
-- to provide "seed" money, designed to encourage collaboration and launch new projects that might attract external funding in the future.
Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate the following qualities:
-- interdisciplinary, interdivisional and interregional (intra-regional is acceptable so long as it is comparative, that is more than one country) topics dealing with international studies,
-- potential for substantial faculty interest, or critical mass,
-- originality, excitement, and breadth of ideas,
-- clarity of plan for expenditure of funds.
Funds may be used for speaker travel to UCSD, activities at our campus (research meetings, paper presentations [copying, distribution], meeting refreshments, etc.). Funds must be expended by June 30, 2002.
At the end of the project, a two-page report to the Director of the proposed Center for International Studies is expected, describing what was done and what benefit was produced. An accounting of the expenditures is also required.
Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., on Monday, April 9, 2001, to Michele Dotson (firstname.lastname@example.org or mail code 0001).
Applications should consist of:
(a) statement of purpose,
(b) faculty participants, with brief biographical information on faculty,
(c) plan for expenditure of funds,
(d) designated Principal Investigator(s).
Selections will be made by the Planning Committee for a UCSD Center for International Studies. Awards will be announced in late April or early May, 2001.
Members of the Planning Committee for a UCSD Center for International Studies (list follows) will also be happy to respond to questions.
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PLANNING COMMITTEE: